Win 1 million miles when you apply for an AMEX KrisFlyer credit card

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Apply for an AMEX KrisFlyer card via The Milelion in April and win 1 million miles. Yes, 1 million.

Applying for an AMEX KrisFlyer card this month? You might be in for a very nice surprise. 

For the month of April, The Milelion is partnering with American Express to run a Million Mile Giveaway, where one lucky applicant will walk away with 1,000,000 KrisFlyer miles. That’s one heck of a sign-up bonus, if you ask me. 

Million Mile Giveaway: How to participate

To participate in the draw, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Apply and receive approval for an AMEX Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card or KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card through The Milelion
  2. Submit your Application Reference Number (located on the “thank you” page at the end of the application form) and contact information via this link
👍 This draw will also be open to those who apply during the upcoming Seedly PFF, scheduled for 10 April 2021

All applications must be made from 1-30 April 2021, and approval must be received by 18 May 2021. Approved applicants must charge at least S$1 on their card by 31 May 2021, and the annual fee must be paid in the case of the AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend. 

Those who cancelled a American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card or KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card in the past 12 months will not be eligible for the draw, even if they apply again during this period. 

Update: AMEX has updated the T&C such that those who currently hold an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card (the blue one) and upgrade to an AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend will be eligible for the draw

The draw will be conducted on 2 July 2021, and the results will be published in the Straits Times within 7 days after the confirmation of the winner. The winner receives 1,000,000 KrisFlyer miles, deposited into his/her account approximately four weeks after the winner is announced. 

The full T&Cs can be found here. 

What can you do with 1 million miles?

The A380s are grounded for the moment, but there’ll come a day when we fly Suites again…

Quite a bit, actually. To put things into perspective, 1,000,000 KrisFlyer miles would be enough for:

  • Singapore to Bali in Economy Class: 66 times
  • Singapore to Japan or South Korea in Economy Class: 20 times
  • Singapore to Australia or New Zealand in Business Class: 8 times
  • Singapore to Europe in First Class: 4 times
  • 4 round-the-world Business Class tickets on Singapore Airlines and its Star Alliance partners
  • S$10,000 worth of Singapore Airlines tickets, using the cash + miles function
  • S$8,000 worth of KrisShop merchandise, hotels, or rental cars (via vRooms)

You can also redeem KrisFlyer miles for unique experiences via the KrisFlyer Experiences platform, or convert them to Golden Circle points for stays at Shangri-La hotels (not the best use, IMHO). 

Restaurant A380 Suites
New Suites on A380-800

Granted, we may not be seeing First Class availability for a while, but Singapore Airlines has committed to refitting all 12 of its remaining A380s with the latest Suites and Business Class cabins. It stands to reason they see a future for this aircraft, so we just need to be patient. 

A350-900 Business Class
A350-900 Business Class

A more realistic redemption opportunity in the near future is Business Class, and with 1,000,000 miles, you could travel to Australia (hopefully that travel bubble comes through) and back eight times. 

B787-10 Economy Class

Or hopefully Bali can make good on its July reopening target, and then you’ve got enough for 66 round-trip tickets in Economy Class. It’s enough to make you want to bring the extended family too. 

Enjoy AMEX’s new sign-up bonuses

American Express has just launched some new sign-up bonuses on both these cards, which are valid for applications and approvals between 1 April and 30 June 2021. Even if you don’t take home the million miles, you’ll still be eligible for these. 

AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card

Apply Here
  Spend Miles
First Spend  Any 5K
Special Milelion Bonus S$1.5K 10K
Months 1-3 S$3K 5K + Conrad 
Base Miles 3.3K
(S$3K @ 1.1 mpd)
Total Spend S$3K
Total Miles 23.3K + Conrad staycation

All first-time American Express KrisFlyer cobrand cardholders will enjoy 5,000 miles on their first spend of any amount.

Milelion readers will enjoy a bonus of 10,000 miles (be sure to apply via this link)when they spent S$1,500 in the first 3 months. Should they spend a further S$1,500 (i.e S$3,000) total, they’ll receive:

  • Existing customer: 5,000 miles
  • New customer: 5,000 miles + 1-night Conrad Centennial staycation. 
⚠️ AMEX defines new customers as those who do not hold any American Express principal credit cards now, or in the past 12 months.

This means your total haul (including the regular base miles) could be 23,300 miles and a free Conrad Centennial staycation for S$3,000 of spending. 

The hotel voucher is valid for the lead-in Deluxe Room category at the Conrad Centennial (review here), and does not come with breakfast. I’ve checked with AMEX and unfortunately, Hilton elite benefits will not be honored on these stays. 

Conrad Centennial Singapore Deluxe Room
Conrad Centennial Singapore Deluxe Room

Eligible cardholders will receive a redemption letter ~12 weeks after meeting the spend threshold. This will state the validity period and how to redeem the free stay; all free stays must be used within 3 months from the date of the redemption letter. 

The AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card comes with a first-year waiver of its S$176.55 annual fee.

AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend

Customers who apply and receive approval for an AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend between 1 April and 30 June 2021 will receive the following offer:

Apply Here
  Spend Miles
First Spend  Any  5K
MGM Bonus* S$2K 7.5K
Months 1-3 S$5K 10K + Shang
Base Miles 6K
(S$5K @ 1.2 mpd)
Total Spend S$5K
Total Miles 28.5K + Shang staycation
*MGM refers to the AMEX member-get-member program. You’ll be eligible for this bonus if you apply through any of the links in this post

All first-time American Express KrisFlyer cobrand cardholders will enjoy 5,000 miles on their first spend of any amount.

Milelion readers will enjoy a bonus of 7,500 miles when they spend S$2,000 in the first 3 months (similar to the publicly-available MGM bonus). Should they spend a further S$3,000 (i.e S$5,000) total, they’ll receive:

  • Existing customer: 1-night Shangri-La Hotel staycation
  • New customer: 1-night Shangri-La Hotel staycation + 10,000 miles
⚠️ AMEX defines new customers as those who do not hold any American Express principal credit cards now, or in the past 12 months.

This means your total haul (including the regular base miles) could be 28,500 miles and a free Shangri-La Singapore staycation for S$5,000 of spending. 

The hotel voucher is valid for a Garden Wing Deluxe City View Room (review here), and does not come with breakfast. Shangri-La Golden Circle elite benefits will not be honored on these stays. 

Shangri-La Singapore Garden Wing Deluxe Room
Shangri-La Singapore Garden Wing Deluxe Room

Eligible cardholders will receive a redemption letter ~12 weeks after meeting the spend threshold. This will state the validity period and how to redeem the free stay; all free stays must be used within 3 months from the date of the redemption letter. 

The AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend’s annual fee of S$337.05 must be paid, but you receive four lounge vouchers and a free stay at selected Hilton hotels (including the Hilton Singapore and Conrad Centennial) as part of its regular benefits. 

Conclusion

If you don’t already have an AMEX KrisFlyer card, I can think of few better opportunities to hop on board (and if you do have one, be sure to tell your friends and family!).

Don’t forget to submit your details after you’ve applied to be in the running for the 1,000,000 miles prize. 

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Leon

Am I eligible if I currently hold a kf blue and apply for the ascend but never cancelled a kf blue or ascend in the past 12 months?

Last edited 16 days ago by Leon
Michael

Am I eligible if I cancelled American Express Singapore Airlines PPS Club Credit Card?

hannah

Somewhat confused, which rewards would existing Amex members, but have cancelled the KF card more than 12 months ago, receive?

hannah

How about the Milelion readers bonus? Is that for all or only existing?

Nicholas

Just registered for the Ascend card but they sent me a email asking me to complete the application, so I did and now there’s a diff ref no. from the one that I got when I first submitted the application. Which should I put for the draw?

Nicholas

Oh, mine was 202109369XXXXXSGD. Should I submit that?

SarahK

Hi Aaron, will I qualify as a new to Amex customer if I own the Amex highflyer ascend card

anonymous

Does existing AMEX TCB holder will get the 10K Special Milelion Bonus for getting AMEX KFB?

anon2

Looks like no, based on the T&Cs from Amex:
https://www.americanexpress.com/content/dam/amex/sg/campaigns/pdfs/affiliates-milelion-kfcc.pdf
This offer is not applicable to Card applicants who
• Cancelled any of their American Express® Cards within the last twelve (12) months.
• Convert an existing personal American Express® Card.
• Have an existing personal American Express® Card Account.
• Enrolled successfully in other offers

Anonymous

If I never had any Amex card before, and apply both KFB and Platinum card together, do I get the sign up bonus for both card as a new customer?

Lucas

Hi Aaron,

I received email from Amex about upgrading KrisFlyer (blue) to Amex KrisFlyer Ascend.
Am I eligible for Million Mile Giveaway, if I apply through the email link from Amex?
If yes, am I entitled upgrade bonus 12,000 KrisFlyer miles and spend bonus Shangri-La Hotel? Thank you.

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