Card payment provider ipaymy has another offer running this month, with a discounted 1.85% fee for two payments, allowing you to buy miles at a competitive rate with a range of credit cards for things like bill payments, general invoices, taxes and property rental.
For those of you (like me) whose dreaded 2021 IRAS income tax Notice of Assessment has already been posted, this could be a good way to settle the payment while earning a decent miles stash in anticipation of overseas travel starting to return in the second half of this year.
Additionally, ipaymy continues to offer recurring payments starting at 1.79% fee for rent and 1.89% for other general bills.
April offer – 1.85% fee
If you make up to two payments through ipaymy anytime this month and apply promo code EASTER185, with payment using a Singapore-issued Visa or Mastercard, you’ll be eligible for a competitive 1.85% rate for both transactions.
Note that this does not apply to recurring payments.
Obviously the bigger the payment, the bigger the saving, so if have several transactions to make this month – try to save the code for the most expensive two!
There’s no upper transaction limit for this code, but the charge date must be on or before 30th April 2021 to qualify.
Simply set up your payment as normal using ipaymy, then at the final (fourth) step (the ‘Complete Your Payment’ stage), enter the promo code EASTER185 in the ‘Coupon Code’ section.
Once the code is entered the discount will be applied, as shown above.
Here are some cost per mile examples for Singapore-issued credit cards under this promotional deal at the 1.85% rate (applicable to any Visa or Mastercard payment):
|Card||Miles per S$1||Cost per mile
|UOB PRVI Miles MC/Visa||1.4||1.30¢|
|Standard Chartered Visa Infinite||1.4*||1.30¢*|
|OCBC Voyage Visa||1.3||1.40¢|
|DBS Altitude Visa||1.2||1.51¢|
* 1.4 mpd subject to a minimum spend of S$2,000 in the same statement cycle, otherwise 1 mpd. ipaymy payments do count towards the minimum.
All of these are competitive rates to buy, we value KrisFlyer miles at 1.9 cents each (our upper limit to buy), and actually achieve around 2.4 cents per mile when we redeem, based on well over 1 million miles burned over recent years, even assuming current redemption rates.
Recurring payments from 1.79%
You may recall last year ipaymy launched a 1.79% fee promotion for recurring rental payments of six months or more, with a Singapore-issued Visa or Mastercard.
That offer is still available, though it’s now restricted only to locally-issued Visa cards. You can buy miles from just 1.1 cents each by paying your monthly rent this way.
Even if your tenancy agreement is for less than six months, ipaymy will still honour the promotional rate provided you contact their support team via firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of your tenancy agreement, so you can still benefit.
You can also save by setting up any scheduled recurring payment of 3 months or more at a 1.89% fee (which would also apply to a recurring rental payment using a Mastercard).
This allows you to buy miles from 1.16 cents each (with a 1.6 mpd card), or at 1.55 cents per mile (with a 1.2 mpd card).
No promo code is required for these recurring payment offers – you’ll see the discounted fee of 1.79% or 1.89% will kick in automatically on setup.
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