Did you know that you can earn KrisFlyer miles by shopping online at your favorite stores? That’s right — it’s not just booking flights that will earn you those frequent flyer miles…buying that pair of sneakers you’ve been after will do it too!
Here you’ll find out how to make the most of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer Spree shopping portal, and how to maximize earning those valuable bonus points.
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Shopping Portal Homepage
When you first arrive at the shopping portal site, be sure to set your merchant location to the USA to see the most relevant bonus offers.
As long as you don’t clear your cookies, then your location should be remembered for future visits.
How to Log in to Your Account
If you’re already a PSS Club or KrisFlyer member, you don’t need to create a separate login – you simply use the account you already have. If you are not an existing PSS Club or KrisFlyer member, you will need to create an account.
Simply enter your membership number and password and click “Log In.”
Basics of Using the Portal
You don’t need to be logged in to browse retailers and bonus offers, but once you find something to purchase, you’ll need to log in so the purchase can be tracked.
On the shopping portal’s homepage, you can view seasonal promotions and featured offers with bonus point earnings.
You can search for a particular retailer using the search icon at the top right or browse by category.
When searching by category, you’ll have the choice to view retailers for “Entertainment” “Food & drink,” “Health & beauty,” and “Electronics,” just to name a few.
Clicking on a retailer will show you the miles per dollar and any current bonus offers, if applicable. You can also find a brief overview of the company and purchase conditions.
The handy calculator icon allows you to work out how many KrisFlyer miles you will earn for a particular purchase amount.
If you want to shop and take advantage of the bonus offer, then click the “Shop now” button to head straight to the retailer’s website.
From here, you can shop as normal. Any purchases will be recorded automatically using cookies, so be sure they are enabled on your browser!
Once you make a qualifying purchase, KrisFlyer Spree shows a pending status within 5 days, and the miles should be credited to your account within 90 days.
Hot Tip: You must click through to a store via the “Shop now” button. If you make a purchase through a retailer without going through the shopping portal, there is no way to retroactively apply your bonus points!
You can sort your results alphabetically, by highest bonus offer, most popular, and by stores recently added.
Bonus Offers and eVouchers
Click the Bonus tab to see a list of retailers that are currently offering more bonus miles than usual. To view the usual point earning, you’ll need to click through to the retailer’s page.
On the eVouchers tab, you can view current offers from retailers in addition to the regular bonus miles. This might be a discount off a particular item or a free shipping promotion, for example.
KrisFlyer Spree appears to have high bonus earnings, but these are calculated for a $10 spend rather than a $1 spend-to-miles ratio that most other shopping portals use.
So browse carefully to compare bonus point earnings for retailers if you’re part of more than 1 frequent flyer program!
At the time of this writing, these were some of the better earning rates being offered:
- Macy’s: 26X miles per $10
- Etsy: 26X miles per $10
- ShopDisney: 19X miles per $10
- American Eagle: 15X miles per $10
- Apple: 11X miles per $10
- …and much more!
Using Rewards Cards to Earn Extra KrisFlyer Miles
If your primary goal is to earn Singapore KrisFlyer miles, we recommend to use a credit card that’ll earn points which can then be transferred directly to your KrisFlyer account.
Recommended Chase Cards (Personal)
|Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card - This is our #1 favorite starter travel card which has a 60,000 point sign up bonus (highest ever) after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. |
The current bonus is literally worth $750 in travel purchases (e.g. flights, hotels, car rentals and with no blackout dates) when you redeem your points through Chase's travel portal, which works similar to booking sites like Expedia etc. You could buy several round-trip flights or hotel stays with that 60k bonus.
|Chase Sapphire Reserve® - Consider this premium card if you want to get into a lot of airport lounges. The current sign up bonus is 50,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. You'll also get a $300 travel credit per year which wipes away a big chunk of the $450 annual fee.|
|Chase Freedom Unlimited® - A simple, no annual fee card that earns you 1.5% cash back on all purchases. Just know that you won't get any travel benefits or the ability to earn bonus points with this card.|
Recommended Chase Cards (Business)
|Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card - This is our #1 recommended business card and comes with a whopping 80,000 sign up bonus after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening. This 80,000 bonus is worth $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards for travel purchases (e.g flights, hotels, car rentals). Earn lots of points by leveraging bonus categories, and also - if you pay for your cell phone bill with this card, you can get up to $600 in insurance coverage.|
|Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card - earn $500 bonus cash back after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening. In addition, get up to 5% cash back on a range of business expenses. A simple, $0 annual fee card.|
If you’re a frequent flyer with Singapore Airlines, then it’s worth taking advantage of the shopping portal and boosting your miles toward reward flights.
But don’t expect to get there quickly — the shopping portal isn’t the most generous we’ve seen, with others offering better spend-to-miles ratios.
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