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Update 12/12/21: When this transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer launched on December 1, it appeared to be a targeted offer. Since then, more people – or possibly everyone – can now see this transfer bonus available when logging in to their Amex account. If this Membership Rewards to Krisflyer bonus was something you were interested in but you weren’t initially targeted, it’s worth checking your account again.
In addition to the 30% bonus American Express is offering when transferring Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic, they’re offering a 20% transfer bonus to Singapore Airlines.
- Get a 20% bonus when transferring American Express Membership Rewards to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer.
- Expiry date unknown.
- Must transfer in 1,000 point increments.
Unlike the Virgin Atlantic transfer bonus which definitely ends on December 31, we don’t know when this Krisflyer transfer bonus will end. The fact that there’s no end date specified means it might end sooner than the end of the year, so it might be worth making a transfer sooner rather than later.
While we wouldn’t normally recommend making a speculative transfer, with Singapore Airlines there’s a good reason why you might want to do just that. That’s because they’re currently running a separate promotion that offers Silver or Gold status when transferring in enough bank points. That in turn gives you status with Star Alliance which might be more useful than Singapore Airlines status itself.
With that status promotion you have to transfer in 125,000 or 250,000 miles to earn Silver or Gold status respectively. With this 20% transfer bonus from American Express, that means you’d only need to transfer in 105,000 Membership Rewards for Silver status or 209,000 Membership Rewards for Gold status seeing as you have to transfer in 1,000 point increments.
Something important to remember with Singapore Airlines is that Krisflyer miles expire after 36 months and they don’t currently provide any way of extending the expiration date. You’ll therefore need to be fairly sure that you’ll be able to redeem the miles by December 2024 before transferring points.
It looks like this Singapore Airlines transfer bonus is targeted. My wife and I have it on both of our accounts, but Greg isn’t seeing it on his or his family’s accounts.