Kris+ Gastronomy Series: Earn up to 10 mpd on dining, plus Elite miles & PPS Value

From now till 31 May, earn up to 10 mpd on selected restaurants with Kris+ and the right cards. Elite miles and PPS Value for dessert.

Kris+ has launched a new dining promotion called the Gastronomy Series, which runs from now till 31 May 2021 at 10 different restaurants. 

During this period, Kris+ users can earn up to 4X the usual miles, which stacked with the right credit cards yields a total haul of up to 10 mpd. KrisFlyer and PPS Club members will also be able to accrue Elite miles and PPS Value towards qualification or requalification. 

Kris+ Gastronomy Series

The Kris+ Gastronomy Series runs from 9 April to 31 May 2021 at the following restaurants:

9 April to 31 May 2021
RestaurantRegular Earn RatePromo Earn Rate
Anglo Indian Cafe and Bar3 mpd6 mpd
Les Bouchons2 mpd6 mpd
Mimi Restaurant3 mpd6 mpd
UNA at Alkaff Mansion3 mpd6 mpd
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant^3 mpd6 mpd
Beurre1 mpd4 mpd
Perch2 mpd 4 mpd
The Spot2 mpd4 mpd
WAKANUI Grill Dining 2 mpd4 mpd
Red House Seafood 1 mpd3 mpd
^From 15 April 2021
Note: The promotion landing page shows incorrect rates for Perch, The Spot, and WAKAUNI Grill Dining. I have reflected the correct ones above.

Depending on the restaurant, you’ll enjoy a 2-4X bonus compared to the usual Kris+ earn rates. Remember, the earn rate on the Kris+ app already reflects the bonus, so what you see is what you get. 

The Spot earn rate already reflects as 4 mpd, 2X the usual rate

Kris+ has arranged for some specially curated set menus at each of these restaurants. However, you can earn the bonus miles regardless of what you order; regular a la carte is fine too. 

Interestingly enough, Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant happens to be an AMEX Love Dining partner. I see no reason why you couldn’t pay with an AMEX Platinum card to enjoy 50% off, then earn 6 mpd on the remaining balance with Kris+ (or not: see comments).

Earn Elite miles and PPS Value

Singapore Airlines recently launched a new campaign that allows KrisFlyer and PPS Club members to earn Elite miles or PPS Value without flying. 

Kris+ is one such avenue, and members will earn status credits as follows:

 KrisFlyer PPS Club
Spend on Kris+3 Elite miles per S$1*1 PPS Value per S$1*
*Doubled from 7-21 April 2021 for KrisFlyer Elite  and PPS Club

This campaign runs all the way till 28 February 2022, but from 7-21 April 2021, the rate will be doubled to 6 Elite miles per S$1 for KrisFlyer Elite Silver/Gold and 2 PPS Value per S$1 for PPS Club members (note the exclusion of regular KrisFlyer members). 

Status credits will automatically be posted to your account within 7 working days. 

What card should I use to pay?

Remember, there’s no such thing as the “best card for Kris+”, because it all boils down to the MCC of the merchant you’re transacting with. 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.

Therefore, for this promotion you’ll want to use the following cards to maximize your miles:

 Earn RateRemarks
HSBC Revolution
Apply here
4.0 mpdMax. S$1,000 per month. Must use contactless
UOB Pref. Plat Visa
4.0 mpdMax. S$1,110 per month. Must use mobile payments
UOB Lady’s Card
4.0 mpdMax. S$1,000 per month. Must choose dining as 10X category
UOB Lady’s Solitaire
4.0 mpdMax. S$3,000 per month. Must choose dining as 10X category
Maybank Horizon
3.2 mpdMin. S$300 spend per month on any category. Capped at ~S$4,285 per month
KrisFlyer UOB Card
3.0 mpdMin. S$500 spend on SIA Group in a year

How do I earn miles with Kris+?

To find the Earn button on Kris+, 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. 

Once KrisPay miles are earned, they must 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. 


The Spot
The Spot

For those who plan to patronize any of these restaurants, the ability to earn up to 10 mpd plus Elite miles/PPS Value is a nice cherry on the top. The special menus might be interesting too, but remember: there’s no need to order these to enjoy the bonus miles. 

Just be careful to transfer any earned KrisPay miles immediately to KrisFlyer, or else they’ll get stuck after seven days on a platform with dismal value.

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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If HSBC and UOB require contact/mobile payments, does it mean that you get 4mpd only if the bill is less than $200?


Sorry to belabour the point: do you mean merchants would no longer require customers to sign physically for transactions above $200? Because the UOB conditions still exclude contactless payments if a physical signature is required. And until quite recently, I recall having to sign for transactions above $200 when I tried using contactless payment.


I tried Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant and used AMEX Platinum Card, however the restaurant did not allow for Kris+ earning


I tried the Gastronomy set in Les Bouchons. They do not allow earning miles on the Gastronomy sets; only can earn the service and tax portions.



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