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Mileslife 8mpd restaurants for October plus a 1,500 miles bonus offer

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It’s been a while since we looked at the latest Mileslife dining offers and there are a few of interest for October so here’s a quick roundup to help you boost your miles balance this month including some 8 miles per dollar restaurants, up to 1,500 miles bonus for completing a range of tasks and double miles for using your Standard Chartered credit or debit card.

8mpd restaurants

Mileslife has been offering a range of restaurants with a special 8 miles per dollar earn rate lately. The restaurants cycle monthly and the selection for October has been announced.

Do be aware however that at some Mileslife outlets any service charge and/or GST is not included in the qualifying spend for miles accrual. That means the rate isn’t always 8mpd, it can alternatively be around 7.4mpd (for GST ineligible) or 6.8mpd (for GST and service charge ineligible).

Those rates are still very good of course, though do bear it in mind so you’re not wondering why the miles earned don’t sum to the total bill times 8 in all cases.

Here’s the earning rate you’ll achieve at the participating restaurants this month. All advertised as 8mpd but we’ve checked which ones don’t include GST/service for miles earning as applicable and corrected the rates for you:

  • The LoKal – 8.0mpd
  • Hararu Izakaya – 8.0mpd
  • Wheeler’s Yard – 7.4mpd
  • GRUB Burger + Noodle Bar – 7.4mpd
  • Grissini – 6.8mpd
  • Food Capital – 6.8mpd
  • Ash & Elm – 6.8mpd
  • Man Fu Yuan – 6.8mpd

Note also that at Grissini and Food Capital, drinks and beverages are not eligible spend for miles earning through Mileslife. That can have a big impact.

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The LoKal on Neil Road in Tanjong Pagar is one of the 8 miles per dollar outlets on Mileslife this month. (Photo: The LoKal)

On top of the above rates you are of course earning your regular miles by paying with a miles-earning credit card (e.g. an extra 1.2 miles per dollar with the Citi PremierMiles Visa).

Miles Booster

For October Mileslife is offering up to 1,500 bonus miles if you perform 3 tasks during the month.

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  • Task 1: Dine three times on a Monday or Tuesday (spend S$10+ on each transaction) = 200 miles
  • Task 2: Spend six times during the month (S$19+ on each transaction) = 400 miles
  • Task 3: Spend S$600+ in total during the month = 400 miles
  • Bonus for completing all 3 tasks = 500 miles
  • Potential total: 1,500 miles

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A few points on this promotion, firstly you have to register via the app.

Secondly when completing the tasks you must stick to the single frequent flyer program you selected when you registered for the offer, each time you pay using the app.

Lastly the bonus is stackable with other Mileslife offers, which is good news.

You’ll be credited the bonus 3-5 working days after the end of the promotion (i.e. in early November).

Once you’ve registered for the offer the app will keep you updated on how you’re progressing with each task.

Full terms and conditions for the October Miles Booster are available via the Mileslife app.

Standard Chartered

This deal has actually been running since 6th September. If you hold a Standard Chartered credit or debit card issued in Singapore you can receive double miles on dining, shopping, travel bookings and entertainment through the Mileslife app between now and 31st December 2018.

If you dine at a 3 miles per dollar restaurant for example and pay using your Standard Chartered Visa Infinite (SCVI) card you’ll get 6 miles per dollar instead. It is capped however at 2,000 bonus miles during the promotion period, and you can’t stack the 2x miles paying with your SCVI card alongside the 8 miles per dollar restaurants mentioned above during October (you’ll just get the 8mpd instead).

There’s also a 300 miles bonus for existing Mileslife users making a payment of S$69+ through Mileslife. Simply go to Account > Promo Code on the Mileslife app and enter code 300SCMILES.

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Your promotion should then appear as shown above. Once you go to pay at a restaurant using your Standard Chartered card as payment method through the Mileslife app the bonus miles should reflect. In the following example I’m paying S$100 to a 3mpd restaurant, giving me 300 miles, plus 300 for the promo code, plus 300 (2x miles) for using my Standard Chartered card.

900 miles in total and that doesn’t even count the 140 miles I’ll earn from the card issuer. Not bad at all!

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For new Mileslife users who also hold a Standard Chartered card, see below for a better sign-up bonus.

New to Mileslife?

Mileslife is an excellent way to supplement your annual miles and points accrual with 16 different partner airline frequent flyer schemes, including Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, British Airways Avios and Emirates Skywards.

First step is to download the app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. Provided you’re a new user there are a few sign-up promotions running until 31st December 2018 you may be interested in:

  • For Standard Chartered Visa Infinite cardholders, sign up using code 1500VIMILES and make a transaction of at least S$49 using your Standard Chartered Visa Infinite card to be eligible for a 1,500 miles welcome bonus.
  • For all other Standard Chartered cardholders, the code is 1400SCMILES to get 1,400 miles welcome bonus, again with a spend of at least S$49.
  • For DBS / POSB cardholders, sign up with the code 1500MILESDBS and you’ll receive 1,500 bonus miles after your first spend using your DBS / POSB debit or credit card.

If none of those options apply to you, feel free to use our sign-up code MAINLYMILES and you’ll get a 1,000 miles bonus the first time you spend S$49+.

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4 comments

  1. Caveat on earning miles through DBS: The DBS card won’t give you miles on your first transaction on Mileslife. It is the first “qualifying” DBS transaction. Min spend of $49 that’ll get you the additional miles

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