Singapore Airlines is offering 5000 miles just for joining their KrisFlyer program and another 5000 miles if you credit a Singapore Airlines flight to the program by September 30.
The signup bonus offer if valid through March 31 and requires registering with an Australian address. This is of unique interest to me since I have family in Australia and have been traveling there for better than 25 years. I was just there, and will be back this month. Of course, I’m already a KrisFlyer member.
To take advantage of the offer, open an account and enter promo code KFACQPU (the box to do so is in the ‘communications preferences’ section fo the form).
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is a very interesting program to me for several reasons:
- They are a points transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest — so it’s easy to add to your account.
- They give their own members access to very good premium cabin award availability, while members of other Star Alliance programs don’t really get access to long haul business and first class award space on the airline.
- They give full mileage credit for paid United flights, regardless of fare. That makes them an intriguing place to credit United flights given the new revenue-based MileagePlus system.
The downside to the program of course is that miles expire after 3 years. Earn 5000 miles today, and those miles will expire if unused no matter what other activity you have in your account. (Miles can be extended briefly for a fee, but don’t get there, use the miles — topping of your account as needed from other transferable points programs.)
Here are the terms of the offer:
This promotion is valid for enrolments in Australia from 4 March 2015 to 31 March 2015 inclusive and for the first trip booked travel must commence from Australia between 4 March 2015 and 30 September 2015 inclusive and valid for return trips only. Eligible Cabin Classes: First /Suites Classes; R,F,A; Business Classes; Z,C,J,U,D; Premium Economy Classes; S,T,P and Economy Classes: Y,B,E,M,H,W,N,V. This promotion is only valid for enrolments and bookings made via singaporeair.com.
(HT: One Mile at a Time)