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Old 21-10-2011, 11:18 AM   #46
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Err... aint that the same thing? You get 10k miles if you spend 25k p.a, otherwise you have to pay $180 for them.
Annual fee will be automatically waived if cardmember's past 12 month spend is S$25,000 or more. Cardmembers who enjoy the annual fee wavier will not be eligible for the 10,000 bonus miles.
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Old 21-10-2011, 11:22 AM   #47
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Annual fee will be automatically waived if cardmember's past 12 month spend is S$25,000 or more. Cardmembers who enjoy the annual fee wavier will not be eligible for the 10,000 bonus miles.
Yea just read the T&C on the website, I must have got the wrong info from another forum, my bad.
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Old 21-10-2011, 02:22 PM   #48
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Well according to continuum, HSBC VI is just as useless because you get 1 mile per dollar spent too. So both cards are just as bad, but one of them is free...
Let's assume HSBC infinite is 1 mile per 1 SGD spent (no source yet though). Even then $488 for 30k miles is a better deal than the other cards so far. Don't forget there's fastrack, jetquay, limo and PP for supp cards as well - stuff that SCB doesn't give.
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Old 21-10-2011, 02:33 PM   #49
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Let's assume HSBC infinite is 1 mile per 1 SGD spent (no source yet though). Even then $488 for 30k miles is a better deal than the other cards so far. Don't forget there's fastrack, jetquay, limo and PP for supp cards as well - stuff that SCB doesn't give.
30k miles for $248/$488 to be used to supplement long haul flights redemption seems like a good deal.

As for 1 mile per dollar, that's what the CSO informed me.
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Old 21-10-2011, 03:01 PM   #50
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30k miles for $248/$488 to be used to supplement long haul flights redemption seems like a good deal.

As for 1 mile per dollar, that's what the CSO informed me.
If really only 1 mile per dollar, then how to get the 2 to 2.5 miles per dollar like they say in the advertisement?

the free jet quay and fast immigration may just about make it worth it if I just apply for it...
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Old 21-10-2011, 11:05 PM   #51
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If really only 1 mile per dollar, then how to get the 2 to 2.5 miles per dollar like they say in the advertisement?

the free jet quay and fast immigration may just about make it worth it if I just apply for it...
2 miles per dollar is for overseas spending (like several other cards). I think you need to spend $75k per year before they can give you 2.5 miles per dollar for overseas spending. Local spending is between 1 to 1.5 miles per dollar. That's based on what I was told.

So yeah, nothing fantastic in terms of miles from spending. DBS Altitude is still your best friend.

On the other hand, I find the welcome "gift" of 30k miles as well as the other travel perks quite attractive.
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Old 22-10-2011, 02:17 AM   #52
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How to apply for this card? thro website?
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Old 22-10-2011, 12:45 PM   #53
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How to apply for this card? thro website?
Call 1800 227 8811
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Old 23-10-2011, 08:53 AM   #54
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invite came in the post today.
an annual fee of $248 is payable. choose gift of 30,000 miles (in equivalent HSBC rewards points) or a sony tablet.
main feature is jetquay, priority pass, fasttrack immigration, limo transfer to airport and $1 - 2 miles (1st year); $1 - 2.5 miles (2nd year onwards)
doesn't seem very compelling
Dear epigram,

is it true the annual fee given to you is 248? can anyone confirm this?

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Old 23-10-2011, 05:12 PM   #55
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Dear epigram,

is it true the annual fee given to you is 248? can anyone confirm this?

thanks
$248 in my case. I think you must be at least an existing card member in order to get that rate, although I believe they should be flexible about it.
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Old 23-10-2011, 05:31 PM   #56
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$248 in my case. I think you must be at least an existing card member in order to get that rate, although I believe they should be flexible about it.
So do you get the existing card and the Infinite card? Or you have to cancel ur existing card upon approval of infinite card?
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Old 23-10-2011, 09:15 PM   #57
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So do you get the existing card and the Infinite card? Or you have to cancel ur existing card upon approval of infinite card?
No need to cancel. I still keep my existing card.
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Old 23-10-2011, 09:23 PM   #58
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No need to cancel. I still keep my existing card.
Thanks. I have dropped them an email to register my interest. They said that they will get the Infinite RM to contact me. So far, they have yet to contact me. Looks like I am not likely to be invited.
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Old 23-10-2011, 10:42 PM   #59
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I just gave them a call to register my interest. They told me that someone will be calling me within 1-2 working days. It looks like most of the features that they are providing were originally from the (now defunct), HSBC Elite World Travelers card.

I have that card, and if I can pay $488 to get 1.5 Miles per $1, I would do that. And if just spending $25K will get me 2.5Miles per $1, I will be oh so happy

And yes, I know DBS better point yield, but I simply don't like the bank, so I killed my Altitude just couple of months ago.
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Old 25-10-2011, 12:12 AM   #60
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