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UOB extends SimplyGo 4.4 mpd promo for PRVI Miles

Continue to earn 4.4 miles per dollar spent on your daily commute, up to $80 per month

UOB has been running a 4.4 mpd promotion for SimplyGo mobile transactions charged to the UOB PRVI Miles Mastercard or Visa since October 2019.

The offer has been extended once before, to end on 29 Feb 2020. But once again the offer has been extended another time, this time to 30 Jun 2020.

Note that registration for this promotion is required. If you have registered for the promo previously, you do not need to re-register.

How to register?
SMS ‘PRVI’ and last 4 alphanumeric digits of your NRIC or Passport Number (e.g. PRVI 789A) to 77862

The promo

Earn 4.4 miles per dollar spent on SimplyGo transactions charged to your UOB PRVI Miles card.

Note that only the transactions made on your mobile wallet (e.g. Apple Pay, Samsung Pay) will count towards this offer, the spending using your physical card will not earn you this reward.

The 4.4 mpd is broken down as follows:

  • UNI$3.5 per S$5 spent on locally (i.e. 1.4 mpd)
  • UNI$7.5 per S$5 spent on eligible transit transactions (i.e. 3 mpd)

Note that there’s a cap of $80 per month for this offer per account. If you have a supplementary card, the cap is shared with the principal cardholder. And if you are holding both the Visa and Mastercard versions, both cards will also count towards a single combined cap of $80.

Bonus UNI$ earned between 1 Mar 30 and 30 Jun 20 will only be credited by 30 Sep 2020.

If you have been one of the first adopters for this promo, the bonus UNI$ earned from between 1 Oct 2019 and 31 Dec 2019 will be credited by 31 Mar 2020. Bonuses from 1 Jan 2020 and 29 Feb 2020 will be credited by 31 May 2020.

The full set of terms and conditions can be found here.

How UOB calculates bonus UNI$ for this offer

Most UOB cardholders will know by now that UNI$ Are only awarded on blocks of $5 spend, so how does UOB award bonus UNI$ in this case? The answer lies in the fine print.

For Visa cards, UNI$ are earned based on the accumulated spend on SimplyGo transactions per calendar month, and awarded on the 7th calendar day of the following month.

For Mastercard, accumulated fares are posted to the credit card account every 5 days or 21 transactions or S$15, whichever comes first.

Final thoughts

After all the good things running out since last month (e.g. GrabRewards devaluation, end of OCBC 90N bonus miles, and more), it’s pretty heartening to hear offers like this hanging around a little longer.

Although it’s going to be tough to accrue enough miles from taking public transport, but if you max out the offer each month, you are looking at at least another 960 miles for the next four months, so why not?

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