Emirates Skywards is offering members a flash sale on Skywards miles. While the offer may be different for everyone, the ‘standard’ offer is up to 30% bonus miles when you buy Skywards miles.

Skywards miles rarely go on sale, so this is an interesting option to buy miles if you have an Emirates or Qantas reward flight in mind. As always, we recommend buying miles only if you have a specific goal planned, rather than speculatively purchasing miles for later. This rate isn’t the best (and Skywards miles are expensive comparatively), so we’d suggest you only consider this if you’re just short of a reward flight.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out our guide to the seven best uses of Emirates Skywards miles.

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The offer details

Expiry: 29 September 2023

The standard offer is tiered depending on the number of miles you purchase or gift:

  • 10% bonus: 5,000 to 15,000 miles
  • 20% bonus: 16,000 to 25,000 miles
  • 30% bonus: Above 26,000 miles

The usual price of Skywards Miles is US$30 per 1,000 miles (i.e. 3 cents USD per point). With this current promotion, the cost per Skywards Mile could drop as low as 2.3 cents USD per point with the 30% bonus. Click here and log in to your Skywards account to purchase points.

For reference, one of the lowest rates Emirates Skywards miles has been on offer at is 1.95 cents per point. (That’s a 35% discount).

Important things to note

Here are the key terms and conditions for buying Skywards Miles:

  • Platinum and Gold members can purchase up to 200,000 Skywards Miles, while Blue and Silver members can purchase up to 100,000 miles.
  • You’ll receive Skywards miles within 48 hours of a successful transaction
  • Your Skywards account needs to have at least one previous earning activity (e.g. from flights or other partners) to be able to purchase points. This means brand-new and inactive accounts are ineligible.
  • This offer ends at 11:59pm on 29 September 2023 (GMT +4) — this ranges from 3:59am (WA) to 5:59am (QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT) on 30 September 2023.

Summing up

Make sure there is reward seat availability for the seat you are eyeing on the Emirates Skywards website. Then you can purchase the points needed to top up your balance. Emirates Skywards miles can be used for Qantas, Japan Airlines, Emirates and many other carriers. Just watch out for carrier charges on Emirates’ own flights!

Emirates Skywards Miles are relatively expensive compared to many other programs. We don’t recommend you buy miles under this promotion without a set use in mind.

Frequently asked questions

Can you purchase Emirates miles?

Yes, Emirates Skywards miles can be purchased as long as your account has previous earning activity from flights or other program partners. Brand-new and inactive accounts are not eligible.

Can I buy Skywards Tier Miles?

No, Skywards Tier Miles (used for status qualification) cannot be purchased. These can only be earned by flying. You can buy the ‘normal’ Skywards Miles used for flight redemptions.

How much is 1 Emirates mile worth?

The value of each Emirates Skywards mile depends on the manner you redeem it. You tend to get better value (in excess of 1.5 cents per point) when using miles for Business or First Class reward seats.

Buy Emirates Skywards miles with a 30% bonus was last modified: September 21st, 2023 by Brandon Loo