40% discount when you buy SAS EuroBonus miles

I don’t write much about SAS EuroBonus, although it is an American Express Membership Rewards partner. It is also a member of Star Alliance, which gives you a lot of flexibility when redeeming.

It does not have the cheapest award chart, though, which may account for its lack of popularity. Europe to the US in business class, for example, is 110,000 miles plus taxes. Frankfurt to Dubai on Lufthansa would be 90,000 SAS miles in business, compared to just 60,000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles.

40 per cent discount SAS

It takes a good offer to get me to make space for EuroBonus, and this is decent. Until 15th November, you can buy SAS EuroBonus miles for a 40% discount.

It is rare that loyalty programmes actively discount their miles – they usually just give you a bonus on top. That said, at €27 for 1000, even after the discount, these are still not cheap. However, if you want to top-off an SAS account and you don’t have an Amex Membership Rewards account, this seems a decent deal.

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  1. Whilst RFS means that I usually prefer Avios there are a couple of decent ways of using EB points. One is their occasional route discounts where they offer up to 50% off e.g. returns between major Scandinavian capitals are 10000 instead of 20000 between mid-November and mid-December. These aren’t as good as they used to be as sometimes the discounts are much lower than 50%. My main of way of using them is for domestic Swedish flights. We’re taking a short skiing break in Åre in March and our preferred flights times from Stockholm would have cost about £410 for two adults and a 5 year old. Instead we’re using 25000 points and £60. Children up to 11 only pay 50% of the points required so these are particularly good value. To give this some context, an adult London return is 30000 points plus a lot of taxes and charges.