[Edit: An earlier version of this post referred to the promotion as targeted because a lot of people were reporting unsuccessful sign ups. It has since been clarified that there was a website glitch preventing people from registering successfully. This appears to have been resolved. Thanks Gideon]
If you hold an AMEX Krisflyer cobrand card you might be interested to know that there’s a new promotion that gets you an additional 4 mpd on mobile payments (Android, Samsung and Apple Pay) up to a limit of $300 spending per card.
You can register for the offer here. Registration is limited to the first 30,000 cards (one person can register multiple cards) and the promotion is valid till 31 March 2018.
The 4 bonus mpd is in addition to the base earning rate that your card has. So, in other words, here’s what you earn for the first $300 of spending per card:
- Krisflyer Blue:1.1 + 4= 5.1 mpd
- Krisflyer Ascend: 1.2 + 4= 5.2 mpd
- PPS Krisflyer:1.3+ 4= 5.3 mpd
- Solitaire PPS Krisflyer: 1.3 +4 =5.3 mpd
The maximum bonus you can earn per card is 1,200 miles (i.e. $300 * 4 mpd). This bonus is on top of the base miles earned. If you hold multiple cobrand cards, you can register all of them and enjoy the $300 cap on a per card basis.
If you already own a cobrand card, this is certainly something you should register for. However, if you don’t currently own one, I’d encourage you not to sign up just for the purpose of taking advantage of this promotion. Remember that AMEX has historically offered up to 10,000 miles as a joining gift for its cobrand cards, and you’d be much better waiting for a similar offer to come around.