UOB has been offering PRVI Miles cardholders the opportunity to earn 4.4 miles per dollar on bus and MRT rides through SimplyGo since mid-October 2019. Originally due to expire at the end of 2019, the deal was initially extended it for two more months through the end of February 2020 and with a brand new extension will now run until 30th June 2020.
This offer is valid for UOB PRVI Miles Visa and Mastercard holders (American Express cards are not eligible).
You must successfully register to participate by sending an SMS to 77862 using your mobile number registered with UOB, in the following format:
- PRVI [space] Last 4 alphanumeric digits of your NRIC or Passport Number
Example: If your NRIC is S1234567A, you will need to send “PRVI 567A” to 77862
Existing participants who already registered for the 4.4 miles per dollar offer running from 18th October 2019 to 31st December 2019 or 1st January 2020 to 29th February 2020 will be automatically enrolled in this promotion through 30th June 2020; only brand new participants are required to register.
Between 1st January 2020 and 30th June 2020, you’ll be eligible to earn up to UNI$11 per S$5 spend on bus and MRT rides (equivalent to up to 4.4 miles per S$1 spend) using your UOB PRVI Miles Visa or Mastercard.
- The existing rate of UNI$3.5 per S$5 spend locally (equivalent to 1.4 miles per S$1 spend); and
- a bonus rate of UNI$7.5 per S$5 spend on eligible transit transactions (equivalent to 3 miles per S$1 spend)
Points from the regular (existing) earn rate for the PRVI Miles Visa card are awarded based on accumulated spend per calendar month on SimplyGo transactions, and awarded to cardholders on the 7th of the following month.
Points from the regular (existing) earn rate for the PRVI Miles Mastercard are awarded each time SimplyGo submits the transactions to your card account, which is every 5 days or when S$15 has been spent if sooner.
Remember that although you won’t earn any UNI$ for individual transactions of less than S$5 on your PRVI Miles card, since the spend in this category is aggregated for each calendar month (or 5 day period for the Mastercard) before UNI$ are awarded, the rounding issue will not be a significant factor unless you take very few journeys.
The bonus rate is capped at UNI$120 per month, which is equivalent to S$80 worth of spending in this category. Any additional spending for the month above that level will earn the existing rate of 1.4mpd as usual.
How it works
You won’t be able to simply tap your PRVI Miles Visa or Mastercard when travelling by bus or MRT to be awarded the bonus miles, in that case you will only be eligible for the regular existing earn rate.
With this promotion you must register your PRVI Miles card with SimplyGo then charge the journeys to your Transit Card via your mobile phone using Apple Pay, Fitbit Pay, Google Pay and/or Samsung Pay.
You can learn more about using SimplyGo with UOB cards here.
When you’ll get your bonus
Initially these transactions will be awarded the regular earn rate of 1.4 miles per dollar, based on aggregate spending each month and awarded on the 7th of the following month.
The bonus miles earned during this promotion period from 1st March 2020 to 30th June 2020 will be credited by 30th September 2020.
Those who have been participating in the original January – February 2020 promotion should still receive the bonus miles from that period by 31st May 2020.
Those who have been participating in the original October – December 2019 promotion will still receive the bonus miles from that period by 31st March 2020.
Remember to register for SimplyGo and use your mobile device to tap for your journeys in order to the eligible for this promotional earn rate. Tapping your physical card will not earn any bonus.
Full terms and conditions for this offer can be found here.
(Covert Photo: Public Transport Council)