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Earn up to 14 mpd at three restaurants with Kris+ in January

Dining at Perch, The Spot or WAKANUI Grill this month will net you up to a fantastic 14 mpd using Kris+ and the right credit card.
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Kris+ has a bonus KrisPay miles offer for dining at three Singapore restaurants this month, earning you 10 miles per dollar instead of the usual 2 miles per dollar with no upper cap when you scan your Kris+ app on payment, then settle your bill as usual with your credit card.

While three restaurants is a limited selection and won’t be of interest to all our readers, combining this offer with up to 4 mpd by using your best miles earning credit card when you pay means a fantastic potential total earning of 14 mpd for the transaction.

Participating restaurants

This offer is available from 8th January 2021 to 31st January 2021 at:

  • Perch (Jewel Changi Airport, Asian Fusion)
  • The Spot (Marina One East Tower, Modern European)
  • WAKANUI Grill (Marina One West Tower, Steakhouse)

When it comes time to pay the bill, you can earn 10 KrisPay miles per S$1 spent through the Kris+ app via the ‘Wallet’ icon at the bottom of the screen.

Just click on ‘Earn’ then type in the total amount spent, hit next and allow the cashier to scan the QR code.

KrisPay miles earned through Kris+ can only be transferred to your KrisFlyer account within 7 days of the transaction. To do so, simply tap on the “Transfer to KrisFlyer” button which will appear on the miles earned confirmation screen or transaction details screen.

Remember that KrisPay miles earned per transaction can only be transferred to your account in their entirety. If you earned 100 KrisPay miles from a single Kris+ transaction, for example, the full 100 KrisPay miles must be transferred to your KrisFlyer account. If you have already spent some of your KrisPay miles earned, a partial transfer option is not available.

We therefore recommend transferring to KrisFlyer immediately following any Kris+ earning transaction, in case you either forget or make a mistake later.

Which card to use

As you probably already know, with Kris+ you’ll earn KrisPay miles for your transaction (which you can then convert into KrisFlyer miles) on top of the usual points you’ll get when using your best credit card to make payment.

Where possible, you’ll want to be using a credit card offering a 4 mpd bonus rate for dining at these restaurants, which you’ll then earn separately and in addition to 10 mpd through Kris+ for a total effective earn rate of up to 14 mpd under this offer.

These three restaurants all code under a dining MCC as you would expect.

MCC 5812: Eating Places, Restaurants

Here are the credit cards offering bonus miles for dining transactions.

Card Earn
Rate
Notes
Ladys CardUOB Lady’s Card
4 mpd 4 mpd if dining is specified as your quarterly bonus category, capped at S$1,000 per month.
Ladys Solitaire CardUOB Lady’s Solitaire Card 4 mpd 4 mpd if dining is specified as your quarterly bonus category, capped at S$3,000 per month.
CardMaybank Horizon Visa Signature
(see our review)
3.2 mpd 3.2 mpd on all local dining transactions with a total spend in any category of at least S$300 in the same calendar month.

Contactless options

We checked with these participating restaurants directly and all three told us they do support bill payment via contactless / PayWave.

That’s good news because it means three further cards come into play for bonus miles earning.

Card Earn
Rate
Notes
Card3UOB PPV
(see our review)
4 mpd On mobile contactless transactions (don’t tap the physical card), capped at S$1,110 per calendar month.
CardUOB Visa Signature
(see our review)
4 mpd On contactless transactions, subject to a minimum spend of $1,000 in local transactions per statement period, capped at S$2,000 per statement period.
HSBC Revo Card SmallHSBC Revolution
(see our review)
4 mpd On contactless payments at bakeries, restaurants and most retail stores, capped at S$1,000 per calendar month.

Overall that means there are plenty of options to maximise this offer and earn an effective (and fantastic) 14 mpd when dining at these three restaurants in January.

Edit: Thanks to one of our readers for also pointing out that Perch restaurant is on the HSBC entertainer app too, with 1-For-1 main courses offered!

Food Trail Bonus Miles Promotion

Kris+ is also offering a 2,000 KrisPay miles bonus for any members completing at least one earn or spend transaction at all three of these restaurants between now and the end of January (but with 10 mpd on offer when you earn, why would you spend KrisPay miles at any of them?).

These bonus miles will be credited to your Kris+ account within 10 working days (i.e. by 12th February 2021), but unfortunately they are not transferable to your KrisFlyer account, so this element is less interesting.

Since you’ll have to use these KrisPay miles within the app, they are worth S$13.33 (2,000 x 0.67 cents) against future purchases at Kris+ merchants, outside any offer period.

While that’s not to be sniffed at, we’d certainly prefer 2,000 KrisFlyer miles! It’s probably not worth going out of your way to visit all three outlets for this bonus, but if you’re going to anyway then the cashback deal is better than nothing.

Note that like all KrisPay miles, once these are credited to your account they are valid for six months.

Terms and conditions

Full terms and conditions for this latest Kris+ earning offer can be found here.

Summary

Earn rates of 10 mpd and even up to 14 mpd with the right credit card are very rare indeed, so while only three restaurants in Singapore are participating in this promotion it’s worth considering.

We’ve dined at Perch in Jewel before and it was a good experience, so we will probably make our way back there sometime this month to take advantage of this bonus.

The ‘food trail’ offer for dining at all three outlets is unfortunately spoiled by the bonus miles not being transferable to KrisFlyer, so it’s not really something to aim for. If you manage it though, some cashback against future Kris+ purchases is better than nothing!

(Cover Photo: Perch)

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