Last year Kris+ launched its ‘Gastronomy Series’ dining promotion at 10 local restaurants in Singapore, with up to 6 mpd earn rate, plus a series of specially curated menus for Kris+ customers, which also benefitted from the enhanced earn level alongside regular items.
Back then it meant earning up to 10 mpd when using the right credit card, but there’s better news for 2022.
The deal has returned this year, and thankfully with Kris+ recently hiking its long-term earn rates to 3 mpd, 6 mpd or 9 mpd at all merchants, the earn rate for this deal has had a nice increase too.
This time round, you’ll net an attractive 15 mpd, plus up to 4 mpd using a credit card awarding bonus miles for dining transactions, for a total effective earn rate of 19 mpd during the promotion, which runs between 4th May 2022 and 30th June 2022 at twice as many restaurants – 20 in total across the city.
Miles earning during this promotion is unlimited, and all miles can be immediately credited directly into your KrisFlyer account.
Here are the Kris+ merchants participating in this bonus miles campaign when you earn miles through the app on payment of your bill via Apple Pay or Google Pay, now the sole way to do so.
|Merchant||MCC*||Usual rate||Promo rate|
|Bee Cheng Hiang Grillery||?????||15 mpd|
|Enjoy Eating House and Bar||5812||15 mpd|
|GEMMA Steakhouse||?????||15 mpd|
|Jarrell’s Bistro||5812||15 mpd|
|So France Bistro
So France Market
|Botanico at the Garage||?????||15 mpd|
|Mimi Restaurant||5812||15 mpd|
|Si Chuan Dou Hua||5812||15 mpd|
|The Spot||5812||15 mpd|
|WAKANUI Grill||5812||15 mpd|
|Xin Cuisine||?????||15 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.
The bonus varies between +6 mpd (at 9 mpd restaurants) to +9 mpd (at 6 mpd restaurants), but in all cases the earning rate shown on the Kris+ app already reflects the total bonus rate of 15 mpd.
Even though this campaign will offer the bonus rate for all spend at these 20 merchants during the promotion period, Kris+ has arranged specially curated set menus at each of these restaurants, or vouchers to redeem for specific menus, exclusively for Kris+ customers.
You can either pre-purchase these vouchers via the app, or scan to redeem at the cashier, depending on the individual restaurant.
Each restaurant has a different offer, and you can view all of them here.
You will still earn 15 mpd plus your credit card miles or points when purchasing these special menus during the promotion.
How to earn miles when purchasing
Since September 2021, in-app payments have been the only way to earn KrisPay miles when purchasing in-store at an earning partner.
The process is straightforward, just scan the merchant’s QR code and make payment using Apple Pay or Google Pay with your linked credit card.
The app then credits your miles instantly.
Which card to use
As you probably already know, with Kris+ you’ll earn KrisPay miles for your transaction (which you then can and should convert into KrisFlyer miles), on top of the usual points you’ll get when using your best credit card to make in-app payment.
Where possible, you’ll want to be using a credit card offering a 4 mpd bonus rate when making payment at these restaurants, or via mobile wallets, which you’ll then earn separately and in addition to 15 mpd through Kris+.
The following cards will earn at their bonus rate of between 3 mpd and 4 mpd for spend in the specific dining MCCs listed. You can reference the participating merchant tables above (where known) to check the MCC before choosing which card to use.
|Notes / MCCs|
(see our review)
|4 mpd||On contactless or mobile wallet payments at specific outlets by MCC, capped at S$1,000 per calendar month.
(see our review)
|4 mpd||On on up to S$2,000 of online spend per calendar month, including when paying at a merchant using Apple Pay or Google Pay via the Kris+ app.
UOB Lady’s Solitaire
|4 mpd||Capped at S$1,000 per month (Lady’s) or S$3,000 per month (Lady’s Solitaire).
Subject to your specified quarterly bonus category, including:
|Maybank Horizon VS
(see our review)
|3.2 mpd||On all local dining transactions (single MCC only) with a total spend in any category of at least S$300 in the same calendar month.|
(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||MCC 5814|
Don’t use your Citi Rewards card to make payment with Apple Pay or Google Pay on Kris+, since online transactions using this card specifically exclude mobile wallet payments and will therefore earn at the basic rate of 0.4 mpd.
If you’re 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.
Don’t forget to transfer straight to KrisFlyer miles
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.
You can do so later (within 7 days), but why wait?
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.
Kris+ has also recently launched Makan+, a restaurant reservation portal powered by Chope, which allows you to accrue 100 KrisPay miles for each attended reservation at over 1,000 restaurants across Singapore, including eight of the 20 participating in this 15 mpd Gastronomy Series promotion.
You can use Makan+ to make a reservation at the following participating Gastronomy Series restaurants:
- Bee Cheng Hiang Grillery
- Enjoy Eating House and Bar
- Jarrell’s Bistro
- Si Chuan Dou Hua
- So France Bistro
- Xin Cuisine
Miles are awarded the month following your booking and, crucially, can be transferred directly into your KrisFlyer account, within 7 days of crediting in the Kris+ app.
There is no cap on the number of monthly reservations you can make this way, which should allow a decent accrual throughout the year when booking restaurants you were probably heading to anyway, but it’s especially nice to stack with this 15 mpd deal too.
A fantastic bonus earning rate of 15 mpd for 20 restaurants across Singapore between now and the end of June 2022, when you pay in-app via the Kris+ app to earn additional miles at the payment stage.
There are even specially-priced set menus at each restaurant exclusive for Kris+ members, but even if you don’t fancy those you’ll still earn the bonus rate when choosing from the regular menus.
These miles will come in addition to the points you’ll earn on your credit card, for a total haul of up to 19 mpd, but even with a decent general spend card offering 1.2 mpd on local transactions you can still net a great 16.2 mpd during this offer.
Remember to transfer your KrisPay miles immediately into the KrisFlyer programme after earning, since if they become partially used by mistake or you forget after 7 days, they’ll be stuck in the Kris+ app, where their value is dismal.
Even if none of the 20 restaurants participating in this Gastronomy Series promotion are of interest to you, remember that Kris+ now has over 280 earning partners across Singapore for in-store transactions, paying recently-enhanced 3 mpd, 6 mpd or 9 mpd earn rates, so you should be regularly picking up additional miles this way at various F&B, fashion and electronics stores.
(Cover Photo: Stefan Johnson)