American Express has increased the sign-up bonuses for its Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer co-brand credit cards, for new card approvals between now and the end of April 2020, with 21,000 bonus miles on offer for both the baseline blue card and the Ascend version.
While the Ascend card retains a simple ‘spend and earn’ bonus in the first three months, for the blue card there is a lower bonus level for the first three months, but you can then replicate spend in months 4-6 of card membership to receive the full bonus if you wish.
The previous offer
Previously successful applicants for the entry-level KrisFlyer Blue card received a 5,000 miles welcome bonus plus 7,500 bonus miles for meeting a minimum spend of S$3,000 in the first three months of card membership, for a maximum total bonus of 12,500 KrisFlyer miles.
The Ascend card on the other had also had a 5,000 miles welcome bonus but offered 15,000 miles if you managed to spend at least S$10,000 on the card in the first three months, for a maximum total bonus of 20,000 KrisFlyer miles.
The new offer
The new deal is a nice enhancement for the Blue card – you can generate an enhanced 8,000 bonus miles not just once by spending S$5,000 in the first three months but also a second time by meeting the same spend threshold in months 4-6 of card membership.
For the Ascend card it’s a marginally higher bonus than before in the first three months of 16,000 miles for the same spend threshold of S$10,000, with no ability to replicate it again in months 4-6 of card membership like with the Blue card.
That’s strange since in the past when Amex has offered the ‘double bonus’ option in months 4 to 6, it’s been offered on both cards. This time it’s just on the blue card.
This new sign-up promotion is effective for card approvals from 1st February 2020 to 30th April 2020.
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