If you didn’t experience one of the SIA@Home packages yet since they were launched last year, or enjoyed it so much that you’re happy to do it again, the airline is adding a few extra goodies for each order made during the current Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) period, which could make this the ideal time to try one of the airline’s First Class or Business Class meals at home – complete with wine or Champagne pairing.
Stay Home Promo
KrisShop is offering additional amenities for eligible SIA@Home purchases made between 20th May 2021 and 13th June 2021. Delivery should take place within one month from purchase, so you can actually benefit for deliveries made beyond the proposed end of current measures if you wish.
All packages are eligible for the extra items, with the exception of the three Singapore Airlines Signatures packages.
Eligible First Class Packages will receive:
- 1 x Singapore Airlines First Class Lalique Female amenity kit comprising Eau de Parfum, hand cream, lip balm and facial mist.
- 1 x Singapore Airlines First Class Lalique Male amenity kit comprising Eau de Toilette, body lotion, lip balm and facial mist.
Eligible Business Class Packages will receive:
- 1 x Singapore Airlines Business Class Penhaligon’s Hand Lotion (100ml)
- 1 x Singapore Airlines Business Class Penhaligon’s Facial Mist (100ml)
- 1 x Singapore Airlines Business Class Penhaligon’s Eau de Toilette (50ml)
Remember these gifts are in addition to any regular amenities available in the packages themselves (so you could be getting up to four amenity kits in total!).
Don’t forget – status credits earning
Last month Singapore Airlines launched a new campaign to help KrisFlyer and PPS Club members renew or even upgrade their status tier without flying, through incentives such as everyday spend with partners and transfers from credit card points into miles.
Part of the offer includes some great status credit earning rates for KrisShop purchases right through to 28th February 2022, including these SIA@Home dining sets.
Status credits earning
|Status Tier||Credits earned|
|PPS Club||1 PPS Value
|KrisFlyer||3 Elite miles
For example a KrisFlyer member ordering the Georges Blanc First Class SIA@Home menu at S$448 + GST would earn 1,344 Elite Miles (448 x 3), within seven days of the transaction.
That’s in addition to 1.5 KrisFlyer miles per dollar spent at KrisShop, for a total of 672 miles (448 x 1.5), plus up to 4 mpd through an eligible miles-earning credit card on the tax-inclusive amount for an additional 1,916 miles (479 x 4).
Remember you won’t earn Elite miles or PPS Value on any amount paid or offset using KrisFlyer miles, so be sure to opt for the full cash option.
In any event, you’ll always want to be using cash to purchase rather than redeeming KrisFlyer miles at KrisShop, because of the poor 0.8 cents per mile value offered as a ‘default rate’ to offset cash purchases, leading to some ridiculous miles rates for large purchases like these.
Business Class Amenity Kit
All the SIA@Home Business Class options come with the airline’s brand new Penhaligon’s Amenity Kit. These were provided on board over the recent Christmas and New Year period, and to all passengers on the inaugural Boeing 737-800 flights. They will be progressively rolled out on longer flights this year.
Don’t miss our full review of these new kits to find out what to expect.
How it works
Once you’ve made your purchase through the KrisShop, the ‘cabin crew concierge’ will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your choice of wine, together with your preferred delivery date and time.
Menus cannot be customised for dietary preferences, and all SIA@Home orders will be combined in a single delivery. To schedule deliveries to multiple locations or at different timings, you’ll have to make separate transactions.
For example if you want to try a First Class meal this weekend then a Business Class one later in the month, be sure to split these into two separate purchases.
The delivery can be scheduled between 9am and 9pm daily. Confirmation must be made three days before the preferred date of delivery, not including the date of order if it is made after 12pm.
Delivery should take place within one month from purchase of package. SIA@Home orders cannot be cancelled and are non-refundable. Changes to your menu selection will not be allowed within three days of the delivery date.
Delivery is to Singapore addresses only.
We tried out the Singapore to Paris Business Class menu when SIA@Home first launched, and while the preparation and plating was hard work, we have to say it was an enjoyable evening!
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All the SIA@Home meal combinations have the option of adding the ‘Book-the-Chef’ service when you are scheduling the delivery date and time.
“Those who are looking to bring their SIA experience to the next level also have the option to Book-the-Chef through our cabin crew concierge, to enjoy the services of a private chef who will reheat, plate and serve the meal for customers in their homes.”Singapore Airlines
During the call with the cabin crew concierge, you can enquire about this optional add-on, though there are limited slots available.
“The Book-the-Chef service is available for a top up of S$300 for one to two packages bought, and $480 for customers who purchase more than two packages.
“For two packages or fewer, an SIA chef will visit the home of the customer to personally re-heat, plate and serve the dishes. For re-heating, plating and serving of dishes from more than two packages, the chef will be accompanied by an assistant.”KrisShop
These prices are subject to GST, so it works out as a total of S$321 for one to two packages and S$513.60 for more than two packages.
That means for the cheapest Business Class package at S$276 you’ll be spending a total of S$597 including your own personal chef, right up to an eye watering S$1,271 for the top First Class All-Inclusive experience with a chef.
Which credit card to use
Earlier we touched on the fact that in addition to the status credits you’ll receive from KrisShop purchases under the current promotion, you’ll also continue to earn the year-round 1.5 mpd on net spend at KrisShop, transferred directly into your KrisFlyer account.
KrisShop.com transactions are online purchases processed under MCC 5309: Duty Free Stores.
That means you can tap into some 4 mpd earn rates with a variety of credit cards, subject to their monthly requirements and spending caps.
Here’s an example of cards we know will give you upwards of 4 mpd for KrisShop transactions, the equivalent of earning almost 5.5 mpd in total for the SIA@Home experience (since KrisShop isn’t paying 1.5 mpd on the GST component, it will actually net you around 5.4 mpd overall).
|KrisFlyer UOB||3.0||No cap|
|Amex KF Blue||2.0||No cap|
|Amex KF Ascend||2.0||No cap|
Here’s an example using the HSBC Revolution card (see our review) to purchase the most expensive First Class dining experience for two at S$888 (S$950.16 including GST):
- S$888 (net) x 1.5 mpd = 1,332 KrisFlyer miles from KrisShop
- S$950 x 4 mpd = 3,800 miles from HSBC
- 5,132 miles total
That’s the equivalent of 5.4 mpd for the transaction, and given that we value KrisFlyer miles at 1.9 cents each (when redeemed sensibly, i.e. not at KrisShop!), you’re getting about S$97 ‘value-back’ from this transaction (around 10%).
It’s also over 2,600 miles more than you’ll earn using a more mundane 1.2 mpd card for general local spend, like the Citi PremierMiles, so do try to use a 4 mpd bonus card if possible.
Some nice additional gifts for those picking an SIA@Home package during the Phase 2: Heightened Alert phase here in Singapore, with additional amenity kits for First Class packages or Penhaligon’s toiletries for the Business Class options.
If you haven’t tried SIA@Home yet, or even if you have, don’t forget an added benefit right now is the inclusion of a generous quantity of status credits in the form of Elite miles or PPS Value.
This could go some way towards your status renewal or tier upgrade this year.
(Cover Photo: Singapore Airlines)