AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card offering 21,000 miles sign-up bonus

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From now till 31 January, get up to 21,000 bonus miles when you sign up for an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card through The MileLion.

American Express has launched a new sign-up bonus for the AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card, which runs from now till 31 January 2023.

New cardholders who apply via The MileLion and spend S$2,000 will receive up to 21,000 bonus miles, on top of the usual 2,200 base miles.

New AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card offer

Apply Here
First Year Fee Waived
 Old Offer
(till 30 Sep 22)
New Offer
(from 1 Oct 22)
 SpendMilesSpendMiles
First Spend Any 5KAny 5K
MileLion BonusS$2K
1KS$2K
1K
Sign-Up Bonus
5K / 19.8K 15K
Base Miles2.2K
(S$2K @ 1.1 mpd)
2.2K
(S$2K @ 1.1 mpd)
Total SpendS$2KS$2K
Total Miles13.2K / 28K23.2K

All first-time American Express KrisFlyer cobrand cardholders will enjoy 5,000 miles on their first spend of any amount. This is a once per lifetime bonus, so if you’ve previously held an American Express KrisFlyer cobrand card before, you won’t receive this a second time.

New cardholders who spend S$2,000 in the first 3 months of approval will receive 15,000 miles, and a further 1,000 miles for applying via The MileLion. Assuming this S$2,000 is spent locally, 2,200 base miles will be earned (@ 1.1 mpd). 

❓ Definitions

New cardholders: New cardholders are defined as those who do not currently hold a principal American Express credit card (excluding the AMEX HighFlyer Card and AMEX cards issued by DBS/UOB), and have not cancelled an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card in the past 12 months.

This means that for S$2,000 spend, a new cardholder would receive a total of 23,200 miles.

Terms & Conditions

This offer cannot be further stacked with any MGM bonuses, and terminating the card within six months of approval will lead to a clawback of the welcome gift.

In terms of crediting timelines:

  • 15,000 miles will be credited within 8-10 weeks of the date the spend threshold is met
  • 1,000 miles will be credited within 12 weeks of the date the spend threshold is met

Any questions about the promotion should be directed to American Express (and if the CSOs say to contact The MileLion, they’re mistaken; all fulfilment is from the AMEX side).

For avoidance of doubt, spending by both principal and supplementary cardholders will be pooled when determining whether the minimum spend threshold has been met. 

What spending is eligible?

AMEX has a list of excluded spending categories here, but the key ones to note are: 

  • GrabPay top-ups
  • Insurance
  • Public hospitals and polyclinics
  • SPC transactions
  • Utilities

For the avoidance of doubt, CardUp, private and non-profit hospital bills, donations, and anything else not explicitly stated in the exclusion list will count as eligible spend. 

Overview: AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card

Apply Here
Income Req.S$30,000 p.a.Points Validity3 years
Annual FeeS$176.55
Min.
Transfer
N/A
Miles with
Annual Fee
NoneTransfer
Partners
  • SIA
FCY Fee2.95%Transfer FeeNone
Local Earn1.1 mpdPoints Pool?N/A
FCY Earn2.0 mpd
(Jun & Dec)
Lounge Access?No
Special Earn2 mpd on SIA and KrisShop, 3.1 mpd for GrabAirport Limo?No
Cardholder Terms and Conditions

AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Cardholders earn 1.1 mpd on all Singapore dollar spending, and 2 mpd on foreign currency spending in June and December (1.1 mpd otherwise). Grab Singapore transactions earn 3.1 mpd, capped at S$200 per calendar month.

Cardholders who spend at least S$12,000 between 1 July and 30 June of the following year will receive S$150 cashback to offset purchases of air tickets made on singaporeair.com. Air tickets must be originating from Singapore, and charged in Singapore dollars. 

A further 500 bonus miles can be enjoyed for making a first telco recurring bill payment at participating merchants. 

Don’t forget to check out my full review of the AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card below. 

Review: AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card

Conclusion

AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card members can earn up to 21,000 bonus miles when they apply through The MileLion and spend at least S$2,000 in the first 3 months of approval.

This is slightly smaller than the previous offer, but you’ll need to wait until after 31 January 2023 to see a different one. 

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

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Weak

Much weaker offer right?

Weak

Are there even any existing cardholders? Just need to cancel the cards before application because they only exclude the same card you are applying.

Minor inconvenience

Nothing stopping you from cancelling and reapplying straight away.

lol

our definition of a minor inconvenience must be very different.

and dude, are you seriously suggesting someone with an amex plat charge or amex plat credit card should forfeit the rest of their annual fee by cancelling just so they can count as new? that’s just silly.

Lol2

My friend. If you are holding the charge card this blue card is below your status. The regular cc can be cancelled and reapplied in 5 mins from your bed.

lol

pause for a moment and consider what you’re saying. what other amex card could you have now?

amex KF ascend- cancel early and waste annual fee
amex plat cc- cancel early and waste annual fee (even if you got it with first year free, that’s a one-time offer you won’t get again)
amex plat charge- cancel early and waste annual fee.

so it’s not as simple as just cancelling all your cards to count as a new customer.

Lol2

Are you suggesting you won’t give up 100 of annual fee for 15k extra miles?

lol

which card has a $100 annual fee? all of them are at least $300, which makes a big difference.

Lol2

Ok la. I’ll bite. You can’t cancel cards within 6 months of application otherwise they will claw back the bonus. So any card that falls under this bonus will be at least 6 months old. Which means that by default you the max AF leftover is half of whatever. And any card that is more than 1 year, chances are you already have a waiver anyway. There’s no loss of benefits because you’ll get it back again on reapplication.

Kelvin

Hi Aaron, I have confirmed with AMEX CSO: Sign up bonus of 15k is only for new to bank (I.e. not cancelled any AMEX card, not just AMEX krisflyer)

Kelvin

Ok, confirmed with Krisflyer, you are right Aaron. CSO was wrong, like that in the future need to really scrutinize the TnCs, cannot rely fully on them

Joe

CSO also told me that if you hold the Ascend card, you cannot refer someone to the Blue card. I directed them to the T&Cs that clearly indicated otherwise, they told me the T&Cs was wrong (!).

Ignored them and referred anyway, got my bonus miles.

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