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UOB PRVI Miles offering 4.4 mpd for selected online spend

Earn 4.4 mpd for selected online transactions like dining, food delivery and shopping using your UOB PRVI Miles Visa or Mastercard between now and 31 August.

Capped at 1,500 bonus miles.

If you’re holding the UOB PRVI Miles Visa or Mastercard in Singapore, the bank has a new deal for you with 4.4 mpd on offer when you make a variety of online payments using the cards, for up to S$500 of eligible spend between now and 31st August 2021.

The promotion allows you to earn up to 1,500 additional miles during this period, though the spend categories are different for those holding the Visa and Mastercard versions, while sadly PRVI Miles Amex cardholders are left out of the offer altogether.

PRVI Miles Visa offer

Here are the online spend categories applicable for UOB PRVI Miles Visa cardholders between 21st June 2021 and 31st August 2021:

  • Online Dining
  • Online Food delivery
Eligible MCC Category
5441 Candy, Nut and Confectionery Stores
(e.g. Candy Empire, Godiva, MyEureka)
5462 Bakeries
(e.g. Krispy Kreme, Paris Baguette)
5499 Miscellaneous Food Stores
(e.g. Deliveroo, GrabFood, foodpanda)
5811 Caterers
5812 Restaurants
(e.g. Brotzeit, Haidilao, Pizza Express)
5814 Fast Food Restaurants
(e.g. Cedele, Delibowl, McDonalds)

Transactions will need to be processed by the respective merchants as online transactions via a payment gateway in Singapore to be eligible, and must be paid in Singapore dollars.

The bonus earn rate is not automatic – you must successfully register to participate in this promotion. That requires principal cardholders to send an SMS to 77862 using their mobile number registered with UOB, in the following format:



  BONUSV [space] Last 4 alphanumeric digits of your NRIC or Passport Number

Example: If your NRIC is S1234567A, you will need to send “BONUSV 567A” to 77862

All cardholders are eligible for this promotion, with no upper participant cap.

You must register within the promotion period (i.e. before 31st August 2021), but not necessarily before your first eligible transaction.

Those who have successfully registered will be eligible to earn 11 UNI$ per whole S$5 spent on eligible transactions which are successfully charged to your card during the promotion.

That’s equivalent to 4.4 miles per dollar, and comprises:

  • the usual rate of UNI$3.5 per S$5 spend locally (equivalent to 1.4 miles per S$1); and
  • a bonus rate of UNI$7.5 per S$5 spend (equivalent to 3 miles per S$1).

The maximum bonus you can earn during the promotion is capped at UNI$750 (equivalent to 1,500 miles, or S$500 spend). There is no cap on the usual base earn rate (1.4 mpd) that you may be eligible to earn on these transactions during the promotion, even after your bonus cap is reached.

Eligible transactions made by your supplementary cardholders will count towards the promotion.

Full terms and conditions for the Visa deal can be found on the UOB website here.

PRVI Miles Mastercard offer

For PRVI Miles Mastercard holders the deal is structured in the same way and also runs from 21st June 2021 to 31st August 2021, however the eligible online spend categories are different:

  • Online Entertainment
  • Online Shopping
Eligible MCCs Category
5733, 5735, 7832, 7841, 7922 Entertainment
Music/Video

(e.g. Cathay Cinemas, Golden Village, Shaw Theatres, SISTIC)
4457, 4468, 4816, 5200, 5211
5231, 5251, 5216, 5262, 5306
5311, 5331, 5551, 5571, 5598
5611, 5621, 5631,5641, 5651
5655, 5661, 5691, 5699, 5712
5713, 5714, 5719, 5722, 5932
5734, 5912, 5937, 5940, 5941
5942, 5943, 5944, 5945, 5946
5947, 5948, 5949, 5950, 5970
5971, 5992, 5995, 5999, 5655
5941, 5943, 7032, 7033, 7941
7992, 7997
Bookstores
Computer/ Electronics
Department Stores
Home and Garden Supplies
Home Furnishings
Marketplace
Office Supplies
Pet Stores
Apparel
Giftshops
Sports and Recreations

(e.g. ALDO, Marks & Spencer, TANGS, Naiise, ZARA, H&M)

Again you’ll need to ensure any spend is processed by the respective merchants as an online transaction to be eligible, though in this case any payment gateway (i.e. Singapore or overseas) and any currency is supported.

As with the Visa offer, you must successfully register to participate in this promotion, which requires principal cardholders to send an SMS to 77862 using their mobile number registered with UOB, in the following format:



  BONUSMC [space] Last 4 alphanumeric digits of your NRIC or Passport Number

Example: If your NRIC is S1234567A, you will need to send “BONUSMC 567A” to 77862

All cardholders are eligible for this promotion, with no upper participant cap.

You must register within the promotion period (i.e. before 31st August 2021), but not necessarily before your first eligible transaction.

Those who have successfully registered will be eligible to earn 11 UNI$ per whole S$5 spent on eligible transactions which are successfully charged to your card during the promotion.

That’s equivalent to 4.4 miles per dollar, and comprises:

  • the usual rate of UNI$3.5 per S$5 spend locally (equivalent to 1.4 miles per S$1); and
  • a bonus rate of UNI$7.5 per S$5 spend (equivalent to 3 miles per S$1).

Or, in the case of non-SGD transactions:

  • the usual rate of UNI$6 per S$5 spend locally (equivalent to 2.4 miles per S$1); and
  • a bonus rate of UNI$5 per S$5 spend (equivalent to 2 miles per S$1).

The maximum bonus you can earn during the promotion is capped at UNI$750 (equivalent to 1,500 miles, assuming SGD transactions). There is no cap on the usual base earn rate (1.4 mpd in SGD or 2.4 mpd in FCY) that you may be eligible to earn on these transactions during the promotion, even after your bonus cap is reached.

Eligible transactions made by your supplementary cardholders will count towards the promotion.

Full terms and conditions for the Mastercard deal can be found on the UOB website here.

Mastercard staycation gift

If you are one of the top six spenders in the online shopping and/or entertainment categories using your UOB PRVI Miles Mastercard during the promotion period, you’ll be eligible for a one-night staycation at The Barracks Hotel in Sentosa.

The Barracks Hotel. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

This is based on a Premier Room including breakfast and lounge access with evening cocktails and canapés for two people, valued at S$885.

Those eligible for the gift will receive an SMS from UOB to their local mobile number registered with the bank, informing them of the redemption process and the terms and conditions for redemption.


 

 

When do the bonus miles credit?

Whether you are participating as a Visa or Mastercard holder, initially these transactions will earn at the regular earn rate, equivalent to 1.4 miles per S$1 spent for SGD spend or 2.4 mpd for eligible non-SGD spend using your Mastercard.

The bonus miles, paid as UNI$, will be credited to your account by 31st October 2021. Note that’s a two-month wait after the promotion has ended for the additional miles to arrive.

The UOB PRVI Miles cards

If you’re not currently holding a UOB PRVI Miles card, or you just need a refresher on how they work, be sure to check out our comprehensive review.

In particular, remember you’ll only earn UNI$ (which convert at a 1:2 ratio into KrisFlyer miles or Asia Miles) for S$5+ spending blocks. Spend S$4.99 and you will walk away empty-handed!

UOB PRVI Miles
Card Trans
1.4 mpd
local

2.4 mpd
FCY

6 mpd
travel
READ OUR REVIEW
UOB PRVI Miles
Card Trans

1.4 mpd
local

2.4 mpd
FCY

6 mpd
travel
READ OUR REVIEW

If you don’t have a UOB PRVI Miles card yet, you may be eligible for a S$150 cash credit when you sign up before 30th June 2021, though the cashback is capped at the first 100 individuals to successfully apply during the month, so there’s a good chance it’s already been exhausted.


 

 

Summary

It’s a bit strange for UOB to target its PRVI Miles Visa and Mastercard holders with separate spend categories for an otherwise identical offer, but for this limited online bonus miles deal the bank has done just that.

While you must register to participate, at least there is no cap on the number of eligible cardholders.

That means if you’re a PRVI Miles Visa cardholder with regular online dining and food delivery spend, or a PRVI Miles Mastercard holder with regular online entertainment and shopping spend, there’s nothing to lose by registering for an attractive bonus miles rate between now and the end of August.

For Mastercard holders, there’s even a chance to win one of six staycations at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, for being among the top cardholders with eligible category spend.

Unfortunately the deal is capped at 1,500 bonus miles for both cards (S$500 spend), so remember to switch back to your regular 4 mpd bonus credit cards after that.

(Cover Photo: Shutterstock)

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