Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles sale with a valid discount for purchases made until March 27, 2021.
Skywards members can buy miles at a 35% discount. However, there can be various targeted offers.
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. Only members that have had any previous activity on their Skywards accounts can purchase miles.
Here’s the price at a 35% discount:
The price of a 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 their metal.
You can check the number of miles required for any city-pair using this calculator (access here).
Looking at the number of Emirates miles required for awards, it isn’t easy to justify buying them even at 40% off the price that was the price during the most previous sale.
However, it may make sense to buy them for trips between some expensive city pairs or cabin upgrades.
Here are the terms and conditions of this sale:
The Promotion provides an Eligible Member with the opportunity to avail of a 35% discount on the published rate to Buy Miles or Gift Miles (the “Discount”) when purchasing a minimum of 5,000 Skywards Miles during the Promotion Period from 00.01 GST on 12 March 2021 to 23.59 GST on 13 March 2021. The Discount an Eligible Member can avail will be based upon the number of Skywards Miles purchased (“Offer”). 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.