Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Emirates Skywards is now giving its members the opportunity to earn 25% bonus Tier Miles on everyday spends online and at retail outlets in the UAE.
The initiative is a first from Emirates Skywards, and it joins less than a handful of global airline loyalty programmes offering a similar benefit.
Tier Miles are normally linked to miles flown, but by earning Tier Miles on everyday spends, even without flying, members can now step up each tier quicker, unlock many more travel benefits, and go places with better comforts when Emirates resumes services.
Silver, Gold and Platinum members will have peace of mind as they now have many more ways to retain their status after Emirates Skywards relaxed their policies even further.
From 1 May, members with a tier review date prior to 1 April 2021 will retain their current status for a further 12 months with just 70% of the usual travel criteria.
As online shopping gains traction, all members have to do to earn Tier Miles is to use their Emirates Skywards co-branded credit cards and apps: Skywards Everyday and Namshi, from the online fashion retailer.
The co-branded credit cards include those from Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Citi UAE, Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD, Dubai Islamic Bank and RAKBANK. With the Skywards Everyday app, members earn Skywards Miles at their favourite retail, entertainment and dining outlets across the UAE.
Members gain one bonus Tier Mile for every four Skywards Miles they earn until 31 July 2020 and have the opportunity to earn up to 25,000 Tier Miles.