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UOB PRVI Amex Card offers double miles on overseas spend until 31 December 2018

UOB is now offering a double miles promotion on all overseas spend for its PRVI American Express card from 11 November 2018 through 31 December 2018. Instead of the usual 2.4 miles per dollar spent overseas, cardmembers will earn up to 4.8 miles on qualifying spend including overseas shopping, dining, accommodation and even online spend. There is a minimum spend of S$1,000 of qualifying spend you need to make on the card (that new iPhone you buy in Hong Kong will count, but if you buy that iPhone at Changi Airport, it doesn’t count), and the total number of bonus miles you can earn is capped at 3,000 miles (equivalent to UNI$1,500, UOB’s reward programme currency). To earn the bonus miles, you will first have to register for the promotion here. The fine print Sounds like a great promotion? Well here are the terms and conditions to dampen the mood a little: 1. You need to be the first 1,000 card to spend that S$1,000 qualifying spend. I can imagine how disappointed I’ll be if …

UOB relaunches the Visa Infinite Card, slashes income requirement to S$150,000

So this caught my attention today in the Straits Times: It seems like UOB has relaunched the Visa Infinite Card as a metal card (this seems to be the new defining characteristic of a high net-worth card), with the income requirement being slashed to S$150,000 p.a. from the previously published S$350,000. Even the card face looks strikingly similar, with the sole difference being the font for “Infinite”. So what has changed? Of course, UOB has up its ante, with this being made a metal card now, the new standard for high income cards. 1. Improved miles earning rate Let’s get to the main reason why you got this card (apart from showing it off): the miles. Under the old card, local spend was rated at 1.2 miles per dollar spent, which was not that great. For foreign spend, you would earn 2 miles per dollar spent on overseas shopping and dining, as well as on local spend at luxury boutiques. This was highly restrictive, given that many other cards, such as UOB PRVI is offering …