Lately I’ve been shopping around for a credit card to earn miles for “free” air tickets.
I ended up applying for over 3 cards and got myself really confused, so I thought I’ll do up a comparison for myself and for anyone out there who are interested in a travel card as well.
The best miles card out there seems to be the UOB PRIV miles card with 1.6 miles for every dollar spent. It worked especially well for people like me who are getting married and paying for big ticket items like wedding and house renovation. By spending $50,000 a year, I’ll get 80,000 miles + 20,000 bonus miles. It is not difficult to fly to Europe or the States and back for free if you are spending on such big ticket items.
Here is what 100,000 miles can do for you:
For the normal folks who wants a miles card for regular spending, the Amex Ascend Card is very attractive as it gives up to 12,832 miles when you meet the terms and conditions:
Now you can easily redeem for a one way ticket to Cebu, Bangkok, Phuket or Hanoi!
Do note that this card is probably good to use for the first few months due to its signing up promotion. For regular usage, it only gives about 0.83 miles for every $1 spent. Personally, I would switch back to the UOB PRIV miles card after taking advantage of the Amex promotion.
Hope this helps!