Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles sale with up to 35% off for purchases made through September 20, 2021.
Skywards members can buy miles at up to a 35% discount based on the email I received. 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 35% off:
The cost of a mile under this offer is 1.95 US cents each.
Emirates doesn’t have too many partner airlines to use its miles on. They are most useful for business or first-class upgrades or flights in their own metal.
You can check the number of miles required for any city pair using this calculator (access here).
Emirates has sold Skywards miles during previous sales up to a 100% bonus that will inevitably return. I would not buy miles at this discount unless I had a good use for right now.
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 4 September 2021 to 23.59 GST on 5 September 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.