Up To 40% Bonus When Purchasing Alaska Miles through July 13, 2018 (extended)

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This Alaska Miles Purchase promotion has ended, however, you can still purchase Alaska miles.

Alaska has launched a promotion providing up to a 40% bonus when purchasing MileagePlan miles through July 3, 2018.

Buy Alaska Miles With up to a 40% Bonus
Buy Alaska Miles with up to a 40% Bonus

Key Terms

  • You need to log in to your Alaska Mileage Plan account to see your offer
  • Promotion is valid through July 3, 2018
  • You can purchase a maximum of 60,000 miles per transaction
  • There is no cap on the number of miles you can purchase or number of transactions you can complete

The bonus is tiered as follows:

  • Earn a 20% bonus when you purchase between 10,000 and 19,000 miles
  • Earn a 35% bonus when purchasing between 20,000 and 49,000 miles
  • Earn a 40% bonus when you purchase 50,000 miles or more

One thing to remember is that the promotion page is not public, and you will have to log into your Alaska account to see what Alaska has in store for you. However, One Mile at a Time reports that some people are seeing a bonus of up to 50%.

Maximizing The Promo

Unfortunately, the purchase is processed by points.com so you will not be eligible for any credit card category bonuses. Your best option if you decide to purchase Alaska miles is to use a card optimized for everyday spend.

Our Take

Alaska Mileage Plan remains our favorite frequent flyer program, and has some excellent sweet spots for redemptions, with great options redeeming on partner airlines to Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. If you are looking to boost your miles balance, then this promotion can make a lot of sense.

Source: One Mile at a Time

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  • I was captivated by the 40% bonus offer, then I see that it it tiered.
    So thumbs down.
    I’ll pass

  • Considering I’m moving to a town in Alaska soon with an AS monopoly, I’ll need a bunch of AS points soon if I want to go anywhere and not pay a ton.

  • Still pretty expensive to buy points unless you just need a few more for a redemption.

  • AS is my very favorite airline and has been for a long time. Rarely do I ever buy miles, but were I to do so, AS miles would be the currency of choice.

  • No 50% bonus for me…I’d need AT LEAST a 50% bonus in order to consider purchasing AS miles.

  • Maryjane says:

    I also avoid buying miles and would probably hold out for a 50% bonus offer if I were looking at an aspirational award. Until that time, I manage to get 2000 Alaska points per month through e-rewards. Points are always best when they are free (or just requiring a bit of my free time for surveys while I watch TV)

  • If had the 50% offer and a redemption in mind, it might be worth doing. As is, no go for me.

  • When I log I see these bonus:
    – 20% 10000-19000
    – 30% 20000-29000
    – 40% >30000
    Not a bad deal. But without having an immediate redemption to do I will not buy there miles.

  • 50% would be nice…

    But I get my AS miles via Marriott Travel Packages these days…

  • @Howie Couldn’t agree more on buying miles versus paying cash (cough) for premium cabin flights. Although I’m a fairly infrequent points-buyer, opportunities like these definitely make my ears perk up.

  • Check you bonuses people. Never know what you’re going to get.

  • I do love me some Alaska Airlines. However, since it’s my family that resides mostly within their network rather than me, so I will be passing this promo. It’s tempting just to be able to possibly travel first back home but not tempting enough.

    Would it mainly be recommended if I was to top off for a first class domestic ticket or mainly international?

  • christianz says:

    do you think it makes sense to credit my miles I get with emirates first class (round the world) to alaska? I would love to do at least 1 business tatl.

  • Rachel Arreola says:

    Unless we have an immediate plan, we still should not buy miles correct? Also do miles purchased expire still if there is inactivity?

  • Christianz says:

    Can no tatl flights be redeemed? Trying NY to London but can not even chose London.

  • Could be great at 50%, just don’t use them on AS flights they keep on going up

  • I think I’m done buying miles. I bought a bunch of miles on AA, which of course Alaska partners with. Though I might have gotten a decent return, booking first and business class flights on AA, I’ve found that this year it is more difficult than ever to book award tickets in these cabins, even 8-9 months in advance! Howie, just wondering what you’ve seen/heard about any increased difficulty in redeeming awards in premium cabins this year. Even several AA agents I’ve spoken to have confirmed that other flyers have had similar experiences as mine.

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