KrisFlyer UOB Cards offering 5% miles-back on Spontaneous Escapes awards

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Book a Spontaneous Escape award and get 5% miles-back with your KrisFlyer UOB Credit or Debit Card, capped at the first 250 participants.

Back in August 2023, the KrisFlyer UOB Credit and Debit Card ran a special promotion for Spontaneous Escapes, offering 5% miles-back on bookings. 

The offer has been brought back again for KrisFlyer’s 25th anniversary, and this edition of Spontaneous Escapes allows for travel over the next two months (i.e. 1 March to 30 April 2024), instead of the usual one month. 

The cap this time has also been expanded from 158 to 250 participants, which while welcome, is still a relatively small number. So let’s quickly dive into the details for those who want to take advantage of it.

5% miles-back on Spontaneous Escapes awards

KrisFlyer UOB Credit or Debit Cardholders who redeem Spontaneous Escapes awards from 15-29 February 2024, for travel between 1 March to 30 April 2024, can earn a 5% rebate on the miles used for their redemption.

  • A cap of 250 eligible participants applies
  • The redemption can be for Economy, Premium Economy or Business Class tickets
  • You must pay for the taxes and surcharges with a KrisFlyer UOB Credit or Debit Card
  • You must register by sending the following SMS to 77862:
📱 SMS to 77862
KFSPE<space>Last 4 alphanumeric digits of NRIC/Passport<space>Booking Reference Number
(Example: If your NRIC is S1234567A and booking reference is XYZ123, send “KFSPE 567A XYZ123″)

Do note that registration requires a booking reference number, so you’ll need to make a Spontaneous Escapes booking first, then send in the SMS.

The 5% miles-back is capped at one redemption booking with a maximum of two segments, and could either be:

  • A one-way journey (1 booking, 1 segment)
  • A round-trip journey (1 booking, 2 segments)

The following illustrations are provided in the T&Cs:

(a) if two round-trip Eligible Tickets are redeemed in 1 Redemption booking, the Bonus Miles will be applicable on the first round-trip Eligible ticket;

(b) if two round-trip Eligible Tickets are redeemed in 2 Redemption bookings (i.e. one roundtrip Eligible Ticket per Redemption booking), Bonus Miles will be applicable to the first roundtrip Redemption booking only (i.e. 2 segments); and

(c) if two one-way Eligible Tickets are redeemed in 2 Redemption bookings (i.e. one one-way Eligible Ticket per Redemption booking), Bonus Miles will be applicable on the first one-way Redemption booking only (i.e. 1 segment).

Each eligible participant is only entitled to receive the 5% miles-back on a single redemption booking, capped at two segments. So based on this month’s Spontaneous Escapes list, the most you could save would be 4,795 miles for a Business Class round-trip redemption to Cairns (5% of 47,950 x 2).

It’s better than nothing, but there’s no reason for FOMO here. This is certainly not to the level of the miles-back offers we’ve seen for KrisFlyer Experiences like the F1 packages, where being a KrisFlyer UOB Cardholder could save you up to 30,000 miles per ticket!

Finally, do remember that the 5% discount is off the already discounted Spontaneous Escapes price (30%), so you’re not saving 35%; you’re saving 33.5%.

When will the miles-back be credited?

The miles-back will be automatically credited to your KrisFlyer membership account by 30 June 2024.

Terms & Conditions

The full T&Cs for the 5% miles-back campaign can be found here.

Conclusion

KrisFlyer UOB Credit and Debit Cardholders can enjoy a 5% rebate on a single one-way or round-trip redemption during this month’s Spontaneous Escapes.

A limited quantity of 250 redemptions is available, but since the maximum you can save is 4,795 miles, I wouldn’t necessarily call this a “must grab” deal.

For my picks of this month’s Spontaneous Escapes, refer to this post. 

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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