Ever wondered how to convert your accumulated DBS Points into Kris Flyer miles? This article provides a step-by-step guide on the conversion process, ensuring you get the most out of your rewards.
Converting DBS Points to Kris Flyer Miles
Understanding the Conversion Rate
Transfer of DBS Points to KrisFlyer miles is at a rate of 1 DBS Point to 2 Kris Flyer miles. The minimum transfer requirement is 500 DBS Points, which will give you 1,000 Kris Flyer miles. Additionally, transfers must be made in blocks of 500 DBS Points at the start of each quarter (I.e. January, April, July and October).
For every block of 500 DBS Points, you can automatically convert it to 1,000 KrisFlyer miles. It’s essential to note that once DBS Points are converted, the process is irreversible.
- Total DBS Points balance at quarter-end: 18,876 DBS Points
- Eligible for Kris Flyer Miles Auto Conversion: 18,500 DBS Points (equivalent to 37 blocks of 500 DBS Points)
- Remaining DBS Points balance: 376 DBS Points
- Total KrisFlyer miles converted: 37,000 KrisFlyer miles
This programme allows eligible Cardmembers to experience a hassle-free conversion process. The DBS Points earned are automatically converted into KrisFlyer miles every quarter.
Note: The KrisFlyer Miles Auto Conversion Programme is exclusively for DBS Insignia Card, DBS Black Treasures Elite Card, or DBS Altitude Card Principal Cardmembers. An annual participation fee of S$43.20 (inclusive of GST) is applicable.
How to Convert DBS Points to Miles?
There are two primary methods to convert your DBS Points to miles:
1. DBS Rewards Website
- Log in to the DBS Rewards website using your digibank User ID and PIN.
- Complete the 2FA Verification.
- Filter items by points, keywords, or category.
- Drag and drop the desired item into the shopping cart. Adjust the quantity if needed.
- Select your preferred airline, input the desired quantity, and click “Add to cart”.
- Click “View shopping cart” and proceed with your redemption.
Note: Redemption of KrisFlyer miles may take up to 14 working days. A transaction fee will be charged upon successful redemption.
2. Kris+ App
You can instantly convert your DBS Points to miles using the Kris+ app, starting from as little as 100 DBS Points. Here’s how:
- Tap on the DBS Rewards icon under the transfer page in Kris+ after logging into your DBS account.
- Enter the amount of DBS Points you wish to convert to KrisPay miles. Remember, 100 DBS Points equals 170 KrisPay miles.
- The converted KrisPay miles can either be transferred to your KrisFlyer account or kept in your KrisPay wallet for future purchases.
Step-by-Step Guide to Redeeming DBS Points for Kris Flyer Miles
For those who prefer a visual guide, follow these simple steps to redeem your DBS Points:
- Visit the DBS Credit Card Rewards Website and sign in.
- Sign in using your DBS or POSB credentials.
- Verify your total DBS Points.
- Click on “Travel” from the menu.
- Select “Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer” as your preferred frequent flyer program.
- Input the number of points you wish to transfer.
- Verify the number of DBS Points you’re redeeming.
- Confirm transfer details, make the payment, and you’re done!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do DBS points expire?
Your DBS Points will expire one year from the quarterly period in which they were earned. Supplementary Cardmembers can also earn points. However, these points will be accumulated in the Principal Cardmember’s account, and only the Principal Cardmember has the authority to redeem DBS Points for Rewards.
2. What are DBS points worth?
One DBS Point can be converted into 2 KrisFlyer miles, which are valued at approximately 1.9 cents each. This means that the value per DBS Point, when converted to KrisFlyer miles, is roughly 3.8 cents. There are also other transfer options available, primarily for shopping and retail vouchers. For instance, a $10 FairPrice voucher will cost you 690 DBS Points.
Converting your DBS Points to Kris Flyer miles is a straightforward process. Whether you opt for the auto-conversion programme or choose to redeem them manually, you’re just a few steps away from enjoying your well-earned miles. Safe travels!