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Kris+ cutting earn rates at over 70 merchants by up to 67% from May

Over 70 Kris+ merchants are reducing their earn rate from 1st May 2023, some by up to two-thirds.

Here's the full list.

Back in April 2022, SIA’s “lifestyle app” Kris+ streamlined its miles earning structure at partner merchants across Singapore, with three simple (and for the most part quite generous) earn rates of 3 mpd, 6 mpd and 9 mpd on a year-round basis, covering over 230 merchants including dining, wellness and retail options.

The deal had first appeared in August 2021, but had then become a “permanent” arrangement.

Unfortunately nothing is forever, and the generosity wasn’t set to last, because Kris+ has now revealed that over 70 merchants that are part of the earning programme will have their accrual rates cut from 1st May 2023.


That’s a shame as Kris+ is a very useful way of topping up your KrisFlyer miles balance throughout the year, but the good news is that 80% of merchants will see no change to their current earning rates.

Reduced earn rates at 71 merchants

There are currently an impressive 398 Kris+ earning merchants across Singapore, with thousands of outlets between them, and the vast majority are not changing their earning rates.

(Image: Singapore Airlines)

Unfortunately, 71 merchants are moving to a lower earn rate from 1st May 2023, only around 18% of the cohort, but many of them are popular and easy ways to accrue large volumes of miles, so the effect may feel a little more disproportionate than that.

In the process, Kris+ is now adding three new earning rates to its current 9 mpd, 6 mpd and 3 mpd trio:

  • 7 mpd
  • 5 mpd
  • 1 mpd

Here’s a summary of how many merchants will drop into each category from 1st May 2023, compared to now.

Kris+ Earning Rates

Earn Rate Merchants
Till 30th April 2023 From 1st May 2023
9 mpd 179 164
7 mpd 13
6 mpd 205 165
5 mpd 11
3 mpd 14 31
1 mpd 14
Total 398 398
  • The average earn rate across all 398 Kris+ merchants will drop from 7.2 mpd to 6.8 mpd from 1st May 2023.
  • The average earn rate across the 71 Kris+ merchants cutting their earn rate will drop from 6.0 mpd to 3.7 mpd from 1st May 2023.

Full list: 3 mpd merchants cutting rates

All 14 merchants currently earning 3 mpd are shifting to 1 mpd from 1st May 2023. This includes some major retailers like Audio House, Challenger, Harvey Norman, Parisilk and iStudio.

Arguably this is the biggest hit here – a 67% reduction in earn rate. It’s possible to make some very large transactions at stores like these when purchasing electronic goods like phones and laptops, and since Kris+ earning is uncapped it can therefore be a significant source of miles for many of our readers.


Here’s the full rundown of all 3 mpd merchants suffering reduced earn rates from 1st May 2023.

3 mpd merchant rate cuts

Merchant Current rate   New rate
ASA Holidays 3 mpd 1 mpd
Audio House 3 mpd 1 mpd
Buttrmilk 3 mpd 1 mpd
Challenger 3 mpd 1 mpd
CTC Travel 3 mpd 1 mpd
Harvey Norman 3 mpd* 1 mpd
Mount Faber Leisure
(Singapore Cable Car)
3 mpd 1 mpd
Parisilk 3 mpd 1 mpd
EU Holidays 3 mpd 1 mpd
Hong Thai Travel 3 mpd 1 mpd
iStudio 3 mpd 1 mpd
L. G. E. Travel 3 mpd 1 mpd
Super Travels 3 mpd 1 mpd
UOB Travel 3 mpd 1 mpd

* Temporarily 4 mpd till 3rd April 2023

These changes would effectively wipe out the 3 mpd earn rate, but as you’ll see below there will actually be more 3 mpd merchants in future, since over 30 of those currently offering 6 mpd will drop into this category.

Full list: 6 mpd merchants cutting rates

31 out of 204 current 6 mpd merchants in the Kris+ programme are halving their earn rate to 3 mpd, including Adidas, Simmons, G2000 and Fullerton Health, while a further 11 are moving down only slightly with a 17% reduction to a new 5 mpd category, including the Paradise restaurant outlets.


Here’s the full rundown of all 6 mpd merchants suffering reduced earn rates from 1st May 2023.

6 mpd merchant rate cuts

Merchant Current rate   New rate
800 Degrees Woodfired Pizza 6 mpd 3 mpd
Adidas 6 mpd 3 mpd
Ardennes Health 6 mpd 3 mpd
Benjamin Barker 6 mpd 3 mpd
Blimpie 6 mpd 3 mpd
Cali 6 mpd 3 mpd
Camberley Pre-School 6 mpd 3 mpd
Cath Kidston 6 mpd 3 mpd
D’Cuisines 6 mpd 3 mpd
Famous Amos 6 mpd 3 mpd
Fatburger & Buffalo’s 6 mpd 3 mpd
Fish Market Sakuraya 6 mpd 3 mpd
Fullerton Health 6 mpd 3 mpd
Fusion Medical 6 mpd 3 mpd
G2000 6 mpd 3 mpd
GRT Jewellers 6 mpd 3 mpd
Honolulu Cafe 6 mpd 3 mpd
JINJJA Chicken 6 mpd 3 mpd
Joo Bar 6 mpd 3 mpd
Lamalolly 6 mpd 3 mpd
Le Petit Society 6 mpd 3 mpd
Minmed Group 6 mpd 3 mpd
Overscoop 6 mpd 3 mpd
Phoenix Medical Group 6 mpd 3 mpd
Ryan’s Kitchen 6 mpd 3 mpd
Simmons 6 mpd 3 mpd
Social Place 6 mpd 3 mpd
Sunday Staples 6 mpd 3 mpd
The Chinese Wedding Shop 6 mpd 3 mpd
The Green Capsule 6 mpd 3 mpd
WatchBox 6 mpd 3 mpd
Beauty in The Pot 6 mpd 5 mpd
Canton Noodle & Congee House 6 mpd 5 mpd
Canton Paradise 6 mpd 5 mpd
Le Shrimp Ramen 6 mpd 5 mpd
LeNu Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar 6 mpd 5 mpd
Paradise Classic 6 mpd 5 mpd
Paradise Dynasty 6 mpd 5 mpd
Paradise Hotpot 6 mpd 5 mpd
Paradise Teochew 6 mpd 5 mpd
Seafood Paradise 6 mpd 5 mpd
Taste Paradise 6 mpd 5 mpd

Full list: 9 mpd merchants cutting rates

Two of 176 current 9 mpd merchants are cutting their earn rate to 6 mpd, a 33% reduction, while 13 others at this top earning rate are moving into a new 7 mpd category, which represents a 22% cut.


Here’s the full rundown of all 9 mpd merchants suffering reduced earn rates from 1st May 2023.

9 mpd merchant rate cuts

Merchant Current rate   New rate
Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar 9 mpd 6 mpd
PHS Hairscience 9 mpd 6 mpd
Dancing Crab 9 mpd 7 mpd
Douraku Sushi 9 mpd 7 mpd
Duckland 9 mpd 7 mpd
Lao Beijing 9 mpd 7 mpd
LingZhi Vegetarian 9 mpd 7 mpd
QIN Restaurant & Bar 9 mpd 7 mpd
Slappy Cakes 9 mpd 7 mpd
Tong Le Private Dining 9 mpd 7 mpd
Tung Lok Peking Duck 9 mpd 7 mpd
Tung Lok Seafood 9 mpd 7 mpd
Tung Lok Signatures 9 mpd 7 mpd
Tung Lok Teahouse 9 mpd 7 mpd
USHIO Sumiyaki & Sake Bar 9 mpd 7 mpd

There’s still a month to take advantage

One bit of good news regarding this cut to Kris+ merchant earning is that you can still enjoy the current rates for purchases made through the Kris+ app at these stores, restaurants and ticket merchants right through to 30th April 2023.

This might be of particular interest to those looking to make a big-ticket electronics purchase like a new laptop or TV at outlets including iStudio, Challenger and Harvey Norman.

Indeed Kris+ is currently offering an uncapped additional 1 mpd at Harvey Norman, for 4 mpd total earning, before your credit card points are accounted for.

This applies for in-store purchases made with in-app Kris+ payment between now and Monday 3rd April 2023, so there are a few more days to take advantage before the rate drops to 3 mpd, then down to 1 mpd from 1st May 2023.

How to earn miles with Kris+ when purchasing

Since September 2021, in-app payments have been the only way to earn Kris+ 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 you should then transfer immediately to your KrisFlyer account (you only have seven days to do so, before the miles are stuck in KrisPay with a paltry 0.67 cents rebate value against future purchases).

Over 320 merchants keep the same earn rate

The other good news regarding this unfortunate earning reduction at many merchants is that the vast majority – 82% – will be unscathed and continue to earn at their current 3 mpd, 6 mpd or 9 mpd rates, even after 1st May 2023.

If your favourite merchants are on this list – there’s no need to worry as nothing will be changing for you. Click the list below to expand and see for yourself.


Merchant   Earn rate
25 Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar 9 mpd
5 ON 25 9 mpd
665o F 9 mpd
Aether House 9 mpd
Alley on 25 9 mpd
Alma by Juan Amador 9 mpd
Amò 9 mpd
Anti:dote 9 mpd
Art 9 mpd
Arteastiq (Jewel Changi Airport) 9 mpd
Arteastiq (Mandarin Gallery) 9 mpd
Arteastiq Bistro 9 mpd
Asian Market Cafe 9 mpd
Atico Lounge 9 mpd
atout 9 mpd
Atrium 9 mpd
Bacha Coffee 9 mpd
BAKALAKI Greek Taverna 9 mpd
Bar Square 9 mpd
BBQ Express 9 mpd
Botanico at The Garage 9 mpd
Braci 9 mpd
Cajun on Wheels (Plaza Singapura) 9 mpd
Club 5 9 mpd
Delibowl 9 mpd
Edge 9 mpd
Extra Virgin Pizza 9 mpd
FIRE 9 mpd
FLNT 9 mpd
GEMMA 9 mpd
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar 9 mpd
Ginger 9 mpd
Hai Tien Lo 9 mpd
Honeymill 9 mpd
Island Creamery 9 mpd
Jiang-Nan Chun 9 mpd
Keyaki 9 mpd
L’Angelus 9 mpd
Les Bouchons 9 mpd
Levant 9 mpd
LeVeL 33 9 mpd
Li Bai (Sheraton Towers) 9 mpd
Lime (PARKROYAL Pickering) 9 mpd
Lime House 9 mpd
Little Italy Salumeria 9 mpd
Manna Bistro & Grill 9 mpd
Mellower Coffee 9 mpd
Mikuni 9 mpd
Mimi Restaurant 9 mpd
Mitsu Sushi Bar 9 mpd
MONTI 9 mpd
Mr Stork 9 mpd
Nobu Singapore 9 mpd
Nuodle 9 mpd
One-Ninety Bar 9 mpd
Origin Grill 9 mpd
OverEasy 9 mpd
One-Ninety Restaurant 9 mpd
Pacific Marketplace 9 mpd
Paper Rice 9 mpd
Pastaria Abate 9 mpd
Peach Blossoms 9 mpd
Peppermint 9 mpd
Perch 9 mpd
Pig N Whistle British Pub 9 mpd
Portman's Bar 9 mpd
Prego 9 mpd
Restaurant JAG 9 mpd
Ristorante Da Valentino 9 mpd
Si Chuan Dou Hua 9 mpd
SKAI Bar 9 mpd
Skyline Bar 9 mpd
SKAI Restaurant 9 mpd
Southbridge 9 mpd
Spice Brasserie 9 mpd
Supresso 9 mpd
The Dining Room (Sheraton Towers) 9 mpd
The Nursery Cafe & Bar 9 mpd
The Spot 9 mpd
The Summerhouse 9 mpd
The Xiang Pavilion 9 mpd
The White Tiffin 9 mpd
The Whole Kitchen 9 mpd
Tian Fu Tea Room 9 mpd
TONITO 9 mpd
UNA at Alkaff Mansion 9 mpd
WAKANUI Grill 9 mpd
Window on the Park 9 mpd
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse 9 mpd
Xin Cuisine 9 mpd
19 Tea 6 mpd
108 Matcha Saro 6 mpd
Aburi-EN 6 mpd
Alegria SIngapore 6 mpd
Andersen’s of Denmark 6 mpd
Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport 6 mpd
BAM! Restaurant 6 mpd
Bangkok Jam 6 mpd
Barossa Steak & Grill 6 mpd
Bee Cheng Hiang 6 mpd
Bee Cheng Hiang Gallery 6 mpd
Beans Party Dessert 6 mpd
Beppu Menkan 6 mpd
Bistro G 6 mpd
BRINE 6 mpd
Cafe Monochrome 6 mpd
Cedele 6 mpd
Cheeselads 6 mpd
CO CHUNG 6 mpd
Co+Nut+ink 6 mpd
COCA 6 mpd
DOCO Donburi 6 mpd
Dopo Teatro 6 mpd
Edith Patisserie 6 mpd
Evan's Kitch 6 mpd
EGA Juice Clinic 6 mpd
EN Dining 6 mpd
Enjoy Eating House 6 mpd
Four Seasons Durians 6 mpd
Garrett Popcorn Shops 6 mpd
Geometry 6 mpd
Golden Moments 6 mpd
Gong Cha 6 mpd
Greenhouse 6 mpd
Grin Affair 6 mpd
Huggs Coffee 6 mpd
Ikigai Izakaya 6 mpd
iVegan 6 mpd
JU95 6 mpd
Joy Luck Teahouse 6 mpd
Kabuke 6 mpd
Kam's Roast 6 mpd
Kazo Singapore 6 mpd
Krispy Kreme 6 mpd
La Lola Churreria 6 mpd
Little Caesars Pizza 6 mpd
llaollao 6 mpd
Maison Kayser 6 mpd
MediumRare by Saveur 6 mpd
Menya Kokoro 6 mpd
Mrs Pho 6 mpd
MyEureka 6 mpd
Niku Kappo 6 mpd
O Happi Place 6 mpd
Paris Baguette 6 mpd
Patisserie CLE 6 mpd
Patisserie G 6 mpd
Polar Puffs & Cakes 6 mpd
Quinn's Irish Tavern 6 mpd
Red House Seafood 6 mpd
Rocku Yakinuku 6 mpd
Sakunthala’s Food Palace 6 mpd
SARAI 6 mpd
Saveur 6 mpd
Srisun Express 6 mpd
Straits Chinese Restaurant 6 mpd
Suki-Ya KIN 6 mpd
Sushi Airways 6 mpd
Sushi Jiro Keppel Bay 6 mpd
Sushi Jiro Parkroyal Collection MB 6 mpd
Tajimaya Yakiniku 6 mpd
Tanglin Cookhouse 6 mpd
TANOKE 6 mpd
Tee Deck 6 mpd
The Coconut Club 9 mpd
The Coffee Academics 6 mpd
The Rebel Company Cafe & Bar 6 mpd
The Meatery 6 mpd
Toss and Turn 6 mpd
TP Tea 6 mpd
True Blue Cuisine 6 mpd
Tsuta Japanese Dining 6 mpd
Vibes Cafe 6 mpd
Vineyard 6 mpd
Waku-Shin Yakiniku 6 mpd
Wanpo Tea Shop 6 mpd
Well Played Cafe 6 mpd
Yenly Yours Dessert 6 mpd
Zaffron Kitchen 6 mpd


Merchant   Earn rate
Kiztopia 9 mpd
The Ballet & Music Company 9 mpd
The Par Club 9 mpd
Trickeye @ Southside 9 mpd
Virtual Room 9 mpd
iFly Singapore 6 mpd
Madame Tussauds Singapore 6 mpd
Mega Adventure 6 mpd
NERF Action Xperience 6 mpd
National Gallery Singapore 6 mpd
Ola Beach Club 6 mpd
Sentosa Activities 6 mpd
Spin Paint House 6 mpd
The Royal Albatross 6 mpd
Tree Art 6 mpd


Merchant Earn rate
Bratpack 9 mpd
Breitling 9 mpd
Chagaan Cashmere 9 mpd
Chokmah 9 mpd
Coldwear 9 mpd
Creative Jewellery Studio 9 mpd
CYC Made to Measure 9 mpd
Dear Collective 9 mpd
Delsey Paris 9 mpd
Eden and Elie 9 mpd
Farm Frozen 9 mpd
GROHE 9 mpd
Herschel Supply Co 9 mpd
HoneyWorld 9 mpd
ipse ipsa ipsum 9 mpd
Janice Wong 9 mpd
Kilogramme 9 mpd
LeCaine Gems 9 mpd
Little Big Garden 9 mpd
LPB Market 9 mpd
Maharaja's Tailors 9 mpd
Mayer 9 mpd
Nila Aromatherapy 9 mpd
Penhaligon's 9 mpd
Perk by Kate 9 mpd
PUMA 9 mpd
RISIS 9 mpd
So France 9 mpd
Softhaus 9 mpd
State Property 9 mpd
Sunnystep 9 mpd
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. 9 mpd
The Nursery Singapore 9 mpd
The Shirt Bar 9 mpd
Timbuk2 9 mpd
Victorinox 9 mpd
808 Cycles 6 mpd
Adertek Baby & Kids 6 mpd
AIBI 6 mpd
All India Supermart 6 mpd
Angra Wine & Spirit 6 mpd
Asics 6 mpd
Birkenstock 6 mpd
Bottles & Bottles 6 mpd
Bowers & Wilkins 6 mpd
Bynd Artisan 6 mpd
Candy Empire 6 mpd
Capitol Optical 6 mpd
Carv Butchery 6 mpd
Cole Haan 6 mpd
Cycle Project Store 6 mpd
Dragon Brand Bird’s Nest 6 mpd
Dreamcore 6 mpd
ECCO 6 mpd
FOX Kids & Babyy 6 mpd
GUESS 6 mpd
Her Velvet Vase 6 mpd
In Good Company 6 mpd
JVD 6 mpd
Kim Tee 6 mpd
KLARRA 6 mpd
Klosh 6 mpd
La Senza 6 mpd
LEGO Certified Store 6 mpd
Leong Poh Kee 6 mpd
Love & Co. 6 mpd
MBT 6 mpd
Neal’s Yard Remedies 6 mpd
Old Seng Choong 6 mpd
Outdoor Life 6 mpd
PEDRO 6 mpd
Prestige Affairs 6 mpd
Pretty Ballerinas 6 mpd
Royal Sporting House 6 mpd
SK Jewellery 6 mpd
SMEG 6 mpd
Sri Murugan 6 mpd
Superdry 6 mpd
TWG Tea 6 mpd
VitaKids 6 mpd


Merchant Earn rate
CARs 9 mpd
EA Detailer 9 mpd
For the Love of Laundry 9 mpd
Jete Studios 9 mpd
Jo Artysan 9 mpd
Matchday Central 9 mpd
The Big Blow 9 mpd
The Little Gym 9 mpd
The Ring Boxing Community 9 mpd
Uni Gallery by Oosterbay 9 mpd
De Arte Hair 6 mpd
Futurum 6 mpd
JDMIS 6 mpd
LifeSpa 6 mpd
Power Kids Gym 6 mpd
Shunji Matsuo 6 mpd
Sultans of Shave 6 mpd
The Toothbar Dental 6 mpd
TONI&GUY 6 mpd


Merchant Earn rate
boOm Singapore 9 mpd
Browtisan 9 mpd
DrHair 9 mpd
DrSpa 9 mpd
FE The Nail Lounge 9 mpd
HADA Aesthetics 9 mpd
House of Traditional Javanese Massage 9 mpd
Jyan Yoga Studio 9 mpd
La Source Spa 9 mpd
Mirage Aesthetic 9 mpd
Multiflora TCM Spa 9 mpd
N20 Nail Spa 9 mpd
Perky Lash 9 mpd
Regina Hair Removal Specialist 9 mpd
Revel Fit 9 mpd
Skinfitness 9 mpd
St Gregory Spa (Pan Pacific) 9 mpd
St Gregory Spa (PARKROYAL Beach Rd) 9 mpd
St Gregory Spa (PARKROYAL Marina Bay) 9 mpd
St Gregory Spa (PARKROYAL Pickering) 9 mpd
Sugar(ed) 9 mpd
Willow Stream Spa 9 mpd
BazGym 6 mpd
Chez Vous 6 mpd
Devarana Wellness 6 mpd
Erabelle 6 mpd
Ikeda Spa 6 mpd
Jal Yoga 6 mpd
Joyre TCMedi Spa 6 mpd
JR Fitness 6 mpd
Kenko Wellness Spa & Reflexology 6 mpd
Options Pilates Studio 6 mpd
Princess's Cottage 6 mpd
Smilepoint Dental 6 mpd
Splice Barbershop 6 mpd
The Posture Lab 6 mpd
The Thai Spa 6 mpd

Credit card points of up to 6 mpd are still in addition

Another thing that’s not changing about Kris+ is that you’ll still accrue points or miles on your credit card for the spend made for in-app payment transactions, in some cases adding up to 6 mpd to the maximum 9 mpd Kris+ is dishing out, for up to 15 mpd total earning.

This depends on the credit card you hold and the merchant category (MCC code) of the retailer.


Where possible, you’ll want to be using a credit card offering a 6 mpd or 4 mpd bonus rate when making payment at these merchants, which you’ll then earn separately and in addition to up to 9 mpd through Kris+.

The following cards will earn at their bonus rates of between 3 mpd and 6 mpd for spend in the specific MCCs listed. You can check the MCC with the merchant in advance of your payment if you are unsure, though some are obvious (like restaurants – 5812).

Card Earn
Notes / MCCs
Ladys CardUOB Lady’s

Ladys Solitaire CardUOB Lady’s Solitaire

6 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:
Dining: MCC 5499
MCC 5812
MCC 5814
Beauty: MCC 5977
MCC 7230
MCC 7297
MCC 7298
Fashion: MCC 5621
MCC 5651
MCC 5661
MCC 5691
MCC 5699
MCC 5948
HSBC Revo Card SmallHSBC Revolution
(see our review)
4 mpd On contactless or mobile wallet payments at specific outlets by MCC, capped at S$1,000 per calendar month.
MCC 3501
MCC 5045
MCC 5441
MCC 5462
MCC 5499
MCC 5621
MCC 5651
MCC 5661
MCC 5691
MCC 5699
MCC 5732
MCC 5734
MCC 5812
MCC 5814
MCC 5944
MCC 5945
MCC 5947
MCC 5948
MCC 5992
MCC 5999
MCC 7011
MCC 7997
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Card-small.pngDBS WWMC
(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.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Card-trans-Small.pngOCBC TR
(see our review)
4 mpd On shopping transactions in specific MCCs, capped at S$12,000 per card membership year.
MCC 5621
MCC 5651
MCC 5661
MCC 5691
MCC 5699
MCC 5732
CardMaybank 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.
MCC 5812  
Card SmallKrisFlyer UOB
(see our review)
3 mpd On all Kris+ spend, with no minimum and no upper cap.

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.

Stacking example

Let’s say you make an S$80 purchase at Bottles&Bottles, a 6 mpd merchant with Kris+, and pay in-app using your DBS WWMC card.

Total earning for the transaction will be:

  • 480 KrisPay miles (S$80 x 6) awarded instantly
  • 16 DBS Points awarded when the transaction posts (~ 3 days)
  • 144 DBS Points awarded around the middle of the following month

The 160 DBS Points you’ll accrue in total are equivalent to 320 KrisFlyer miles, and the 480 KrisPay miles can be instantly converted 1:1 into KrisFlyer miles, for a total effective earning of 800 KrisFlyer Miles for this S$80 purchase (10 mpd).




Kris+ is cutting earn rates at 71 merchants from 1st May 2023, in some cases by as little as 17% (those moving from 6 mpd to 5 mpd), but in the worst cases by 67% (those moving from 3 mpd to just 1 mpd).

It’s also those high-ticket spend partners like Harvey Norman, Audio House and iStudio that see the worst cut in percentage terms, which can make a big difference to your bottom-line miles earning when picking up goods like laptops or new TVs.

The good news is that there’s still a full month to take advantage of current earn rates before the cuts take effect, so you should scan through the full list above and plan any purchases you need by 30th April 2023 at these retailers if possible.

In other good news, over 320 Kris+ merchants (4 out of 5) aren’t changing their earn rates at all, and this list includes some of our personal favourite eating, drinking and shopping outlets, like Southbridge, LeVel33, Perch, Cole Haan, Bottles & Bottles and Superdry.

Over 80 Kris+ dining merchants still earn 9 mpd including Perch at Jewel. (Photo: Perch)

While this is an unfortunate cut in earn rates at many partners, ultimately Kris+ has been offering significant generosity since increasing these a year ago, especially at electronics stores where large purchases must have been resulting in some significant miles accruals and associated costs for retailers like iStudio.

Even these outlets will still earn 1 mpd from 1st May 2023, on top of your credit card points, and any miles are better than no miles provided the goods are no more expensive than they would be elsewhere!

In the meantime happy shopping until 30th April 2023 (at least) and never forget the golden rule – transfer your KrisPay miles straight into your KrisFlyer account after each purchase!

(Cover Photo: Harvey Norman)



  1. Famous Amos nooooooooooooo!! I was happily munching my way to a J saver to PER haha, but my waistline will be relieved I suppose.

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