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Kris+ 2X miles – earn up to 14 mpd at over 30 merchants

Earn up to 14 mpd at over 30 merchants with Kris+ between now and 11th February 2021.
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Kris+ is back with a new bonus miles earning offer running from now until 11th February 2021, with double miles at over 30 local retailers when you make in-store purchases. That means earning up to 10 miles per dollar in addition to your regular credit card points accrual for the transaction, meaning up to 14 mpd in total with the right credit card.

In case it’s still new to you, last year we summarised the changes to KrisPay as it was rebranded into Kris+, though there’s very little to speak of with our golden rule still being:

EARN as you spend at Kris+ retailers, for extra miles on to of your credit card points, but don’t SPEND KrisPay miles, because the value is still awful at 0.67 cents per mile

Participating merchants

Here are the Kris+ merchants participating in this double miles bonus when you earn miles through the app for your in-store purchases.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget there’s also a 10 mpd earn offer at three local restaurants in Singapore running between now and 31st January 2021, also good for 14 mpd total earning with the right credit card.

The earning rate shown on the app already reflects the promotional rate during this period, but will revert back to the usual rate for these merchants from 12th February 2021.

Merchant   MCC* Usual rate   Promo rate
Isabella Aesthetics 7298 5 mpd 10 mpd
HERA 7230 3 mpd 6 mpd
Mirage Aesthetic 7230 3 mpd 6 mpd
Sulwhasoo 5977 3 mpd 6 mpd
Xin Cuisine 5812 3 mpd 6 mpd
CARs 7542 2 mpd 4 mpd
FE The Nail Lounge ????? 2 mpd 4 mpd
For the Love of Laundry 7210 2 mpd 4 mpd
Nila Aromatherapy 5122 2 mpd 4 mpd
Perk by Kate 5691 2 mpd 4 mpd
PHS Hairscience 7298 2 mpd 4 mpd
The Xiang Pavilion 5812 2 mpd 4 mpd
ALDO 5661 1 mpd 2 mpd
Asics 5691 1 mpd 2 mpd
Birkenstock 5661
5691
1 mpd 2 mpd
bYSI 5621
5699
1 mpd 2 mpd
Candy Empire 5441 1 mpd 2 mpd
Cole Haan 5661
5691
1 mpd 2 mpd
Dragon Brand Bird’s Nest 5499 1 mpd 2 mpd
Erabelle 7230 1 mpd 2 mpd
Fusion AestheticSpa 5977 1 mpd 2 mpd
Her Velvet Vase 5621
5651
1 mpd 2 mpd
In Good Company 5621 1 mpd 2 mpd
J.Lashes Salon 7298
7299
1 mpd 2 mpd
JVD ????? 1 mpd 2 mpd
KLARRA 5621 1 mpd 2 mpd
MBT 5661 1 mpd 2 mpd
MyEureka 5441 1 mpd 2 mpd
Onitsuka Tiger 5661 1 mpd 2 mpd
Polar Puffs & Cakes 5462 1 mpd 2 mpd
Prestige Affairs 5712 1 mpd 2 mpd
Red House Seafood 5812 1 mpd 2 mpd
Shunji Matsuo 7230 1 mpd 2 mpd
STAR 360 5691 1 mpd 2 mpd
Sultans of Shave 7230 1 mpd 2 mpd
TONI&GUY ????? 1 mpd 2 mpd
Vintage Studio Hairdressing 7230 1 mpd 2 mpd
YACHT 21 5621 1 mpd 2 mpd

* MCC codes are subject to change and sometimes vary between the Visa and Mastercard networks, even for the same merchant. These are based on the best information we have at the time of writing.

There is no upper cap on how many miles you can earn under this promotion. There are a range of merchants here in some useful categories in the run up to CNY, including restaurants, clothes stores, beauty salons and homeware / gift stores.

Kris+ has expanded significantly over the last year or so and now boasts over 150 partners, with some good earn rates even for merchants not included in this offer.

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.

Kris+ earning is only for in-store (physical) transactions.

Where possible, you’ll want to be using a credit card offering a 4 mpd bonus rate when making in-store purchases at the above outlets, which you’ll then earn separately and in addition to up to 10 mpd through Kris+ for a total effective earn rate of up to 14 mpd with some merchants.

Simple option:    Contactless

If you hold one of the following credit cards, you’re simplest option by far is to earn your highest bonus rate by making a contactless payment with the merchant, while also scanning to earn KrisPay miles through the Kris+ app.

Card Earn
Rate
Notes / MCCs
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 most retail stores, capped at S$1,000 per calendar month. Note: MCCs in the 7000 range (Health & Beauty, Automotive) are not included.
MCC 5441
MCC 5499
MCC 5462
MCC 5621
MCC 5651
MCC 5661
MCC 5691
MCC 5699
MCC 5732
MCC 5812
MCC 5945

More complex:    MCC-specific

Although you do have to be a little careful with the HSBC Revolution card in the above table to ensure your contactless payment is in a valid MCC (most retail stores are valid, but health and beauty is an exception), the following cards have more complicated MCC restrictions for physical in-store transactions, so they will earn their respective bonus rates for some of the participating merchants but not for others.

Card Earn
Rate
Notes / MCCs
Ladys CardUOB Lady’s

Ladys Solitaire CardUOB Lady’s Solitaire

4 mpd Capped at S$1,000 per month (Lady’s) or S$3,000 per month (Lady’s Solitaire).
Depending on your specified quarterly bonus category: 
Beauty: MCC 7230
MCC 7298
MCC 5977
Dining: MCC 5812
MCC 5499
Fashion: MCC 5621
MCC 5651
MCC 5661
MCC 5691
MCC 5699
Citi Rewards
(see our review)
4 mpd For in-store transactions at clothing and shoe stores, capped at S$1,000 per statement period.
MCC 5621
MCC 5651
MCC 5661
MCC 5699
MCC 5691
OCBC Titanium Rewards
(see our review)
4 mpd For in-store transactions at clothing and shoe stores, capped at S$12,000 per membership year.
MCC 5621
MCC 5651
MCC 5661
MCC 5691
MCC 5699
CardMaybank Horizon VS
(see our review)
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.
MCC 5812  
Card SmallKrisFlyer UOB
(see our review)
3 mpd On all dining transactions, with no cap, subject to S$500+ spend on SIA transactions in your membership year (bonus 1.8 mpd on dining credited after the end of your membership year).
MCC 5812  

  Still unsure?

If you’re still not sure whether your bonus miles credit card is eligible for the merchant of your choice, our advice is to use your best card for general spend miles accrual, especially if the transaction is substantial.

For smaller amounts you may wish to take the chance, but remember most bonus category spend credit cards earn just 0.4 mpd when you make transactions that the bank decides don’t qualify.

The ‘Earn Button’ has moved

If you’re still used to the old KrisPay app when earning miles for purchases, be aware that the function has been relocated slightly in the new Kris+ version.

You can now find it via the ‘Wallet’ icon at the bottom of the screen when using the app.

Just click on ‘Earn’ then type in the total amount spent at the retailer, 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 as before 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.

Kris+ app

If you’re already a KrisPay user with the mobile app installed on your device, you should find it has automatically migrated to the Kris+ version, or will do so at the next update.

If you don’t have the app already, you can download it at the links below.

Summary

While this isn’t quite the Kris+ ‘rebrand’ launch deal from October 2020, where over 45 local merchants picked up 3X miles earning, there are still some nice rates on offer at a range of merchants in the run up to Chinese New Year.

Remember the golden rule, only ever earn KrisPay miles using the Kris+ app then remember to transfer them straight into your KrisFlyer account before you forget, otherwise they may become stuck there.

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