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News: British Airways pre-order duty free deals, £100 Amex / Emirates cashback offer

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News in brief:

Get discounted duty free drinks on your next British Airways flight

British Airways is currently running a number of discounted alcohol deals via highlifeshop.com. These can be delivered to your seat on your next long-haul or short-haul flight.

You can see the deals here.

Of the bigger discounts, I would highlight:

  • Smirnoff Blue Label vodka £10 (was £14) – 1l bottle
  • Gordon’s London Dry gin £10 (was £13) – 1l bottle
  • Tanqueray No. Ten gin £23.50 (was £30) – 1l bottle
  • Pickering’s British Airways Centenary Gift Pack gin £8.50 (was £12.50) – 15cl
  • Dead Man`s Fingers Spiced Rum £11 (was £18) – 70cl

Prices look competitive – Tesco charges £22 for 70cl of Dead Man’s Fingers, for example.

You will also earn Avios with your purchase at the rate of 2 per £1 spent.

British Airways BA High Life magazine

Get a £100 Emirates statement credit from Amex

A chunky offer of a £100 Emirates statement credit has appeared on many American Express accounts.  You need to check the ‘Offers’ tab of all of your cards to see if any have been selected.

The £100 refund is triggered when you spend £800 at emirates.com before 30th September.

It is only valid against flights departing from the UK and transactions must be made online.

I would imagine, although this is not certain, that an £800 taxes and charges bill on an Emirates Skywards redemption would trigger the cashback as long as it is charged in Sterling.

Registrations are capped at 20,000 American Express cards. I doubt you’ll find this offer on any British Airways American Express cards ….

The Emirates website is here.


How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (September 2022)

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.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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.

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