Emirates Skywards has opened a promotion awarding a 20% bonus on all purchases of 5000+ Skywards miles which ends on July 25th 2018.
Before you consider buying miles maybe pooling your account with family members (see Emirates website here) could be a most cost savvy option so if there is someone you can share/combine miles with you should do that first.
Emirates sent out an email about the promotion today:
Hello Sebastian, to help you and those closest to you get even more Miles, we are adding 20% bonus Miles for any purchases of more than 5,000 Skywards Miles before 25 July 2018.*
So whether you buy Skywards Miles for yourself, or gift them to another, you’ll be closer to new stories to share for a lifetime.
You can access the promotional landing page for the miles purchase / gift promotion here.
Under this promotion the price is 2,5 US$ cent per mile which is very high especially considering Skywards award chart.
I would only consider buying these Emirates miles as the last resort if it allows me to redeem for an award I need and there are no other short term means of topping up my balance.
Before buying one should consider either pooling miles as mentioned or transfer them from another loyalty program such as Amex Membership Rewards or a hotel loyalty program. I’ll probably do exactly that very soon as I want to redeem it for a one way between Hong Kong and Bangkok to clear out my account before the points expire.
These are the Terms & Conditions attached to this promotion:
Eligible Members can earn up to 20% Bonus Skywards Miles when purchasing a minimum of 5,000 Skywards Miles through the Buy Miles / Gift Miles product.
This Offer is available only for transactions made to Buy Miles / Gift Miles on emirates.com via the Points Platform and can be availed only once when purchasing the Buy Miles / Gift Miles product during the Offer Period from 29/06/2018 to 25/07/2018.
The Promotion commences at 00.01 GST on 29th June 2018 and closes at 23.59 GST on 25th July 2018 (“Promotion Period”)
This Offer cannot be applied in combination with another offer that may be available on the Buy Miles / Gift Miles product.
Bonus Skywards Miles that can be earned through this Offer are capped to a maximum of 10,000 Bonus Miles.
Purchases below 5,000 Skywards Miles and any repeat transactions during the Offer Period will not entitle the Member to any Bonus Miles.
Bonus Miles earned through this Offer will not count towards the maximum limit of 100,000 miles that a member can purchase for self or receive as a gift in a calendar year.