UOB PRVI MILES
For those who love travelling, the UOB PRVI Miles card series is a great card to have not just for easy collection of miles when you spend, but also for its range of travel privileges that you get to enjoy. First up, this is one of the few cards in the market that lets you choose between an AMEX, Mastercard or Visa to suit your needs. The way you earn your miles with each card is the same, but there are some slight nuances that differ with the AMEX card which we’ll highlight later.
Key Benefits At A Glance:
- Earn 3 miles on Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and KrisShop
- Earn 2.4 miles for every S$1 spent overseas
- Earn 1.4 miles for every S$1 spent locally
- Redeem UOB Rewards using your UNI$ while you spend
- Access UOB Travel Butler – a dedicated hotline for travel assistance
- Complimentary personal accident and travel inconvenience insurance coverage of up to S$1 million
Earn Miles While You Spend
With the UOB PRVI Miles card, earn UNI$ while you spend which lets you redeem tickets to anywhere in the world. Your UNI$ (rewards points) on your spending can be converted to air miles at the conversion rate of UNI$1 = 2 miles. Do note that a conversion fee of S$25 will apply for each conversion. Let us look at a sample of Samuel’s monthly spend when he went on a holiday to Bali:
|Monthly Spend||Earn Rate||Miles Earned|
|S$500 (local spend)||S$1 = 1.4 miles||700 miles|
|S$300 (Overseas spend)||S$1 = 2.4 miles||720 miles|
|S$700 (SIA, SilkAir or KrisShop)||S$1 = 3 miles||2,100 miles|
|Total miles in a month||3,520 miles|
There is no limit on the amount of miles you spend, so the more you spend the more miles you earn! If Samuel earns an average of 3,000 miles every month, he would easily redeem miles for him to travel to 19 cities within a single year. Destinations include Hong Kong, Maldives, Taiwan and Perth. You can easily calculate the miles you get to earn using the mileage calculator here.
The great thing about the card is that you can redeem your miles for whatever you fancy as well – travel packages, cash rebates, as well as over 40 airlines for you to redeem your air miles.
Redeem UOB Rewards using your UNI$ while you spend
UOB card holders get to earn UNI$ whenever you charge your spending to a UOB credit card. Your UNI$ can be used to redeem for a wide range of products and services, such as cash rebates, instant rewards, shopping and dining vouchers, as well as travel rewards (travel vouchers or conversion to air miles). With UOB’s instant rewards, you get to redeem your UNI$ on the spot, including at major shopping malls such as Takashimaya, 313 Somerset, Paragon and Capitaland Malls. With instant rewards, you can redeem your UNI$ for vouchers instantly so that you will not forget to redeem them before they expire and let the points go to waste!
Dedicated Travel Services
As a travel card, the UOB PRVI Miles card provides a personal accident and travel inconvenience insurance coverage of up to S$1,000,000 so you need not worry about taking out an extra travel insurance before you leave for your vacation. These cover connecting flight delays, luggage loss, emergency medical evacuation as well as overseas purchase protection. One less worry on your holiday check-list! The card is greatly appreciated by business travellers as well for its unique travel butler services – UOB has a dedicated hotline for comprehensive travel assistance including flight, hotel, insurance and car rental booking.
A dedicated travel card has to come with special travel privileges exclusive for its frequent-flying card holders isn’t it? With the UOB PRVI Miles card, you are guaranteed to receive the best travel deals with UOB’s specially curated monthly deals just for its PRVI Miles cardmembers, exclusive airfare deals with Singapore Airlines and special discounts with partner travel sites such as Agoda and Expedia.
UOB PRVI Miles American Express Card
The AMEX version of the UOB PRVI Miles card offers some extra perks for its cardholders as well. Cardmembers receive a 20,000 loyalty miles with a minimum spend of S$50,000 within a single year. As well, they are entitled to a rebate of $45 for each one-way limousine service to the Singapore Changi Airport charged to their card.
To be eligible, the Cardmembers must:
- Charge the cost of Service to their UOB PRVI Miles Platinum American Express Card.
- Charge at least S$1,000 overseas spend (excluding online transactions and mail/phone order) on their card within each qualifying quarter
Rebate is capped at S$90 per quarter per card account.
You’d need to fulfil the minimum income criteria of S$80,000 per annum or put up a fixed deposit collateral of minimum $50,000. Applications are open to Singapore citizen, SPR and foreigners above 21 years old. Sign up now to receive a Samsonite Engenero Spinner 69cm Luggage worth S$560!