Credit Cards: Top Sign-up Bonuses

We keep an eye on all the miles earning credit cards offered in Singapore to check who has the best KrisFlyer miles offer running for new sign-ups. Many of these cards additionally allow transfer into other frequent flyer programs. Here’s the latest top list.

Updated: 31st January 2019

Latest Changes – 31st January 2019

  • Citi PremierMiles sign-up bonus (21,000 miles) extended to 31st March 2019. Lower bonus level of 6,400 miles introduced for those spending S$3,000 in the first three months, with first year fee waiver.

Previous Changes – 10th January 2019

  • HSBC Visa Infinite sign-up bonus increased to 40,000 miles for applications between 1st January 2019 and 28th February 2019. Card must be approved and issued before 31st March 2019.
  • Citi Rewards sign-up bonus introduced – 10,800 miles for spending S$3,000 in the first 3 months for new Citi credit card holders in Singapore.

Previous Changes – 4th December 2018

  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Amex sign-up bonus amended from 31,000 miles to 20,000 or 35,000 miles, depending on spend. 5,000 miles welcome bonus + 15,000 miles for spending S$6,000 in the first 3 months + 15,000 miles for spending S$6,000 in the subsequent 3 months.
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Amex (Blue) sign-up bonus amended from 12,500 miles to 12,500 or 20,000 miles, depending on spend. 5,000 miles welcome bonus + 7,500 miles for spending S$3,000 in the first 3 months + 7,500 miles for spending S$3,000 in the subsequent 3 months.
HSBC Visa Infinite
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Sign-up Bonus: 40,000 miles
Annual Fee: S$650.00
Cost per mile: 1.63¢
Min Spend: None
Min Income: S$120,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
Asia
Top sign-up bonus around – currently 40,000 miles with no minimum spend provided you apply between 1st January 2019 and 28th February 2019 and your application is approved and issued by 31st March 2019, instead of the usual 35,000 miles bonus.

Best cost per mile with no additional card spending required, however there’s a very high annual fee and income requirement with this card.

Standard Chartered Visa Infinite
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Sign-up Bonus: 35,000 miles
Annual Fee: S$588.50
Cost per mile: 1.68¢
Min Spend: None
Min Income: S$150,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
Second largest sign-up bonus – currently 35,000 miles with no minimum spend, however a large price tag (especially if you won’t use the many other perks), and a very high income requirement. See our full review for more details.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Amex
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Sign-up Bonus: 20,000 / 35,000 miles
Annual Fee: S$337.05
Cost per mile: 1.69¢ / 0.96¢
Min Spend: S$6,000 in 3 months / S$12,000 in 6 months
Min Income: S$50,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
5,000 miles on first card spend, a further 15,000 miles if you spend S$6,000 on the card in the first 3 months, and a further 15,000 miles if you spend another S$6,000 in the subsequent three months. Points only transfer into KrisFlyer. Very attractive cost per mile, provided you have S$12,000 spending to do in the next 6 months, though after that it’s a high annual fee for the mediocre general earning rate and perks offered. See our full review for more details.
Citi Prestige MasterCard
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Sign-up Bonus: 25,000 miles
Annual Fee: S$535.00
Cost per mile: 2.14¢
Min Spend: None
Min Income: S$120,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
Asia
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TGtrans
plus 5 others, and 1 hotel scheme
No minimum spend, but a high price for the miles unless you’ll use the (many) other benefits of this card. Citi has one of the widest range of frequent flyer programs for you to transfer your points into, including British Airways, Qatar Airways, Thai and Qantas, making these very flexible points to accrue. See our full review for more details, including a full list of transfer partners.
Citi Premiermiles Visa
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Sign-up Bonus: 6,400 / 21,000 miles
Annual Fee: Free / S$192.60
Cost per mile: Zero / 0.92¢
Min Spend: S$3,000 / S$7,500 in 3 months
Min Income: S$30,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
Asia
BA
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TGtrans
plus 5 others, and 1 hotel scheme
21,000 miles if you spend a minimum of S$7,500 in the first 3 months, or 6,400 miles if you spend S$3,000 in the same timescale with first year annual fee waived. Ends 31st March 2019.

Citi has one of the widest range of frequent flyer programs for you to transfer your points into, including British Airways, Qatar Airways, Thai and Qantas, making these very flexible points to accrue. Attractive cost per mile at 0.92 cents each, provided you have S$7,500 spending to do in the next 3 months. The bonus miles are technically free if you go for the 6,400 miles offer.

If you’re already a Citi customer, there’s an alternative sign-up offer for you too. See our full review for more details, including a full list of transfer partners.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Amex
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Sign-up Bonus: 12,500 / 20,000 miles
Annual Fee: Free in Year 1
Cost per mile: Zero
Min Spend: S$3,000 in 3 months / S$6,000 in 6 months
Min Income: S$30,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
5,000 miles on first card spend, a further 7,500 miles if you spend S$3,000 on the card in the first 3 months, and a further 7,500 miles if you spend another S$3,000 in the subsequent three months. Points only transfer into KrisFlyer. Top for cost per mile too, as the first year annual fee is waived the 12,500 / 20,000 miles are actually free, provided you have S$3,000 / S$6,000 spending to do in the next 3 or 6 months. See our full review for more details.
OCBC Voyage Visa Infinite
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Sign-up Bonus: 15,000 miles
Annual Fee: S$488.00
Cost per mile: 3.25¢
Min Spend: None
Min Income: S$120,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
High cost per mile, so you’ll want to be getting this card for the perks it carries, not the basic sign-up bonus. Option to instead pay S$3,210 first year annual fee for 150,000 KrisFlyer miles (2.14 cents per mile). See our full review for more details.
American Express Rewards Card
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Sign-up Bonus: 11,666 miles
Annual Fee: S$53.50
Cost per mile: 0.46¢
Min Spend: S$500 per month for first 3 months
Min Income: S$30,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
Asia
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MHtrans
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24,000 Amex Reward Points for spending a minimum of S$500 per month for the first 3 months, which converts to 13,333 airline miles (less 1,667 miles you would accrue anyway at the double earning rate for first 3 months card spending). A wide range of frequent flyer programs for you to transfer your points into, AMEX Membership Rewards is the only credit card scheme in Singapore allowing you to transfer to Emirates Skywards. Low cost per mile, provided you have S$1,500 spending to do in the next 3 months.
Citi Rewards
Citi Rewards Trans

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Sign-up Bonus: 10,800 miles
Annual Fee: Free in Year 1
Cost per mile: Zero
Min Spend: S$3,000 in 3 months
Min Income: S$30,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
Asia
BA
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TGtrans
plus 5 others, and 1 hotel scheme
10,800 miles if you spend a minimum of S$3,000 in the first 3 months. Only for new Citi credit card customers in Singapore. Citi has one of the widest range of frequent flyer programs for you to transfer your points into, including British Airways, Qatar Airways, Thai and Qantas, making these very flexible points to accrue. As the first year annual fee is waived the 10,800 miles are actually free, provided you have S$3,000 spending to do in the next 3 months. See our full review for more details, including a full list of transfer partners.
DBS Altitude American Express
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Sign-up Bonus: 10,000 miles
Annual Fee: Free in Year 1
Cost per mile: Zero
Min Spend: S$2,000 per month for first 3 months
Min Income: S$30,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
Asia
10,000 miles if you spend S$6,000 on the card in the first 3 months from card approval (min. S$2,000 per month). Points transfer into KrisFlyer and Asia Miles. As the first year annual fee is waived the 10,000 miles are actually free, provided you have S$6,000 spending to do in the next 3 months. See our full review for more details.

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Cards with no current airline miles sign-up bonus

Card Notes
Bank of China Elite Miles World Mastercard No current miles sign-up offer. See our full review for details of this card.
DBS Woman’s Mastercard No current miles sign-up offer.
DBS Woman’s World Mastercard No current miles sign-up offer. See our full review for details of this card.
HSBC Revolution Visa No current miles sign-up offer.
Maybank Horizon Visa Signature No current miles sign-up offer.
OCBC Titanium Rewards No current miles sign-up offer. See our full review for details of this card.
Standard Chartered Rewards+ Visa No current miles sign-up offer.
UOB Preferred Platinum Visa No current miles sign-up offer.
UOB PRVI Miles No current miles sign-up offer.
UOB Visa Infinite Metal No current miles sign-up offer.

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