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Emirates Skywards Expands Program with Shopping Opps

Emirates puts loyalty program on steroids with a plethora of partnerships

by Business Traveler

July 21, 2019

Members of Emirates Skywards loyalty program can use travel and shopping spends from their summer holiday this year to earn more Skywards Miles that can be redeemed for flights on Emirates, Flydubai and other partner airlines or used in a variety of retail and lifestyle purchases.

Emirates Skywards members can now earn Miles when shopping at more than 1,300 boutiques across The Bicester Village Shopping Collection located in Europe and China. Members will earn one Skywards Mile for every EUR, GBP, or 10 RMB spent at any of the Villages.

Miles can be credited to the member’s Skywards account by presenting the shopping receipt and Skywards membership number at any of the Bicester Villages’ Tourist Information Centers. Set at 11 destinations across Europe and China, the Villages offer guests the opportunity to shop leading fashion and lifestyle brands at deep discounts.

Skywards Platinum and Gold members can also access the exclusive, by-appointment, VIP lounges at select Villages. More information on the partnership and on The Bicester Village Shopping Collection can be found here.

Emirates Skywards’ joint initiative with Marriott Bonvoy allows dual earning on both brands’ loyalty programs when flying Emirates and staying at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy globally. Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members who have registered for the Your World Rewards program earn one Skywards Mile per $1 or its foreign equivalent spent on eligible hotel stays with Marriott (in addition to Marriott Bonvoy points ).

Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum members enjoy additional benefits such as 4 pm late checkout, access to Elite check-in line and enhanced in-room internet access. Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite, Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite members earn three Marriott Bonvoy points per $1or its foreign equivalent spent on all eligible Emirates flights (in addition to Skywards Miles). Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite also enjoy in-airport benefits, including priority check-in and priority boarding.

Rocketmiles: Emirates Skywards members can earn up to 10,000 Skywards Miles per night when booking their hotel stays through Emirates. Until September 15, 2019, members can also earn 5,000 bonus Miles when making their first hotel booking with Rocket miles and complete their stays by the end of December 2019. ​

Hotel Benefits

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts: Skywards members booking a minimum of two nights with Shangri-La Hotels before 31 August 2019 for stays through March 2020 can earn double Skywards Miles for their stay. Members need to enrol for Shangri-La’s Golden Circle rewards programme and must choose Flexible Rate when booking their rooms. ​

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas: In addition to earning triple Skywards Miles, members can also get discounts on accommodation, dining and spa treatments with Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, AVANI Hotels & Resorts and Tivoli Hotels & Resorts. Eligible stays would have to be booked and completed by February 29, 2020. For further information visit the Emirates Skywards website.

Ground Transportation Benefits

Cabforce: Airport and city transfers booked on the app will earn double Skywards Miles until September 15, 2019. Members can book taxis in over 40 countries with the Emirates Skywards Cabforce app. Details found here.

Hertz: Emirates Skywards members renting a car on their holiday from Hertz can earn up to 10.5 Skywards Miles per $1 spent and based on their tier. The offer is valid for bookings made through August 15, 2019 and for trips completed by the end of September. More information available here.

Avis: When renting cars with Avis this summer, Emirates Skywards members can earn triple Miles for rentals of three days or more. The offer is valid for up to three rentals which are booked through this month and completed by the end of September 2019. More information available here.

Other Shopping and Transport Offers

The Dubai Mall: For all purchases at The Dubai Mall over AED 100, Skywards members can earn up to 1 Skywards Mile for every $1 spent. Members have to download The Dubai Mall app, register for the Emaar Malls Rewards Program, link their Emirates Skywards account to the app and then scan their purchase receipts for the Miles to be credited to their account. Instructions on how to earn miles can be found here.

Members can also pre-book or request a car instantly via the Careem mobile app and earn Skywards Miles using the same name as their Emirates Skywards account. AMile will be earned for every $2 spent on Careem, to be redeemed for Careem Credit via in blocks of the $25 equivalent to 4,500 Skywards Miles.