3 key promotions that you need to know about.
Amex is not my top choice of card when it comes to earning miles – their base earn rates are pretty crap at 1.2 mile per dollar spent (mpd).
But with the regular promotions that Amex is running, this may not be the case, although you have to keep a tight watch over how much you are raking up with your Amex cards given that the caps are pretty low.
(1) Daily Essentials promo – Earn up to 3.3 mpd
Earn up to 3.3 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spent with your Amex Singapore Airlines-branded cards, on what Amex term as “daily essentials”, which are the following merchants:
- Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
- Subway (except stores in hospitals and schools)
- Unity (except outlets in FairPrice)
There’s a cap of S$200 spend per month. That’s enough to cover 1 Starbucks drink or a MacDonalds meal a day, so drink away and earn up to 660 miles per month along the way.
(2) Grab rides and GrabPay topups – Earn up to 3.3. mpd
Use your Amex Singapore Airlines-branded card on your Grab rides and earn an additional 2 mpd, on top of the base rate for your card.
The best part of this promotion is that GrabPay topup transactions are also eligible for the bonus miles, unlike many other credit cards that have started to exclude mobile wallet top-ups.
This promotion is only valid for Grab transactions in Singapore, and up to a maximum of $200 each month. No registration required.
(3) Mobile payments – Earn up to 5.3 mpd
From now until 15 June 2019, Amex Singapore Airlines cardholders will earn an extra 4 Krisflyer miles per dollar spent when you use your mobile payment wallets, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay.
This promo requires registration and is limited to the first 15,000 cards. Also, you are limited to a maximum of 1,200 bonus miles, translating to a maximum of $300 spend during the promotional period. To register, log into your Amex account online or through the Amex app, and view under “Offers”.