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Top 4 Ranking of Best Credit Cards for Krisflyer

Top 4 Ranking of Best Credit Cards for Krisflyer

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1--  American Express Gold Card: S$1 = 0.625 miles. with 50% additional in you spend S$5k in 2009. S$1 = 0.9375 miles. Spend min S$10k and you get to earn another 50% bonus miles but limit to maximum of 5000 miles. S$ 1 = 1.25 miles. Book SQ online and earn double miles. S$1=1.25miles. Welcome bonus 5000 miles.

 

2--  American Express PPS Plat Card: S$ 1 = 1 mile. Book SQ online and earn double miles. S$ 1 = 2miles. Welcome bonus 5000 miles. Another 35000 miles free to upgrade or redeem on tickets. From 1 May - 31 Dec 09, spend S$50k to get another 10k miles.

 

For both, miles are automatically converted to Krisflyer on monthly basis (not FOC as they are charging S$ 75 for membership fee annually). Which means you have no option to lengthen the lifespan of your Krisflyer miles which will only valid for 3 years.

 

3--  Maybank Horizon Card: S$ 1 = 5 treat points = 2 Krisflyer or Enrich miles for all air ticket and packages; Changi Airport terminal cosmetics boutique; overseas transactions. No expiry of treats points. No conversion fee from points to miles. In other words, your Krisflyer miles won't have any expiry date as you will convert them when you need to redeem.

 

4--  Citibank Premier Miles Card: S$ 1 = 1.2 Premier miles on all transactions. 1:1 conversion. Bonus 10k miles if you spend S$50k within 1 year and another 10k miles if you pay annual fee of S$180. Conversion from Premier miles to Krisflyer, Worldperks or Royal Orchid Club miles are charged at S$25 per transaction. No expiry of Premier miles.

 

5--  DBS Altitude Card: Every S$ 5 = 3 reward points = 6 miles. Equivalent S$ 1 = 1.2 miles. Pay S$42.80 per annum for unlimited times to convert from points to miles. points are valid for 1 year only.

 

6--  Standard Chartered Visa Infinite: S$ 1 = 1 mile. More miles earn basing your relationship with the bank.

 

7--  UOB China Union Pay card: S$ 2000 = 2000 UNI$ = 4000 miles. Every month, only the expenditure of S$ 2000 will earn S$ 1 = 2 miles. Expenditure below or above this amount will earn S$ 5 = 1 UNI$ = 2 miles. UNI$ are redeemed in blocks of 5000.

The rest of the following cards have bad conversion rate of S$1 = 0.8 miles.


- UOB Visa Signature Card (min spending of S$ 500 per month)
- DBS Black Card

Verdict: Apply for American Express Gold Card or American Express PPS Plat Card  for the bonus miles.
             Spend on Maybank Horizon Card or Citibank Premier Miles Card to maximise your miles per dollar.

[ Last edited by leepaul at 2009-6-24 15:12 ]

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Yup, the 2 card combo is the way to go for me. Citi Premier for local spend, and Maybank Horizon for overseas and internet spend. Cheers!
I would like to apply Maybank Horizon Card. What is the minimum annual income requirement for this card?
Industry watchers say card holders are spoilt for choice and are becoming more choosy about getting the airline they want. And the card companies are only too aware that frequent flyers are often very affluent, and likely to be big spenders, they said. Cranking up the competition, American Express (Amex) launched a 'win a free flight every day' promotion earlier this month for its Amex Singapore Airlines (SIA) KrisFlyer Gold credit-card holders, which runs till the end of the year.

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Original posted by darrylrio at 2009-7-16 17:49 Industry watchers say card holders are spoilt for choice and are becoming more choosy about getting the airline they want. And the card companies are only too aware that frequent flyers are often very ...

Thanks for sharing this event!

 

'win a free flight every day'  with Amex KrisFlyer Card? I could not find related information in Amex Singapore website....

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