Credit Cards: Top Sign-up Bonuses

We keep an eye on all the major 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 at least monthly.

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Updated: 1st November 2020

Latest Changes – 1st November 2020

  • Citi PremierMiles 34,200 miles sign-up bonus offered until 31 January 2021

Previous Changes

  • Citi Rewards 10,800 miles sign-up bonus extended until 31 December 2020
  • DBS Altitude 10,000 miles sign-up bonus extended until 31 January 2021
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APPLY

Sign-up bonus: 45,000 miles
Annual fee: S$695.50
Cost per mile: 1.55¢
Min. spend: S$20,000 in 5 months
Min. income: S$80,000/yr
Offer ends: 30 September 2020
Receive a 35,000 miles bonus for payment of the annual card fee and activation of the card.

Thereafter a 10,000 miles bonus is split into five 2,000 miles blocks for a minimum spend of S$4,000+ per month until the end of 2020. See here for details.

Points convert to a range of FFPs, including Lufthansa Miles & More and United MileagePlus. Note that points transfer at a poorer rate to some FFPs than they do to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer.

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SIA KrisFlyer Ascend Amex
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APPLY

Sign-up bonus: 37,000 miles
Annual fee: S$337.05
Cost per mile: 0.91¢
Min. spend: S$8,000 in first 3 months
+ S$8,000 in next 3 months
Min. income: S$50,000/yr
Offer ends: 30th September 2020
5,000 miles on first card spend, a further 16,000 miles if you spend S$8,000 on the card in the first 3 months and another 16,000 miles if you spend S$8,000 on the card in months 4 to 6. Miles only transfer into KrisFlyer. Relatively high cost per mile, and requires a high S$16,000 spend in the next 3 months. There have been better offers and after the welcome bonus it’s a high annual fee for the mediocre general earning rate and perks offered. See our full review for more details.
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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
Offer ends: Ongoing
One of the top sign-up bonuses around – the HSBC Visa Infinite currently awards 35,000 miles with no minimum spend.

However be aware there’s a very high annual fee and income requirement with this card, so you’ll likely want to be getting it for some of the other benefits too.

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Citi PremierMiles
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APPLY

Sign-up bonus: 13,200 / 34,200 miles
Annual fee: Free / S$192.60
Cost per mile: Zero / 0.56¢
Min. spend: S$3,000 / S$9,000 in 3 months
Min. income: S$30,000/yr
Offer ends: 31st January 2021
34,200 miles if you spend a minimum of S$9,000 in the first 3 months, or 13,200 miles if you spend S$4,000 in the same timescale with first year annual fee waived.

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. Very attractive cost per mile at 0.56 cents each, provided you have S$9,000 spending to do in the next 3 months. The bonus miles are technically free if you go for the 13,200 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.

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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
Offer ends: Ongoing
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.
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SIA KrisFlyer Amex
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APPLY

Sign-up bonus: 21,000
Annual fee: Free in Year 1
Cost per mile: Zero
Min. spend: S$4,000 in first 3 months
+ S$4,000 in next 3 months
Min. income: S$30,000/yr
Offer ends: 30th September 2020
5,000 miles on first card spend, a further 8,000 miles if you spend S$4,000 on the card in the first 3 months and another 8,000 miles if you spend S$4,000 in months 4 to 6. Miles only transfer into KrisFlyer. Top for cost per mile too, as the first year annual fee is waived the 21,000 miles are actually free, provided you have S$8,000 spending to do in the next 3 months. See our full review for more details.
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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
Offer ends: Ongoing
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). That’s still too expensive if you won’t use the other benefits, so make sure you will. See our full review for more details.
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Citi Rewards
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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
Offer ends: 31st December 2020
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.

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plus 5 others, and 1 hotel scheme
DBS Altitude Visa / Amex
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APPLY

Sign-up bonus: 10,000 miles
Annual fee: Free in Year 1
Cost per mile: Zero
Min. spend: S$6,000 in the first 3 months
Min. income: S$30,000/yr
Offer ends: 31 January 2021
10,000 miles if you spend S$6,000 on the card in the first 3 months from card approval. Points transfer into KrisFlyer, Asia Miles and Qantas. 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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APPLY

Sign-up bonus: 10,000 miles
Annual fee: Free in Year 1
Cost per mile: Zero
Min. spend: S$1,500 in 30 days of approval
Min. income: S$30,000/yr
Offer ends: 31st October 2020
10,000 miles with a minimum spend of $S1,500 in the first 30 days of card approval, but only if you’re one of the first 200 successful applicants from 1 to 31 October – in true UOB ‘gambling’ style. If you’re not, it’s the usual 3,000 miles welcome bonus instead, also applicable to existing UOB credit cardholders with a minimum spend of just $5 (yes, five dollars) in the first 30 days of card approval.
Points transfer automatically into KrisFlyer miles.

See our review for full details.

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Cards with no current airline miles sign-up bonus

Card Notes
Amex Platinum Charge Card No current miles sign-up offer.
Amex Rewards Card No current miles sign-up offer.
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 World Mastercard No current miles sign-up offer. See our full review for details of this card.
HSBC Premier Mastercard No current miles sign-up offer.
HSBC Revolution Visa No current miles sign-up offer.
Maybank Horizon Visa Signature No current miles sign-up offer.
OCBC 90°N Mastercard No current miles sign-up offer. See our full review for details of this card.
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.
Standard Chartered Visa Infinite No longer open to new applications.
UOB Preferred Platinum Visa No current miles sign-up offer. See our full review for details of this card.
UOB PRVI Miles No current miles sign-up offer. See our full review for details of this card.
UOB Visa Infinite Metal No current miles sign-up offer.

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