Milelion Exclusive: Get 25,000 bonus miles with a new AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card

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Apply for an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card and enjoy 10,000 miles on first spend, plus an 15,000 miles with S$3,000 spend in the first 3 months.

From 26-31 August 2021, American Express is running an excellent flash deal for new AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card sign-ups, exclusively for Milelion readers. 

New cardholders will receive 10,000 bonus miles on their first spend (usually: 5,000 miles), and a further 15,000 bonus miles when they spend S$3,000 in the first 3 months. Together with the base miles, it’s a total of 28,300 miles for S$3,000 spend- roughly 9.4 mpd. 

Milelion Offer: AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card

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First Year Fee Waived
  Spend Miles
First Spend  Any 10K
Milelion Bonus S$1.5K 10K
Months 1-3 S$3K 5K
Base Miles 3.3K
(S$3K @ 1.1 mpd)
Total Spend S$3K
Total Miles 28.3K

New-to-AMEX cardholders who sign up for an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card between 26-31 August 2021 and receive approval by 14 September 2021 will receive:

  • 10,000 bonus miles when they make their first transaction of at least S$1 (5,000 will post initially, with a further 5,000 credited 12 weeks later)
  • 10,000 bonus miles when they spend at least S$1,500 in the first 3 months of approval
  • 5,000 bonus miles when they spend a further S$1,500 (total: S$3,000) in the first 3 months of approval
  • 3,300 base miles for spending S$3,000 (@ 1.1 mpd)
❓ American Express defines new customers as those who do not hold any principal AMEX card now or in the past 12 months. Corporate/business cards and those issued by DBS/ Citibank/ UOB do not count.

That’s a total haul of 28,300 miles, enough for a round-trip Economy Class ticket to Thailand or Vietnam. Those who apply via SingPass MyInfo will also receive a S$20 CapitaVoucher upon first spend.

💳 Alternative offer: S$280 cashback

Apply via MGM

If you prefer cash over miles, the other option is to apply for the AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card via the MGM program.

Cardholders who apply via the MGM program will receive an S$80 statement credit when they spend S$2,000 in the first 3 months of approval. By spending a further S$1,000 (i.e S$3,000 total), they will receive a S$200 statement credit + 5,000 bonus miles. 

The total haul will be 13,300 miles + S$280. It boils down to whether you prefer 15,000 miles or S$280 cash.

The AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card comes with a first-year waiver of its S$176.55 annual fee. You can find the T&Cs of this offer here.

What spending is eligible?

The S$3,000 spending can be met with any purchases of eligible goods or services which post to your account within the first 3 months after approval. AMEX has a list of excluded spending categories here, but the key ones to note are: 

  • GrabPay top-ups
  • Insurance
  • SPC transactions
  • Utilities

For the avoidance of doubt, hospital transactions, donations, and anything else not explicitly stated in the exclusion list will count as eligible spend. 

Conclusion

If you’re new to American Express cards, this is an opportunity to generate 28,300 miles from S$3,000 of spending. Even if you’re not a big spender, you’d still get 10,000 miles with your first spend of any amount, and purchases of vouchers/gift cards will count towards the minimum spend.

This offer ends 31 August 2021, so be sure to submit your application before then. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Richard

Thanks, Aaron – looks like a good deal. Useful for year end donations.
2 questions:
1) Is AF waived for 1st year as usual?
2) Do the 3 months start from date of approval or next calendar month?

LionDen

Wondering is there an efficient (online?) way to check whether I have cross the 12-month mark since the day I cancel the last AMEX card? Call up AMEX to ask? Dont want to apply the card and later they tell me i am not a new customer. 😮

noob

Amex is 24/7 and quick, just call.

Rick

Hi Aaron,
For the MGM cashback promo, I can’t figure out how we get 13,300 miles. There’s 5,000 bonus miles on top of the 3,300 miles earned from the $3,000 spend. Where did the other 5,000 miles come from?
Thanks!

noob

There’s actually an ongoing link for the longest time that if you apply through krisflyer / SIA website you’ll get 10K in total on first spend.

I believe it was via a PPS email.

All the other promos they offered were always worse, this is a good one that actually matches up 🙂

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