Get 500 Free Miles from Joining Singapore Airlines!

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Earlier this week a few changes related to using Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles kicked in. Namely, these changes included sadly discontinuing the 15% online award booking discount, eliminating fuel surcharges on Singapore and Silkair redemptions, and the mileage redemption rates of many Singapore awards went up. The Star Alliance award chart was thankfully not impacted by these changes.


Get 500 Free Miles from Singapore Airlines

While I was playing around with the Singapore website today to see these changes in action, I noticed that you can get 500 free miles if you create a new Singapore KrisFlyer account by April 14, 2017 using the promo code JOINKF2017! This marked the perfect time to sign my kiddos up for their own Singapore accounts.

Singapore Airlines is actually one of my favorite award programs for booking United operated flights as they charge better rates for things like business class flights to Hawaii than United does directly and they are transfer partners from many credit card programs. Do keep in mind that Singapore miles expire 36 miles after they are earned, so don’t just park miles in that program indefinitely.

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  1. Awesomeness! Singapore restricts membership to kids and kids at heart over the age of 2, so can’t just yet gift 500 points to our kiddo. But great excuse for we “older kids”! Thanks so much!

  2. Oops !
    We are actually booked on SQ flights from SIN in a few weeks.
    Coincidentally signed up hubby and myself yesterday without the promo code.
    Should I email and ask for the 500 miles ?
    Or ask to cancel the accounts ?

    • I guess you can always create new accounts and you won’the lose anything since your old accounts will currently be at 0 miles

      • Good idea ! – Yes, I’m going to try and create new accounts.
        I actually don’t have much faith in an email correspondence about 500 miles with a promo code, considering how the sign-up website is created 😉
        Under my state of Oregon I have to choose “Others” as the only option for “City/Town” name. Wonder how I will receive the physical card:
        “As soon as you have made your first qualifying transaction, your permanent membership card will be sent to you. Please ensure that you have provided us with a valid mailing address so that we can send your card to you.”

        Puzzled !

  3. “This marked the perfect time to sign my kiddos up for their own Singapore accounts.” “Do keep in mind that Singapore miles expire 36 miles (s/b months?) after they are earned, so don’t just park miles in that program indefinitely.”

    How do you hope to accumulate enough points in each of the “kiddo’s” accounts and be able to use them before they expire? How would that be possible? Individual credit card approval bonuses, credit card spend, earned miles, etc. for each kiddo?

    • John, the honest answer is I don’t know if I will use them before they expire or not, but it would probably be from crediting miles from UA flights and similar since mine don’t have AU cards at this point or anything that would permit legit point transfer.

  4. Hi. I have googled for an answer with no success and have recently posted on another blog asking the following. I currently have Premier status with United and am a primary MileagePlus Explorer cardholder. If there is available United Economy Saver award space but I use Krisflyer instead of United miles to book , would I still be eligible for a CPU?


    • I think yes, but you are at the bottom of the pecking order. I know I was still able to select E+ seats in that situation and I think I was on the upgrade list last time I did it.

      • Thanks for the response! I forgot that you are relegated to the bottom of the upgrade list even on a United award reservation.

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