Earn up to 31,000 miles if you become one of the top three referrers in the month of February.
To celebrate its 21st anniversary, Krisflyer has launched a member-get-member promotion, giving out bonus miles for referrers and those referred.
Each referral made will earn the referrer 500 miles if certain conditions are met, while new sign-ups will enjoy 500 miles, no questions asked.
The new sign-ups must be done between 31 January and 29 February to qualify for the promotion.
How to refer?
Very simple: simply go to Singaporeair.com and click on the ‘Sign Up’ link on the top right corner.
There’s no personalised link to send out, but the new member will have to indicate the referrer’s Krisflyer number when signing up:
Some might find this a little cumbersome, but I think it’s a good way to prevent mass spamming of sign-up links we see on many websites and social media platforms today. To be a referrer, you will have to provide your Krisflyer number to someone (preferably someone you trust), so you will think twice before placing it on a public platform (such as this website).
Next, the new member must also put in the promo code KFBD21 in the Krisflyer Registration Promotion field:
Then, the new member will have to have a qualifying transaction on or before 31 May 2020, which can include:
- Miles accrued or redeemed on flown flights on Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot
- Miles accrual from partners
- Transfer of points from partner programmes to KrisFlyer
- Submission of retrospective mileage claims for flown flights
- KrisShop accrual transactions
- KrisPay accrual transactions and miles conversions
New sign ups get 500 miles
For those who signed up during this promotional period, they get 500 miles upon signing up as long as they key in the promo code KFBD21 in the Krisflyer registration promotion field.
Referrers’ bonus miles capped at 10,000 miles; top referrers get additional 21,000 miles
If you are referring new members, note that you can only earn up to 10,000 miles, which makes 20 referrals. However, if you are one of the top referrers during the promotion period (31 Jan to 31 May), you will get an additional 21,000 miles.
When will I get the miles?
If you are a new member who just signed up, you will get the miles within 4 to 6 weeks after the sign-up promotional window (i.e. after 29 Feb).
If you are a referrer, you will only get the miles if those you referred make the eligible transaction by 31 May. The bonus miles will be credited 4 to 6 weeks after 31 May.
While it’s common for Krisflyer (or any other frequent flyer programme for that matter) to offer sign-up bonuses, this is one of the rare times they are encouraging referrals.
Given the referral count is not based on a link but instead relies on new members to key in their referrers’ Krisflyer number, I suspect the participation rate may not be high, as it’s very likely to miss out either one of the fields and thereby voiding the referral. On top of that, the new member has to make a qualifying transaction to be counted as a valid referral.
I’ll be keen to know who even make the 20 successful referrals, which seems quite difficult to achieve!
Full details of the promotion, including terms and conditions can be found here.