Singapore Airlines Offering 15% Transfer Bonus From Amex, Chase, Citi & More

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Singapore Airlines is the latest airline to offer a bonus to anyone transferring points from most (possibly all) of its bank partners around the world. In the case of the United States, transfers from Amex, Citi, Chase, Capital One appear to qualify but with over 40 participating banks around the world, most readers should be able to make the most of this offer if it works for them (some may be able to get a 20% bonus).

The Key Terms

  • Offer ends 27 December 2020.
  • This Campaign is open to all KrisFlyer members who are customers of participating banks and have Bank Reward Points.
  • A KrisFlyer member will earn Bonus KrisFlyer Miles if he or she converts his or her Bank Reward Points from a participating bank into at least 10,000 KrisFlyer miles in a single transaction (“Qualifying Transaction”).
  • The Bonus KrisFlyer miles awarded will be either 15% or 20% of the number of KrisFlyer miles converted in a Qualifying Transaction, depending on the participating bank.
  • There is no maximum number of Bonus KrisFlyer miles that a KrisFlyer member can earn by participating in this Campaign.
  • The Bonus KrisFlyer miles will be calculated on a per Qualifying Transaction basis and not on the cumulative sum of KrisFlyer miles converted during the Campaign Period.
  • Converted KrisFlyer miles and Bonus KrisFlyer miles will be credited to a KrisFlyer member’s KrisFlyer account as per the applicable participating bank’s conversion timeframes specified in such bank’s terms and conditions.
  • The conversion of Bank Reward Points to KrisFlyer miles is subject to the terms and conditions set forth by the participating bank. KrisFlyer members will be responsible for any related fees for conversion of Bank Reward Points to KrisFlyer miles, as may be levied by the participating banks, respectively.
  • All KrisFlyer miles or Bonus KrisFlyer miles awarded in accordance with this Campaign will be valid for three (3) years from the date on which they are credited into the recipient’s KrisFlyer account and no extensions of validity will be permitted.

Full terms and conditions and a list of participating banks can be found on the KrisFlyer promotion page.

Quick Thoughts

I’m a huge fan of Singapore Airlines and I’ve managed to snap up some of my best value award bookings by transferring points into the KrisFlyer program from either Amex, Chase, or Citi, but this is a promotion I’ll be sitting out.

Singapore Airlines is operating a very restricted schedule right now and there is still way too much uncertainty surrounding the whole of the travel world for me to make any speculative transfers across to the KrisFlyer program. If I could see that an award I wanted to book was available and that my chosen destination would welcome me with open arms (i.e not restrict my movements upon arrival), I’d happily initiate a transfer…but that’s not the world I’m living in right now.

If you’re based in Singapore or if you have any orphaned points sitting in a banking program that you no longer really use, this is a promotion that may well work for you. For just about everyone else, this is almost certainly a promotion to sit out.

Bottom Line

Singapore Airlines is currently offering an uncapped 15% bonus to anyone transferring a variety of bank rewards currencies to the KrisFlyer program through 27 December 2020 (a minimum of 10,000 miles must be created). For most readers, this probably won’t be a big enough bonus to tempt them into a speculative transfer, but if you’re based in Singapore (or are allowed to fly into Singapore unrestricted) this has the potential to be useful.

[HT: MileLion]