Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles sale with up to a 50% bonus for purchases made through December 11, 2021.
Skywards members can buy miles at up to a 50% bonus 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 50% bonus:
The cost of a mile under this offer is 2 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).
During previous sales, Emirates has sold Skywards miles 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 earn a percentage of the Skywards Miles purchased as an additional complimentary bonus (the “Bonus Miles”) when purchasing a minimum of 5,000 Skywards Miles during the Promotion Period from 00.01 GST on 9 December 2021 to 23.59 GST on 11 December 2021. The Bonus Miles an Eligible Member can earn will be based upon the number of Skywards Miles purchased (the “Offer”). This Offer is available only for transactions made to Buy Miles on emirates.com via the Points Platform, Emirates Contact Centre, or Emirates Reservation and Ticketing office and cannot be applied in combination with another offer that may be available on the Buy Miles product. Skywards Miles bought through this Offer will count towards the combined maximum limit that a member can purchase for self in a calendar year.