Compare the Latest American Express Credit Card Promotions in Singapore 2018

Updated December 2018

Find the latest American Express credit card promotions in Singapore. Get free luggage, cash rebates, bonus miles and other attractive gifts when you sign up for these credit cards.

Popular American Express Promo Credit Cards

American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card
American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card

S$1 = 1.1 Miles

Local Spend

S$1 = 2 Miles

Overseas Spend

S$1 = 3.1 Miles

Grab and Uber rides

MoneySmart Exclusive: Get up to 30,800 KrisFlyer miles
  • Get S$20 NTUC Voucher

Promo Features

  • Enjoy up to 30,800 KrisFlyer miles when you apply via MoneySmart for your new American Express KrisFlyer Credit Card. Get 9,200 KrisFlyer miles upon first spend, and an additional 21,600 (7,500+7,500+6,600) KrisFlyer miles with a min. spend of S$6,000 within 6 months of Card Approval date. Valid till 31 Dec 2018. Full T&Cs
  • First Year Annual Fee Waiver

Annual Interest Rate and Fees

Annual Interest Rate25.90%
Principle Annual Fee$177
Supplementary Annual Fee53.5
Fee WaiverAvailable
Minimum Monthly Repayment3% or $50, whichever is higher
Interest Free Period22 days

Minimum Income Requirements

Singaporean$30,000
Foreigner$60,000

Other

Card AssociationAmerican Express
Wireless PaymentApple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay
American Express The Platinum Card®
American Express The Platinum Card®

S$1.60 = 20 Points

for first S$16,000 spent at participating Platinum EXTRA Partners

1 Point = 0.625 Miles

Rewards to Miles Conversion for Singapore Airlines and more

No Expiry Date

on Membership Rewards Points

  • 75,000 Membership Rewards® Points
  • Enjoy Over S$1,200 Worth of Complimentary Hotel Stays And Credits

Promo Features

  • Apply and receive approval for your Platinum Charge Card between 1 Jul - 31 Oct 2018
  • Pay the annual fee of S$1,712
  • Receive 2 complimentary nights stay at selected overseas Banyan Tree/Mandarin Oriental properties OR 1 complimentary night stay at Mandarin Oriental Singapore/Capella Singapore
  • Reservations must be made 1 month in advance
  • Applicable to Platinum Members not enrolled in any other campaigns

Annual Interest Rate and Fees

Annual Interest RateN/A
Principle Annual Fee$1,712
Supplementary Annual Fee$160.50 (First 2 Supplementary Cards fee permanently waived)
Fee WaiverNot Available
Minimum Monthly RepaymentN/A
Interest Free PeriodN/A

Minimum Income Requirements

Singaporean$200,000
Foreigner$200,000

Other

Card AssociationAmerican Express
Wireless PaymentN/A
American Express CapitaCard
American Express CapitaCard

S$1 = 10X STAR$

at participating Merchants at CapitaLand Malls

S$1 = 5 STAR$

on All Other Spend

S$50 CapitaVoucher

converted from 50,000 STAR$

  • Get S$20 NTUC Voucher

Promo Features

  • Receive 60,000 STAR$ when you spend S$1,500 within 3 months of card approval
  • First Year Annual Fee Waiver

Annual Interest Rate and Fees

Annual Interest Rate25.90%
Principle Annual Fee$171
Supplementary Annual Fee85.6
Fee WaiverAvailable
Minimum Monthly Repayment3% or $50, whichever is higher
Interest Free Period22 days

Minimum Income Requirements

Singaporean$30,000
Foreigner$60,000

Other

Card AssociationAmerican Express
Wireless PaymentApple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay
American Express Platinum Credit Card
American Express Platinum Credit Card

S$1.60 = 10X Points

at participating Platinum EXTRA Partners

S$1.60 = 2X Points

on All Other Spend

1 Point = 0.55 Miles

Rewards to Miles Conversion

  • Get S$20 NTUC Vouchers

Promo Features

  • Apply for an American Express® Platinum Credit Card with the full fee and receive
  • B&O Play H5 (worth $379)*
  • + 2D1N stay at Dorsett Singapore (worth S$S506) with a spend of S$5,000 within the first 6 months of card approval
  • + Samsonite Sigma 76cm Expandable Spinner (worth $600) with an additional S$2,500 spent within first 6 months of card approval
  • *B&O Play H5 must be redeemed within 2 months of receiving the redemption letter for it

Annual Interest Rate and Fees

Annual Interest Rate25.90%
Principle Annual Fee$321
Supplementary Annual Fee160.5
Fee WaiverNot Available
Minimum Monthly Repayment3% or S$50, whichever is higher
Interest Free Period22 days

Minimum Income Requirements

Singaporean$50,000
Foreigner$60,000

Other

Card AssociationAmerican Express
Wireless PaymentApple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay
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What Are Credit Card Promotions?

We all have that one relative or friend who swears by credit card sign-up promotions. Every time you see them, they seem to have a new piece of Samsonite luggage for their collection or a wad of Takashimaya vouchers to blow.

Unlike with rewards or miles credit cards, such introductory promotions typically do not require you to accumulate and redeem points. Instead, banks offer attractive sign-up gifts like branded luggage to entice new customers. The credit card itself can be any sort of card.

Types of Credit Card Promotions

Here are 3 common types of promotions offered by credit cards in Singapore:

Free Gifts

Promotional freebies that await when you sign up for a credit card. Apart from that perennial favourite – free luggage – there are also variations such as free mobile data and free petrol. Some credit cards also offer the chance to win bigger-ticket prizes such as package holidays or limited edition branded goods.

Welcome Miles/points

Miles credit cards or rewards credit cards will sometimes sweeten the deal for newcomers with a big bunch of points in the first few months of card usage. These often come with substantial minimum spends.

Cashback Promotions

Some cashback credit cards offer a big cash rebate, e.g. $100 cashback, upon successful application or the first spend on that card. Check if there is a minimum spend or any other catch before you jump at the chance to get free money.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of credit card promotion is best?

The ideal credit card promotion is one that merely sweetens the deal on a credit card that is already a good fit for your lifestyle and spending habits – the icing on the cake. Also, make sure you actually need the freebie on offer. If your storeroom is already bursting with 27 other American Tourister bags, maybe skip the free luggage promo this time.

How do I stay on top of new credit card promotions?

By following MoneySmart, of course! Bookmark this page for the latest promotions and keep up with our blog as we’ll feature noteworthy credit card news as it happens.

Is there a drawback to signing up for too many credit cards?

It can be tempting to sign up for many credit cards just for the introductory freebies, but having too many cards can have unintended consequences. For one thing, if you cannot keep track of your credit cards, you are more susceptible to credit card fraud. Applying for too many credit cards or having unused credit cards lying around also does not help your credit score should you wish to take out a loan in the future.