KrisFlyer Spree is KrisFlyer’s ‘online mall’, allowing members to earn KrisFlyer miles for purchases made online after signing in and clicking through to a range of retailers.
In this guide, we cover off the key online retailers for New Zealand online shoppers to help you earn more KrisFlyer miles.
Online malls work by ensuring you log in with your frequent flyer program credentials before then being referred out (with a click) once logged in to make a transaction over on the retailer’s website.
KrisFlyer Spree gets paid a commission for initiating the purchase, which they then share with the member in the form of KrisFlyer miles.
Guide to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spree
KrisFlyer Spree can be found at www.krisflyerspree.com. Most of the included retailers are located within Asia – however there are still a significant number that are relevant to / usable here in New Zealand.
Back to Spree. Their search functionality is quite robust – it allows a free text search, which is handy if you know the specific retailer that you are after, as well drilling down into retailer categories and regions.
For example, a search for iTunes can be done by inputting the retailer name in the free text search box
With the following results appearing (you can see the dedicated NZ iTunes store bottom right):
You can also search for retailers based on geographic location by heading to the locator icon on the menu bar and selecting the desired region:
This initially takes you back to a geographic specific landing page
You then select the desired category for a retailer within that region. For example, clothes & fashion retailers located within Australia and New Zealand….
…brings up the following retailers:
List of retailers for Australia and New Zealand
|Retailer Name||Earn Rate|
|Apple Store Australia||2.1|
|Appliances Online AU||1.3|
|Australian Open Shop||4.6|
|Australian Ugg Boots AU||2.6|
|Bockers & Pony||2.3|
|Charles & Keith||4.2|
|Charles Tyrwhitt AU||3|
|Cotton On Body||2.6|
|Cotton On Kids||3.8|
|Dirt Cheap Cameras||1.9|
|Estee Lauder Australia||6.1|
|Hewlett Packard Australia||1.8|
|Hold Me Tight||3.8|
|Hush Puppies Australia||3|
|Karen Millen [AU]||3|
|Marks & Spencer UK||4.2|
|Melissa Australia (Mdreams)||3.8|
|Microsoft Store AU||3.7|
|Oregon Scientific AU||3.8|
|Petals Florist Network||2.6|
|Rodd & Gunn||3.8|
|Saks Fifth Avenue [AU]||3.7|
|Sea World Resort||2.8|
|Sunglasses Shop AU||1.9|
|T2 Tea & Teaware||3.4|
|Temple & Webster||1.9|
|The Body Shop||2.5|
|The Book Depository||4|
|The North Face||2.3|
|The Vet Shed||1.3|
KrisFlyer Spree also includes global brands based in other regions that deliver to New Zealand including Macy’s and Marks & Spencer and NET-A-PORTER.
You can look through all of their partners in the following categories:
- Banking & Insurance
- Children & Family
- Clothing & Fashion
- Department Stores
- Food & Drink
- Gifts & Flowers
- Health & Beauty
- Home & Garden
- Office & Business
- Sport & Fitness
- Toys & Games
What to watch out for?
To ensure that you receive your KrisFlyer miles, you’ll need to make sure that…
- You log into the KrisFlyer Spree website with your KrisFlyer account before you check out from the retailer (you should be prompted if you haven’t already logged in)
- You should note the transaction details and follow up with a missing miles request if you don’t get the miles, especially for big-ticket purchases
As with all online malls, it is imperative to ensure that your cookies are activated for the site to be able to track your purchases. Krisflyer Spree provides details on activating cookies here.
Even following the above, earning miles through online merchants can sometimes be hit and miss, so make sure the take step 2 above seriously.
How does Krisflyer Spree compare?
Because KrisFlyer Spree earns on a per US$10 basis (usually) and the currency conversion that they use is not transparent, it makes it hard to compare explicitly between retailers but in most cases the earn rates compared to, say, Velocity Points, are usually comparable on a like-for-like basis.