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UOB PRVI Miles Cards offering 5 mpd for overseas dining and shopping

Register any of your UOB PRVI Miles Cards to earn 5 mpd on up to S$4,000 of overseas shopping and dining, from now until 31st December.

UOB has launched a new bonus miles deal for its PRVI Miles credit card holders, offering an additional 2.6 mpd on top of the usual earn rates for overseas shopping and dining spend with all three of its cards, between now and the end of December 2022.

This is higher than the bank’s usual 4.4 mpd bonus rate for promotional spend with these cards, and is a rare opportunity for Visa, Mastercard and Amex cardholders to all benefit, with such offers more typically targeted to just one or two of the three card networks.

You’ll have to spend at least S$1,000 within these categories to trigger the bonus earn rate, with an upper cap of 10,400 bonus miles, which you’ll hit with a total of S$4,000 spend.

UOB PRVI Miles Cards
Overseas Shopping & Dining Campaign

Spend Category Base miles Bonus miles Total miles
Overseas Shopping
(in-store)
2.4 mpd + 2.6 mpd 5 mpd
Overseas Dining, Groceries & Pharmacies
(offline, selected MCCs)
2.4 mpd + 2.6 mpd 5 mpd

Between 1st November 2022 and 31st December 2022, if you successfully charge at least S$1,000 in the transactions listed above (and further defined below) to your card(s), you’ll be eligible for the bonus miles earning on this spend, up to a maximum of 10,400 bonus miles (i.e. from up to S$4,000 total spend).

If you have multiple UOB PRVI Miles cards, do note that you’ll only be eligible to earn the bonus award of up to 10,400 miles once across all your card accounts during this promotion (not once per PRVI Miles card account).

There is no cap on the usual base earn rate of 2.4 mpd, which you will still be eligible to earn on these transactions, even after your bonus cap is reached.

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Only primary cardholders can participate, but eligible transactions made by your supplementary cardholders will count towards the spend for the promotion.

Registration is required

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:



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

Example: If your NRIC is S1234567A, you will need to send “PMX 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 December 2022), but not necessarily before your first eligible transaction.

5 mpd on overseas shopping

The first bonus category during this promotion is for overseas shopping transactions, which UOB defines as in-store transactions (offline only) processed by the merchant in foreign currency.

Do note that payments made online in foreign currency are not eligible as part of this promotion.

Transactions must code under any one of the following Merchant Category Codes (MCCs):

UOB PRVI Miles Cards
Overseas Shopping Categories

Subject to the minimum overall spend of S$1,000 across all bonus categories during the promotion period, the equivalent earn rate for these overseas transactions is 5 miles per dollar, and comprises:

  • 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$6.5 per S$5 spend (equivalent to 2.6 miles per S$1).

5 mpd on overseas dining

The second bonus category during this promotion is for overseas dining spend, which UOB defines as in-store food and beverage transactions (i.e. not online transactions), and excluding all food and beverage transactions within hotels and country clubs.

Grocery store, supermarket and pharmacy spend is also included in the bonus category (again, in-store only).

Overseas transactions in this category must be posted on UOB’s systems with any of the following Merchant Category Codes (MCCs):

Category Eligible MCCs
Food Stores, Grocery Stores & Bakeries
5411 5441 5451 5462 5499
Restaurants & Bars
5812 5813 5814
Drug Stores & Pharmacies
5912
Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores
5921

This includes most overseas dining options (outside hotels), supermarkets, pharmacies and bottle shops.

Pick up 5 mpd on your overseas dining spend with PRVI Miles cards until the end of 2022

Subject to the minimum overall spend of S$1,000 across all bonus categories during the promotion period, the equivalent earn rate for these overseas transactions is 5 miles per dollar, and comprises:

  • 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$6.5 per S$5 spend (equivalent to 2.6 miles per S$1).

When will bonus miles credit?

You’ll initially earn miles at the regular rate for these transactions, but provided you have successfully registered for this promotion and complied with the terms and conditions (min. S$1,000 spend, for example), your bonus UNI$6.5 per S$5 spend (2.6 mpd) will be credited to your rewards account by 28th February 2023.

Terms and conditions

Full terms and conditions for this offer can be found on the UOB website here.

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

Summary

There’s a generous 10,400 bonus miles cap for this overseas shopping and dining deal, across all three UOB PRVI Miles credit cards, ideal for those with overseas travel coming up between now and the end of the year.

You’ll need to clock at least S$1,000 total spend in the bonus categories across the promotion period to be eligible for any additional miles.

At some stage during the promotion you’ll also need to register to participate. Sooner is better than later in our opinion, in case you forget. In fact there is no harm in registering your card, even if you don’t think you’ll participate.

Luckily the deal has no upper registration limit, and your supplementary cardholders can help you along with their own spend in eligible categories.

(Cover Photo: EDITION Hotels)

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