The new iPhone 15 is in town, and if you’ve decided to take the kidney-selling plunge, you’re looking at an expense ranging anywhere from S$1,299 to S$2,639.
|📱 iPhone 15 Pricing|
|iPhone 15 Plus||S$1,499||S$1,609||S$1,929||–|
|iPhone 15 Pro||S$1,649||S$1,809||S$2,129||S$2,449|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||–||S$1,999||S$2,319||S$2,639|
Fortunately, there’s plenty of ways to rack up extra miles on that purchase, one of which is using Kris+ at iStudio.
|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|
iStudio now has the entire line of iPhones available for purchase, with tax-free shopping available at its Changi Airport outlets. On top of the usual 1 mpd earn rate, Kris+ customers can also stand a chance to win 104,000 KrisFlyer miles.
Kris+ x iStudio 104,000 miles draw
From now till 31 December 2023, every Kris+ payment of at least S$80 (pre-GST) made at iStudio will earn 1x chance in the grand prize draw, on top of the usual 1 mpd earn rate (which requires no minimum spend).
Kris+ users can accrue as many entries as they wish, but a larger transaction cannot be split into smaller payments to gain multiple entries. For example, a single S$160 transaction is worth only one entry, not two).
The winner of the lucky draw will be announced via iStudio’s social media platforms, and receive 104,000 KrisPay miles. These can be converted into 104,000 KrisFlyer miles, but only if you transfer them within seven days of accrual in their entirety.
If you wait longer than seven days, or spend any portion through the Kris+ app, the remaining balance will be stuck inside Kris+, where they can only be spent at 0.67 cents each with a six-month validity.
For avoidance of doubt, Kris+ users will earn entries regardless of the payment method used, whether it’s entirely with cash, entirely with KrisPay miles, or a mixture of the two. That said, it’s highly inadvisable to spend miles via Kris+, given the low valuation.
Kris+ is accepted at all 22 iStudio store locations across Singapore. A 10% discount applies to selected third party products and accessories, upsized to 15% for PPS Club members. And before anyone asks, no- there’s no discount on the iPhone, or any Apple accessories for that matter.
What card should you use?
Kris+ transactions code as online, and usually retain the MCC of the underlying merchant. In the case of iStudio, this will be MCC 5732 (Electronics Stores).
|❓ How to find an MCC?|
There’s two ways of finding an MCC:
You can use the following cards to earn up to 4 mpd extra, for a total earn rate of 5 mpd.
|💳 Best Cards for Kris+|
(For MCC 5732 Electronics)
|Citi Rewards + Amaze|
|4 mpd||Max. S$1K per s. month. Do not use Citi Rewards Card alone- no bonuses|
|4 mpd||Max S$2K per c. month|
|4 mpd||Max. S$1K per c. month|
|OCBC Titanium Rewards|
|4 mpd*||Max. S$13.3K per m. year|
|KrisFlyer UOB Card|
|3 mpd||No cap|
|*New-to-bank customers approved by 30 September 2023 will earn 6 mpd for the first 90 days, capped at S$2,000 per calendar month|
Where will 104,000 miles get you?
Kris+ advertises the 104,000 miles prizes as worth a round-trip SIA Business Class flight to Japan, but that’s not the only place you can go.
Based on Business Saver prices, 104,000 miles would bring you to:
- Tokyo Haneda
- Tokyo Narita
Other ways to earn miles on the iPhone 15
Using Kris+ at iStudio is one way of earning extra miles, but it’s not the only option. With the iPhone 15 now on KrisShop and other retail channels, you could earn up to 11.5 mpd on your purchase with the right stacking strategy.
For more details, refer to the post below.
Kris+ users who make purchases at iStudio can earn chances to win a 104,000 KrisFlyer miles prize, on top of the usual earn rate of 1 mpd. You don’t have to buy an iPhone 15, mind you- the contest is merchant-specific, not product.
As always, don’t forget to transfer any miles earned via Kris+ to your KrisFlyer account immediately. Leave it till later and you’re liable to forget.