From now till 28 February 2019, users of the Mileslife app can earn 5X KrisFlyer miles with any transaction made on the app, capped at 1,000 bonus miles per user in total. Mileslife is only giving away 5,000,000 KrisFlyer miles under this promotion – you can see how many KrisFlyer miles are left in the pool in real-time on the Mileslife app – so time waits for no mile chaser.
Fun fact: if you use my referral code “LARVITAR” and then make a qualifying SGD$49 spend on the app, both of us get 1,000 miles each. Sharing is caring and free miles are, like warm cuddles, good for your health so there is simply no reason not to. (Unless, of course, you hate business class flights, well-rested eyes, horizontal laying and stretched out legs.)
For the uninitiated, Mileslife is a mobile payment app active in Singapore, Hong Kong and China which allows users to earn miles from both the app as well your linked credit card from every transaction with participating dining, retail and lifestyle merchants. The miles accrued from the app are credited directly to your frequent flyer account with Mileslife’s airline partners, without the incurring of any transactional fees.
Notable dining partners in Singapore which offer 3 miles per SGD$1 include Mitzo, Firebake, Redpan, Jaan, SKAI Restaurant, Aura, The Clifford Pier, The LoKal and Long Chim just to name a few.
Apart from this Mileslife 5X Krisflyer Miles promotion, the app features numerous on-going promotions at any given time, such as their monthly “8 Miles Per Dollar” promotion for selected merchants as well as their monthly “Miles Booster” task challenges for bonus miles (sample task: dine a total of 3 times on Mondays and Tuesdays within the month to get 300 miles on top of your individual app/credit card accrual with the respective merchants). This is quite the godsend for mile chasers as well as game enthusiasts and the “anything/whatever” generation, since one could basically plan their daily dining experiences purely based on mile accrual strategy.
In my first week of usage, I have already been pleasantly surprised by some of the merchants I discovered through Mileslife. Big and Small Restaurant, one of the participating merchants under the “8 Miles Per Dollar” January 2019 promotion, is a Chinese restaurant which I pass by often and honestly would not have thought to dine at but for Mileslife, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of their offerings. From my S$76.60 expenditure at dinner (spicy diced chicken, homemade tofu, soy sauce fried rice and sea bass in spicy sauce), I netted 613 KrisFlyer miles.
The meal was so affordably-priced and satisfying that I returned with colleagues the following day and, through the Business Set Lunch menu, basically re-created dinner from the night before but at less than half that price. (There seems to be a message or lesson embedded somewhere in that story. Oh well, I’m sure I’d figure it out someday.)