Buy miles at up to 30% off

Old Apr 2, 20, 2:40 am
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Buy miles at up to 30% off

Probably not the best time to speculatively purchase miles, but Emirates are currently running a sale on purchased miles until 9th April.
I think 30% off is the biggest discount i can remember on EK miles?

5,000 - 24,000 = 20% off
25,000 - 49,000 = 25% off
50,000 - 200,000 = 30% off

By comparison, EY are offering 40% off miles with no minimum purchase.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 2:51 am
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Originally Posted by modularmayhem View Post
Probably not the best time to speculatively purchase miles, but Emirates are currently running a sale on purchased miles until 9th April.
I think 30% off is the biggest discount i can remember on EK miles?

5,000 - 24,000 = 20% off
25,000 - 49,000 = 25% off
50,000 - 200,000 = 30% off

By comparison, EY are offering 40% off miles with no minimum purchase.
bad deal, avoid
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Old Apr 2, 20, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by redeternet7 View Post
bad deal, avoid
I don't disagree with you, and i wouldn't be stock piling miles at this time, but may i ask what your reason behind this is?
NoY likes this.
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Old Jun 2, 20, 10:32 am
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This offer is back again until June 22nd

5,000-24,000 20% discount
25,000-49,000 25% discount
50,000-200,000 30% discount
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Old Jun 7, 20, 4:49 pm
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With Skywards, how many miles (Ballpark) are required for a return Business class flight from the UK to BKK? TIA.
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Old Jun 7, 20, 6:42 pm
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With Skywards, how many miles (Ballpark) are required for a return Business class flight from the UK to BKK? TIA.
There's a calculator on the website here that will tell you:

https://www.emirates.com/account/eng...alculator.aspx

so it's 150,000 miles for a Business Saver Reward and 207,500 for a Business Flex Plus Award.
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Old Jun 7, 20, 9:00 pm
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I have 45,000 miles but no chance of using them for flights. EK doesn't seem to have the extensive gift shop that EY has. Any ideas what I can use them for?
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Old Jun 8, 20, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by john11111111111 View Post
I have 45,000 miles but no chance of using them for flights. EK doesn't seem to have the extensive gift shop that EY has. Any ideas what I can use them for?
If you are in Europe you can use It in easyjet .
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Old Jun 11, 20, 2:32 am
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Going off topic... but would anybody else be interested if EK did the same deal as EY?

Buy vouchers with a 50% bonus added by EY.

I'd be all over it!!!
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Old Jun 11, 20, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
Going off topic... but would anybody else be interested if EK did the same deal as EY?

Buy vouchers with a 50% bonus added by EY.

I'd be all over it!!!

Was thinking exactly that last night. Yes i would definitely buy into that. With EY i am unsure. The deal is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who has travel plans which are likely to go ahead, but the catch is if EY increase the usual pricing.
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:07 am
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It won't let me buy because I don't have any partner activity (my easy jet flights were cancelled). How can I buy the one's I'm short without raiding my Marriott pot? Am in UK.
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Old Jun 12, 20, 12:46 am
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Originally Posted by Lizie View Post
It won't let me buy because I don't have any partner activity (my easy jet flights were cancelled). How can I buy the one's I'm short without raiding my Marriott pot? Am in UK.

If you have a close friend/ family member who has a eligible account then get him/her to buy .

While it costs money to transfer miles you can upgrade eligible tickets using miles from any account.

You will have to ask them to log into their account and upgrade your ticket for you.


PS: it's been over a year since I have done this and I hope that things are still the same.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 3:49 am
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The latest buy miles promo just launched.

Buy Miles by 30th July to enjoy more bonus Miles and get an additional 10% discount on your next purchase

For a limited time, you’ll enjoy up to a 45% bonus when you Buy Skywards Miles. What’s more, when you Buy Miles now, you’ll be eligible for a 10% discount on future purchase*.

Buy your Skywards Miles by 30th July and have Miles ready for your next adventure.

5,000 - 24,000 +20% bonus miles
25,000 - 49,000 +30% bonus miles
50,000 - 200,000 +45% bonus miles



​​​​​​Offer Terms & Conditions apply.
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 15th July 2020 to 23.59 GST on 30th July 2020. 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 and Gift Miles on emirates.com via the Points Platform only and cannot be applied in combination with another offer that may be available on the Buy Miles or Gift product. Skywards Miles bought through this Offer will count towards the combined maximum limit that a member can purchase for self or receive as a gift from another in a calendar year. Eligible Members who successfully avail of this Offer will also receive a one-time flat 10% discount on the standard price published for Buy Miles and Gift Miles (the “Additional Discount”) that can be availed in the future when purchasing any amount of Skywards Miles between 00:01 GST 2nd August and 23:59 GST 31st December 2020. The Additional Discount under this Promotion cannot be combined with any other Co-brand Card Discounts or any other discounts / bonus offers that may be available from time to time.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 4:40 am
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When I checked last week, there was lots of Saver Reward availability (J & F) from September onwards on UK-DXB (and maybe further). The taxes/surcharges are still reduced.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 7:40 am
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Using a co-branded card it is always a 25% discount, is that better or worse with the 45% bonus miles? say for 100k miles purchase

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