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Show your appreciation for essential workers with the Miles of Good campaign

Aug. 05, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up the world in unimaginable ways. Everyone has been impacted by it in some form or another, but the true heroes are the essential workers who have been caring for our communities on the front lines.

Despite the industry coming to a near-halt, travel companies around the world have been doing what they can to give back during this time. We've seen travel brands give essential workers, free flights, hotel stays, meals, elite status and more. Companies have also set up ways for travelers to get involved, including adding the option to donate miles. And now, Singapore Airlines is joining in with a campaign of its own, called Miles of Good.

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Miles of Good campaign

Singapore Airlines has launched the Miles of Good campaign, with the goal of raising 100 million KrisFlyer miles that will be donated to essential workers. The airline will contribute 30 million miles, but needs your help to raise the remaining 70 million miles.

Now through Aug. 10, KrisFlyer members can nominate deserving individuals with a minimum donation of 1,000 miles ($13 based on TPG valuations). Eligible nominees include healthcare workers, public transport workers, supermarket employees, cleaners, food delivery drivers and postal workers. The only restriction is that the nominees must reside in the same country or territory as you.

Alternatively, you can donate miles without making a nomination. This option is available through Nov. 20, 2020.

Related: You can earn bonus points or miles supporting coronavirus relief efforts

How to participate

Participating in this campaign is easy. Simply head to the Miles of Good campaign page to submit a nomination and/or make a donation.

Successful nominees will receive up to 60,000 KrisFlyer miles. These miles can be used to book flights on Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot or partners including United and Alaska Airlines. Recipients also have the option to redeem their gifted miles for merchandise, hotel stays, car rentals, dining and more.

Essential workers deserve a vacation. (Photo by Benji Stawski/The Points Guy)

Related: Maximizing Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer partner awards

Bottom line

It's great to see that travel companies are supporting coronavirus relief efforts and setting up ways for travelers to get involved.

If you're interested in participating in the Singapore Airlines Miles of Good campaign but are short on KrisFlyer miles, remember that you can transfer points from any of four of the major transferable point programs: American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards, Capital One and Marriott Bonvoy.

Related: Our favorite ways that travel companies are giving back during the time of coronavirus

Featured image by ZACH GRIFF/THE POINTS GUY

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Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
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TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

    Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points
    60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases