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enelym1978 Apr 23, 13 9:07 pm

Oh by the way, does this conversion rate change only applies to AmEx issued cards or does it also apply to any bank issued AmEx cards? (not sure if I'm clear haha).

Basically, will the conversion rates of my UNI$ earned with the UOB PRVI AmEx card be affected as well from May 1st, 2013?....

vsepr Apr 23, 13 9:45 pm


Originally Posted by enelym1978 (Post 20642432)
Oh by the way, does this conversion rate change only applies to AmEx issued cards or does it also apply to any bank issued AmEx cards? (not sure if I'm clear haha).

Basically, will the conversion rates of my UNI$ earned with the UOB PRVI AmEx card be affected as well from May 1st, 2013?....

Applicable only to American Express Cards issued in Singapore by American Express International, Inc. ie. Original AMEX.

vsepr Apr 23, 13 9:45 pm


Originally Posted by enelym1978 (Post 20642302)
Once converted, those miles have a 12 months validity, right? Can't remember...

3 years for KrisFlyer/Asia Miles.

vsepr Apr 23, 13 9:49 pm


Originally Posted by SingaporeDon (Post 20638841)
Thanks to this thread, I found out about the change in conversion rate from Membership Rewards points to SQ Krisflyer miles ( devalued from 1.6 Amex Rewards Points for 1 Krisflyer mile to 1.8 Amex Rewards Points for 1 Krisflyer miles) after 31 April 2013

If you have, like me, substantial Amex Points which you have been collecting for SQ miles, may be worth converting before 1 May 2013 or else you will take a 11% devaluation

It's 30 April 2013.

No notice yet at the AMEX MR website. Seems like they want to give AMEX cardholders a heart attack on 01 May 2013 for those who don't read the notice in their card statement.

https://global.americanexpress.com/m...Id=11&pageNo=1

freeman1993 Apr 23, 13 11:15 pm

hi guys, new to the forum.. would like to ask how long does it take for UOB to transfer the miles to my account after the request is made.

aster Apr 23, 13 11:31 pm

Everybody who's a UOB cardholder already signed up to the +25% UNI$ promo?

Or is there a catch in the T&C? :)

jagmeets Apr 24, 13 12:27 am

The 'Best credit cards for KF miles accrual' master thread
 
Well, max 250UNI$ pet quarter....not nothing, still...

SingaporeDon Apr 24, 13 12:37 am

SQ Krisflyer miles effective validity 3.5 years
 

Originally Posted by vsepr (Post 20642601)
3 years for KrisFlyer/Asia Miles.

SQ Krisflyers miles expire three years after they are earned. However, you can extend them for fairly reasonable cost ( I seem to remember it was cheaper to pay USD rather than in miles) for most members ( and I think free for Gold) for another six months. So effectively three and a half years validity

SingaporeDon Apr 24, 13 12:41 am


Originally Posted by vsepr (Post 20642619)
It's 30 April 2013.

No notice yet at the AMEX MR website. Seems like they want to give AMEX cardholders a heart attack on 01 May 2013 for those who don't read the notice in their card statement.

https://global.americanexpress.com/m...Id=11&pageNo=1

OOps, yes, 30 April 2013!!

I told the AMEX CSR off for not clearly informing cardholders about the change in redemption rates. She mumbled something about on the last statement as well as online, but I would not be surprised if they tried to hide it under the carpet in some fine print somewhere, hoping no one will notice and they get a 11% redemption in their liability on 1 May 2013!

SingaporeDon Apr 24, 13 12:46 am


Originally Posted by vsepr (Post 20642619)
It's 30 April 2013.

No notice yet at the AMEX MR website. Seems like they want to give AMEX cardholders a heart attack on 01 May 2013 for those who don't read the notice in their card statement.

https://global.americanexpress.com/m...Id=11&pageNo=1

Here is their pathetic escape clause

https://www.americanexpress.com/sg/p...ds/terms.shtml
9.3 The conversion rates for Points into participating Frequent Customer Programmes, minimum Points transfers and incremental transfers vary among participating Frequent Customer Programmes and details are communicated on a regular basis. In any event, Cardmembers should telephone the Membership Rewards Customer Service Hotline for up to date details.

aster Apr 24, 13 11:52 am


Originally Posted by Awesom Andy (Post 20544496)
I've been looking at the UOB preferred Visa, and apart from using it with the paywave thing where only supermarkets are about the only places I would regular visit, there's also the online offer that "excludes all travel, hotels, airlines, government, utilities, brokerage/securities, insurance, education and online gaming websites."

So where exactly do people use it?

I take it paying income tax at AXS machines would not generate 10x UNI$ using this card?

Also not sure about "utilities" and whether telecoms would come under this exclusion, say when topping up a prepaid mobile number?

percysmith Apr 24, 13 8:16 pm

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Originally Posted by SgFred

Originally Posted by percysmith (Post 20639383)
http://www.hongkongcard.com/forum/fo...?id=10062&p=17 #163

Any similar actions by Citi Singapore?

I cant read the chinese characters on my comp.
Anyone can translate to English?

Oh technical glitch

At first citi told prestige applicants all post-16 apr applications cancelled

Now it seems all those applications have been reinstated and some even have approval SMS http://www.hongkongcard.com/forum/forum_show.php?id=10062&p=18

demue Apr 25, 13 3:01 am


Originally Posted by willski (Post 20638659)
They've been having an AMEX Ascend exhibition in Raffles Place this week..everyday at lunchtime I can hear it from my office.

Seem to be giving free prizes as part of the promotion (?).

Any opinions on this card? I read through the benefits and it seem really weak: https://www.americanexpress.com/sg/s...oduct:KFAscend

Could Amex really flaunt such a chance to launch a new card and make an impact in the market. 1.2$ to get 1KF mile? :confused: Really? :eek:

Okay so double miles for first 3 months, but then? This is even worse than the 1.06$ per 1 KF mile for the KF Amex Gold after the 50% + 50% bonus (yes you need to spend a fair bit for that, but still). Aiyoh. :)

enelym1978 Apr 25, 13 3:09 am

I feel like they just threw in some freebies (lounge and free hotel night) to make it look better...

No real big difference otherwise...

lingua101 Apr 25, 13 4:34 am


Originally Posted by demue (Post 20649457)
Any opinions on this card? I read through the benefits and it seem really weak: https://www.americanexpress.com/sg/s...oduct:KFAscend

Could Amex really flaunt such a chance to launch a new card and make an impact in the market. 1.2$ to get 1KF mile? :confused: Really? :eek:

Okay so double miles for first 3 months, but then? This is even worse than the 1.06$ per 1 KF mile for the KF Amex Gold after the 50% + 50% bonus (yes you need to spend a fair bit for that, but still). Aiyoh. :)

if you paid for the membership which is like around $250, they give you a luggage and also 5x miles for the first 3 months with maximum bonus miles of 25,000


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