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
|First Year Fee Waived|
(till 30 Sep 22)
(from 1 Oct 22)
|Sign-Up Bonus||5K / 19.8K||15K|
(S$2K @ 1.1 mpd)
(S$2K @ 1.1 mpd)
|Total Miles||13.2K / 28K||23.2K|
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).
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
- Public hospitals and polyclinics
- SPC transactions
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
|Income Req.||S$30,000 p.a.||Points Validity||3 years|
|Annual Fee||S$176.55||Min. |
|Miles with |
|FCY Fee||2.95%||Transfer Fee||None|
|Local Earn||1.1 mpd||Points Pool?||N/A|
|FCY Earn||2.0 mpd|
(Jun & Dec)
|Special Earn||2 mpd on SIA and KrisShop, 3.1 mpd for Grab||Airport 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.
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.