It’s been a while since the Singapore Airlines KrisShop ran a bonus miles promotion, but it’s back with a great one this month, offering an additional 3 mpd on top of the usual 1.5 mpd for your purchases for a total of 4.5 mpd with no cap, in addition to your usual credit card points.
There is also a special deal for KrisFlyer UOB cardholders to pick up 1,500 bonus miles, plus a couple of prize draws included as part of the promotion.
Triple miles offer
Simply log in with your valid KrisFlyer membership number and complete your transaction as usual, between now and 11.59pm Singapore time on Wednesday 28th July 2021.
You’ll initially earn 1.5 mpd for your purchases, with the bonus 3 mpd credited within eight weeks after the end of the promotion period, in other words by 22nd September 2021.
Remember that on KrisShop you’ll only earn KrisFlyer miles for the net amount, excluding applicable taxes, shipping fees and any portion of your payment made with vouchers and/or KrisFlyer miles.
Your credit card issuer will of course continue to award points or miles in accordance with the total amount paid.
In the above example using a Citi PremierMiles card (1.2 mpd) you’ll therefore earn:
- 454 miles from Citi (S$379 x 1.2 mpd)
- 531 regular miles from KrisShop (S$354 x 1.5)
- 1,062 bonus miles from KrisShop (S$354 x 3 mpd)
- 2,047 miles total
That’s equivalent to 5.4 mpd, once the bonus miles from KrisShop have credited.
Regular miles from KrisShop spend are usually credited to your KrisFlyer account within 24 hours of making your purchase, even at weekends.
KrisFlyer UOB offer
If you hold the KrisFlyer UOB Credit or Debit card, you can also earn a one-time 1,500 KrisFlyer miles bonus for a purchase of S$200 or more, as posted in your card statement (therefore inclusive of taxes and shipping in this case).
The transaction must also be made by 11.59pm Singapore time on Wednesday 28th July 2021.
Bonus miles will be credited by UOB to your KrisFlyer account by 31st October 2021.
This promotion is valid only for online purchases made on KrisShop.com and is not valid for purchases made inflight or via the KrisShop order form, or by any other means.
The KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card earns 3 mpd for KrisShop purchases, so stacking this with 4.5 mpd during this promotion and adding a 1,500 miles bonus makes for an enticing proposition if you have a more expensive purchase in mind.
Here’s how it would work for a S$230 net purchase (plus GST, so S$246.10 total):
- 735 miles from UOB (S$245.00 x 3 mpd)
- 345 regular miles from KrisShop (S$230.00 x 1.5 mpd)
- 690 bonus miles from KrisShop (S$230.00 x 3 mpd)
- 1,500 bonus from KrisShop
- 3,270 miles total
That’s a 13.3 mpd effective total miles haul, a very nice earn rate indeed!
If you don’t have a KrisFlyer UOB card, or don’t want to spend S$200+, don’t despair!
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 those we know will give you upwards of 4 mpd for KrisShop transactions, the equivalent of earning (almost) 8.5 mpd in total with selected cards during this promotion (since the KrisShop isn’t paying 4.5 mpd on the GST component, it will never quite hit 8.5 mpd overall).
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4 mpd card example
For example, here’s what you’ll earn using a Citi Rewards card at KrisShop.com for a S$100 net purchase (plus GST, so S$107 total):
- 428 miles from Citi Rewards (S$107.00 x 4 mpd)
- 150 regular miles from KrisShop (S$100.00 x 1.5 mpd)
- 300 bonus miles from KrisShop (S$100.00 x 3 mpd)
- 878 miles total
That’s an impressive 8.2 mpd on a S$107 purchase, worth around S$16 ‘value back’ in KrisFlyer miles given our conservative valuation of 1.9 cents per mile.
Even if the product you’re purchasing is a few dollars more expensive than you can get it elsewhere, the miles you’re earning under this promotion might make it worth buying through KrisShop under this offer.
Bonus miles for the top 20 spenders
KrisShop is also offering between 10,000 miles and 200,000 miles to the top 20 spenders during this promotion.
To enter, you’ll have to compete the enrolment form after check out for each purchase you make.
Winning a prize will be difficult to achieve for most, after all it’s impossible to know how much some people are spending at KrisShop, but it’s worth a try so do remember to complete the form each time you place an order.
The top spender is looking at enough miles for a return Business Class flight from Singapore to New York, once borders reopen!
During the same promotion period, KrisShop is also offering:
- 15% off S$250 spend (on regular priced items, with some brand exclusions, also combines with the above offers)
- Mastercard One Faber Group Gift (afternoon tea set or cable car ride, limited to the first 500 eligible transactions of S$200+, SG residents only)
You can find all the details of all these offers here, including full terms and conditions.
A nice way to top up your miles over the next three weeks if there are competitively priced items you’re interested in from the KrisShop. With the KrisFlyer UOB offer in particular, or a valid 4 mpd earning card, this deal can stack nicely for effective earn rates like 8.5 mpd.
Even with a good general local spend card, like the UOB PRVI Miles earning 1.4 mpd, you’ll be netting around 5.9 mpd from your KrisShop purchases during this promotion, making some items worth considering even if they’re a little more expensive than you can find them elsewhere.
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