In early April 2019, online fashion retainer ZALORA became a new KrisFlyer miles earning partner, allowing you to pick up 5 KrisFlyer miles for every S$5 spent through their website, equivalent to up to 1 mpd earn rate. Better still, you could stack the deal with a 4 mpd credit card for a total earning of 5 mpd on these transactions.
There’s also the option to pick up a bonus 50 KrisFlyer miles for spending S$150 or more in a single order.
KrisFlyer miles earning to be suspended
Nothing has changed just yet, but from Friday this week (1st May 2020) you’ll no longer earn KrisFlyer miles for new purchases according to the following statement posted at the ZALORA website.
ZALORA already ended its KrisFlyer miles earning deal through its sites in Malaysia and Hong Kong last year, and will also suspend miles earning for six months from 1st May 2020 through its Indonesia and Philippines portals.
Update 4th May 2020: Singapore Airlines has stated that the suspension of miles earning through ZALORA will be effective from 2nd May 2020 to 1st October 2020, one month less than ZALORA first announced.
The Taiwan store appears to be the only one unaffected by the change – you’ll still earn 5 KrisFlyer miles there for every NT$120, though that won’t be much use to our readers.
If you made any purchases through the Singapore ZALORA store recently, or do so for the next few days, there’s no need to worry as you’ll still be credited for those purchases by 30th June 2020.
From 1st May 2020, you can continue to earn points through ZALORA’s other partner loyalty programmes:
- NTUC LinkPoints (ends 6th June 2020)
- AirAsia BIG Points (5 points per S$5)
- CapitaStar Points (5 points per S$1, ends 2nd May 2020)
KrisFlyer miles earning at ZALORA was a nice way for those shopping there already to earn a few more KrisFlyer miles each year, and the deal paired nicely with cards offering bonus earn rates in online spend and clothes shopping categories.
It remains to be seen whether the deal will return six months from now, in November 2020, though the retailer does seem to be permanently detaching from two of its other loyalty partners in the coming weeks.