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How long does it take to Transfer Ultimate Rewards to Singapore Air?

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How long does it take to Transfer Ultimate Rewards to Singapore Air?

I’m transferring points into Singapore Air to fly EVA business class from Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City. I’m actually splitting the transfer up between Ultimate Rewards, Citi Thank You, and American Express Membership Rewards and thought it’d be interesting to see how long it takes for the points to be transferred. First up…Ultimate Rewards. ICYMI I wrote about how Singapore Air Intra Asia was a relative sweet spot for business class and I’m going to try it out this winter. So how long does it take to transfer ultimate rewards to Singapore Air?

The request is in at 2:30pm on Oct 31st

How long does it take to Transfer Ultimate Rewards to Singapore Air?

4 hours

By 6:30 pm the Ultimate Rewards had transferred into my Krisflyer account.

How long does it take to Transfer Ultimate Rewards to Singapore Air?

Now it’ll be interesting to see just how long it takes for Amex and Citi

I can tell you one thing…I am unbelievably stoked to see Vietnam and also to check out EVA business class – even if it’s not the full experience, I’m still stoked.

courtesy of EVA.com
courtesy of EVA.com

 

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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2 Comments

  • Ben O November 2, 2016

    I transferred both Amex and citi points about two weeks back. Amex cleared in a less then 12 hours citi took about 24-36 hours. I even called citi and asked them to help nudge it along first time a rep said no problem they would place a ticket with the fulfillment guys (then it showed up a few hours later). The second time the rep said nothing could be done but wait.

    Beware though as both programs claim it can take up to 7-10 days

    • Miles November 2, 2016

      Ben – Great tip! Thanks for reading!

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