1. Citibank Prestige was launched, offering the same miles earning rate as Citi Premiermiles AMEX. Although it offers 25k miles as a welcome gift, honestly it is easier to get 25k if you renew both Premiermiles Visa and AMEX (costs $460.10 c.f. $535). Of course, the privileges are different, and one can expect a 5-30% bonus on spending that year based on the relationship with Citibank.
2. The miles earn rate for Citibank Premier miles AMEX and Visa have been updated. Do note that the 1.4 miles/$1 spent locally is for AMEX and 1.2 miles/$1 is for Visa Signature.
3. Maybank Horizon Platinum Visa now charges $25 per redemption of miles (waived for World MasterCard and Visa Infinite members)
4. For priority pass, do note that DBS’s priority pass permits 2 per 12 months of issue of card as compared to Citibank’s or ANZ’s which permits 2 per calendar year.
Cheaponana’s Top 3 miles cards
This still stands out as the best in terms of earn rate 1.6miles/$1 in Singapore and 2.5 miles/$1 overseas. The bonus 20k miles is still difficult to accrue if one does not spend regularly on this card. Nevertheless, the free limousine airport transfer is still a draw, just remember to spend $500 on travel related expenses and make your booking before you fly! Do note that there is an expiry for the UNI$, so remember to redeem before 2 years is up!
At 2.8 miles/$1 spent ‘overseas’ and selected merchants, it offers the best earning rate! However, do note that ‘overseas’ in this case refers to AUD$ and NZ$ and not all over the world. The 12k miles per year of renewal is a plus as well since it offers much more than Citibank Premiermiles Visa. Last but not least, this is the preferred card to book your air tickets since they all get 2.8miles/$1 as well!
Comparing the 2 (Premiermiles AMEX vs Visa Signature), the former would be better as the earn rate locally is higher. In addition, the renewal bonus is better (mile per $) and you get 2.5 miles/$1 when you book SQ tickets. American express Krisflyer Ascend definitely has to buck up since it cannot compete with ANZ Travel Visa and Citibank Premier miles American Express for these SQ ticket purchases!
Do post in the comment box below regarding your favourite miles card!