Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles sale that is valid for purchases made between August 16 – 18, 2020.
Skywards members can buy miles at a 35% discount for 72 hours and then 15%/20%/25% off until Aihist 30, 2020.
You can access this offer on the Emirates website here.
Note that base and Silver members can buy 100,000 and Gold/Platinum 200,000 Skywards miles in a calendar year. Emirates has, however, reset the miles purchase limit on August 16.
Only members that have had any previous activity on their Skywards accounts can purchase miles.
Here’s the price at 35% discount:
The price of an Emirates mile under this offer is 1.95 US cents each.
Using Skywards miles:
New York – Bangkok Return
Emirates doesn’t have too many partner airlines to use its miles on. They are most useful for business or first-class flights in its metal. You have this calculator (access here) to find out the number required for any city pair.
Looking at the number of Emirates miles required for awards, it is quite difficult to justify buying them at this price. It may make sense for trips between some expensive city pairs, however,
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
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 through an Emirates Partner transaction, in order to be eligible to Buy Miles and participate in the Promotion (‘Eligible Member’).
Unless otherwise provided herein, capitalized terms used in these terms and conditions shall have the meanings attributed to them in the Emirates Skywards Program Rules.
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 take advantage of a discount on the published rate to Buy Miles and Gift Miles (the “Offer”) when purchasing a minimum of 5,000 Skywards Miles during the Promotion Period.
During the initial three (3) days of the Promotion Period, namely, from 00:01 GST on 16 August 2020 to 23:59 GST on 18 August 2020, the Offer available to Eligible Members is a flat 35% discount (the “Flat Discount”). During the remaining days of the Promotion Period, namely, from 00:01 GST on 19 August 2020 to 23:59 GST on 30 August 2020, the Offer available to Eligible Members is an up to 25% discount as mentioned below (the “Tiered Discount”):
- 15% Discount on buying/gifting up to 24,000 Skywards Miles;
- 20% Discount on buying/gifting from 25,000 Skywards Miles up to 49,000 Skywards Miles;
- 25% Discount on buying/gifting 50,000 Skywards Miles or more.
The Offer available to an Eligible Member, whether Flat Discount or Tiered Discount, will depend on the date when payment has been successfully processed and the transaction has been completed.
As part of this Promotion, the combined maximum limit on the number of Skywards Miles that an Eligible Member may purchase for self and/or receive as a gift in a calendar year through Buy Miles and/or Gift Miles has been reset to zero (0) as of 00:01 GST on 16 August 2020 until 23:59 GST on 31 December 2020 (the “Annual Limit Reset”). Irrespective of the number of Skywards Miles already purchased for self and/or received as a gift in the current calendar year, Annual Limit Reset gives Eligible Members the opportunity to purchase for self and/or receive as a gift the below mentioned combined maximum number of Skywards Miles, based on their Membership Tier at the time of making such purchase:
- Platinum and Gold Members can purchase up to 200,000 Skywards Miles;
- Silver and Blue Members can purchase up to 100, 000 Skywards Miles.
This Promotion is available for transactions to Buy Miles and Gift Miles only on emirates.com via the Points Platform and through the Emirates Contact Centre, Emirates Reservation and Ticketing office (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 Transfer Miles, Reinstate Miles, Extend Miles or Multiply Miles are not considered as Eligible Activities for this Promotion.
This Promotion cannot be applied in combination with any other offer or promotion by Emirates, whether price discount or bonus miles based, that may be available on the Buy Miles or Gift Miles product. Accordingly, the Discount under this Promotion 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 or Gift Miles (“Co-brand Card Discount”). In cases where a Co-brand Card Discount is available to a Member, the Eligible Offer will be the default offer presented with an option made available for the Member to choose to claim the Co-brand Card Discount instead.
Skywards Miles earned through this Promotion will be posted only upon successful payment of the transaction and will reflect in the Eligible Member’s Emirates Skywards account within 48 hours after payment.
This Promotion 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 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 Promotion, on account of the Eligible Member or Emirates, refunds, if applicable, will be processed to reflect the amount actually paid by the Eligible Member.
Emirates will not be held liable for any failure in delivery of this Promotion or any failure to reach the Eligible Member on the email address registered on the Emirates Skyward Member’s profile. Emirates reserves the right to decline this Promotion 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.