If I top up my GrabPay wallet using AMEX KrisFlyer card, will it count towards my spending bonus to hit $5k spend within 3 months? - Seedly
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Asked on 18 Nov 2019

If I top up my GrabPay wallet using AMEX KrisFlyer card, will it count towards my spending bonus to hit $5k spend within 3 months?

I’m thinking if this is considered to be a valid payment on AMEX KF card side. Anyone with experience to share?

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Hi anon,

Yes it is considered. However the bonus mpd is only valid for the first $200 spent per calendar month.

The only spend that does not qualify for the $5K requirement is quoting from AMEX T&C Charges processed and billed prior to the Enrolment Date or charges prepaid on any Card Account prior to the first billing statement for that Card Account following the Enrolment Date; (b) Cash Advance and other cash services; (c) Express Cash; (d) American Express Travellers Cheque purchases; (e) Charges for dishonoured cheques; (f) Finance charges - including Line of Credit charges and Credit Card interest charges; (g) Late Payment and collection charges; (h) Tax refunds from overseas purchases; (i) Balance Transfer; (j) Instalment plans; (k) Annual Card fees; (l) Amount billed for purchase of KrisFlyer miles to top-up your miles balance; (m) Purchase and top-up charges for EZ-Link cards using your Card.

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Bjorn Ng
Bjorn Ng
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 22 Dec 2019

Hi there,

Yes it counts as AMEX KF top up to grab will earn miles too, however there is a cap of $200/month. So technically speaking, you need to cover up for the $5000 - ($200*3) = $4400 SGD, would not be worth to top up the full $5K to Grab just for the sign up bonus.

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Eunice Tan
Eunice Tan
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Answered on 06 Dec 2019

Yes it does! It's 3.1mpd for the first $200 and 1.1mpd for anything more than that. You can also think of it as 1.1mpd for any credit card spend at all, with additional 2mpd for your first $200 spend on grab per month.

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Aik Kai
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Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 19 Nov 2019

Yes it does.

Note that any top up beyond $200 will net 1.1 mpd instead of 3.1mpd.

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Yes, it will, but take note of their terms for maximum miles. =)

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Sanchit
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Level 6. Master
Answered on 23 Dec 2019

Yes, it does count towards hitting the bonus of 5k in the first 3 months. It is one of the only cards which gives black and white bonus on grab pay.

Additionally you get a 2mpd bonus on the first 200 but still; get base miles on the rest of the spend​​​

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Jacob
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Answered on 22 Dec 2019

Hey there, as many of them shared, the higher mpd will only be valid for the first $200 for every calendar month. Hence it would only be for the $600 of the $5k you have planned.

On top of that, with so much in your Grabpay wallet, hope you will be able to expense it as TnCs do change regularly and abruptly (such as recently for AXS payments). So hope this does not catch you off guard if you have any planned payment using your Grabpay wallet.

On that note, should you receive a referral for the AMEX KrisFlyer card, the target would be $1k spend within the first 3 months which is much easier to hit. Do let me know if you would need the referral on this (valid till end 2019) and I'll be more than happy to help on this. All the best!

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Choon Yuan Chan
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Answered on 06 Dec 2019

Yes, i am using the card and it counts towards the amount. I was successful in getting the bonus miles

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