UOB has launched a new sign-up bonus for the KrisFlyer UOB credit card, where you’ll earn a guaranteed 3,000 miles bonus on your first spend with the card, then an extra 7,000 miles for spending S$4,000 within the first 90 days of card membership.
While that second element is usually one of UOB’s ‘gambling’ offers, open to the first xxx applicants to meet the spend criteria, in this latest version of the offer it’s completely uncapped, making the deal good for 10,000 miles total bonus miles, for a moderate spend level.
Here’s how the deal is structured.
Whether you’re an existing UOB credit card holder or not, you’ll get a 3,000 miles welcome bonus provided you spend at least $5.00 on the card within 30 calendar days of your account opening date (yes, just $5).
These miles will be credited directly into your Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer account the month following your transaction, as this card is directly linked to your KrisFlyer membership.
As always, this element is not capped. Everyone is eligible, so if you play by the (fairly simple) rules, the bonus miles will be credited.
Do note however that if you have previously held the KrisFlyer UOB credit card and cancelled it, you won’t be eligible for this welcome bonus.
Additional sign-up bonus
In addition to the sign-up bonus for all customers applying for this card outlined above, if you’re a new UOB credit card customer you are eligible for an additional 7,000 miles when you spend a minimum of $4,000 within the first 90 days of the card account opening date.
- are not currently an existing principal cardholder of a UOB credit card; and
- have not have cancelled their KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card as a principal cardholder within 6 months prior to the commencement of the promotion period
As you can see, provided you aren’t a principal cardholder on any UOB credit card at the time of application, and haven’t held the KrisFlyer UOB credit card since mid-October 2020 (even if you had one before that), you’re eligible for this element.
You must apply online and be approved between 22nd April 2021 and 31st July 2021, then meet the spend criteria within 90 days to receive your bonus miles.
If you’re familiar most UOB ‘promotions’ – this is a rare opportunity not to worry about the applicant cap!
While this promotion usually leaves you wondering whether you’ll qualify for this 7,000-miles element, this time everyone is eligible.
Hopefully you’re not in a hurry!
The 7,000 KrisFlyer miles will be credited directly into your KrisFlyer account in accordance with the following schedule, provided you met the spend criteria and your card account remains in good standing and has not been cancelled.
Be warned though – it’s not quick!
The bonus KrisFlyer miles will be credited based on the date your card account is approved, as follows:
|Card Approval Date||Miles credit by:|
|22 – 30 Apr 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|1 – 31 May 2021||31 Dec 2021|
|1 – 30 Jun 2021||31 Jan 2022|
|1 – 31 Jul 2021||28 Feb 2022|
In some cases you’ll be waiting into next year to receive the bonus, but at least these miles will then be valid for a further three years after they land in your KrisFlyer account.
Full terms and conditions for the sign-up offer are available here. Do take note of the excluded transactions, when considering the S$4,000 minimum spend to trigger the bonus miles.
Recent card tweaks
Earlier today we outlined UOB’s fresh update to the terms and conditions for the KrisFlyer UOB credit card, including a reduced minimum spend of S$300 with the SIA Group each year to unlock the card’s 3 mpd “Accelerated Miles” rate on a range of spend.
Other changes include a new way to earn KrisFlyer Elite Silver status for those signing up from 1st May 2021, a (complex!) miles validity extension, and additional MCC inclusions for bonus spend.
Check out our detailed rundown of the latest changes in our dedicated article.
We also recently updated our full review of the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card. Be sure to check it out to help you decide whether this card is worthy of a place in your wallet.
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As sign-up bonuses go, this one isn’t really very exciting, but the rare opportunity for an uncapped joining offer from UOB is worth considering, provided you haven’t held this card for the last six months and also don’t currently hold another UOB credit card.
If you were looking at the (slightly revamped) KrisFlyer UOB credit card anyway, this might be a good time to pick one up and take advantage of a few extra miles.
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