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For those of you who have an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account, the buy miles bonus is back until December 21st.
For a limited time, Mileage Plan members can get between 20 to 50% bonus miles when you purchase miles to top up your account.
More about Alaska Airlines
If you are unfamiliar with the program, Mileage Plan is Alaska Airlines’ frequent flyer program.
While Alaska Airlines flights are limited to Alberta & British Columbia, they have many partner airlines you can use your miles on, allowing the program to reach across Canada. Their partners include:
- American Airlines,
- British Airways,
- Cathay Pacific,
- Hainan Airlines,
- Japan Airlines,
- Korean Air, and
Note that you won’t be able to fly within Canada using Mileage Plan.
More about the bonus rewards?
The rewards that are being given out are “random” and how much of a discount you get, depends on the luck of the draw.
Simply log in to your account and see what your offer is. The more miles you buy, the larger the bonus. Here is the offer we got:
While purchasing miles is not usually a money saving option, it can be a great way to top up your account for a trip you may be planning on taking, especially if you get the 50% offer.
To get an idea of how much it costs, here is an example of buying 42,000 miles using the 40% offer we received.
Converting the total to Canadian dollars, you end up paying about 2.7 cents per mile.
More about the Alaska Airlines credit cards
Of course, another way to top up your bank is to have an Alaska Airlines credit card.
There are currently two Alaska Airlines Mastercards on the market:
Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard
The companion voucher is also awarded on your card anniversary every year. To use the voucher, simply buy a ticket, and bring someone along with you for $99 USD plus taxes and fees.
All this for an annual fee of $99 and an income requirement of either $80,000 personal or $150,000 household.
Alaska Airlines Platinum Plus Mastercard
If you don’t meet those income requirements, don’t worry – Alaska Airlines has you covered.
The Platinum Plus versions have no income requirements and a lower annual fee of $75. Plus, as a bonus, this card will give you the same points earnings as the World Elite version, and an almost identical insurance plan.
With great welcome bonuses, these two cards are another great way to increase a Mileage Plan bank.