Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has launched a 50% bonus on transfers to Emirates Skywards.
Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only). Once you’ve earned 250 points you can exchange them for miles or shopping vouchers.
The offer is clearly flagged on the Heathrow Rewards site when you log in. This offer ONLY applies to Emirates Skywards and does not apply to:
British Airways Executive Club / Aer Lingus AerClub
Virgin Flying Club
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Royal Brunei Royal Skies
Lufthansa Miles & More
The minimum transfer is 250 Heathrow Rewards points, getting you 375 Emirates Skywards miles with the bonus. Bigger transfers must be in multiples of 250 points.
The bonus applies to all transfers to Emirates Skywards before 30th September.
Unlike some recent Heathrow Rewards deals, the bonus is the same – 50% – for both basic and Premium Tier members.
This is why the deal is especially interesting:
You can currently earn 3,000 Heathrow Rewards points by opening an account and spending £150 in one day.
This is a very generous offer – as good as it ever gets with Heathrow Rewards.
You can combine these two deals as long as you do your qualifying spend in September.
Open a Heathrow Rewards account, spend £150 in a day and you will receive your 3,000 points. Convert these to Emirates Skywards before 30th September and you will receive 4,500 miles!
The link to the 3,000 point sign-up offer is on the avios.com website here – you need to join Heathrow Rewards with code AVIOSAO18. Whilst the deal is on the Avios site, you do NOT need to send the 3,000 Heathrow Rewards points to Avios – you are free to send them to Emirates (and get the 50% bonus) or indeed any of the other Heathrow Rewards airline partners.
How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (January 2021)
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.