Kris+ has launched a new Spin & Win campaign that runs from 13-22 August 2021. Users who transfer miles to Kris+ during this period will receive a bonus of up to 3,000 KrisPay miles, or non-miles prizes like LEGO vouchers.
Kris+ Spin & Win Campaign
During the campaign period, Kris+ members who transfer a minimum of 300 KrisPay miles will earn a spin of the prize wheel. Spins can be found under the “wallet” tab, in the Kris+ Games section.
Each spin will win a guaranteed prize from the following prize pool:
- 75 KrisPay miles (S$0.50)
- 150 KrisPay miles (S$1)
- 300 KrisPay miles (S$2)
- 450 KrisPay miles (S$3)
- 3,000 KrisPay miles (S$20)
- LEGO Minifigure Keychain
- S$50 LEGO Bricks World voucher
- TWG Tea Caravan Iced Teabags
KrisPay miles won through this promotion cannot be transferred back to KrisFlyer, and must be spent via Kris+.
Non-miles prize winners will receive an email notification within five working days. They’ll need to reply to that email within a further five working days to confirm their prize, so watch your inbox.
There is no limit to the number of spins you can unlock during the period; it all boils down to how many transfers of at least 300 KrisPay miles you make. KrisPay miles can be transferred from:
|KrisFlyer Miles||1 KrisFlyer mile: 1 KrisPay mile|
|CapitaStar||9,880 STAR$= 380 KrisPay miles|
|DBS Points||100 DBS Points: 170 KrisPay miles|
|UOB UNI$||1,000 UNI$: 1,700 KrisPay miles|
There is a 15% haircut involved in transferring DBS or UOB credit card points (compared to what you could get by transferring them to KrisFlyer), so neither of those are great options. Likewise, CapitaStar members would be much better off using their STAR$ for mall vouchers.
The full T&C of the promotion can be found here.
Is it worth it?
Unfortunately, there’s no indication of the probability of each, so we can’t calculate the expected value of your spins. What we do know, however is that your value per mile will scale as follows, depending on how many miles you win:
|Assuming 300 Miles Transferred|
|If you win…||Cents per mile|
If you use these miles during one of Kris+’s regular milesback promos, the value gets stretched even further.
Kris+ will terminate offline earn from 1 September 2021
While we’re on the topic of Kris+, a PSA that the offline earning mode will be discontinued from 1 September 2021. Users will need to utilize the in-app payment function via Apple or Google Pay to accrue miles.
|💳 Offline Earning|
(Ends 1 September 2021)
|📱 In-App Earning|
|Make payment with cash or credit/debit card||Scan merchant QR code|
|Tap “earn” button in Kris+ app, enter spend amount and generate QR code||Enter amount to pay via Apple/Google Pay|
|Merchant scans QR code||Miles credited|
In one sense, this doesn’t change much. You’ll still be able to double dip on miles earning through Kris+ and your credit card, stacking an additional 4 mpd on top of whatever Kris+ gives you.
However, there are a couple of important things worth highlighting.
UOB Pref. Plat. Visa & UOB Visa Signature
While you’d normally use the 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.
It was easy enough to circumvent the issue with the offline method by tapping your mobile device to pay and then generating a QR code to earn Kris+ miles, that option won’t be available come 1 September.
American Express cards
Kris+ currently only supports Mastercard and Visa card for in-app payment, with American Express support to come in October 2021.
The shift to pure in-app payments means that those who rely primarily on an AMEX card will have to use something else in the interim.
Kris+ users can now receive a sure-win prize whenever they top up at least 300 worth of KrisPay miles. While prizes can be as big as 3,000 miles, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that most will be towards the 75/150 miles end of the spectrum.
Could still be a nice surprise, if you plan to top up anyway.