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Transfer credit card points to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles with up to 15% bonus

Now Live! Transfer credit card points to the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles programme for up to 15% bonus, with no cap.
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Earlier this month Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer programme Asia Miles gave us some advance notice of its regular annual bonus when you transfer credit card points across, alerting members that they would get 10% or 15% additional miles for each transfer made, with no upper cap.

The heads-up was no doubt related to a similar (and rare) promotion launched by Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, with this new Asia Miles offer set to kick off the minute that one ended.

Perhaps in part because of the Asia Miles announcement, the KrisFlyer offer was then also extended!

The Asia Miles deal is now live

The transfer bonus offer is now live and running between 28th December 2020 and 31st January 2021.

This is the third consecutive year Asia Miles has run a bonus miles promotion from credit card points, with similar offers in January 2019 (15% bonus) and January 2020 (10% bonus).

This time everyone is eligible for the 10% bonus, with selected members targeted for a 15% bonus.

Registration required

Unlike the ongoing Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles credit card transfer offer, you will have to successfully register for this Asia Miles offer during the promotion period, using the following link.

  Asia Miles 10-15% Bonus Registration

Fixed: The registration link was previously only working for those who had been targeted by email for this promotion, but it has now been fixed and works for all members.

You can register ay any time during the promotion period, but to keep it ‘tidy’ we’d recommend doing so before transferring your credit card points into the scheme.

Registering your account for the bonus will generate an email confirmation from Asia Miles confirming that you have enrolled successfully, so it’s good to show you did this from the outset in case of any issues later on.

After 31st January 2021 it will be too late to register, even if you made one or more transfers during the promotion period.

Registration after the Promotion Period will not be applicable to the Extra Miles. The date of registration captured in the Asia Miles system is considered final.

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There is no limit to the number of miles conversions you can complete and no limit on the amount of points converted during this promotion.

Asia Miles can be your key to Cathay Pacific’s excellent Hong Kong lounges, like The Wing First Class. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Eligible transfer partners

Converting points from all international banks offering transfer of credit card points into Asia Miles will be eligible for the 10% or 15% bonus under this promotion, with the exception of Cathay Pacific and Asia Miles co-brand credit cards and China Merchants Bank credit cards.

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In Singapore that means points held with the following banks are eligible:

Bank Eligible Points
Amex.png Membership Rewards
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BOCtrans.png BOC Points
CITItrans Citi ThankYou Points / Citi Miles
DBStrans DBS Points
HSBCtrans HSBC Reward Points
MAYBANKtrans Maybank TREATS Points
UOBtrans UOB UNI$

For many of our overseas readers, here are some example eligible banks in other countries.

Malaysia
  • American Express
  • AmBank
  • Citi
  • Maybank
  • Standard Chartered
  • UOB
USA
  • American Express
  • Brex
  • Capital One
  • Citi
Australia
  • American Express
  • ANZ
  • Citi
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • HSBC
  • National Australia Bank
  • Westpac
United Kingdom
  • American Express
  • HSBC

Transfer ratios

Here are the new ‘effective’ transfer ratios from seven eligible Singapore banks into Asia Miles during this promotion, depending on whether you have been targeted for the 10% or 15% bonus level.

The minimum transfer quantity is shown for each finance partner / credit card.

Note that OCBC and Standard Chartered are the only two banks in Singapore that do not support Asia Miles conversion.

Bank
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 10-Bonus.png10% Bonus This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 15-Bonus.png15% Bonus
MR Points 450* Points 250
275
 Miles
450* Points 250
287
 Miles
Points 27,000 Points 6,000
6,600
 Miles
27,000 Points 6,000
6,900
 Miles
Miles 10,000 Miles 10,000
11,000
Miles
10,000 Miles 10,000
11,500
Miles
ThankYou Points 25,000 Points 10,000
11,000
Miles
25,000 Points 10,000
11,500
Miles

Points
5,000 Points 10,000
11,000
Miles
5,000 Points 10,000
11,500
Miles

Reward Points
25,000 Points 10,000
11,000
Miles
25,000 Points 10,000
11,500
Miles

TREATS Points
5,000 Points 2,000
2,200
Miles
5,000 Points 2,000
2,300
Miles

UNI$
5,000 UNI$ 10,000
11,000
Miles
5,000 UNI$ 10,000
11,500
Miles
Bank
10% Bonus 15% Bonus
MR Points 450* Points

250
275 Miles
450* Points

250
287 Miles
Points 27,000 Points

6,000
6,600 Miles
27,000 Points

6,000
6,900 Miles
Miles 10,000 Miles

10,000
11,000 Miles
10,000 Miles

10,000
11,500 Miles
ThankYou Points 25,000 Points

10,000
11,000 Miles
25,000 Points

10,000
11,500 Miles

Points
5,000 Points

10,000
11,000 Miles
5,000 Points

10,000
11,500 Miles

Reward Points
25,000 Points

10,000
11,000 Miles
25,000 Points

10,000
11,500 Miles

TREATS Points
5,000 Points

2,000
2,200 Miles
5,000 Points

2,000
2,300 Miles

UNI$
5,000 UNI$

10,000
11,000 Miles
5,000 UNI$

10,000
11,500 Miles

* Amex Platinum Charge and Centurion members require only 400 Points per transfer block

The bonus won’t credit immediately

Unlike the current KrisFlyer promo, bonus miles in this case will be credited to your Asia Miles account within 8 to 10 weeks after the end of the promotion, which means you’ll get the standard transfer rate applicable for your bank / card product initially, topped up with the relevant bonus level as a separate credit by 11th April 2021 at the latest.

During the last Asia Miles bonus promotion for credit card points transferred in January 2020 (a year ago), the miles were actually credited by mid-March 2020, 6 weeks after the promotion ended, despite the same 8-10 week timeframe being quoted.

Similarly in the January 2019 promotion, miles were credited around 20th March 2019, so while there are no guarantees it does look as though you should see the bonus before the end of March 2021 this time round too.

What if the bonus doesn’t credit?

You’ll have until 31st May 2021 to notify Asia Miles if you do not receive the expected bonus miles. That’s a reasonable window since the bonus should have come through at least seven weeks before that.

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From 1st June 2021 onwards it’s unfortunately too late to claim any missing bonus, so be sure to check and plan a chase-up with Asia Miles if required.

Transfer time

Aside from registering your Asia Miles account for the 10% or 15% promotional transfer bonus, it’s important to consider the lead time for your bank to miles transfer.

The processing time of the requested Eligible Miles Conversion varies among Finance Partners. Please check with the respective Finance Partners for details. Asia Miles Limited is not responsible for any delay in the crediting of miles and accepts no liability.

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