Earlier this year KrisFlyer announced a new partnership with restaurant reservation service Quandoo, allowing members all over the world to earn 100 KrisFlyer miles for each completed booking at over 18,000 restaurants across 13 countries, including over 1,300 restaurants in Singapore itself.
Unlike the existing Kris+ booking partnership with Chope, dubbed “Makan+”, the major benefit here is the ability to earn these miles in several useful countries outside Singapore, including Hong Kong, Australia and the UK, either for overseas members or for Singapore-based members dining out while travelling abroad.
In January 2023 Quandoo had a double miles promo for Chinese New Year, and now it’s back with a slightly lesser but still interesting deal.
150 miles promo
Quandoo has now announced a month-long 50% bonus miles earning promotion, running from 10th April 2023 until 9th May 2023, which will allow you to net 150 KrisFlyer miles for each attended restaurant reservation, instead of the usual 100 miles.
Miles are not awarded if you cancel your reservation or no-show, and remember – you won’t be eligible to earn Quandoo loyalty points if you opt for KrisFlyer miles earning instead, so there’s potentially some cashback sacrifice to consider here.
Importantly, only bookings made from 10th April 2023 until 9th May 2023, for reservations on or before 9th May 2023, will qualify for the bonus 150 miles earn rate. If you booked on 9th April 2023 or earlier for a reservation within the offer period, you would need to cancel and rebook to get the 150 miles rate.
How it works
If you don’t already have a Quandoo account, you can create one at quandoo.sg.
Then simply log on to your account and view your profile on a desktop site, from the link in the top right of the screen. The mobile app (Apple / Android) now also supports adding your KrisFlyer membership details.
Scroll down and you’ll see the option to link your KrisFlyer account, as shown below.
Once you have entered your details and submitted the form, your KrisFlyer account becomes linked. There is also the option to unlink your account if you wish.
Once your account is linked you’ll earn 100 KrisFlyer miles for every restaurant booking made (and actually attended) by you and your guests, which is hiked to 150 KrisFlyer miles for reservations made and attended between 10th April 2023 and 9th May 2023.
As with Chope and Makan+, there is no additional cost for making a restaurant booking through Quandoo.
You cannot ‘double dip’ KrisFlyer miles earning and Quandoo Points earning, so by linking your KrisFlyer account you will earn miles instead of points. If you want to swap back – just unlink your KrisFlyer account.
KrisFlyer miles are awarded 10 days after your reservation date, directly into your KrisFlyer account, and will then be valid for 3 years under the normal KrisFlyer expiry rules (expiry is coming back, by the way – here’s what to do if you’re affected).
Do note that reservations made using the embedded Quandoo widget on a restaurant’s website, or on third party websites (including those that are “powered by Quandoo” or “in partnership with Quandoo”) are not eligible for KrisFlyer miles earning.
You will need to book your chosen restaurant directly via the Quandoo desktop site or mobile app, while logged on to your linked account, to be eligible for miles.
Stack with Kris+ earn and credit card miles where you can
At many Quandoo restaurants in Singapore you can also earn up to 9 mpd by paying through the Kris+ app, in addition to any points awarded with your credit card, potentially adding another 6 mpd to the equation, even if you booked the table itself using Quandoo.
That means your 150 miles for the booking itself at these restaurants can be a nice boost to additional miles earning when it comes to paying the bill for your meal.
Speaking of paying for your bill, you should also of course be targeting a credit card offering bonus points for dining, with options including the UOB Lady’s Cards (6 mpd, if dining is one of your nominated bonus categories) and the HSBC Revolution (4 mpd, provided you can make contactless payment).
The overseas booking benefit
As we mentioned above, one great advantage of KrisFlyer miles earning with Quandoo restaurant bookings is the extensive global coverage of the programme, useful for overseas members and those based in Singapore who are making bookings while travelling.
The platform boasts restaurant partners not only in Singapore but in the following 12 countries too:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
In London alone, there are 793 restaurants on Quandoo at the time of writing, more than half the number there are across all of Singapore, while in Sydney and Melbourne combined there are over 1,000 restaurants.
You can only link your Quandoo and Singapore Airlines account via the Singapore site at quandoo.sg, but you can then earn miles when booking and attending restaurant reservations in any of Quandoo’s markets globally, provided you are logged on to your Singapore account either on the desktop site or via the mobile app.
Quandoo looks like it should be your go-to booking platform for restaurant reservations between now and 9th May 2023, with 50% bonus KrisFlyer miles on offer for attended bookings, meaning 150 miles instead of the usual 100 miles, with no upper cap.
This is 50% more than the miles you’ll get booking restaurants via the Kris+ / Chope partnership (Makan+) during this period, and also includes thousands of overseas restaurants too – useful for those travelling or based overseas.
For those dining in Singapore, remember to check whether your chosen restaurant is also on the Kris+ earn list, for up to 9 mpd when you settle your bill, in addition to any credit card points.
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