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November 2020

 

As we all know, COVID-19 has caused travel to take a backseat. However, we remain hopeful that the situation ameliorates and we get to enjoy a holiday before long. While we patiently await travel restrictions to be lifted, why not pick up a few tips that can go a long way towards that future holiday?

Miles credit cards allow you to earn frequent flyer miles from purchases you make with them. Who wouldn’t want to redeem a complimentary plane ticket or a seat upgrade from regular daily spending on food and shopping? Contrary to what some might think, miles cards are not just for frequent business travellers. As long as you love to travel and see the world, these cards will come in handy for you. 

Here comes the question: should I use a miles credit card with the current travel bans in place?
While border restrictions are slowly easing and airlines are resuming flights, it’ll take time for air travel to start picking up again. That said, the desire to travel is still present and we will eventually board the plane to our dream destination. Air miles do take time to accumulate but it isn’t as difficult as it sounds, and your daily spend is a great way to start building a healthy miles count. 

If you're wondering how much miles you will need to accumulate, here are some examples (as of date) for a return flight according to KrisFlyer miles. These numbers are for economy class (saver award) redemptions: 

  • Singapore to Bali (15,000 miles)
  • Singapore to Bangkok (25,000 miles)
  • Singapore to Hong Kong (30,000 miles)
  • Singapore to Seoul (50,000 miles)
  • Singapore to Auckland (56,000 miles)

To kick off your miles journey, we'll be highlighting 5 ways your daily spend with the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card can contribute towards that much anticipated holiday!

You can earn up to 3 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spend on everyday categories such as dining, food delivery, online shopping and transport with a minimum S$500 annual spend on Singapore Airlines Group. Are you excited to see where your miles can take you?

 

 

Tip #1: Go further with your daily commute 

 

Did you know you can use your credit card for bus and train rides? You can bid adieu to queuing up for top ups and instead, rake in up to 3 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spend when you tap and go with the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card. No more complaining about traveling to and fro; it's going towards your next holiday. If you're a frequent user of ride hailing apps or taxis, you'll be glad to know the miles earn rate also applies! 

How much miles could you earn

If you spend S$100 per month on bus and train rides for a year, you could accumulate up to 3,600 KrisFlyer miles.

 

Tip #2: Make every meal count

 

Whether you're dining out or ordering in, don't miss the opportunity to earn miles while satisfying your cravings. When you dine out with a group of friends and go dutch, you can offer to charge the total bill to your miles credit card. Don’t shun away from doing this as you are actually earning more miles for the larger bill without actually forking out the total amount for it. Just make sure your dining companions are paying you back after the meal! With the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card, you will earn up to 3 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spend on dining and online food deliveries. Should you need inspiration for your next meal, check out The Dining Advisor and Kris+!

How much miles could you earn

If you spend S$300 on dining per month for a year, you could accumulate up to 10,800 KrisFlyer miles!

 

Tip #3: Shop till you fly

 

With year-end festive sales and online shopping festivals around the corner, get ahead of your shopping list from the comfort of your home and earn up to 3 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spend for online shopping at Shopee, Lazada, Qoo10 and KrisShop, just to name a few. You’ll be glad to know that your spend at KrisShop contributes towards the S$500 minimum annual spend requirement for the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card to qualify you for the bonus miles earn rate. Talk about killing two birds with one stone! 

How much miles could you earn

If you spend S$200 per month on online shopping for a year, you could accumulate up to 7,200 KrisFlyer miles

 

 

Tip #4: Earn miles regularly from recurring bill payments

 

With everyone spending more time at home thanks to telecommuting arrangements, you might have noticed a spike in your utility bills. Did you know you can actually earn 1.2 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spend for recurring bill payments? Don't miss out on making your monthly expenditures count towards your next holiday! 

How much miles could you earn

If you spend S$150 per month on utility bills for a year, you could accumulate up to 2,160 KrisFlyer miles.

 

Tip #5: Getting that vacay underway! 

 

One thing we have learnt this year is that you don’t need to travel overseas to relax and recharge. You could experience being a tourist in your own backyard through a staycation and go on a local adventure! Earn up to 3 KrisFlyer miles for hotel bookings made through Agoda, Expedia, Trip.com and more. If you spend S$450 for a local staycation, you could accumulate up to 1,350 KrisFlyer miles

When international travel resumes, you could look to redeem the KrisFlyer miles you've accumulated for a flight with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir or Scoot. Alternatively, you could continue saving your miles and book a flight with the Singapore Airlines Group using the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card to earn 3 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 for subsequent trips.

 

 

Bonus Tip: Accelerating miles when you save and spend

 

Here’s a bonus trip to amplify those miles you’ve been accumulating. You can earn up to 5 bonus KrisFlyer miles for every S$1 spend on the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card when you deposit and maintain a minimum monthly average of S$1,000 in your KrisFlyer UOB Deposit Account. Or, earn up to 6 bonus KrisFlyer miles for every S$1 spend when you credit your salary (minimum of S$2,000) in your account. This will help you get closer to your future holiday!


Accumulating miles is within your reach. 

At first glance, accumulating and making the most of your airline miles may seem confusing and too daunting to even get started. With our easy tips, you can start accumulating miles on day to day spending, as seen from the examples listed above.

Here’s a summary of the miles you would accumulate after a year: 

Commuting = 3,600 miles 

Food = 10,800 miles 

Online shopping = 7,200 miles 

Recurring bill payments = 2,160 miles 

One local staycation = 1,350 miles

 

This totals out to 25,110 miles, equivalent to an economy class round trip to Bangkok so don’t miss out!

To help get you started on your miles journey, sign up for the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card and get up to 10,000 KrisFlyer miles. Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy with the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card:

  • 3 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spend on Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot and KrisShop purchases.
  • Up to 3 KrisFlyer, miles per S$1 spend on everyday spend categories such as dining, food delivery, online shopping and more with S$500 minimum annual spend on Singapore Airlines Group.
  • 1.2 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spend on other spend.
  • Exclusive airline privileges such as fast track to KrisFlyer Elite Silver Status, S$20 KrisShop Rebate, additional baggage allowance on Scoot and more.
  • All KrisFlyer miles earned are directly transferred automatically to your KrisFlyer Account with no conversion fee.

 

*Terms and Conditions apply for all privileges featured. Click here for more details.

KrisFlyer UOB Deposit Account: Insured up to S$75k by SDIC.


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