Singapore Airlines has just recently updated their new redemption charts to include Premium Economy redemption - read more about the changes here! If you are looking for more ways to earn KrisFlyer Miles, check out the guide to the co-branded American Express cards here! The national carrier of Singapore has just announced that KrisFlyer members will now be able to use their hard earned miles for shopping on KrisShop - read on to find out why you should most definitely NOT do this.
Firstly, KrisFlyer miles are sacred (to us mile chasers) and extremely valuable - if you use them correctly, you can easily get over S$50 value for every 1,000 miles - this is why I strongly advocate choosing miles over some pesky cash rebate. In fact, you should also consider buying miles by paying for the annual fees of credit cards if you intend to travel in a premium class often.
Secondly, your KrisFlyer miles are worth almost nothing on KrisShop. Sure, getting a brand new Samsonite Spinner Luggage seems like a great idea but honestly, do you want to exchange 87,500 KrisFlyer Miles for a S$700 luggage bag - you are only getting S$8 value per 1,000 KrisFlyer mile. KrisShop is running a 10% off required miles until 15 June 2016 but even then, you are only getting S$8.89 value per 1,000 miles (compare that to over S$50 on a premium cabin redemption)! To put things into perspective, it will only cost you 68,000 KrisFlyer Miles and approximately S$68 in taxes to redeem for a Return Business Class Flight to Japan from Singapore on Singapore Airlines.
Seriously, save your miles for something else.
Planning a short trip out of Singapore soon? From now until 10 September 2017, purchase one of the featured hotel packages on Mileslife to benefit from 3,000 bonus miles. If you have an American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card (click HERE to sign-up for one with 7,500 welcome miles), you will earn double miles on the hotel packages as well.
Convert your HSBC Rewards Points into Asia Miles between 01 September 2017 to 30 September 2017 to benefit from an 18% bonus! The usual conversion rate is 5,000 HSBC Rewards Points to 2,000 Asia Miles - if you convert these points during the promotional period, an additional 18% more miles will be posted to your account within four to six weeks after the promotional period.
Everyone knows that Alaska Airlines' frequent flyer program (FFP) is one of my favourites at the moment since it allows you to travel on Business Class for cheap. There is currently an opportunity to purchase Mileage Plan miles and get up to 50% more miles. If your account is targeted with the maximum 50% bonus (most new accounts get 35% which is still an amazing deal), you can essentially redeem the miles for two Business Class flights on Japan Airlines for under S$700. Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines have just announced a brand new partnership which will allow for reciprocal mileage earning from 27 September 2017 - redemption will soon follow.
Citibank discontinued the 20X Rewards promotion with Amazon (which equates to 8 miles per S$1) last month and have just introduced Zalora as the newest partner for the 20X Rewards promotion - this will run until 31 October 2017. While this is definitely great for people who shop on Zalora (though I am not sure who in this day and age), it is certainly not as impressive as the Amazon promotion that was running prior to this.
You must have seen this a hundred times now but there is currently a promotion (again!) which gives you up to 50% more Mileage Plan Miles when you purchase between now and 05 October 2017. As I have mentioned many times before, you can use these easily for Business Class flights on Japan Airlines (JAL) for less than US$500.
While most banks in Singapore allow you to convert your points (or equivalent currency) earned from credit card spend into Airline or Hotel points, Citibank has one of the most comprehensive list of points transfer partners - I have previously counted the total number of partners to be at 12 but they have apparently removed Delta Skymiles from the list. There are currently 11 airline points transfer partners for Citibank if you hold an eligible credit card in Singapore.
Singapore Airlines is currently running 30% off KrisFlyer Miles redemption on selected routes for travel between 01 September 2017 and 30 September 2017 (both dates inclusive) when you redeem for an eligible flight before 31 August 2017. While the deal is not as lucrative as the 50% off required miles promotion that was running a couple of months before, the current one includes redemption on Singapore Airlines (as opposed to just SilkAir) as well.
There is currently an opportunity to buy and earn up to 100% extra bonus United Airlines MileagePlus Miles. Before you cringe at the thought of flying on United Airlines, do remember that you are able to redeem them on Star Alliance and other airline partners. All you have to do is to enter your account number and last name to see how much your account was targeted for - the maximum bonus anyone can get at this moment is 100% and this is the best United Airlines has ever offered. Do note that all purchases have to be completed before 12 September 2017 in order to benefit from this bonus.
As Japan Airlines (JAL) continues to roll-out the impressive Sky Suite III across the B787-9 Dreamliners and 777-200ERs, there is only two more days left to take advantage of the 35% off Starpoints sale with an eligible Starwood Preferred Guest account.
If you have held the Citibank PremierMiles Visa Credit Card for the last 6 months of longer, chances are that you would have received a targeted offer to earn (well, purchase) 31,200 miles for S$238 once S$9,000 (in local or equivalent foreign currency) has been charged to the card between 01 July 2017 and 31 August 2017. Registration is absolutely essential for this promotion.