Rare Deal: Get Additional Cash Gifts For Amex Cards – One Week Only

For a week only from 20th to 27th March 2024, get bonus cash gifts on top of usual sign-up rewards for American Express credit cards! There was a time when American Express shifted its focus to higher-end cards, but this seems to have changed with this rare deal.

Cashback deal: 3% cashback + S$200 cash

The Amex True Cashback card is as fuss-free a cashback card as it comes. You can get 1.5% cashback on anything you can charge to the card (aside from Grab top-ups). Your first S$5,000 in the first 6 months owning the card even comes with an upsized 3% cashback too.

Now is a great time to sign up for it as you can get as much as S$200 cash! Recent deals have seen CapitaLand or Dairy Farm vouchers of similar amounts being dangled, but remember: cash is king! But vouchers have an opportunity cost to them so I would say that the cash offer is the better deal.

Not sure what to spend on? Just buy S$500 grocery vouchers and you can get the S$200 sign-up reward plus S$15 cashback (based on the 3% cashback).

American Express True Cashback

New to Amex Basic Cards

RequirementReward
New cardholder of Amex True CashbackBoosted 3% cashback on all eligible spend (except Grab-top) up to S$5,000 for the first 6 months
Fill up SingSaver Rewards Redemption Form and spend S$500 on eligible transactions within first 30 days from card approval$150 Upsized S$200 cash via PayNow

⚠️ No form = no reward

Tap here for terms and conditions (save a copy for future reference)

Last date to apply: 21st April 2024

1.5% cashback on transactions except Grab top-ups

Hot deal: 17,000 miles + S$100 eCapitaVoucher + S$50 cash

Cash may be king, but if you’re into miles, this would be a great offer: get as much as 17,000 miles, S$100 eCapitaVoucher and S$50 cash for the Amex KrisFlyer card with just S$500 minimum spend! 17,000 miles is exactly enough for a return trip to Bali based on Singapore Airlines’ Saver redemption rate!

Similarly, an easy way to clock the spend requirement would be on S$500 of groceries voucher and you walk away with S$150 worth of sign-up goodies plus the miles!

Amex KrisFlyer

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New to Amex Basic Cards

ActivityReward
Sign up and make your first transaction as a first-time Amex KrisFlyer cardholder5,000 miles
Spend S$500 on eligible transactions within 30 days from card approval11,450 miles
Base earn rate on S$500 spend550 miles
SingSaver bonus giftS$100 eCapitaVoucher
Total 17,000 KrisFlyer miles + S$100 eCapitaVouchers

Tap here for terms and conditions (save a copy for future reference)

⚠️ Make sure to fill in the SingSaver Rewards Redemption Form

Last date to apply: 15th April 2024

Amex KrisFlyer earns 1.1 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spent, and it’s credited directly to your KrisFlyer Account.

KrisFlyer Ascend: 17,000 miles +S$300 eCapitaVoucher + S$100 cash

The older, higher-end brother to the Amex KrisFlyer card, Amex KrisFlyer Ascend requires an annual fee of S$343.35 and a higher minimum spend of S$1,000. In return, the sign-up bonuses are also bigger: get 17,000 miles + S$300 eCapitaVoucher and S$100 bonus cash.

Existing cardholders can qualify too with a lowered S$150 eCapitaVoucher reward on top of miles. Get up to 17,000 miles if you are a first-time Amex Singapore Airlines credit card applicant, or 12,000 miles if you have previously claimed the first-time 5,000 bonus miles before.

Amex KrisFlyer Ascend also comes with a complimentary one night stay at participating Hilton properties and 4 complimentary lounge visits a year. Until 31st May 2024, spend S$12,500 on all eligible purchases (including at least S$2,500 on Singapore airlines bookings) and you can be fast-tracked to KrisFlyer Elite Gold membership which gets you perks like priority boarding and Star Alliance Gold lounge access worldwide.

Amex KrisFlyer Ascend

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Annual fee: S$343.35 (inclusive 9% GST)

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Promo from Amex

Receive up to 31,500 KrisFlyer miles

ActivityReward
Compulsory annual fee of S$340.20 and min. spending of S$1,000 within 30 days of card approval New to Amex: 27,800 KrisFlyer miles 

Existing Amex cardholders: 17,800 KrisFlyer miles
First time you charge to your card5,000 KrisFlyer miles
(Applicable for first-time American Express Singapore Airlines Credit Card applicants only)
Spend a minimum of S$1,000 in the first month of Card Membership.1,000 KrisFlyer miles 


Base earn rate on S$1,000 spend1,200 KrisFlyer miles 
TotalNew to Amex: 35,000 KrisFlyer miles

Existing Amex Cardholder: 25,000 KrisFlyer miles
⚠️ Holding period of at least 6 months from card approval or fees equivalent to the points credited will be charged.

Terms and conditions apply. Until 29th May 2024

Plus:

  • Complimentary one night stay each year at participating Hilton Properties
  • Complimentary upgrade to Hilton Honors Silver membership tier
  • 4 complimentary airport lounge access passes
  • KrisFlyer Elite Gold Membership tier upgrade (spend above S$15,000 on eligible purchases made on singaporeair.com within the first 12 months from card approval)

Amex KrisFlyer Ascend earns 1.2 KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spent, and it’s credited directly to your KrisFlyer Account. Complimentary one night stay each year at participating Hilton Properties and complimentary upgrade to Hilton Honors Silver membership tier, plus 4 complimentary lounge passes each year. Annual fee of S$340.20 is payable.

Which to pick

If you’re purely into cashback, there is only one option here so there’s not much to choose from. Amex True Cashback is a great card to use for things like renewing road tax or passport where most other cards don’t give their rewards.

The miles offers, though, are quite interesting. The base Amex KrisFlyer card is a lot more fuss-free with a first-year fee waiver and just S$500 of minimum spend but the Ascend gives quite a bit of value for its annual fee. If you are able to use the perks given by the Ascend, I would say go for that since your annual fee is more than made up by the bonus gifts given.

What to spend on?

You need to meet the minimum spend to qualify for rewards, and note that there are transactions which are excluded. Read the terms and conditions carefully when signing.

Generally, retail transactions like buying stuff or dining out are very safe. Things like bill payments, education expenses and CardUp or ipaymy become a lot iffier.

Do check out this article on what you can spend on to meet the minimum spend:

More promos coming

Aside from Amex offers, I’ve also heard of deals coming in the month of March and beyond. Stay subscribed so you don’t miss them!

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