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Welcome to The MileLion's QnA Community! This community is for miles and points enthusiasts to learn and share new ways of traveling better for less. Credit card points question? Want to deepen your knowledge of hotel and airline loyalty programs? Have questions on current deals? You can simply ask here!

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Can consider DBS Woman's card?

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Cashback

SG Budget Babe

Hi anon, Don't. Stick to cash back if you never intend to redeem for J or F. The value of redemption is pretty bad for economy. However, if there is a massive sign up bonus such as the SCB X card's 100K miles for $6.7K spending, the miles, even if used to offset the cash price of a ticket(not that you should do that...but well), would carry a value of 1 cent per mile, or in this case, $1000 dollars. Spending $6.7K and get $1K worth of miles to offset your flight purchases is almost a 15% cashback. No cashback card can do this.

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SG Budget Babe

Krisflyer

I personally would not. You would just need a bassinet seat and there's far more of those in J than F. Also, F and J are indistinguishable to an infant. So if you fly in J, the 10% of the revenue fare you'd need to come out with will be lower compared to F. I'd try to keep F redemption for something really special, unless I'm flooded with miles that need to be burned.

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Have been personally using citi premiermiles card. With any local spending of $1, can get 1.5 miles.

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Credit Card

Grab

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Aik Kai
Aik Kai
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 05 Nov 2019
Going to list out the pros and cons for the following cards which I feel do the job. 1) AMEX Krisflyer card. Earns 3.1 mpd (or 3.2 if you have the Ascend card) Pros: Miles are directly credited to your Krisflyer program with no conversion fees Cons: Limited to $200 per month. Over $200 you earn 1.1mpd (or 1.2mpd) only 2) Maybank Horizon Visa Singature (Earns 3.2mpd) Pros: No caps. The limit is your credit limit Cons: The points are stored with the bank and validity is 1 year. Need to transfer out soon Most banks are clamping down on Grab top up. Cards which earn 4mpd on Grab top up are specifically excluding Grab top up now. For Citi Rewards card, it is a hit and miss thing, with varying reports on whether the 10X points are rewarded. Cheers

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Krisflyer

Hi anon, I'd save the extra miles for a first class, as it's an experience that one usually does not get to have, even if you regularly fly on the company's dime. But if it is hard to do so, then you can always book first class out of Singapore and business on the return. That should allow you to at least sample it for 12-14 hours. In my view, flying out of Singapore in SQ First Class is very much more different than flying out of an European airport in First, since the experience starts the moment you arrive in the airport (private room/first class lounge, etc) Plus, book the cook options are far more plentiful out of Singapore.

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Just go for a short gateaway or grab anything from KF shop!

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Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong, Founder at The Milelion
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Top Contributor (Nov)

Level 6. Master
Answered on 08 Apr 2019
If you're looking to travel mostly within the region and you don't mind flying budget, then miles may not actually be right for you. You'd be better off with a cashback card which let you earn money towards paying for those budget flights. Miles tend to be more useful on long haul, premium cabin redemptions- with your 200K miles, you could easily redeem a round trip business class flight to the USA.

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Aik Kai
Aik Kai
Level 7. Grand Master
Updated on 17 Aug 2019
You shld bookmark local travel bloggers blogs and read as much as you can. 2 blogs I highly recommend: 1) Milelion - https://milelion.com/ 2) Mainly Miles - https://mainlymiles.com/ There is no similar platform to Mileslife but banks run frequent promotions to enhance earn rates, like the recent 4mpd on transport for DBS Altitude cards. There is a lot of tips we can share but you might want to let us know how new you are to the miles game. Welcome to the club.

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Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong, Founder at The Milelion
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Level 6. Master
Answered on 09 Apr 2019
None that i know of. but nothing's stopping you from buying these cards off carousell/shoppee and using a card that earns 4 mpd for online spending.
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