News in brief:
Last day for 2,400 Avios with £60 of LEGO Friends
Today (Monday) is the last day for the latest Tesco Direct / LEGO promotion. If you still haven’t filled up every birthday wish list for the rest of the year, you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when you spend £60 of LEGO Friends.
Emirates offering French Open tennis tickets
If you’ve always wanted to go to Wimbledon but never managed to get tickets, Emirates Skywards members can now access the next best thing – the French Open at Roland-Garros in Paris.
Standard ground entry tickets costs from 7,000 to 30,000 miles per person depending on day.
Hospitality tickets start at 30,000 miles per person.
It is not particularly clear what is included, to be honest. Whist the ‘General Admission’ tickets sound like Wimbledon general tickets – ie you can watch any game you like if the court if not ticketed – that wouldn’t explain why they are asking for 30,000 miles on the day of the men’s final. Unless, of course, you are actually getting a guaranteed seat for the men’s final.
Similarly, the hospitality tickets simply say “Enjoy Emirates hospitality as you keep a close eye on the action with some of the best views in the stadium” which is not hugely helpful.
Emirates Skywards is an Amex Membership Rewards partner and points transfer instantly if your accounts are already linked.
Full details can be found on the Emirates website here. Thanks to Rob.
PS. It seems that Emirates had FA Cup Semi Final tickets available last week, although they went very quickly and I never heard about it. This included both standard and Club Wembley packages.
How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (December 2020)
Emirates Skywards does not have a UK credit card. However, you can earn Emirates Skywards miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These are:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 20,000 Emirates Skywards miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Emirates Skywards miles
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 5,000 Emirates Skywards miles. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Emirates Skywards miles which is an attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Emirates Skywards mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.