In December 2021, Kris+ added KrisShop as an earning partner, allowing customers to shop directly from the Kris+ app and earn 3 miles per S$2 spent, basically the same rate they’d earn via KrisShop.com directly.
However, Kris+ has been regularly upsizing the KrisShop earn rate to encourage take-up, and since launch we’ve seen several 9 mpd promotions. The most recent one ended on 31 March, but it’s been renewed again from 7-30 April 2022.
By stacking this with the right credit card, you can earn up to 13 mpd on your KrisShop purchases.
Earn 9 mpd on KrisShop via Kris+
From 7-30 April 2022, customers will earn 9 mpd on KrisShop purchases made via the Kris+ app, with no cap on the maximum miles that can be earned.
As a reminder, KrisShop via Kris+ only works for purchases to a Singapore address, and does not (yet) support the 10% discount for PPS Club members or PPS Club gift voucher redemption. The selection of items may also be smaller than what you’d normally find on KrisShop.com.
A summary of the differences between shopping on KrisShop.com and KrisShop via Kris+ can be found below.
|KrisShop.com||KrisShop via Kris+|
|Selection||Full catalogue||Partial catalogue|
|Delivery||Worldwide and inflight||Singapore only|
|Earn Rate||1.5 miles per S$1||3 miles per S$2 |
(9 miles per S$1 from 7-30 Apr 22)
|Miles Transfer to KrisFlyer||Miles credited directly to KrisFlyer within 30 business days||Miles earned instantly; transfer to KrisFlyer account within 7 days|
|Pay with Miles||125 miles per S$1||125 miles per S$1*|
|Min. Miles Redemption||1,000 miles||15 miles|
|PPS Club Privileges||10% off||Not available yet|
|*150 miles per S$1 with 16.7% instant miles-back|
A link to KrisShop can be at the top of the Kris+ app homepage.
Checkouts must be done via in-app payments, using American Express, Mastercard or Visa cards linked to Apple Pay or Google Pay.
While it was initially possible to earn miles on GST and shipping when KrisShop via Kris+ first launched, that bug has been corrected, and you’ll only earn miles on the pre-tax, pre-shipping amount going forward.
Don’t forget to transfer any miles earned on Kris+ to your KrisFlyer account immediately. If you wait more than seven days, these miles will be stuck inside Kris+, where they expire after 6 months, and can only be spent at a puny 0.67 cents each!
What card should you use for KrisShop?
KrisShop purchases with code as MCC 5309 Duty Free Stores, even if you pay via Kris+.
Using the following cards will earn you an additional 4 mpd, creating the opportunity to clock up to 13 mpd on your purchases.
|DBS Woman’s World Card||4 mpd||Cap S$2K per c. month|
|UOB Pref. Plat Visa||4 mpd||Cap S$1.1K per c. month|
|HSBC Revolution||4 mpd||Cap S$1K per c. month|
|KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card||3 mpd^||No cap|
|^Subject to min. spend of S$500 per year with the SIA Group|
S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month
|❓ Not quite 13 mpd|
|While you will earn 4 mpd on the gross purchase amount charged to your card, remember that 9 mpd from Kris+ is only awarded on the pre-tax, pre-shipping amount. Therefore, your actual earn rate will be just shy of 13 mpd.|
A reminder not to use the Citi Rewards if you’re shopping on KrisShop via Kris+. Citibank excludes in-app mobile wallet transactions from earning 4 mpd, so you’ll earn a puny 0.4 mpd instead. However, there’s no issue with using the Citi Rewards when shopping on KrisShop.com, since the website processes payments differently.
|S$5 for new Kris+ Users (W644363)|
Kris+ has brought back its lucrative 9 mpd offer on KrisShop purchases for the month of April, and while I’m not convinced that every item on KrisShop represents a great deal, the prospect of earning 13 mpd on your purchases (once credit card miles are factored in) may help offset some of the higher prices.
As a reminder, Kris+ has indefinitely extended its 9 mpd offer at more than 300 dining, shopping and lifestyle merchants across Singapore, so there’s plenty of opportunities to rake in miles with Kris+ at the moment.