Citi has a new offer for its PremierMiles cardholders to earn a bonus rate of up to 4 mpd on selected transactions between now and the end of August 2021, valid for food delivery merchants like Deliveroo and for home entertainment spend including iTunes, Disney+ and Spotify.
Unlike the card’s previous 4 mpd offer during November and December last year, this time there’s no registration required, no minimum spend and no bonus miles cap for this deal.
4 mpd bonus offer
Simply make any spend at specified Food Delivery Merchants or Home Entertainment Merchants between 1st March 2021 and 31st August 2021 to receive a bonus 2.8 mpd on these transactions, for a total equivalent earning of 4 mpd.
Bonus Citi Miles will be calculated on the amount of each eligible transaction, rounded down to the nearest Citi Mile. Spend on supplementary cards is also included.
To be eligible, you must simply be a Citi PremierMiles cardholder, including new and existing customers. New card accounts approved during the promotion period will also be eligible to receive the bonus miles.
Eligible spend categories
For your spend to qualify for 4 mpd earning between now and the end of August 2021, it will need to be at one of the specific listed merchants in the tables below, for a purchase falling under one of the specified MCC codes.
Food Delivery Merchants
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Home Entertainment Merchants
There are some useful merchants in the list, since we almost all use food delivery services in Singapore like Deliveroo and foodpanda, plus the entertainment category also includes the new Disney+ service, which recently launched here.
Divert spend away from 4 mpd cards
Although many of these merchants already earn 4 mpd when using a bonus miles earning credit card in Singapore, remember this Citi PremierMiles offer is completely uncapped and so this is a nice opportunity to divert a good chunk of spend away from those cards for the next six months.
That then frees up some regular spending on your (capped) 4 mpd cards for other bonus category transactions.
For example if you already spend S$500 of your monthly S$1,000 statement cap on 4 mpd transactions with the Citi Rewards card at Deliveroo and foodpanda, that means you’re normally only left with S$500 of other 4 mpd category spend within that statement cycle.
Moving your food delivery spend to the Citi PremierMiles card will then give you all S$1,000 per statement month on the Citi Rewards for other 4 mpd spend, like general online purchases.
When is the bonus credited?
Initially you’ll earn Citi Miles at the basic general spend rate of 1.2 mpd for these transactions, topped up by bonus miles of 2.8 mpd later, for a total of 4 mpd.
The bonus Citi Miles from this promotion will be credited into your account within ten weeks from the date of each eligible transaction.
For example a S$50 Deliveroo order on 15th March 2021 will initially earn 60 Citi Miles (1.2 mpd), with the bonus 140 Citi Miles (2.8 mpd) credited by 24th May 2021, for a total of 200 Citi Miles (4 mpd).
Your card account must remain open and in good standing for the bonus miles to be credited.
Terms and conditions
Full terms and conditions for this offer can be found on the Citi website here.
Citi Miles are very flexible
Citi has one of the widest range of frequent flyer programmes for you to transfer your points into, including British Airways, Etihad Guest, Turkish Airlines and Qantas, making these very flexible points to accrue.
Citi Miles earned through the PremierMiles card never expire while they remain in your Citi rewards account.
You can transfer your miles into 11 different frequent flyer programmes and on the hotel side into IHG points.
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For a full list of which credit card loyalty points balances transfer into which frequent flyer programmes or hotel loyalty schemes in Singapore, check out our comprehensive guide here. It also gives examples of some of the alliance and partner airline redemptions you can achieve that you might not have considered before.
Citi also transfers to your preferred frequent flyer programme quickly compared to some other cards. In our experience of transferring Citi Miles to KrisFlyer, Avios and Asia Miles they usually credit at the loyalty programme side within 24 hours, with a maximum wait of 2 days.
A nice, simple, uncapped offer for 4 mpd with a range of useful merchants using your Citi PremierMiles card over the next six months.
Registration is not required, so you can get spending straight away.
This promotion is also open to new cardholders, so it may also be time to take advantage of the card’s 34,200 miles sign-up bonus on offer, running between now and 30th June 2021.
For us the big benefit here is the ability to divert some bonus category transactions away from your existing 4 mpd cards with monthly spend caps, giving you more freedom to maximise those on other transactions during this period.
Annual fee: $192.60/yr (first year free)
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