From 11 May to 10 June 2020, foodpanda is offering an 18% bonus on KrisFlyer miles, with the chance to win 8,000 bonus miles each week for four weeks.
How it works
foodpanda orders normally earn miles at a rate of S$1= 1 mile, subject to a minimum spend of S$20 (excluding delivery fees).
From 11 May to 10 June 2020, this rate is increased to S$1=1.18 miles, with the same minimum spend requirement.
To earn KrisFlyer miles, you’ll need to enter your 10-digit KrisFlyer number under the “contact info” section just before you place your order.
KrisFlyer miles are credited to your account automatically with no transfer fees. Miles earned through foodpanda are officially credited within 60 days of ordering. Based on real-life experience, however, they’re usually batched and credited within the first week of the following month.
The winners of the 8,000 bonus miles will be chosen randomly and announced weekly on the following dates:
|Week of||Winner Announced|
|11-17 May||20 May|
|18-24 May||27 May|
|25-31 May||3 June|
|1-7 June||11 June|
The T&C’s aren’t exactly clear on how your chances are calculated- I would assume that every purchase which earns KrisFlyer miles constitutes an entry.
How does this compare to GrabFood?
The only other food delivery option that allows you to earn KrisFlyer miles is GrabFood.
GrabRewards members earn 2-4 points per S$1 spent on GrabFood, after March’s mega-devaluation. These points can be redeemed for KrisFlyer miles at a rate of 10 points: 1 mile (also devalued), so your equivalent earn rate is a very miserable 0.2-0.4 mpd.
On the flip side, there’s no minimum spend required to earn GrabRewards points when ordering with GrabFood.
|Earn Rate||1.18 mpd||0.2-0.4 mpd|
|Earn points on delivery fee?||Yes||Yes|
What card should I use for foodpanda?
In addition to the miles from foodpanda, you can also earn additional miles by using the right credit card to pay for your purchase.
I previously wrote an article about the best cards to use for online food delivery, but to recap: foodpanda transactions process under MCC 5499, which means you can use the following cards to maximize your miles.
The following cards will earn you up to 4 mpd on foodpanda, throughout the year.
|DBS Woman’s World Card||4 mpd||≤S$2K per|
c. month, must be online
|Citi Rewards||4 mpd||≤S$1K per|
s. month, must be online
|UOB Pref. Plat Visa||4 mpd||≤S$1.1K per|
c. month, must be online
|UOB Lady’s Card||4 mpd#||≤S$1K per|
|UOB Lady’s Solitaire||4 mpd#||≤S$3K per|
|KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card||3 mpd||≥S$500 on SIA-group trxns in a m. year. No cap|
|HSBC Revolution||2 mpd||No cap, must be online|
|*C. Month= Calendar Month | S. Month= Statement Month | M. Year= Membership Year|
#Must select dining as quarterly 10X category
|Take particular care with the Citi Rewards card. The Visa version has no issues with 10X on online food delivery, but Mastercard users have reported not getting 10X with foodpanda & Deliveroo.|
In addition to the evergreen cards, the following cards are running limited-time promotions for bonus miles on foodpanda.
|OCBC Titanium Rewards||8 mpd||≤S$500 of eligible trxns from 15/4-31/5. Reg required|
|UOB PRVI Miles AMEX||3 mpd||≥ S$2.5K on eligible trxns from 1/4-30/6, capped at S$5K|
|UOB PRVI Miles Mastercard & Visa||3 mpd||≥S$2K on eligible trxns from 17/4-31/7, capped at S$3.5K. Reg required|
|DBS Altitude AMEX & Visa||2.4 mpd||Min spend & cap varies by user. From 3/3-30/6. Reg required|
If you’re alright with a S$20 minimum purchase, foodpanda is a much superior option to GrabFood in terms of earning miles on food delivery. The additional 18% simply sweetens the deal.
Other promotions for foodpanda’s 8th birthday can be found here.