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The AMEX Krisflyer credit card is one of the best miles card in the market for the frequent flyer. A key advantage of the card is the convenience it provides when earning miles – there is no conversion needed from points to miles. By comparison, transfers from other credit cards may take more than a month and incur administrative fees of $20-30.
Earn rate for the card is 1 KrisFlyer mile for every S$1.60 spent on all your purchases on the card. Direct spending on ticket purchases at singaporeair.com and KrisShop earns you double Krisflyer miles for every $1.60 spent. Not forgetting Enjoy Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® loyalty programme and a range of exclusive benefits* at over 8,500 participating locations across 150 countries around the world, including 10% savings on published rates, including Hertz collections and One car class upgrade (applicable to standard vehicles only and rentals of five or more consecutive days), subject to availability.
The card is also attractive because it makes earning miles so easy, especially with a new sign up bonus of 5,000 KrisFlyer miles the first time you use your Card. Receive 5,000 bonus KrisFlyer miles when you spend S$5,000 on your Card in first 6 months upon approval. Lastly enjoy an additional 50% KrisFlyer bonus miles will be awarded for a minimum spend of S$12,000 in a calendar year.
Just with these three extra bonuses can easily earn you a return trip to Bali on Singapore Airlines! AMEX has also made application for the card so easy with an instant decision within 60 seconds. You only need an annual income of $30,000 for application and to be above 21 years of age.
Cashback credit cards are aplenty in the market, but many of them limit the cashback rebates to certain category of goods, confusing its users with how much cashback they can expect from their credit card spend. So if you are an all-round spender with no special needs for rebates on petrol or grocery, the AMEX True Cashback card simplifies things by giving you 1.5% cashback anytime, anywhere.
Many of the other cashback cards we studied saw a need for minimum spending per month, which force users to accumulate their spending on one card and forgo the benefits of their other credit cards. No such dilemma with the AMEX True Cashback simply because no minimum spending is required!
No minimum spending, no strings attached! May we also remind you that one of the most attractive offers with the card now is the 5% cashback on new application for the first 3 months. This amount is capped at $5,000 worth of spending, but it still gives you a sizeable $75 money back. Card fees are at $171.20 per year with first year fee waiver.
The platinum series in AMEX’s suite of cards is one of the most coveted amongst credit card users, with the AMEX Platinum card being the top dog due to its exclusive by-invitation only status.
However, the rest of us can still gain a taste to the luxurious lifestyle and benefits through the AMEX Platinum Credit Card. While the card fees are not exactly cheap at $321 per year, it does give you exclusivity and added privileges of other membership cards, such as a free membership to one of Singapore’s ultimate dining privileges programme call Palate, as well as The Far Card. These cards offer up to 50% savings on food orders at a gourmet selection of restaurants, including those at five-stars rated hotels such as Equinox Complex, Swissotel Merchant Court and Fairmont.
For food-loving connoisseurs, the card serves you best as food discounts are not limited to just within the country. Dining offers with the card take you to experience exceptional cuisines overseas with the AMEX Global Dining Program. The program allows you to plan your dining pleasures wherever you are by filtering your selection by country, area, cuisine and even by occasions- romantic candlelight dinner, family tables and entertainment evenings.
Of course the luxury life is not just about enjoying great food, but also indulging in your other senses. The AMEX Platinum Credit card comes with other lifestyle perks such as spa privileges, golfing exclusives and special access to some of Singapore’s most fashionable bars.
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