The minimum spend was reduced to S$20 in early 2020, but it seems we’ve come full circle as effective 16 May 2021, the minimum spend is returning to S$35 once more.
foodpanda’s website has been updated to reflect the increased threshold. Although the wording says you need to order “food” above S$35, a foodpanda PR rep previously confirmed that the minimum spend includes the delivery fee. In other words, if your order is S$34.50 and there’s a S$2 delivery fee, your total spend of S$36.50 will be eligible to earn KrisFlyer miles.
This is further confirmed in the T&Cs, which state the following:
Miles awarded are rounded to the nearest whole number when credited to your KrisFlyer account.
What card should I use for foodpanda?
In addition to the usual 1 mpd awarded by foodpanda, users who pay with the following credit cards will earn up to 4 mpd extra.
|Citi Prestige||4 mpd||No cap; spend by 31 Aug. Read more here|
|Citi PremierMiles||4 mpd||No cap; spend by 31 Aug. Read more here|
|DBS Woman’s World Card||4 mpd||≤S$2K per
|Citi Rewards^||4 mpd||≤S$1K per
|UOB Pref. Plat Visa||4 mpd||≤S$1.1K per
|HSBC Revolution||4 mpd||≤S$1K per
|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$300 on SIA-group trxns in a m. year. No cap|
|*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 earning 10X with foodpanda & Deliveroo.|
Earn Elite miles and PPS Value- but it won’t be easy
As part of Singapore Airlines’ ongoing “earn on the ground” campaign, KrisFlyer and PPS Club members can earn status credits by transferring credit card points, spending on co-brand cards, making purchases via KrisShop or Kris+, and accruing miles with non-air partners like foodpanda.
|Earn with non-air partners
(min. 500 miles)
|1 Elite mile per 5 KrisFlyer miles earned||1 PPS Value per 10 KrisFlyer miles earned|
Here’s the thing though: you need to earn a minimum of 500 miles in a single “crediting event”. While foodpanda credits your miles in monthly batches, each credit will come in a single transaction. In other words, unless you spend at least S$500 on a single food delivery order, it’s impossible to earn status credits from foodpanda.
It’d be much easier to earn status credits with GrabFood, because GrabRewards members need to manually trigger the conversion to KrisFlyer. This allows them to accumulate points across multiple orders (not to mention from Grab rides and other services too).
We’re back to square one for miles earning with foodpanda, which will be a pain for those who typically order for one or two people. A S$35 minimum spend means that unless you have expensive taste or order for a large group, you’ll be walking away empty-handed from most deliveries.