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: 19th July 2018

Latest Changes – 13th June 2018

  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Amex sign-up bonus increased from 13,000 miles to 25,000 miles, minimum spend to qualify increased from S$2,000 to S$5,000 (online applications from now until 30th September 2018)
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Amex sign-up bonus increased from 26,000 miles to 36,000 miles, minimum spend to qualify remains S$10,000 (online applications from now until 30th September 2018)

Previous Changes – 6th May 2018

  • UOB PRVI Miles Cards revised sign-up bonus of 10,000 miles, minimum spend to qualify of S$6,000 in 3 months (must be among the first 2,000 to qualify, as usual with a UOB ‘promotion’)
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Amex
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APPLY

Sign-up Bonus: 20,000 / 36,000 miles
Annual Fee: S$337.05
Cost per mile: 1.69¢ / 0.94¢
Min Spend: S$5,000 / S$10,000 in 3 months
Min Income: S$50,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
7,000 miles on first card spend, a further 13,000 miles if you spend S$5,000 on the card in the first 3 months, and a further 16,000 miles if you spend another S$5,000 in the same first three months. Points only transfer into KrisFlyer. Very attractive cost per mile, provided you have S$5,000 or S$10,000 spending to do in the next 3 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.
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.
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
Asia
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.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Amex
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APPLY

Sign-up Bonus: 13,000 / 25,000 miles
Annual Fee: Free in Year 1
Cost per mile: Zero
Min Spend: S$2,000 / S$5,000 in 3 months
Min Income: S$30,000/yr
Credits to:
KFtrans
7,000 miles on first card spend, a further 6,000 miles if you spend S$2,000 on the card in the first 3 months, and a further 12,000 miles if you spend another S$3,000 in the same first three months. Points only transfer into KrisFlyer. Top for cost per mile too, as the first year annual fee is waived the 13,000 or 25,000 miles are actually free, provided you have S$2,000 or S$5,000 spending to do in the next 3 months. 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
BA
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TGtrans
plus 5 others, and 2 hotel schemes
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.
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) or S$10,000 for 500,000 KrisFlyer miles (2 cents per mile, ends 31st August 2018). See our full review for more details.
American Express Rewards Card
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APPLY

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
CItrans
TGtrans
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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APPLY

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.

Cards with no current KrisFlyer miles sign-up bonus

Card Notes
Citi PremierMiles Visa 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 Altitude No current 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.
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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