It’s been almost a year since UOB started offering a bonus rate of 4.4 miles per dollar for PRVI Miles Visa and Mastercard customers using SimplyGo on their bus and MRT journeys. The promotion was extended a few times along the way, finally coming to an end on 30th June 2020, with the cards reverting to their 1.4 mpd rate since then.
This month UOB is back with the offer, running very much along the same line as last time, with one major exception…
If you kept using it, you’re not eligible this time
That’s right, if you “did the right thing” and stopped using your UOB PRVI Miles card on or before 30th June 2020 for SimplyGo (ABT) transactions (or any contactless local train or bus ride), when the last 4.4 mpd promotion ended, you’re good to go again with this promotion.
If you did use your UOB PRVI Miles card for SimplyGo (ABT) transactions anytime between 1st July 2020 and 31st August 2020 – you are not eligible, regardless of whether you tapped your mobile wallet or your physical card.
That’s quite a kick in the teeth for those who effectively just “got used” to using their PRVI Miles card this way and didn’t stop doing so once the last promo ended, though presumably that’s exactly what the bank intended (and this is UOB we’re talking about, so most “promotions” have at least one catch).
Nonetheless if you are eligible and want to take part, here are the details.
This offer is valid for new and existing principal UOB PRVI Miles Visa and Mastercard holders (the PRVI Miles American Express card is not eligible, since Amex cannot be used with SimplyGo).
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
You can register for this deal any time during the promotion period of 1st September 2020 to 31st December 2020.
Between 1st September 2020 and 31st December 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.