Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles sale valid for purchases made until October 30, 2020.
Skywards members can buy miles at a 40% discount (not sure if targeted).
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 a 40% discount:
The price of an Emirates mile under this offer is 1.8 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 isn’t easy to justify buying them at this price. However, it may make sense for trips between some expensive city pairs or when used towards cabin upgrades.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
The Promotion provides an Eligible Member with the opportunity to get a 40% discount on the retail price when purchasing Skywards Miles (the “Offer”) during the Promotion Period from 00.01 GST on 22nd October 2020 to 23.59 GST on 30 October 2020. This Offer is available only for transactions made to Buy Miles / Gift Miles on emirates.com via the Points Platform, Emirates Contact Centres and Emirates Reservation and Ticketing offices, and cannot be applied in combination with another offer that may be available on the Buy Miles / Gift Miles product. Skywards Miles bought/gifted through this Offer will count towards the combined maximum limit that a member can purchase for self or receive as a gift in a calendar year.