ACCESS THE EMIRATES SKYBOX WITH EMIRATES SKYWARDS
With the 2015/16 English Premier League season about to kick off, Roll Like Boss have unearthed a ground breaking, unique rewards points deal that football fans will be very interested to hear about.
While most people associate credit card points with free flights and hotels, you can often find other great perks that you can redeem as an alternative.
In this case – it’s a belter of a deal: it’s possible to redeem your Emirates Airlines points for a ticket to watch Arsenal in the Emirates Skybox.
Don’t have any Emirates points? Don’t even fly Emirates Airlines? No problem – by applying for the right credit cards, you’ll still have access to the Emirates box in no time at all.
Given that tickets to the Emirates Stadium can be hard to get hold of at the best of times, this is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed.
Emirates allow you to redeem your Skywards points for football tickets at several stadiums across Europe including at the stadiums of Arsenal, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. You’ll need to create an Emirates Skywards account and log in to view the availability of tickets.
In regards to Arsenal tickets, the amount of points needed for the redemption varies according to which team they are playing. 10000 points will get you a standard seat at the game against one of the lower ranked Premier League teams, whereas you’ll need significantly more points if you want to watch Arsenal play a team like Chelsea, Manchester United or Spurs. However don’t be put off by getting the cheaper tickets – these games are often the most entertaining as Arsenal have a habit of scoring plenty of goals against the weaker clubs.
While 10000 points for a standard ticket is not a bad deal, there’s a better option for those who are looking to roll in style.
For only 15000 points, you can get yourself a ticket to watch a game in the Emirates Skybox (also against lower opposition). 15000 points for an afternoon in a box is an absolute steal. You’ll enjoy one of the best views in the stadium as well as complimentary food and drink.
Obtaining the Required Points
This is the easy part.
Racking up 15000 Emirates points is relatively straightforward.
The easiest and cheapest option is to apply for the MBNA Emirates Skywards credit card. With a welcome bonus of 12000 points when you spend £1000 in the first three months (the bonus is occasionally raised to 25000), and a point per pound spent, you’ll have 15000 Skywards points in no time at all if you dump all your spending on the card.
Another option is to go for the American Express preferred rewards gold card. This is our favourite UK credit card and the 20000 points you’ll receive after spending the required amount can be transferred directly to Emirates Skywards points at a ratio of 1:1.
US readers have a slightly more favorable option, with American Express currently offering a 25000 Membership Rewards points signup bonus after spending $2000 in the first three months upon enrollment. It’s worth noting however, that this card frequently offers 50000 point signup bonuses, so it may be worth waiting for a more favorable time.
After enrolling for your card of choice and transferring your points to Emirates Skywards points, you can then login into the Emirates website and select which game you’d like to attend. Tickets are released in batches throughout the season.
Get a few mates to sign up for the credit cards simultaneously and you’ll be kicking back in the Emirates Skybox together in no time at all.
Middle photo courtesy of arsenal.com