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: 4th December 2018

Latest 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.

Previous Changes – 31st August 2018

  • DBS Altitude American Express sign-up bonus added. 10,000 miles for spending S$6,000 in the first 3 months.
Standard Chartered Visa Infinite
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APPLY

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
Joint top sign-up bonus around – 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. Best cost per mile with no additional card spending required. See our full review for more details.
HSBC Visa Infinite
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APPLY

Sign-up Bonus: 35,000 miles
Annual Fee: S$650.00
Cost per mile: 1.86¢
Min Spend: None
Min Income: S$120,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
Asia
Joint top sign-up bonus around – currently 35,000 miles with no minimum spend, however a very high annual fee and income requirement.
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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APPLY

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: 21,000 miles
Annual Fee: S$192.60
Cost per mile: 0.92¢
Min Spend: 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 miles in the first 3 months. 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 too, at 0.92 cents each, provided you have S$7,500 spending to do in the next 3 months. 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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APPLY

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.
UOB PRVI Miles
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Sign-up Bonus: 10,000 miles
Annual Fee: Free in Year 1
Cost per mile: Zero
Min Spend: S$6,000 in 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. 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 and – here’s the catch – are among the first 2,000 people to meet the spending criteria. It’s so UOB… See our full review for more details.
DBS Altitude American Express
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APPLY

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.

Cards with no current KrisFlyer 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.
Citi Rewards Visa Just a S$120 cashback offer, 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 Just some American Tourister Caravan luggage, no current miles sign-up offer.
Maybank Horizon Visa Signature No current sign-up offer.
OCBC Titanium Rewards No current sign-up offer. See our full review for details of this card.
Standard Chartered Rewards+ Visa Just a S$120 cashback offer, no current miles sign-up offer.
UOB Preferred Platinum Visa Just an S$80 credit, conditional on being one of the first to qualify – as usual with a UOB ‘promotion’. No current miles sign-up offer.
UOB Visa Infinite Metal A TUMI suitcase, conditional on being one of the first to qualify – as usual with a UOB ‘promotion’. No current miles sign-up offer.

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