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demue May 21, 15 10:17 pm

Thanks. I didn't realize that Uber even when used in SIN comes in as overseas transaction as I just saw that I was charged in SGD ultimately. Would that mean if one uses say Citi PM or DBS Altitude the transaction would qualify for 2mls per dollar?

shuigao May 22, 15 12:32 am


Originally Posted by demue (Post 24852594)
Citi PM

Citi PM defines Local/Foreign by currency rather than geographic location:

https://www.citibank.com.sg/gcb/cred...s/cc_xx_pm.htm "Overseas spending is identified as transactions amount posted in foreign currency only"

In theory if you request multi-currency merchants locally to bill you in USD then you could (should?) get 2 miles per s$1. In reality, I don't know, never tried ;)

carrotjuice May 22, 15 7:45 am


Originally Posted by shuigao (Post 24852980)
In theory if you request multi-currency merchants locally to bill you in USD then you could (should?) get 2 miles per s$1. In reality, I don't know, never tried ;)

How would you do that for Uber? The Singapore app automatically charges in SGD.

tboons May 22, 15 8:16 am


Originally Posted by Tennet1979 (Post 24849935)
Who did you file the fraud charge with?

DBS does it for me. I blocked the card and they resent a new one and a few weeks later, all the charges by Expedia were refunded

lcpteck May 23, 15 12:56 am

Uber in SIN shows my charges in SGD. The charges in the app is exactly as in my banking statement.

Nowadays I usually take UberX or book a regular taxi to the airport.

demue May 23, 15 11:22 am

Thanks for the info. I guess for the time being I'll have to be content with 1.3mls and 1 Starpoint per equivalent US$ spend when using UberX here in SIN which isn't horrible.

vsepr May 24, 15 12:14 am

http://www.uob.com.sg/personal/cards...iles_visa.html

New card launched!

UOB PRVI Miles Visa Card

Choose to pay the Joining Annual Fee of S$256.80 for 15,000^ welcome miles, or simply enjoy 1-year fee waiver on your new card.

^Applicable to successful new card applicants who apply from 24 May - 23 September 2015. The successful card applicant who pays a joining annual fee of $256.80 (inclusive of GST) will receive 15,000 air miles. The air miles will be credited to his/her indicated miles membership account within 4 months after the joining annual fee payment date. An administrative fee of S$25 applies.

hclee01 May 24, 15 2:21 am


Originally Posted by vsepr (Post 24861090)
http://www.uob.com.sg/personal/cards...iles_visa.html

New card launched!

UOB PRVI Miles Visa Card

Choose to pay the Joining Annual Fee of S$256.80 for 15,000^ welcome miles, or simply enjoy 1-year fee waiver on your new card.

^Applicable to successful new card applicants who apply from 24 May - 23 September 2015. The successful card applicant who pays a joining annual fee of $256.80 (inclusive of GST) will receive 15,000 air miles. The air miles will be credited to his/her indicated miles membership account within 4 months after the joining annual fee payment date. An administrative fee of S$25 applies.

http://www.uob.com.sg/personal/cards...ite/index.html

If you don't have all three cards and wiling to pay annual fees, you can get 45,000 miles for paying S$770.40. The perks are pretty much the same for all 3 cards except AMEX where you can get airport transfer. Also, now they offer 3 miles for every S$1 spent on SIA, SilkAir and KrisShop.

qwerty23 May 24, 15 8:10 pm


Originally Posted by vsepr (Post 24861090)
An administrative fee of S$25 applies.

why is there an 'administrative fee'??? :confused::confused:

Volasia May 24, 15 8:22 pm


Originally Posted by qwerty23 (Post 24864073)
why is there an 'administrative fee'??? :confused::confused:

most cards in SG charge 25.- for the conversion to miles.

demue May 24, 15 8:29 pm


Originally Posted by vsepr (Post 24861090)
http://www.uob.com.sg/personal/cards...iles_visa.html

New card launched!

UOB PRVI Miles Visa Card

Choose to pay the Joining Annual Fee of S$256.80 for 15,000^ welcome miles, or simply enjoy 1-year fee waiver on your new card.

^Applicable to successful new card applicants who apply from 24 May - 23 September 2015. The successful card applicant who pays a joining annual fee of $256.80 (inclusive of GST) will receive 15,000 air miles. The air miles will be credited to his/her indicated miles membership account within 4 months after the joining annual fee payment date. An administrative fee of S$25 applies.

Interesting. Considering. They just send me an invite for the MasterCard version, but I didn't see anything about 15k mls there so this one is better. Though also thinking about Ascend after over 1 year without any Amex one hopes to be eligible for the promo miles. TBD.

shuigao May 24, 15 8:44 pm


Originally Posted by hclee01 (Post 24861293)
45,000 miles for paying S$770.40.

1.7cents sing (1.3cents us) per mile. That's a pretty good deal and I presume most (all?) of us here would gladly pay that ... right? :confused:

carrotjuice May 24, 15 10:52 pm

Am I the only one who doesn't quite see the point for UOB to issue a PRVI Visa card that has the same benefits as the PRVI MC?

carrotjuice May 24, 15 11:04 pm


Originally Posted by shuigao (Post 24864182)
1.7cents sing (1.3cents us) per mile. That's a pretty good deal and I presume most (all?) of us here would gladly pay that ... right? :confused:

Not for me. I can pay international school fees at about 1.23 SGD cents per mile. Even that I normally don't take up because I am not burning them fast enough due to lack of availability for 4 seats generally, and I often worry about impending devaluations...

SingaporeDon May 25, 15 12:03 am


Originally Posted by shuigao (Post 24864182)
1.7cents sing (1.3cents us) per mile. That's a pretty good deal and I presume most (all?) of us here would gladly pay that ... right? :confused:

Yes, anything under S$ 2 cents is a no-brainer. You can easily get 4/5 cents value for business/first class redemptions.


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