Buy your way to Emerald

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Spotted this on Ozbargain

Seems a bit convoluted, but a cute way to get to the top tier. I'm sapphire so not really worth it for me

Finnair has a promotion where you get 100% bonus points as well as 25% status tier points if you buy the points before 27th Dec.

Make sure you do your own research and understand the costs involved. We might not be able to travel for extended period as Omnicron is at it's peak.
Also make sure you read through all the details on Finnair website and the steps below. Especially step 5 is important.
I have not decided to go ahead so I cannot promise this will work 100% but I believe this will get you Finnair Plus Platinum as long as you follow all the steps. If you are willing to spend AUD 4k and it is useful for you.

  1. Create a Finnair Plus account.
  2. Purchase miles on this Finnair
  3. You must purchase 200,000 mile/points and you will be awarded 100% bonus points. So total 400,000 points.
  4. The promotion also awards you 25% Tier Point bonus of total points obtained. So you will be able to get 100,000 Tier points which can get you the Finnair Plus Gold status.
  5. Now we need the Finnair Plus Platinum status but we are 50,000 Tier points short. To do so you can convert the miles/points we just purchased at 3:1 ratio. So we use 150,000 points convert to 50,000 tier points. This will give you a total of 150,000 Tier points to be eligible for Finnair Plus Platinum status.
  6. You should still have 250,000 mile points at this stage and including 150,000 Tier points. You can use the leftover points to redeem Qantas flights. I am unsure about the availability and costs involved (tax etc).
  7. Total cost to purchase 200,000 mile points is EUR 2575 which is equivalent to AUD 4065.41
  8. Finnair Plus points do not expire for 18 months. You can keep them easily buy purchasing small portion of points.

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