Emirates Skywards is one of the most popular airline loyalty programs out there. On September 11, 2019, Emirates Skywards crossed 25 million members. To celebrate the occasion, Emirates has launched some interesting offers. These offers are live now.
Buy or Gift Skywards Miles at 25% Discount
This is not the first time this year that Emirates is offering bonus miles or discounted miles. However, the bonus / discounts are usually tiered. This means, the more you buy, the better deal you get.
On this occasion though, Emirates is offering flat 25% discount on all purchases above 5,000 miles. In other words, if you are looking to supplement your Skywards miles by a small amount, the best time is now.
Usually, Emirates allows you to purchase a maximum of 100,000 miles in a calendar year. However, for this particular promotion, you can buy up to an additional 100,000 miles.
This offer ends on October 2, 2019. Click here to buy.
Remember, purchasing miles from a Skywards credit card will not give you bonus miles. Skywards miles purchases are routed through points.com.
25% Discount on Redemption and Upgrade
If you itinerary is to and from Dubai you are in luck.
You can upgrade your flight from Economy to Business or Business to First at 25% discount.
Or, if you are looking for an outright redemption, you can book ‘Saver’ reward flights at 25% discount. This is valid for Economy and Business class.
The booking dates are between September 12-19. Travel dates between September 12 to December 12, 2019. For upgrades, only ‘Flex’ and ‘Flex Plus’ fares are eligible for the discount.
25% More Value on Using Cash + Miles
Emirates claims it does not have a set rate for using cash+miles. However, I have noticed that the value you get is usually $40 for 5,000 miles. While this is not a great value, there may be several situations when you want to cash out.
In the present promotion, Emirates is offering 25% more value to your miles. In other words, you get $50 for 5,000 miles.
To book a cash+miles ticket, visit emirates.com and select the option while booking.
Note that you cannot use MyFamily or Skysurfer miles for this offer.
Offers at DXB Airport
If you are not a Skywards member, this is the best time to register. You need to visit Emirates Skywards Centre at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 and sign up for a chance to win 25,000 miles, lounge access and other prizes.
If you are flying Emirates between September 22-29, look out for special stickers on your luggage. Emirates will select 25 winners each day for prizes including 25,000 miles, business-class lounge access and other discounts and offers.