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Get 6,000 Emirates Skywards frequent flyer miles with a Sixt car rental

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Car rental group Sixt is running an exceptionally generous deal with Emirates Skywards.

Via this link – and only if you book via this link – you will receive:

4,000 Emirates Skywards miles with a 3+ day rental of a standard car

6,000 Emirates Skywards miles with a 3+ day rental of a Premium car

Each other also comes with a free additional driver in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

You need to book by 30th September for rentals until 30th November.

Whilst you might not be an existing Skywards collector, it is worth remembering that you can convert them into Heathrow Airport shopping vouchers (6,000 miles = £20) or use them for a discount on a hotel stay.

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles via UK credit cards

As a reminder, Emirates no longer has its own UK credit card.  However, you can earn Emirates Skywards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.  These are:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – 10,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

American Express Rewards credit card – 5,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Emirates Skywards miles.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Emirates Skywards miles.

Comments (99)

  • KevMc says:

    This is not included in the offer; there are only a handful of European hotels participating. The list of participating hotels is very poor, to be totally honest.

    • RussellH says:

      It is a small list, but of the hotels that I have been to, they are not bad, I would have thought. Stayed at MAN once and it is certainly the nicest of the hotels there. It is usually way more expensive than the others, though.
      I was part of an international group of tour operators back in 2001 who stayed at the Hannover Expo hotel. I was very impressed, but then discovered that my room (and bed) were about twice the size of everyone else’s! Rack rate was DM999,– IIRC.
      Manchester city centre is the former Free Trade Hall; I have not stayed, but the lobby area is very impressive.
      I have the offer on my Blue BA Amex, so it might just make somewhere that is otherwise too expensive into something just about acceptable.

  • Alex Sm says:

    Going to the quiz TONIGHT!

    • Nick says:

      I was hoping to do the quiz but realise now it’s not going to happen… thanks Rob for yet more disappointment ????
      Still going to go and check out the bar though, hope it’s not too rammed. If anyone is there do say hi!

      • Nick says:

        So I went to the Virgin bar as promised, and while it’s tiny and ridiculously expensive, it’s actually a really nice experience and credit to Virgin/Delta for putting on a good show. There were clearly some HFPers there as they were discussing spending Avios (!) but most people seemed to be using it as a ‘local’ rather than for the ‘special’ venue, if that makes sense. I do definitely recommend popping in if anyone is around the area though, especially if you like decent beer as the selection is fantastic. £50 off flight vouchers are handed out liberally and you won’t struggle to get one if you need it.

      • Alex Sm says:

        I was there last night and was stunned at the ratio of men vs women at 40 to 1 or close to that, haven’t seen such a sexist place FOR AGES (I am a man myself, for the record). The place is kinda cool but so small, packed and stinky – fortunately they have a very liberal drinking on the pavement policy!

  • rams1981 says:

    OT another reason to maybe not accrue Marriott points – looking at booking a room for next year I may want to cancel – seems to suggest unless cancelled by tomorrow they will charge me! Hilton/IHG don’t do that

    • Rob says:

      Marriott has the same cancellation rules as everyone else unless it is a special event, New Years Eve etc. The website sometimes screws up and gives you the cancellation rules for non-refundable cash rooms.

  • Jonny says:

    The latter, it’s usually The Old Crown

    • Michael Jennings says:

      On my credit card statement, it came through as “The Old Crown Public House”

  • HayMow says:

    re Radisson/Amex offer T&Cs – how do you read the one saying the transaction must be in GBP, when most of the hotels are in continental Europe? I can’t see me asking to be charged in pounds not euros.

    • Crafty says:

      And that you must “rent” online. Even poorer T&C drafting than the usual Hilton debacle. I’m not going to pile in until I hear elsewhere that it’s working without fuss…

    • Rob says:

      That is an error. All of the hotel promos say that now, including the Hyatt one – which triggered perfectly fine for me when I paid my bill in Madrid in Euro.

      • HayMow says:

        Great – thanks, Rob. Though as you said, shame not all their European properties are covered, and some EU countries not at all.

    • John says:

      Amexes can’t even be charged in GBP outside the UK

      Main issue is I wouldn’t want to pay the 3% Amex non-sterling fee without the offer

  • Chris says:

    Bits!

    For domestic AA redemptions using Avios – How to calculate the Avios requirements, is it simply distance related off the standard BAEC chart?

    Does the flight have to be direct or is any valid trip with sAAver availability OK?

    • Lumma says:

      It’s distance related but zone one (4500 avios) doesn’t exist. Two legs would be charged as two flights

  • Crafty says:

    It now seems clear that Amex is heavily restricting the offers put on the co-branded cards, presumably in an effort to encourage people toward their own cards.

    • Lumma says:

      To be fair, I get very few offers on my Gold, a reasonable amount on my BA blue card and absolutely loads of offers on my Red AMEX that I’ve had since 2006

  • Rash says:

    OT: Can I pool my brothers SPG points (or soon to be Marriott) with my own? Already have my wifes linked. Does he have to share same address?