Maintain PPS Value And Elite Miles Without Flying

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In February 2021, holders of AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend will be automatic upgrade to the KrisFlyer Elite Gold membership tier as well as 3,000 bonus KrisFlyer miles when you spend $5,000 or more on eligible purchases with your Card.

Those that qualify would had their account upgraded to KrisFlyer Gold status.

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From 07 April 2021 to 28 February 2022, KrisFlyer and PPS Club members can earn Elite miles and PPS Value and accumulate status credits even when they are not flying by converting rewards points from the bank and other non-air partners, spending on co-brand cards, or making purchases with KrisShop or via Kris+. 

Ways to Earn Status Credits without Flying

Aside from paying revenue flights, now you can earn to maintain or upgrade your Membership’s tier by below six additional ways.

  • KrisShop purchase
  • Kris+ partners
  • Bank Points to KrisFlyer miles (min. 10,000 miles)
  • Bank Points to KrisPay miles
  • Co-brand Cards spending
  • Spend or Conversion with Non-Air Partners (min. 500 miles)
credit status tier

Members will be able to upgrade your membership tier to KrisFlyer Elite Silver or KrisFlyer Elite Gold. KrisFlyer elite members will be able to renew their status, and also upgrade to a higher tier if applicable.

You will not be able to qualify for Solitaire PPS Club or PPS Club if you do not already hold the status now.

Double Status Credits

From now till 21st April 2021, PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite members will be able to earn double (two times) the PPS Value or Elite miles (depending on member’s tier) on successfully completed qualifying transactions through spend on KrisShop, KrisFlyer Spree and, Kris+ partners.

There isn’t any cap on earning Elite miles or PPS Value during this campaign.

How much to spend or redeem

KrisShop Spending

PPS Club members earn 1 PPS Value for every SGD 1 spent while KrisFlyer members 3 Elite miles for every SGD 1 spent.

Below are the minimum amounts that members need to spend in order to attain the respective membership levels.

Solitaire PPS Club: S$50,000
PPS Club: S$25,000
KrisFlyer Elite Gold: S$16,667
KrisFlyer Elite Silver: S$8,334

Kris+

Kris+ Partners

PPS Club members earn 1 PPS Value for every SGD 1 spent while KrisFlyer members 3 Elite miles for every SGD 1 spent. Do note that you will earn miles by scanning the Kris+ QR code after you had paid with Cash/Credit Card.

Below are the minimum amounts that members need to spend in order to attain the respective membership levels.

Solitaire PPS Club: S$50,000
PPS Club: S$25,000
KrisFlyer Elite Gold: S$16,667
KrisFlyer Elite Silver: S$8,334

Bank Points to KrisFlyer Miles or KrisPay Miles

PPS Club members gain 1 PPS Value for every 10 KrisFlyer miles converted while KrisFlyer members gain 1 Elite mile for every 5 KrisFlyer miles converted.

There is a minimum requirement of 10,000 KrisFlyer miles per transfer.

Below are the minimum Krisflyer miles that members need to spend in order to attain the respective membership levels.

Solitaire PPS Club: 500,000 KrisFlyer Miles
PPS Club: 250,000 KrisFlyer Miles
KrisFlyer Elite Gold: 250,000 KrisFlyer Miles
KrisFlyer Elite Silver: 125,000 KrisFlyer Miles

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Co-Brand Cards spending

Co-brand cardholders can earn 1 PPS Value for every 10 KrisFlyer miles earned or 1 Elite mile for every 5 KrisFlyer miles earned as per your card membership tier.

I am using AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend to illustrate the spending cause that’s the only card I’m holding for co-brand. Note that every transfer to your Krisflyer account is minimum 100 KrisFlyer miles which works out to be $84 per transfer.

Solitaire PPS Club: S$416,667
PPS Club: S$208,334
KrisFlyer Elite Gold: S$208,334
KrisFlyer Elite Silver: S$104,167

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Spend or Conversion with Non-Air Partners

PPS Club members gain 1 PPS Value for every 10 KrisFlyer miles earned or converted while KrisFlyer members gain 1 Elite mile for every 5 KrisFlyer miles earned or converted.

There is a minimum requirement of 500 KrisFlyer miles earned or converted.

Below are the minimum Krisflyer miles that members need to spend in order to attain the respective membership levels.

Solitaire PPS Club: 500,000 KrisFlyer Miles
PPS Club: 250,000 KrisFlyer Miles
KrisFlyer Elite Gold: 250,000 KrisFlyer Miles
KrisFlyer Elite Silver: 125,000 KrisFlyer Miles.

Conclusion

I recently just got my Krisflyer gold status. With this move by Singapore air on qualifying status without flying, I doubt for the coming year there will be an extension of status If you don’t qualify.

I can maintain my gold status by converting bank reward points and guess I’ll convert as and when my points are going to expire. This seems to be the easiest way to retain my status rather than spending $200,000.


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