Kris+ CNY Sale: Earn 2X miles at more than 30 merchants (up to 14 mpd total)

From now till 11 February 2021, earn 2X KrisPay miles at selected merchants across Singapore. Stack with your credit card for up to 14 mpd.

To kick off Chinese New Year, Kris+ (formerly known as KrisPay) is offering 2X miles at more than 30 merchants across Singapore, which allows users to earn up to 10 mpd. This can be stacked with up to 4 mpd with the right credit card for 14 mpd total. 

This offer runs from now till 11 February 2021. 

Kris+ 2X miles promotion

From 25 January to 11 February 2021, Kris+ users will earn 2X the usual miles at the following merchants: 

🛍️ 2X Kris+ Merchants
🍴 Dining
Merchant Usual Rate Enhanced Rate
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurants 3 mpd 6 mpd
The Xiang Pavilion 2 mpd 4 mpd
Red House Seafood 1 mpd 2 mpd
👜 Fashion
Perk by Kate 2 mpd 4 mpd
ALDO 1 mpd 2 mpd
Asics 1 mpd 2 mpd
Birkenstock 1 mpd 2 mpd
bYSI 1 mpd 2 mpd
Cole Haan 1 mpd 2 mpd
Her Velvet Vase 1 mpd 2 mpd
IN GOOD COMPANY 1 mpd 2 mpd
KLARRA 1 mpd 2 mpd
MBT 1 mpd 2 mpd
Onitsuka Tiger 1 mpd 2 mpd
STAR 360 1 mpd 2 mpd
YACHT 21 1 mpd 2 mpd
💇‍♂️ Beauty & Wellness
Isabella Aesthetic 5 mpd 10 mpd
HERA 3 mpd 6 mpd
Sulwahsoo 3 mpd 6 mpd
FE Nail Lounge 2 mpd 4 mpd
Erabelle 1 mpd 2 mpd
Fusion Aesthetic Spa 1 mpd 2 mpd
J. Lashes Salon 1 mpd 2 mpd
Matsuo 1 mpd 2 mpd
Sultans of Shave 1 mpd 2 mpd
TONI&GUY 1 mpd 2 mpd
Vintage Studio Hairdressing 1 mpd 2 mpd
🎁 Home & Gifts
CARs 2 mpd 4 mpd
For the love of laundry 2 mpd 4 mpd
Nila Aromatherapy 2 mpd 4 mpd
Candy Empire 1 mpd 2 mpd
Dragon Brand Bird’s Nest 1 mpd 2 mpd
JVD 1 mpd 2 mpd
Myureka 1 mpd 2 mpd
Polar Puffs and Cakes 1 mpd 2 mpd
Prestige Affairs 1 mpd 2 mpd

There is no cap on the maximum miles you can earn with this promotion. Do note the Kris+ app shows the upsized rate already, e.g if you see 2 KrisPay miles per S$1 at Polar Puffs & Cakes, that’s the final rate. 

It costs you absolutely nothing to earn miles with Kris+, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t be doing this. 

How do I earn miles with Kris+?

The old KrisPay app received a major visual makeover when Kris+ launched, and the “Earn” button was relocated. To find it now, tap “Wallet” on the home screen, then “Earn”. You’ll need to manually type in the amount you’re spending, which generates a QR code that you let the cashier scan. 

Frankly, I’m not a fan of this process as anything that requires manual customer input is prone to errors and forgetfulness. 

Speaking of forgetfulness, it’s not enough to remember to earn- you need to remember to transfer too. KrisPay miles earned via Kris+ can only be transferred to KrisFlyer within 7 days of the transaction. Wait any longer, and they’ll be stuck in Kris+ forever (with a six month expiry, to boot). 

Fortunately, a big “transfer to KrisFlyer” button appears upon completing your transaction, so there’s no excuse to not do it immediately. 

Also, if you happen to spend a portion of the miles earned via Kris+, the whole chunk can’t be transferred to KrisFlyer. For example, if I earn 100 miles on a given Kris+ transaction and spend 10 of them, I can’t transfer the remaining 90 to KrisFlyer.

But there’s no reason you should be spending miles via Kris+ anyway, because you earn a dismal 0.67 cents per mile when you do so. This value is sometimes boosted through the various Kris+ milesback promotions, but I still wouldn’t advise it. 

What card should I use with Kris+?

There is no such thing as the “best card for Kris+”, because it all boils down to which merchant you’re transacting with and what MCC it uses. Remember, your credit card is still charged by the merchant as per normal; all you’re doing is using the Kris+ app to pick up some extra miles in the process.

❓What MCC does a merchant use?
For an easy way to confirm a given merchant’s MCC, use the Visa Supplier Locator

The simplest option is just to use mobile payments (not tapping the physical card) with the UOB Preferred Platinum Visa, which earns you 4 mpd on the first S$1,110 per month. 

Otherwise, you can use the following cards for dining:

  Earn Rate Caps

HSBC Revolution
Apply here

4.0 mpd S$1K per month. Must use contactless
Review
UOB Lady’s Card
Apply here
4.0 mpd S$1K per month. Must choose dining as 10X category
Review
UOB Lady’s Solitaire
Apply here
4.0 mpd S$3K per month. Must choose dining as 10X category
Review

The following cards can be used for shopping and retail:

  Earn Rate Caps

Citi Rewards
Apply here

4.0 mpd S$1K per statement month
Review

OCBC Titanium Rewards
Apply here

4.0 mpd S$12K per membership year
Review
UOB Lady’s Card
Apply here
4.0 mpd S$1K per month. Must choose fashion as 10X category
Review
UOB Lady’s Solitaire
Apply here
4.0 mpd S$1K per month. Must choose fashion as 10X category
Review

Conclusion

I wouldn’t be spending KrisFlyer miles through Kris+, but there’s no harm in earning them. Just be careful to transfer them immediately to your KrisFlyer account, or else they could end up stuck in Kris+ forever. 

I do hope you have better luck at Kris+ merchants than I do- at all the Bottles & Bottles outlets I visited so far, the cashiers either said the Kris+ app was down or they didn’t know how to use it. It’s incredibly disappointing, and the kind of thing that turns people off a platform altogether. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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