If you have extra Eagle Dynamics bonus points kicking around on your account and you’re wondering how you might be able to spend them – Eagle Dynamics might be able to help you with that. As the old bonus point system winds down this might be the best opportunity to get rid of them before they expire. Here are the details!
ED Miles are coming
The message is fairly loud and clear – Eagle Dynamics is phasing out their old bonus points system in favour of the new ED Miles and this is a kind of last chance to try and get some sale pricing in.
Here are the details:
Starting at 0900 GMT on 18 July 2019 and lasting until 0900 GMT on 1 August 2019, we will have our Summer 2019 bonus point sale! During this period, you can use bonus points to purchase up to 50% of the price on all Eagle Dynamics modules released. For example: if a product is priced at USD 29.99 and you have enough bonus points then you can use them for up to a maximum value of USD 14.99, the remainder would need to be paid for as usual. (Heatblur Simulations and Magnitude 3 LLC are not participating in the sale). Existing Bonus points will expire on 1 June 2020. Bonus points cannot be exchanged for ED Miles or cash.
On 1 August 2019 at 0900, we will launch the new ED Miles rewards system!
ED Miles are similar in many ways to airline miles and can be earned/awarded and used as follows:
– Regardless if a product has just been released, is already on sale or in pre-purchase, you will always earn ED Miles on the price you paid for the purchase. For each purchase, you will earn 10% of the Purchase Price in ED Miles. As an example: if you purchase something for USD 29.99 you will be awarded 2990 ED Miles worth USD 2.99 on the DCS World e-Shop.
– You can use ED Miles to purchase any product participating in the program, regardless if they are just released, already on sale, or as a pre-purchase!
– There is no limit on the number of ED Miles you can use for a purchase. If you have enough ED Miles, you can even pay for an entire product just using ED Miles.
– ED Miles earned are valid for three calendar years from the time of your last DCS World e-Shop purchase.Matt Wagner on the DCS World Forums
Note that ED Miles cannot be redeemed for cash or any other conversion, and a list of 3rd parties participating in the program will be provided at launch.
Overall it sounds to me like ED Miles will be an easier more flexible bonus point system to work with so it I don’t see a huge downside to the phasing out of the old system. That said, I know a few of you are out there with a fair number of points and very few ways to spend them.