Back in February this year, Kris+ launched a check-in function- basically a little incentive for users to visit the app on a regular basis. Kris+ members who checked in three times a week would receive 150 KrisPay miles, the equivalent of S$1. It wasn’t a lot, but hey, it was free.
|S$5 for new Kris+ Users|
|Get S$5 (in the form of 750 KrisPay miles) when you sign-up with code W644363 and make your first transaction|
Unfortunately, Kris+ has just halved check-in reward to a measly 75 miles, which I suppose is still better than nothing, but not by much.
Kris+ check-in feature
Kris+ users who visit the Challenges section of the app and check-in three times a week (a week runs from Monday 12 a.m till Sunday 11.59 p.m) have received free KrisPay miles.
A few points to note:
- Check-ins can be done any day of the week and need not be consecutive
- You’ll need to wait 24 hours between check-ins
- KrisPay miles are credited to your account instantly, and must be spent through the Kris+ app
- KrisPay miles earned via check-in cannot be transferred to a KrisFlyer account.
- KrisPay miles have a six-month validity
Unfortunately, Week 38 was the last week that 150 KrisPay miles (S$1) were awarded as the check-in prize; from Week 39 onwards, the reward is 75 KrisPay miles (S$0.50).
Only you can decide whether that’s worth your time to earn, but if this task was previously worth 10 seconds of your life, it’s now worth only 5.
Despite the small number of miles on offer, Kris+ check-in would be useful but for two things:
- KrisPay miles earned through Kris+ check-in cannot be transferred to KrisFlyer
- KrisFlyer has a fixed expiry of three years (heads up: miles will start expiring again from 31 January 2023) instead of an activity-based expiry policy, which means earning miles does not extend the life of your balance
In a way, this reminds me of the check-in feature on the now-dead Mileslife app. But that was arguably much more useful because Mileslife partnered with a wide range of frequent flyer programmes, including some with activity-based expiry policies. Earning any number of miles, no matter how small, would reset the expiry of your entire balance, and Mileslife check-in was a free way of doing that.
Kris+ 40% milesback offer
As a reminder, Kris+ is currently running a 40% milesback offer for all transactions made through the Kris+ app. This is valid till 27 November 2022, and a decent way of cashing out KrisPay miles you earned through referrals or KrisPay miles that got stuck in the app after you forgot to transfer them out (it happens).
I’d recommend checking out the Flash Deals section of the app, where you can buy cash vouchers at discounts to their face value. I just bought one for Amo last night, paying S$85 for S$100. With 40% milesback, my total outlay was 7,650 miles, which meant a value of 1.31 cents apiece.
For the full details, refer to the post below.
The Kris+ check-in feature has been nerfed from this week onwards, cutting the reward from 150 KrisPay miles to 75.
It’s still free miles, in the cold light of day, but you might want to navigate the app twice as fast so you don’t lose out!