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Citi PayAll offering 2 mpd earn rate – buy miles for 1 cent each

Generate up to 180,000 miles for only 1 cent each with Citi PayAll's generous New Year offer from 1st January - 31st March.

Citi’s ‘PayAll’ facility is kicking off 2022 with another generous miles earning offer, allowing you to settle a range of bills or invoices with your Citi credit card even when the merchant does not necessarily accept credit cards as a payment method.

PayAll is effectively Citi’s way of muscling in on the alternative credit card payment methods, including ipaymy, CardUp and direct bank options such as the UOB Payment Facility and OCBC’s Voyage Payment Facility.

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Citi has a range of options for its PayAll programme, including insurance, charity and transport payments, not to mention payments to friends or family members for ‘services rendered’, given that Citi does not actually request evidence of your payment.

Between 1st January 2022 and 31st March 2022, Citi is offering eligible cardholders the option to earn 2 mpd for S$3,000 to S$90,000 of total spend using PayAll, with an additional S$50 in GrabFood vouchers for those who’ve never made a PayAll transaction before.

Eligible cards are:

  • Citi ULTIMA Card
  • Citi Prestige Card
  • Citi PremierMiles Card
  • Citi Rewards Card

2 mpd bonus offer

If you’re a Citi credit card holder with one of the eligible cards listed above, you’ll be entitled to earn 2 mpd instead of your card’s usual earn rate for all PayAll payments made between 1st January 2022 and 31st March 2022, provided you make a minimum total accrued spend of S$3,000 during the promotion.

Bonus points / miles are capped across all eligible Citi cards you hold, so you can’t make PayAll payments totalling S$90,000 on your Citi Prestige and S$90,000 on your Citi Rewards, for example, then benefit from 2 mpd for both; it’s the first S$90,000 combined spend that will count.

Bonus miles and the new cost per mile are as follows for each eligible card in the promotion:

Card Earn rate Cost per mile
(2% fee)
Citi Ultima Small 2Citi ULTIMA 1.6 mpd
2 mpd
1.00¢
Card2019 SmallCiti Prestige 1.3 mpd
2 mpd
CardMC2019 smallCiti PremierMiles 1.2 mpd
2 mpd
Citi Rewards 0.4 mpd
2 mpd

The promotion is not offered in conjunction with any other Citi PayAll promotions you may be participating in.

You’ll also have to ensure your payment setup dates and charged dates fall within the promotion period, which may mean cancelling a recurring payment and setting it up again if you wish to benefit for those transactions.

“Note that in order to qualify for the promotion, the Citi PayAll payment set-up dates and payment charged dates must both fall within the promotion period.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Citi PayAll payment setup date is the date on which the payment is set up and the Citi PayAll payment charged date is the date where Citi charges the payment to your card, which will be later than the date on which the payment is set up.”

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Terms and conditions for this promotion can be found here.

When are the bonus miles credited?

Initially you’ll earn the regular earn rate for your eligible Citi card when making PayAll transactions during the promotion period.

The bonus miles, making up the applicable difference to 2 mpd (either in equivalent ThankYou points or Citi Miles) will be credited within 12 weeks from the end of the promotion period, which is by 23rd June 2022.

New customers: S$50 GrabFood vouchers

If you haven’t made a Citi PayAll transaction before the start date of this promotion (1st January 2022), you’ll also get S$50 GrabFood vouchers credited to your card account.

You must also meet the minimum Citi PayAll spend of S$3,000 during the promotion period to qualify, but remember you’ll still enjoy the enhanced 2 mpd bonus earn rate for the payments.

The gift is awarded as:

  • S$50 GrabFood vouchers: 2 x S$25 denomination

You’ll receive a notification by SMS and / or email with redemption details for these S$50 GrabFood vouchers within 12 weeks from the end of the promotion period, which is by 23rd June 2022.

(Photo: Grab)

When using the voucher codes, if your purchase is less than the value of voucher (e.g. S$22 using a S$25 voucher), no refund of the unused portion of the code will be made to you, so make sure you use each code for a transaction equal to or greater than your order total, to extract the full value.

For GrabFood transactions greater than the voucher value, you’ll simply settle the excess cost directly (e.g. for a S$27 purchase using a S$25 voucher, you’ll pay the remaining S$2).

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You can only apply one Grab voucher per transaction, so bear in mind you’re on the hook for two separate delivery fees when utilising the gift in this case, unless you opt for self pick-up.

GrabFood vouchers are valid for six months from date of issue.

Is it worth it?

Yes! Being able to generate such a large quantity of miles at 1 cent each is a very nice offer, as quarantine-free travel begins to unlock not just to and from Singapore but between other countries too, though do remember you’ll need to have at least S$3,000 of total accrued PayAll spend to make between now and 31st March 2022.

At the top end, if you managed to max out the deal with S$90,000 of PayAll transactions during the promotion, you’d be generating 180,000 miles, enough for a return First Class or Suites trip from Singapore to Sydney on SIA at saver award rates, for a total fee of S$1,800.

Remember you can use PayAll to settle a range of bills and invoices, with insurance and miscellaneous payments the latest two categories to be added.

We value KrisFlyer miles at 1.9 cents each when used to redeem Business Class and First Class award seats on Singapore Airlines, so we’ll definitely be participating in this offer.

Citi Miles / TYP are very flexible

We say it all the time, but it’s always worth remembering that Citi’s reward points are by far the most flexible in Singapore when it comes to the sheer range of transfer partners compared with other bank loyalty points.

You can transfer your miles into 10 different frequent flyer programmes and on the hotel side into IHG points.

Singapore credit card to FFP transfers

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