500 Free Singapore Airlines Miles (worth £5+) for Signing Up to KrisFlyer

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Until 14th April, you can bag yourself 500 free Singapore Airlines Miles simply for signing up to Singapore’s ‘KrisFlyer’ loyalty programme.

All you have to do is sign up  and add the code JOINKF2017 in the promo code box at the bottom of the registration page.

500 Krisflyer Miles aren’t going to get you very far by themselves of course, but it’s a good incentive to sign up now if you haven’t already.

One of the best uses of American Express Membership Rewards Points is to transfer to Singapore KrisFlyer Miles at a 1:1 rate, so topping up an account is relatively simple. RocketMiles and other hotel sites provide additional Miles earning options too.

Are Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles any good?


I value KrisFlyer Miles as being worth more than Avios / Virgin Flying Club Miles (Craig’s excellent Points/Miles valuation chart takes a similar view).

The Singapore Airlines award chart has some fantastic sweetspots for Singapore’s own flights – like Manchester to Houston in Business Class for 48,875 Miles in Business Class, or Istanbul to Singapore for 38,250 Miles in Business Class one-way. (Note that when you book an award online, the number of Miles required is discounted by 15% compared to what the award chart states).

Although you usually  have to pay ‘surcharges’ of some sort, it isn’t always a huge amount – Houston to Manchester for example is only a little over £100 one-way in that direction, which is a steal considering Singapore offer one of the best Business Class products in the world.

Singapore Airlines Business Class

There can also be tremendous value to be had by redeeming on Singapore’s partner airlines too – like Central America/Caribbean to Hawaii for just 17.500 Miles in Economy (30,000 Business) one-way with no surcharges on United, or 22,500 year round (again with no surcharges) on United one-way in Economy, between Europe and Canada/USA (excluding Hawaii).

At a more advanced level, you can extract even more value by taking advantage generous stopover rules too.

Bottom line

500 free Singapore Airlines Miles is the perfect incentive to sign up and find out more about KrisFlyer.

It really is one of the best (and most underrated) loyalty programmes for UK travellers to collect Miles in, and as an American Express transfer partner, it’s possible to build a decent balance relatively quickly.


  1. Craig Sowerby says

    Joe, isn’t it 57,500 for Zone 11 (Europe) to Zone 13 (basically Houston) in Business Class? Or am I forgetting about an online booking discount or something? (a bit rusty on my SQ!)

  2. Adam says

    How long does the email account activation take to come through, it’s been 20 mins now?
    Are there any other transfer partners other than amex around please?

    • Joe Deeney says

      Unfortunately not. I believe there is a convoluted way to transfer Miles around via the partnership with Virgin Australia, but you lose ~35% (if memory serves)

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