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Epic Mileslife 4X dining promotion- up to 12 mpd until 9 July

Mileslife launched in Singapore a few weeks ago, giving you the opportunity to earn bonus miles on dining and other lifestyle spending.

They launched with a series of promotions, including 100 miles for linking an FFP to your Mileslife account, 1,500 miles for signing up through this link and spending S$39 within 30 days, and a 3X bonus on dining for miles, meaning that if a restaurant was ordinarily offering 3 mpd, you’d earn 9 mpd until 20 June.

Well, 20 June has come and gone, but here are two new offers:

(1) From 21 June to 7 July, you can enjoy 4X the miles when you dine at Mileslife merchants and pay using the Mileslife app. So if the regular miles earning rate is 3 mpd, you’ll get 12 mpd. 

(2) There’s a new promo code that applies to both existing and new users. Anyone who enters ML621 on the Mileslife app will get 500 bonus miles with their next purchase. This code is valid till 9 July, and you must spend within one month of entering the code.

You might like to know that Mileslife is launching travel package bookings on its app with 4X miles till 9 July. I’ve not looked at any of the deals in great detail, but it’s worth checking out if you’ve decided to use an OTA for your stay. As always, you should compare prices with other OTAs and ensure that you’re paying about the same price, and if not, that the bonus miles are worth the additional money.

Final point: Mileslife is a new platform and there will be teething problems. You’re going to meet staff who haven’t heard of the app, and there may or may not be wonky transactions that don’t post properly.  If that happens, I’d encourage you to reach out to the Mileslife team at [email protected] as they’ve been quite good at resolving problems and getting miles retrocredited.

Also, remember that Mileslife currently codes as a professional services purchase, so it will not earn 10X points with the DBS Woman’s World card. They’re working on getting a new MCC that will let you maximize your 10X online spending bonus, and I’ll update you when that happens.

You can use this link to download Mileslife, if you haven’t already done so.

PSA: Make your first Mileslife spend within 30 days to get your 1.5K miles bonus

A few weeks ago I posted about Mileslife, the app that allows you to earn bonus miles when spending at dining and other lifestyle merchants around Singapore.

As part of its launch publicity blitz, Mileslife is offering several miles earning promotions as well as a sign up bonus for new members. Those who sign up using my link get 1,500 miles (instead of the regular 1,000) after their first spend of S$39 at any Mileslife merchant (I also earn a referral bonus).

My understanding used to be that was that there was no time limit for this S$39 spend, but I’ve since learned that this needs to be done within 30 days of signing up. So, for example, everyone who signed up on the launch day of 1 June has until 1 July to make the S$39 spend to earn the 1.5K bonus miles.

If you’ve forgotten the date you signed up on you can check this in the Mileslife app. Just go to Account–> Vouchers. You’ll see at the bottom of the 1,500 miles voucher the expiry date (in this case, 1 July)

photo credit: Louis

It’s not ideal in one sense because it has the unintended consequence of penalizing those who signed up early and haven’t had a chance to use Mileslife yet. On the other hand, the 1.5K sign up bonus is meant to encourage early adoption of the platform and isn’t meant to last forever, so people who sign up later may not be able to get this offer either.

That said, Mileslife will be launching a new promotion this week after the current 3X miles on dining deal ends on the 20th, so there will be some significant incentives to make your first Mileslife spend soon if you haven’t already.

Mileslife launches in Singapore, offers up to 9 mpd on dining for limited time

[the following is not a sponsored post, however I earn a miles referral bonus for every person who signs up using my link]

The demise of the dining card has caused much despair among food-loving miles chasers in Singapore. The HSBC Advance (as we know it) will cease to be from 31st May and the UOB PP Amex continues to play a game of cat and mouse with most applicants, as does the Citi Clear Platinum.

Fortunately, there’s a solution at hand. A few months ago I attended a beta testing event for Mileslife and met its founder, Troy (one of the original members of BoardingArea).

Troy told me more about Mileslife, a payment platform that lets you earn additional miles on top of your credit card, all for no additional cost. Read on for a special sign up offer for Milelion readers.

How does it work?

How it works is simple-  you dine at a Mileslife-eligible restaurant and when the time comes to pay, tell them you want to pay through the Mileslife app. You’ll then earn miles not just from your credit card, but the Mileslife platform too. There’s no additional cost for paying through the Mileslife app.

So in the example above, if I use my DBS Altitude credit card and spend S$40 in total, I will earn S$40 *3 miles= 120 miles from the Mileslife app + S$40* 1.2 miles= 48 miles from my DBS Altitude card for a total of 168 miles (from now till 20th June you earn 3X the miles from Mileslife, so you’ll get 40*9 + 48= 408 miles total- see below). 

Who can I transfer my miles to?

Although Mileslife lets you earn your garden variety SQ and Cathay miles, what’s interesting to me is that you can start building a base with other loyalty programs. There are a total of 12 different loyalty programs you can choose to earn with.

That’s a very extensive list, and mileage crediting takes place within 3-5 business days. No conversion fee applies.

Here’s how it looks like in your Krisflyer account (I got 5,000 miles for being part of the beta testing event that happened back in April)

Mileslife Launch Offers

As part of the Singapore launch, Mileslife is running a series of bonus miles promotions that I’d like to share with you-

Sign up bonus for Milelion readers

The regular signup bonus for Mileslife is 1,000 miles after a spend of S$39. However, if you use the referral code MILELION, you’ll earn 50% more miles, or 1,500 miles after a S$39 spend.

If you sign up using this link, you won’t need to enter any code– the bonus will be automatically credited to your account!

Triple miles on all restaurants till 20 June

From now till 20th June, Mileslife is offering a dining promotion where restaurants award 3X the regular miles. You can see the base earning rates in the spreadsheet below. So if a restaurant here says S$1= 3 miles, it gets S$1=9 miles from now till 20th June.

EDIT: There are some delays in the rollout, so you should refer to the Mileslife app for the latest list of available restaurants before deciding where to dine. Have removed the list temporarily to avoid confusion

100 miles for linking your FFP account

This one is easy- simply link your FFP account to Mileslife and you get 100 bonus miles. Remember that Mileslife automatically credits your miles to your FFP, so no conversion fees apply.

Things to note

I’ve been told by Mileslife that payments through the app will be coded as online transactions for professional services. This means you will not earn any 10X bonuses with cards like the DBS Woman’s World card. You should therefore use your general spending card with Mileslife, and not count on earning 10X online spending bonuses, at least not just yet. 

I’ve also been told that although the app prices in SGD, the backend sees this as a foreign transaction, so you may incur foreign transaction fees and/or DCC fees, depending on your bank. Fortunately this is only temporary- Mileslife is working to get processed as a local merchant, and when that’s done the problem should go away.

Finally, if you use Mileslife to pay, you will not be able to use the restaurant’s own loyalty program. This is mainly a Crystal Jade issue- if you use Mileslife, you can’t earn Crystal Jadeite points. 

All things considered though, I think this is a great opportunity for those of you who don’t have a dining card to earn closer to the 4 mpd mark on dining. Even if you have a dining card, there’s the potential to earn beyond 4 mpd with the promotions that Mileslife runs. I would imagine that as the restaurant list expands and new partners are signed up, you’ll be seeing some restaurants offering limited time promotions to drive business.

Mileslife will eventually expand in Singapore to offer miles on spa trips, theme park tickets and other recreational activities.