AMEX KrisFlyer credit cards normally earn a bonus 2 mpd on all Grab transactions (including GrabFood) as an evergreen benefit, capped at S$200 per month.
There’s a new AMEX offer that expands this to cover Deliveroo and foodpanda, albeit on a temporary basis. From 12 May to 11 June 2020, cardholders can register to earn a bonus 2 mpd, capped at S$200 total spending.
This offer is limited to the first 15,000 registered cards, and like all AMEX Offers, it may be targeted. If you don’t see it in the app or online, it means you’re not eligible.
|❓ What are AMEX Offers?|
|AMEX Offers are opportunities to earn bonus miles or Membership Rewards points, or discounts in the form of statement credits. These are available to Platinum, True Cashback, and KrisFlyer co-brand cardholders, and can be found in the “Offers” section of the AMEX app or web portal. Registration is required, and some offers may be targeted. These are not applicable to DBS/Citi/UOB AMEX cardholders.|
The 2 bonus KrisFlyer miles are awarded on top of the base miles earned, so you’re looking at a total of 3.1-3.3 mpd, depending on which KrisFlyer cobrand card you hold.
|Promotional Earn Rate|
|AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card||3.1 mpd|
|AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend||3.2 mpd|
|AMEX PPS Credit Card
(3.4 mpd if >S$3.8K)
|AMEX Solitaire PPS Credit Card||3.3 mpd
(3.5 mpd if >S$3.8K)
Bonus miles should be credited within 5 business days from the date of qualifying spend, but may take up to 90 days from the offer end date.
What are my alternatives for food delivery?
Although an earn rate of 3.3 mpd is decent in and of itself, there are other cards which offer higher earn rates and caps.
Here’s a summary of some other options to use for online food delivery:
|OCBC Titanium Rewards||8 mpd||≤S$500 of eligible trxns from 15/4-31/5. Reg required|
|Citi Rewards||4 mpd||Cap: S$1K per s. month|
|UOB Pref. Plat Visa||4 mpd||Cap: S$1.1K per c. month|
|DBS Woman’s World Card||4 mpd||Cap: S$2K per c. month|
|UOB Lady’s Solitaire||4 mpd||Cap: S$3K per c. month^|
|UOB Lady’s Card||4 mpd||Cap: S$1K per c. month^|
|UOB PRVI Miles AMEX||3 mpd||Until 30/6, Min S$2.5K, Max S$5K|
|UOB PRVI Miles Mastercard & Visa||3 mpd||Until 31/7, Min S$2K, Max S$3.5K|
|KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card||3 mpd||Bonus 1.8 mpd credited 2 months after m. year|
|*C. Month= Calendar Month | S. Month= Statement Month | M. Year= Membership Year
^Must choose dining as 10X category
This is a nice little bonus to have, although an overall S$200 cap will probably be exhausted pretty quickly. Don’t forget to register your card before you make any spending.