Back again: Kris+ Challenges and check-in bonus

Kris+ Challenges are live once more, with check-ins resuming from Monday 19 February 2024.

For the past few weeks, Kris+ users looking to participate in Challenges or do their weekly check-in would have found the section missing on the app.

It wasn’t a permanent removal, however. The feature was undergoing maintenance, and has now relaunched. Challenges can once again be activated, and check-ins will resume from this Monday.

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

Kris+ Challenges are back

Kris+ Challenges, for the uninitiated, are simple tasks that award extra KrisPay miles. You can find the Challenges section at the top of the Kris+ home screen (you may need to swipe to the left to see it).

Do make a point of registering for all the Challenges you see, in the off chance you trigger the reward criteria inadvertently!

There’s only one challenge currently available, which is fairly easy to achieve. Kris+ users who spend at least S$100 in a single payment with a Mastercard will get 3,750 KrisPay miles (worth S$25).

This is capped at the first 2,500 users who successfully complete the challenge; I just received the award for a transaction made this morning, so there’s still some quota left at the time of writing. 

KrisPay miles are awarded immediately upon completing Challenges, but must be spent through the Kris+ app; you won’t be able to transfer them to KrisFlyer. 

Kris+ check-in back from 19 February 

From Monday, 19 February 2024, the Kris+ check-in bonus will resume once more, available at the top of the Challenges section. 

Unfortunately, the reward has been progressively nerfed. When it first launched in February 2022, the reward was 150 KrisPay miles (S$1). That was cut to 75 KrisPay miles (S$0.50) in November 2022, and then to 30 KrisPay miles (S$0.20) in May 2023. 

At some point the time taken to check-in will be more valuable than the reward itself, but hey, that’s up to you to decide.

A few points to note: 

  • A week runs from Monday 12 a.m to Sunday 11.59 p.m
  • You need to check-in 3x in a given week to earn the bonus
  • 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 (You can’t transfer them to KrisFlyer)
  • KrisPay miles have a six-month validity

While it’s hard to argue against free miles, the Kris+ check-in feature is arguably less useful because KrisPay miles earned this way cannot be transferred to KrisFlyer, and KrisFlyer has a fixed expiry policy (i.e. you can’t use check-in miles to extend the life of your entire balance).

Back in the Mileslife days, its check-in feature offered a free way to extend the validity of your entire balance with activity-based expiry programmes like British Airways Executive Club and Avianca LifeMiles. 

What card to use for Kris+?

The following cards are the safest to use with Kris+, as they earn 3-4 mpd regardless of which particular merchant you’re spending with. 

💳 Best Cards for Kris+ (All Categories)
Card Earn Rate Remarks
4 mpd Max. S$2K per c. month
Citi Rewards + Amaze
4 mpd Max. S$1K per s. month. Do not use Citi Rewards Card alone- no bonuses
KrisFlyer UOB Card
3 mpd No cap

However, there are also other cards you can use that will earn up to 6 mpd, depending on Kris+ merchant. Refer to the post below for more details. 

What’s the best card to use for Kris+?


Kris+ has relaunched its Challenges section after a brief hiatus, with new opportunities to earn bonus KrisPay miles on your spending. 

The check-in campaign will also be relaunching from tomorrow, for those who don’t mind trading a few seconds of your life for 30 KrisPay miles.

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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Tong Seng Lee

Can buying FairPrice vouchers qualify for master card $100 purchase for $25 reward?