Finnair has brought back their best ever buy points bonus and since the airline is part of the oneworld alliance this offer may be of use to some oneworld flyers. This buy points bonus has two parts to it – the first is your standard bonus on the points you buy, which in this case is anywhere from 0% to 100% and the second is the awarding of elite qualifying tier points on those purchases as well. They’ve also upped the maximum you can buy this year to 200,000 points from the previous 150,000. This offer is available until December 27, 2021
That’s where things get interesting – the 25% bonus tier points is on the entire amount you receive from buying points – that is, the base amount plus the bonus. So if you buy 160,000 Finnair Plus Points you’ll end up with 320,000 points and 80,000 Tier Points! Those 80,000 Tier Points will automatically give you Finnair Plus Gold Status which provides oneworld Sapphire status. And if you want Platinum you can achieve with this buy points offer. How so? Read on…
Let’s say you buy the maximum amount of points allowed in this promotion which is 200,000. You’ll end up with 400,000 points plus 100,000 tier points. That leaves you needing 50,000 more for Platinum Status and oneworld Emerald Status. That’s easily achieve as Finnair Plus is one of a handful of programs around the world that let you convert award points to Tier Points. That conversion ratio is 3 to 1 in their program, so you can convert 150,000 of the award points you just bought and convert them to 50,000 Tier Points thus giving you 150,000 Tier Points in total and Finnar Plus Platinum Status. And you have 250,000 redeemable points left on top of that. Note the following about converting points:
A service charge of €10 will be collected for each online exchange. Please note that you can exchange award points to tier points once per tracking period online. After that exchange can be made through our customer service for a service charge of €20.
To buy 200,000 Finnair Plus Points (400,000 in total + 100,000 Tier Points) it will cost you 2575EUR. So you’ll need to do the math to see if paying that much is worth it to get oneworld Emerald status and keep in mind you’ll have those redeemable points to use as well.
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