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Last 4 weeks: Earn KrisFlyer Elite Gold status on the ground till 2024 or 2025

Earning KrisFlyer Elite Gold status with a credit card points transfer? It's your optimal and final month to do so, for the potential to be minted until February 2024 or 2025, in combination with the latest status extension.

February 2022 marks the final month of Singapore Airlines’ “Unlock Status Credits without Flying” campaign, an incentive to allow KrisFlyer and PPS Club members to accrue Elite miles or PPS value to retain or upgrade their status level through a variety of on-ground accrual options.

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One of the simplest of those methods is a transfer of credit card points from your bank into KrisFlyer miles, and that means being able to upgrade to Elite Gold status for a year (or even two years) if you have sufficient points.

With KrisFlyer now also gifting a one-year membership status tier extension, it’s possible to benefit from this status level until 2024 or 2025, but if you haven’t taken advantage it yet this is the last month to do so.

Unlock status credits offer

The unlock status credits offer allows you to earn an unlimited number of Elite miles (for KrisFlyer members) or PPS Value (for PPS Club members).

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Here’s a reminder of the various ways you can earn status credits without flying, between now and 28th February 2022.

Ways to earn status credits

Method KrisFlyer PPS Club
KrisShop spend 3 Elite miles
per S$1
1 PPS Value
per S$1

Kris+ spend
3 Elite miles
per S$1
1 PPS Value
per S$1
Convert bank points to KrisFlyer miles 1 Elite mile
per 5 miles
1 PPS Value
per 10 miles
Note: Min. 10,000 KF miles per transfer

Convert Citi, DBS or UOB points to KrisPay miles
1 Elite mile
per 5 miles
1 PPS Value
per 10 miles
Co-brand credit card spend 1 Elite mile
per 5 miles
1 PPS Value
per 10 miles
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Spend / Convert with Non-Air Partners
1 Elite mile
per 5 miles
1 PPS Value
per 10 miles

You may already have accrued some status credits during your membership year this way, on top of any flying activity, perhaps without even realising!

This campaign allows you to retain or upgrade your status in the combinations shown below.

Options for KrisFlyer members

Current Status Tier Your Options Elite Miles Required
KrisFlyer KrisFlyer Elite Silver
(upgrade)
25,000
KrisFlyer Elite Gold
(upgrade)
50,000
KrisFlyer Elite Silver KrisFlyer Elite Silver
(renew)
25,000
KrisFlyer Elite Gold
(upgrade)
50,000
KrisFlyer Elite Gold KrisFlyer Elite Gold
(renew)
50,000

As you can see, even if you don’t currently hold any status in the KrisFlyer programme you can upgrade to the Elite Silver or Elite Gold tier with 25,000 or 50,000 Elite miles via this promotion.

Unfortunately KrisFlyer Elite Silver (KFES) doesn’t really get you much, so it’s the upgrade to Gold most of our readers have been eyeing here.

KFES has no priority check-in, no complimentary lounge access, no priority boarding, not even an extra baggage allowance! It’s a complete waste of time.

Options for PPS Club members

Current Status Tier Your Options PPS Value Required

PPS Club

PPS Club
(renew)
25,000

PPS Club Solitaire
(upgrade)
50,000

PPS Club Solitaire

PPS Club Solitaire
(renew)
50,000

Note that a KrisFlyer member cannot jump to PPS Club status under this promotion, since they cannot earn additional PPS Value with these new options (including bank points transfers). Promotion from KrisFlyer into the PPS Club continues to be based on PPS Value earned from revenue flights.



 


 

Bank points conversion are the obvious choice

It’s the transfer of credit card (bank) points into KrisFlyer miles which is how most of our readers have already picked up their new Elite status, with this month marking the final opportunity to do so.

You’ll have to transfer a minimum of 10,000 KrisFlyer miles per conversion for Elite miles / PPS Value crediting, but you’ll receive status credits for all of them combined.

Status credits from credit card points transfers

Method KrisFlyer PPS Club
Convert bank points to KrisFlyer miles 1 Elite mile
per 5 miles
1 PPS Value
per 10 miles
Note: Min. 10,000 KF miles per transfer

Convert Citi, DBS or UOB points to KrisPay miles
1 Elite mile
per 5 miles
1 PPS Value
per 10 miles

All major banks in Singapore support conversion into KrisFlyer, as shown below.

Banks supporting transfers to KrisFlyer in Singapore

When you convert your bank or credit card reward points into KrisFlyer miles, you’ll earn 1 Elite mile for every 5 KrisFlyer miles transferred as a KrisFlyer member or 1 PPS Value for every 10 KrisFlyer miles transferred as a PPS Club member.

Transfers are recognised from all of KrisFlyer’s global bank partners (see the full list here), so this is a great option for those based outside Singapore too.

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Here are the miles volumes you’ll need to transfer to retain your status or earn a tier upgrade, using the credit card points conversion option in isolation while stacking these two campaigns, assuming you’re starting from a zero Elite miles / PPS Value position:

Conversion from bank points
New / Renewed
Status Tier
Transfer Needed
KFES 125,000 miles
KFEG 250,000 miles
PPS
(existing PPS members only)
250,000 miles
PPS Solitaire
(existing PPS members only)
500,000 miles

One-year status extension

The great thing about the deal is that Singapore Airlines is automatically extending your KrisFlyer or PPS Club status for another year from the end of its existing expiry month, as part of membership support packages announced last month.

This is the third membership extension the airline has offered and means those who have earned status on the ground, or will do so by the end of this month, will keep it for at least two years and up to three years in some cases.

Extension of Elite membership will take place in accordance with the following table.

Current Expiry Month
Renewal Date New Expiry Month
Mar 2022
31 Mar 2022 Mar 2023
Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 Apr 2023
May 2022
31 May 2022 May 2023
Jun 2022
30 Jun 2022 Jun 2023
Jul 2022
31 Jul 2022 Jul 2023
Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022 Aug 2023
Sep 2022
30 Sep 2022 Sep 2023
Oct 2022
31 Oct 2022 Oct 2023
Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022 Nov 2023
Dec 2022
31 Dec 2022 Dec 2023
Jan 2023
31 Jan 2023 Jan 2024
Feb 2023
28 Feb 2023 Feb 2024

As you can see, new KrisFlyer Elite Gold memberships achieved this month (February 2022), which would normally be valid until 28th February 2023, will now be automatically extended until 28th February 2024.

Earn or retain status till 2024 or 2025

If you’re a KrisFlyer member and you haven’t achieved your status upgrade or retention yet, this is the perfect month to do it, since you’ll get a fresh membership year through to February 2023, which will then automatically be extended to 2024 as part of the status extension.

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