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50% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Emirates Skywards – sign-up promo worth 4,500 miles

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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

Asia Miles

Virgin Flying Club

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Aegean Miles&Bonus

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.

Heathrow Rewards

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 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 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.

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Comments (3)

  • Neil says:

    I think I know the answer to this, but how stable at skywards as a currency???

    I was saving up to fly first class on emirates to TYO in early 2020 (so needing to book next year). I was going to use a mix on Amex and Heathrow Reward points to do this.

    Expecting a bonus at Christnas as was the case for the last few years, I was planning to transfer then. However thus has come early!

    I have a HR balance on 66,000 which if transferred now could be some a tasty 99,000 skyward Miles. This is a big chunk of the 150,000 I need but they could be sat in my account for circa 6-9 months before I’m able to use them. I can’t remember the last time Emirates devalued their currency …

    Think it’s worth the risk? No idea when such a conversion bonus will be around again, and so generous given the fact I’m not a premium HR account holder!

    • Rob says:

      No-one knows. But would a devaluation be worse than the 25% bonus ….? The issue with Emirates is that they can make changes which hit you harder if they are by segment. When Etihad added ‘surcharges’ to redemptions they were by sector, so you had to pay them x4 for a return trip to anywhere except Abu Dhabi which hugely increased costs.

  • Paul Adams says:

    Just made a succssful conversion- thanks for the note Rob. Now heading off to Tokyo end October.