It’s time for the annual Singapore Formula 1 night race again over the weekend of 20th – 22nd September 2019, with title sponsor Singapore Airlines once again announcing a special offer on tickets for KrisFlyer and PPS Club members, including some bonus KrisFlyer miles with each ticket purchased over the next six weeks.
Singapore Airlines is including a selection of 3-day Grandstand tickets in its offer this year. The cost of these tickets is identical to those available on the official F1 website, with the exception that the two most expensive options are slightly discounted for PPS Club members.
In all cases you can earn between 2,000 and 6,000 KrisFlyer miles for every ticket purchased provided you book through the dedicated F1 night race website.
This early bird offer ends on 8th May 2019.
|Ticket||Cost||KrisFlyer Miles||Miles per S$1|
|KF Member||PPS Club|
|Turn 1 Grandstand||S$1,088||S$988||6,000||4.7|
* Fri – Stamford Grandstand, Sat – Pit Grandstand, Sun – Padang Grandstand
To be eligible for the KrisFlyer miles you’ll need to book via the dedicated SIA portal. You can also book and take advantage of the KrisFlyer miles offer via any authorised SISTIC agents in Singapore, upon presentation of a valid PPS Club/KrisFlyer membership card.
A full list of the terms and conditions for the PPS Club and KrisFlyer member exclusive ticket offers this year is available here.
As with last year, do note in particular that KrisFlyer miles will only be credited 4 to 6 weeks after the race period, so this isn’t a ‘quick earning’ opportunity. Each member is limited to a total of 12 tickets.
For the Stamford Grandstand and Padang Grandstand ticket types in the table above there are also discounts available for purchasing multiple tickets in the same transaction (but the KrisFlyer miles earning per ticket remains the same).
This enhances the miles per dollar earn rate, so see the site for further details as in some cases you can get each ticket S$60 cheaper if you have a large enough group.
Also note that KrisFlyer and PPS Club members booking through the SIA portal will also be entitled to:
- 10% savings on all F1 official merchandise and selected F&B outlets (SGP Grid Bars) within the circuit from 20th to 22nd September.
- A chance to win a pair of exclusive passes to the Drivers’ Autograph Session on 19th September.
It’s not just racing
The Singapore F1 also features live entertainment events across various parts of the circuit (check which zones your ticket entitles you to access). According to the SIA site the acts performing this year include:
- Swedish House Mafia
- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
- Cardi B
- Fatboy Slim
- Hans Zimmer
Stack with Credit Card miles
Remember you’ll still be getting your regular credit card bonus miles for the cost of these tickets on top of the KrisFlyer miles awarded separately by SIA. It means for example if you have the BOC Elite Miles card (see our review) you should be getting 1.5 miles per S$1 on top of the rates above.
That means a potential earn rate of 7 miles per S$1 on the most expensive tickets.
Payment is processed by SISTIC Singapore, so don’t be confused into thinking this is singaporeair.com spending (i.e. you won’t get 2 miles per dollar using the KrisFlyer Amex co-brand cards, or 3 miles per dollar using the DBS Altitude).
The DBS Woman’s World MasterCard (WWMC) awards 4 miles per S$1 spent online and has been reported to achieve this rate with SISTIC bookings, so if you hold this card (you don’t have to be a woman to get one, see our review) you’re potentially looking at 9.5 miles per S$1 on the most expensive tickets.
Do note that for the DBS WWMC the 4 miles per S$1 bonus rate is capped at S$2,000 worth of spending each calendar month, so if you have a number of other online transactions earning 4 mpd in the same month be careful not to exceed that limit with an expensive transaction like this.
SISTIC online payments are also reported to earn at the 10x rewards rate (4 mpd) using the:
- Citi Rewards Visa / Mastercard
- UOB PPV card
according to the crowdsourced spreadsheet by HWZ forum users.
If you’re a Formula 1 fan and are planning to attend the Singapore race this year, but have not yet booked a ticket, this could be a nice way to earn a good number of KrisFlyer miles in the process.
It’s especially good as you can ‘double-dip’ by combining the offer with payment using a good miles earning credit card.
Remember the KrisFlyer early bird offer ends on 8th May 2019.
(Cover Image: Formula One Licensing BV)