Alaska Airlines Buy Miles Promo Up to 50%

Alaska Airlines MileagePlan miles are one of my favourite kinds of points, because they are so valuable towards redemptions on international business and first class redemptions. Right now, through July 1, you can earn up to a 50% bonus on purchased miles. That’s huge, although unfortunately a targeted offer – the public promotion is up to 40%. The 50% percent is the highest bonus amount, and hasn’t come around since mid-last year.

You should definitely check out whether you have that offer. At 50%, it is the best possible offer and a seriously good way to top up your account.

Redeem for Emirates First Class Using Alaska Miles

Redeem for Emirates First Class Using Alaska Miles

Alaska Buy Miles Promotion

For those targeted with a 50% bonus, the promotion is structured as follows:

  • 20% bonus on 10,000-19,000 miles
  • 35% bonus on 20,000-49,000 miles
  • 50% bonus on 50,000-60,000 miles
Buy Alaska Miles Bonus Promotion

Buy Alaska Miles Bonus Promotion

With the regular promotion, you can earn up to a 40% bonus:

  • 20% bonus on 10,000-19,000 miles
  • 35% bonus on 20,000-39,000 miles
  • 40% bonus on 40,000-60,000 miles

If you’re buying during this promotion, it’s only worth it to get the highest tier bonus – so either between 40/50-60k. That means with a 50% bonus, each mile will cost 1.97 cents per mile, and with a 40% bonus, 2.11 cents per mile.

The 50% bonus is the cheapest and fastest way to top up your account.

Keep in mind the MBNA Alaska Airlines MasterCard offers a 25,000 mile bonus, but you’re now only permitted to hold one card at a time, and a new application must be 6 months from when you close the account, so it is a lot more difficult to generate Alaska miles from credit cards.

Starwood American Express - 20,000 Points

Starwood American Express – 20,000 Points

The Starwood Preferred Guest AMEX and Starwood Business American Express also allow you to earn SPG miles that are transferrable to Alaska. The signup bonus for those cards are 20,000 miles after completing the minimum spend, resulting in 25,000 Alaska miles.

Alaska Miles are extremely valuable because they have a diverse set of partners from Emirates to Cathay Pacific and Icelandair and Fiji Airlines. My favourite redemption is 70,000 miles for First Class to Asia on JAL or Cathay Pacific. You’re permitted a stopover even on a one-way award, so my most recent redemption was Cathay First Class from New York JFK to Vancouver, stopping over in Vancouver, then continuing onward to Tokyo via Hong Kong a few months later.

Buy Miles from Alaska Airlines today!

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Comments

  1. “a new application must be 6 months from when you close the account”.
    Is this a new policy ,as an MBNA agent,Nora, on Nov.22,2016 said that one can have as many MBNA cc as you want at same time .

  2. Does Alaska have the miles purchase promotion often? I just got thr mana card through your referral.

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