The HSBC Visa Infinite card isn’t the best miles card out there, I must say. Typical spend on the card only yields 1 mpd on local spend and 2 mpd for overseas spend. From the 2nd membership year onwards, provided you’ve spent at least S$50000 in the preceding year, you will earn up to 1.25 mpd on local spend and 2.25 mpd on overseas spend.
Already, you’d already know that other cards can give you much more bang for your buck, especially with all the 4 mpd cards out there. Nonetheless, the HSBC Visa Infinite card can still be pretty useful, just for the following perks.
40000 welcome bonus miles (until 31 Jan 2019)
When you express interest for the card, you will receive 40000 bonus miles as a welcome gift. This was increased from the original 35000 the previous year. You will have to make payment for the annual fee of S$650.00 to be eligible for the welcome bonus, which means each mile costs approximately 1.6 cents, which is definitely worth it.
Free Limousine Transfers and Expedited Immigration Clearance
Cardholders will get to enjoy 1 complimentary limousine transfer, and 1 expedited immigration clearance for every S$2000 of eligible spend per calendar month, up to 24 times a calendar year. However, for new cardholders, you’ll get to enjoy 2 complimentary redemptions of each privilege with no minimum spend requirement per calendar year. Simply call 1800 227 8811 to book these services.
Unlimited Access to ESPA
Another privilege that HSBC Visa Infinite Cardholders can enjoy is
unlimited access to ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa. You’ll get to enjoy the full range of facilities, including the Crystal Steam Rooms, Rock Saunas, Ice Fountains, Experience Showers, Forest Onsen-style Pools, Outdoor Vitality Pools, and even their fully equipped gym. ESPA only accepts 8 cardmembers per day, subject to a maximum of 180 minutes per visit. From my experience, I have never been told that all 8 slots were taken up. There is also a cap of 180 complimentary visits per month under the HSBC Visa Infinite promotion, so try to avoid the end of each month if you wish to enjoy the facilities. Simply call 6577 8880 to book your slot with ESPA, and you’re off to a world of relaxation.
There are of course many other benefits that the HSBC Visa Infinite card can offer. However, I tend to use the above 3 the most, compared to the other privileges. For example, while the HSBC Visa Infinite offers access to all Priority Pass lounges, I use this benefit that is offered by the Citi Prestige instead, as they offer unlimited access for me and a guest worldwide. Nonetheless, if you enjoy the above perks, it might be worthwhile to get the card.