Kris+ offering 3X miles for all Apple & Google Pay payments (earn up to 19 mpd)

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From now till 11 July 2021, earn 3X KrisPay miles when you make in-app payments with Apple/Google Pay at more than 150 merchants.

Kris+ recently added support for Apple Pay and Google Pay. This allows users to make seamless payments through the Kris+ app with Mastercard and Visa cards, while accruing miles automatically. 

Get S$5 when you sign up for Kris+

The functionality went live on 14 June, and Kris+ has now launched an excellent 3X miles offer valid at more than 150 partners till 11 July 2021.

Earn 3X miles at 153 Kris+ merchants

KrisPay/KrisFlyer miles can now be earned automatically at Kris+ merchants

From 24 June to 11 July 2021, Kris+ users will earn 3X miles when they make an in-app payment using Apple or Google Pay at the following merchants as follows:

3X Kris+  Merchants
(MPD rates already reflect bonus)
Partner MPD Partner MPD
108 Matcha Saro 3 LEGO Certified Store (Bricks
World)
3
25 Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar 6 Leong Poh Kee 3
ALDO 3 Les Bouchons 6
Andersen’s of Denmark 3 LifeSpa 3
Anglo Indian Café & Bar 6 Lime 6
Arteastiq (Jewel) 9 llaollao 3
Arteastiq (Mandarin Gallery) 9 Lobster Air 4.5
Arteastiq Bistro (Plaza Singapura) 9 Maison de PB 3
atout 6 Maison Kayser 3
Atrium Restaurant 9 Medium Rare by Saveur 3
Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi 3 Mega Adventure 3
Bacha Coffee 6 Mellower Coffee 6
BAKALAKI Greek Taverna 6 Menya Kokoro 3
Beans Party Dessert 3 Mimi Restaurant 9
Ben’s Cookies 3 Mirage Aesthetic 9
Beppu Menkan 3 MyEureka 3
Beurre 3 Natureland 3
Bottles & Bottles 3 Neal’s Yard Remedies 3
Bowers & Wilkins 3 NERF Action Xperience 3
Bread & Butterfly by Saveur 3 Niku Kappo 3
Breitling 9 Nila Aromatherapy 6
Bynd Artisan 3 Nuodle 6
bYSI 3 Ola Beach Club 3
Cajun On Wheels (Pasarbella) 9 Outdoor Life 3
Cajun On Wheels (Plaza Singapura) 9 Paper Rice 9
Candy Empire 3 Paris Baguette 3
Capitol Optical 3 Pastaholic 3
CARs 6 Perch 6
Cedele 3 Perk by Kate 6
Chagaan Cashmere 15 PHS HAIRSCIENCE 6
Challenger 1.5 Polar Puffs & Cakes 3
Coffee @ Works 3 Prestige Affairs 3
Creative Jewelery Studio 6 PUMA 9
Delibowl 6 RISIS 6
Devarana Wellness 3 Saveur 3
Dragon Brand Bird’s Nest 3 Shin Kushiya 6
DrHair 9 Shunji Matsuo 3
DrSpa 9 Si Chuan Dou Hua (PARKROYAL KITCHENER) 6
EA Detailer 6 Skinlab The Medical Spa 9
EGA Juice Clinic 3 Spice Brasserie 6
Enjoy Eating House 3 St Gregory Spa (PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering) 6
Erabelle 3 Sugar(ed) 6
FE The Nail Lounge 6 Sultans of Shave 3
For the Love of Laundry 6 Sulwhasoo 9
Fusion Aesthetic Spa 3 Supresso 9
Georges 3 Sushi Airways 3
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar 6 Tee Deck 3
Gong cha 3 The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. 6
Greenhouse 3 The Big Blow 6
GROHE 15 The Coffee Academics 3
Hair of the Dog 3 The Horse’s Mouth Bar 6
Her Velvet Vase 3 The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck 2.25
HERA 9 The Little Gym Singapore 6
HoneyWorld 9 The Posture Lab 3
Hudsons Coffee 2.25 The Ring Boxing Community 6
Ikeda Spa 3 The Spot 6
In Good Company 3 The Working Capitol 6
ipse ipsa ipsum 12 The Xiang Pavilion 6
Isabella Aesthetics 15 Toni&Guy 3
Jal Yoga 3 TONITO Latin American Kitchen 6
Jarrell’s Bistro 3 Toss & Turn 3
JDMIS 3 TP Tea 3
Jete Studios 6 Trapped SG 3
JO ARTYSAN 6 Tsuta Japanese Dining 3
JR Fitness, Yoga and Dance 3 TWG Tea 3
JVD 3 UNA at Alkaff Mansion 9
Jyan Yoga Studio 6 V-ZUG Singapore 3
Kanada-Ya 3 WAKANUI Grill Dining Singapore 6
Kenko Wellness Spa & Reflexology 3 Watami Japanese Dining 3
Kim Choo Kueh Chang 9 Window on the Park 6
Klarra 3 Workspace Espresso Bar 3
Klosh 3 Wursthans Switzerland 3
Knots Cafe and Living 3 Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant 9
Krispy Kreme 3 Xpressflower 3
L’Angelus 6 YACHT 21 3
La Source Spa 9 Yoshi Restaurant 6
Legends Bar 3    

All you need to do is have Apple Pay or Google Pay set up on your phone and linked to a Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card. It’s just a two step process after that:

  1. Scan the merchant’s Kris+ QR code
  2. Enter the amount to be paid, and press “Pay” to pay via Apple/Google Pay

For example, let’s say I have a S$80 bill to pay. I’ll scan the merchant’s Kris+ QR code, and enter S$80 in the “billing amount” field.

Notice how I have a small balance of 96 KrisPay miles. These will be selected as part of the payment by default, making the nett amount S$79.36. 

If you don’t want to use your KrisPay miles, tap on the toggle, select “custom” and enter “0” in the field. Once you’re satisfied, tap “Pay”, and your KrisPay miles will be instantly credited. 

Don’t forget to transfer any miles you earn to KrisFlyer immediately; you only have seven days to do so!

Bonus miles will be credited instantly, and are on top of what you earn with your credit card, so you’re looking at an additional 4 mpd, or up to 19 mpd in total depending on merchant. 

Do note that the Kris+ app shows the final earn rate, so whatever you see is whatever you get. For example, the 3 mpd rate for Bottles & Bottles shown above is already 3X the usual 1 mpd. 

The T&C of the 3X offer can be found here.

Weekend Scratch & Win Promotion

Kris+ users who transfer at least 450 KrisPay miles from selected partners during the weekend will receive an instant win scratch card worth up to 8,000 KrisPay miles (~S$53). 

This offer is valid during the following periods:

Weekend 1 26-27 June 2021
Weekend 2 3-4 July 2021
Weekend 3 10-11 July 2021

Points can be transferred from KrisFlyer miles, DBS Points, UOB UNI$ or CapitaStar STAR$. Each transfer of at least 450 KrisPay miles will receive one scratch card, with the following possible prizes:

Prize Value
150 KrisPay miles  S$1
300 KrisPay miles S$2
500 KrisPay miles S$3.33
1,000 KrisPay miles S$6.67
8,000 KrisPay miles S$53.33

The T&C for the Scratch & Win promo can be found here. 

What card should I use to pay?

I’ve confirmed with KrisFlyer that when you use Apple Pay or Google Pay with Kris+, the transaction still codes under the merchant’s usual MCC. 

But there’s one important thing to note: even though you’d normally use your UOB Preferred Platinum Visa or UOB Visa Signature with Apple/Google Pay to earn 4 mpd, this does not apply to in-app payments. The T&Cs state very clearly you need to tap the mobile device against the contactless reader to qualify, which doesn’t happen with in-app payments. 

Basically, just follow the merchant and select the default Apple/Google Pay card accordingly. Here’s some recommendations for dining…

🍴 Best Cards for Dining
Card Earn Rate Remarks
HSBC Revolution
Apply
4.0 mpd Max. S$1K per c. month
UOB Lady’s Card
Apply
4.0 mpd Max. S$1K per c. month. Must choose dining as 10X category
UOB Lady’s Solitaire
Apply
4.0 mpd Max. S$3K per c. month. Must choose dining as 10X category
Maybank Horizon
Apply
3.2 mpd Min. S$300 spend per c. month on any category. Capped at ~S$4.2K per month
KrisFlyer UOB Card
Apply
3.0 mpd Min. S$300 spend on SIA Group in a m. year
C. Month= Calendar Month | M. Year= Membership Year

…and for shopping. 

🛍️ Best Cards for Shopping
Card Earn Rate Remarks
Citi Rewards
Apply
4.0 mpd Max. S$1K per s. month
HSBC Revolution
Apply
4.0 mpd Max. S$1K per c. month
OCBC Titanium Rewards
Apply
4.0 mpd Max. S$12K per m. year
UOB Lady’s Card
Apply
4.0 mpd Max. S$1K per c. month. Must choose shopping as 10X category
UOB Lady’s Solitaire
Apply
4.0 mpd Max. S$3K per c. month. Must choose shopping as 10X category
C. Month= Calendar Month | S. Month= Statement Month | M. Year= Membership Year

Conclusion

For 2.5 weeks, there’s a great opportunity to pick up some bonus miles at a wide range of merchants, so be on the lookout for the Kris+ QR codes at the cashier. 

Get S$5 when you sign up for Kris+

If you don’t already have a Kris+ account, you’ll earn 750 KrisPay miles (worth S$5) when you sign up via the link above and make a Kris+ transaction such as topping up miles (don’t) or earning miles from Kris+ partners (yes)

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion with the intention of helping people travel better for less and impressing chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Adam

Does the transaction code as online? Important for using HSBC Revolution (and can also unlock WWMC and CRMC as possible cards).

aarony

Do take note that for the online transaction eligibility for CRMC, “mobile wallet” (ie. Apple/Google Pay) transactions do not qualify for 10X, unless the transactions qualify as “shopping” transactions (shoes, bags, clothing, etc.)

WWMC might be a safer bet.

Tanya

Hi Aaron, I tried to sign up for Krispay but they asked for a referral code, even though I clicked your link.. Do you have one I can type in? Thanks!

Tanya

Thanks!

Matthew

Question: it’s quite clear cut that for UOB PPV/VS, in-app payment using Google Pay doesn’t count as 4mpd for contactless.

But doesn’t PPV give 4mpd for online as well? If you’re making an in-app Google Pay payment at a whitelisted merchant (e.g. dining) shouldn’t it give 4mpd under select online transactions?

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