KrisPay gets a boost

When KrisPay was first rolled out, most people lamented the abysmal value that you’d receive from using your hard earned KrisFlyer miles at participating merchants.

There’s finally some good news with KrisPay in terms of miles generation. You can now earn up to 2 mpd just by using the app at participating merchants, over and above the miles earned from using your credit card for payment.

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In the latest version of the KrisPay app, you should be able to identify the ‘earn’ symbol at the top right corner of each merchant icon. This means that you can earn KrisFlyer miles via the newly introduced feature. When making payment, simply key in the amount in the app.

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This will generate a QR code, which the cashier will promptly scan to validate the payment, and you’ll receive the miles instantly. You can then decide to transfer these miles into your KrisFlyer account within 7 days, or keep it in the app for future use (please don’t).

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Here’s the list of participating merchants, which I hope will grow with time:

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Think of this as an upgrade to KrisPay, to complement your current credit card spend to generate miles. So, if you happen to already be earning 4 mpd from using, for example the UOB Preferred Platinum Visa (PPV) via contactless payment, at any of the participating KrisPay merchants, you’ll earn additional miles simply by following the aforementioned steps using the KrisPay app.

In the business of earning miles, every little bit helps! Full details can be found here.