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Elijah Lee
Elijah Lee,
Level 6. Master
Answered 2w ago
Certain DBS cards earn DBS points which do not expire. So if your card earns DBS points that do not expire, you can accumulate them till you have enough to get the award flight you want. If your card has an expiry date for DBS points, then they will expire one year from the quarterly period in which they were earned. Conversion wise both are the same. If your DBS points are about to expire, transferring them to Krisflyer or other frequent flyer programs will extend their lifespan by 3 years. You may consider saving up the points earned on Altitude for a big redemption. Altitude earns 3MPD on online flight and hotel transactions, so targeted spending on bonus categories like these can really bump up your point balance.

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Elijah Lee
Elijah Lee,
Level 6. Master
Answered 2w ago
No cap that I know of. For DBS points, they must be transferred in blocks of 5000 points (10000 miles) and a $26.75 fee applies. 1-2 weeks for the transfer. For Citi PM, blocks of 10000 miles and a fee of $25.

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Elijah Lee
Elijah Lee,
Level 6. Master
Answered 2w ago
1. The Altitude Visa, other than lounge access via priority pass, also allows you to earn miles via SimplyGo! when you take public transport. You also get access to various other Visa exclusive privileges. 2. You will be awarded 3 DBS points for every $5 spent, rounded down to the nearest number. The points will be converted to miles when you transfer them to a partner airline. 3. Once the miles are credited to the frequent flyer program, the clock starts ticking. If they are still in the form of DBS points, they do not expire. Think of the 2.2% fee as buying miles for 2.2 cents per mile. Your valuation of a mile will determine for you if that is worth. Personally, my upper threshold is 2 cents, so I would not pay the 2.2%.

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Aik Kai
Aik Kai,
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 21 Apr 2019
Personal opinion, keep both. Both allows you to "buy" miles when you pay the annual fee and the miles don't expire, so you can slowly accmulate towards your dream redemption. Besides, if you only have these 2 cards, DBS Altitude Card allows you to earn 3mpd when you buy air tickets and book hotels online, so that helps to boost your miles earning rate.

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Dominic Chang
Dominic Chang,
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 07 Jun 2018
Depends. You can look into BOC Family card. 10% on Dining, 5% on online shopping. However minimum spend is $700 so you will be putting everything onto your card expense.

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Aik Kai
Aik Kai,
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 21 Apr 2019
Short answer, yes. The card recognise it as a transaction that will gives you 1.2 miles per dollar. If you use Grab Pay a lot, consider getting the AMEX Krisflyer card (blue one). That one earns you 3.1 mpd.

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Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong, Founder at The Milelion
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 10 Apr 2019
You can...but the rates aren't great and there's a ton of fuel surcharges. That said it's probably your best bet for redeeming miles for EK F in Singapore (since we can't earn JAL miles) https://milelion.com/2019/04/03/dbs-adds-qantas-frequent-flyer-as-a-points-transfer-partner/

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Aik Kai
Aik Kai,
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 30 May 2018
Quite a few questions here. Let me break it down. 1) Yes, you can cancel the card after 1 year and re-apply. But you won't get any sign up bonus from your 2nd application onwards and your future application might be rejected. Banks have records and they are free to approve or reject your subsequent applications. 2) Credit score is affected by a lot of factors but in short, it won't affect much as long as you have no outstanding payments. 3) $193 for 10k miles means different thing for different people. To me, I would gladly pay the annual fee. It is not everyday you get to purchase 10k miles at 2 cents per mile, which if you redeem the miles for premium cabin travel, presents a very good value. I am not sure if you are a miles chaser but this 10k miles for $193 every year should form part of your miles strategy. 10k miles don't sounds a lot but in the grand scheme of things, 10k miles is something good to have.

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Bang Hong
Bang Hong,
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Answered on 20 Jul 2018
If your spending on CC is huge, converting to miles is typically what people do if they have intention of getting a biz flight or first class. You can refer to other articles write up on the calculation. For economy class the ratio is not that worthwhile comparing to biz/1st class. In summary, yes, converting CC points to miles is good only: 1) High spending on CC ($xxxx per month) 2) Redeeming Biz or First class. my 2 cents.