Emirates has launched new promotion for members that would like to buy, gift or transfer Skywards miles.
Skywards members can save 20% off when they do any of these three transactions through September 30, 2018.
You can access this offer on Emirates website here.
Here’s the price.
If you but the maximum number of Skywards miles allowed, the price is 2.4 cents per mile.
The only way buying Skywards miles can make any sense considering the sky high award fuel surcharges is that if you use them towards upgrades.
I am glad that I was able to use my last Emirates miles on the day they were about to expire on EasyJet flight at a terrible value.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
This promotion (the “Promotion”) is brought to you by Emirates, a corporation established by Dubai Ruler’s Decree No. 2 of 1985 (as amended) having its principal office at Emirates Group Headquarters, Airport Road, P.O. Box 686, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (“Emirates”) and hosted via the website found on emirates.com (“Website”).
These terms and conditions together with the general terms and conditions that are applicable to the Emirates Skywards Program and the terms and conditions applicable to your use of and access to the Website (together the “Terms”) govern your participation in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, you acknowledge that you have the authority to accept these Terms and you agree to be bound by them.
In the event of any dispute regarding these Terms and any other matters relating to the Promotion, Emirates’ decision will be final and binding, and no further correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
The Promotion commences at 00.01 GST on September 10, 2018 and closes at 23.59 GST on September 30, 2018 (“Promotion Period”).
You must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age, an Emirates Skywards Member, and have at least one prior earning activity in your Emirates Skywards Account, earned by flying on Emirates or an Emirates Partner airline or through an Emirates Partner transaction in order to be eligible to Buy, Gift or Transfer Miles and participate in the Promotion (“Eligible Member”). Emirates Skywards Members who have already purchased 100,000 Skywards Miles, for the member in question or received as a gift from another member in the current calendar year are not considered as Eligible Members and may not participate in the Promotion to Buy or Gift Miles. Similarly, Emirates Skywards Members who have already received a transfer of 50,000 Skywards Miles in the current calendar year are not considered as Eligible Members and may not participate in the Promotion to Transfer Miles.
The Promotion is void in countries where it is prohibited by law. Individuals located in any country restricted by applicable controls and sanctions or other laws or regulations as they relate to this Promotion are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. Each Eligible Member must ensure that his or her participation in the Promotion is lawful and in accordance with the laws of the country of which he or she is a citizen and/or resides, and/or happens to be at the time the participation is made. Emirates shall not be taken to make any representations, express or implied, as to the lawfulness of any individual’s participation or as to any other aspect of the Promotion.
The Promotion provides an Eligible Member the opportunity to avail of a 20% discount (the “Discount”) on the cost to Buy Miles, Gift Miles or Transfer Miles (the “Offer”). This Offer is available only for transactions made to Buy Miles, Gift Miles or Transfer Miles on emirates.com via the Points Platform (the “Eligible Activity”) and only if the payments have been successfully processed and the transaction has been completed within the Promotion Period. Any transactions made to Reinstate Miles or Extend Miles are not considered as Eligible Activities for this Offer. Any transactions made to Buy Miles, Gift Miles or Transfer Miles through the Emirates Contact Center, Emirates Reservation and Ticketing office are not considered as Eligible Activities for this Offer.
This Offer cannot be applied in combination with any other offer or promotion by Emirates, whether price discount or bonus miles based, which may be available on the Buy Miles, Gift Miles or Transfer Miles products. Accordingly, the Discount under this Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts available where payments are made using any Emirates Skywards co-branded cards offering a discounted price to Buy Miles and Gift Miles.
This Offer can be availed only once when purchasing the Buy Miles product, once when purchasing the Gift Miles product and once when purchasing the Transfer Miles product during the Promotion Period. Any repeat transactions during the Promotion Period will not entitle the Eligible Member to the Discount under this Offer. Skywards Miles bought or gifted through this Offer will count towards the maximum limit of 100,000 Skywards Miles that an Emirates Skywards Member can purchase for himself/herself or receive as a gift in a calendar year. Similarly, Skywards Miles received as a transfer through this Offer will count towards the maximum limit of 50,000 Skywards Miles that an Emirates Skywards Member is entitled to receive in a calendar year.
Skywards Miles earned through this Offer will be posted only upon successful payment of the transaction and will be reflected in the Eligible Member’s Emirates Skywards account within 48 hours after payment.
This Offer will not be available in the event of any non-compliance by the Eligible Member of these Terms including the above-defined Promotion rules. Refunds in respect of any Skywards Miles that are purchased, gifted or transferred as part of the Promotion are not permitted, unless required by law. In the event of any reversal of the Skywards Miles purchased under this Offer, on account of the Eligible Member or Emirates, refunds, if applicable, will be processed to reflect the discounted amount actually paid by the Eligible Member.
Emirates will not be held liable for any failure in delivery of the Offer email or any failure to reach the Eligible Member at the email address registered on the Emirates Skyward Member’s profile. Emirates reserves the right to decline this Offer to an Eligible Member in the event of any breach of these Terms or the Emirates Skywards Program Rules.
The Eligible Member agrees that Emirates shall not be liable as a result of any refusal or failure to complete any transactions in connection with the Promotion and no compensation shall be payable to any person as a consequence of such actions.
Any participant, who fails to abide by any of these Terms or fails to meet the entry criteria set out in these Terms, may be disqualified from taking part in the Promotion at the sole discretion of Emirates.
Emirates may withdraw the Promotion at any time in its sole discretion.
It is acknowledged that any fees arising in connection with the Promotion are exclusive of taxes. In the event that any tax becomes applicable in respect of such fees, Emirates reserves the right to increase the relevant fee to the extent of such taxes in its sole discretion.
Emirates will not be liable to perform any of its obligations under these Terms where it is unable to do so as a result of circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure. Emirates accepts no liability (and excludes all liability) for any loss of profit, business, contracts, revenues, or anticipated savings or for special, direct, indirect, or consequential loss of any nature howsoever arising.
Emirates accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury, or disappointment incurred or suffered by the participant or, where applicable, his or her guest as a result of participating in the Promotion. This exclusion does not include any liability for death or personal injury caused solely by the negligence of Emirates.
Eligible Members participate in the Promotion at their own risk and agree to indemnify Emirates against all costs, losses, damages, expenses, and liabilities (including for loss of reputation and goodwill and professional advisors’ fees) and any claim arising from a participant’s own actions in any way in connection with the Promotion or a breach of a participant’s obligations hereunder.
Participation in the Promotion does not confer on the participant any rights in or over any intellectual property arising in connection with the Promotion. Any Terms that are held to be invalid in any jurisdiction shall whenever allowed by the context be deemed to be replaced by valid and enforceable terms and conditions, the content of which is as close as permissible to that of the invalid or unenforceable Terms. Emirates reserves the right to modify or vary the Promotion and/or these Terms at any time.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Dubai, and as applicable the United Arab Emirates, and the Dubai courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any disputes arising.