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New DBS Altitude Visa sign-ups get 4mpd on bus and MRT rides for 3 months

Sign up for a DBS Altitude Visa card between now and 31st March 2020 and earn 4 miles per dollar on bus and train rides for the first 3 months

Altitude Bus (Public Transport Council)

Last year DBS was offering its Altitude cardholders a couple of 4 miles per dollar bonus miles options for transport related transactions such as bus, train, taxi, Grab and Go-Jek rides. This offer ended on 31st December 2019, with the usual earn rate of 1.2 miles per dollar now in force for spend in these categories.

With UOB PRVI Miles recently extending its 4.4mpd offer on bus and MRT rides, capped at S$80 spend per month, DBS has brought its own 4mpd bus and train ride bonus back – with a couple of catches.


The new SimplyGo deal

This time round the offer is for new DBS Altitude Visa sign-ups only. Existing DBS/POSB cardholders are eligible, but you must be new to the Altitude Visa card.

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The DBS Altitude American Express card is not included, since American Express is not supported by SimplyGo.

Another difference this time round is that the cap is more restrictive. Over the five-month period the previous offer was running, the enhanced 4mpd rate was good for up to S$1,200 of spend in the relevant categories, however this time round it’s capped at S$350 spend during your first three months.

That’s equivalent to 1,400 miles total earned, 980 of which are the ‘bonus’ miles over and above this card’s regular earn rate of 1.2 miles per dollar, which does apply to SimplyGo transactions when you tap for rides.

Note that topping up your EZ Link card using your DBS Altitude card as a payment method does not earn the bonus miles. This offer only applies to tapping for your individual journeys.

How it works

Unlike the UOB PRVI Miles offer, where your card must be registered with SimplyGo and you must use your mobile wall