Credit Card Update: 25,000 Alaska Air Mileage Plan Miles & $100 Statement Credit

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Alaska Airlines Visa with 25,000 Miles Bonus & $100 Statement Credit

Via One Mile at a Time, Alaska Air has an offer for 25,000 Alaska Air Mileage Plan miles (after 1st purchase), plus a $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 within 3 months.  The regular offer is for 25,000 miles after your 1st purchase, but you don’t get the $100 statement credit.

You have to purchase a flight to get the offer for 25,000 miles plus the $100 statement credit, but here’s a direct link to application page.  If you do apply, please take lots of screen shots.  A reader didn’t get the $100 statement the last time this was available, so as always, your miles may vary.

Alaska Airlines allows you 24 hours to cancel a reservation, free of charge, but I wouldn’t book a dummy reservation just to get access to the offer.

To see the offer, go to Alaska Airlines’ webpage.  Enter an origin, destination, and date and search for a flight.  Once you have chosen your flights on the next page, start checking-out.

Alaska Air Visa

Click “Add to Cart”

After checking-out, you will see the offer mentioned about half-way down the page.

Enter your personal and payment information, and the offer will appear again near the bottom of the checkout page:

 

After you have successfully booked a reservation, you will see the link to the offer.

Alaska Air MileagePlan miles are quite valuable because you can redeem them for award travel on their Partner Airlines, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Qantas.

Alaska Air Visa

Alaska Air Partner Airlines

Here’s the Alaska Air partner award chart.

Bottom Line

The Alaska Air card is issued by Bank of America, so this could be useful if you’ve got lots of miles and points cards from other banks.  Folks also report being able to get Bank of America credit cards more than once, but as always, your experience could be different.

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37 responses to “Credit Card Update: 25,000 Alaska Air Mileage Plan Miles & $100 Statement Credit

  1. How long was this offer around last time it was available?

  2. I applied for the card the day before this offer became public so I will only be getting 25k miles and no $ credit. My card will arrive this week, I’ll put spend on it asap, send a secure message, and report back with my results. I took a screen shot of the new offer (albeit a day late) to use as possible leverage. Here’s hoping BoA is as generous at Chase.

  3. I tried to get BoA to match during my activation call and was unsuccessful. I applied through the old link.

  4. Like many BofA (and Barclays) offers, you only get the 25,000 miles if you are approved for their highest level card (Visa Signature). If you don’t qualify for that card, they automatically apply you for their lower level cards that come with a much lower signup bonus. The following is copy/pasted from the T&C at the bottom of the application page:

    “Bonus Miles Offer. You will qualify for 25,000 bonus miles upon approval of a Visa Signature® account, 5,000 bonus miles upon approval of a Platinum Plus® account or 3,000 bonus miles upon approval of a Preferred account.Bonus miles and applicable card benefits will be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ account approximately three to four weeks after approval.”

  5. I love the Alaska Airlines credit card. I’ve gotten it twice before and was thinking about adding it to my next churn in May. Hopefully this offer is still available.

  6. Can you also applying as a business using this link?

  7. Annual fee not waived?

  8. I clicked on the “link to the offer” you have above the last screenshot and it took me to the offer page without having to purchase a flight. Do you think you can get the offer without a flight purchase?

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  10. I am already an authorized user on my wife’s Alaska Airlines VISA card. Can I open one myself and still receive the 25k bonus?

  11. Darius,

    do you happen to have a screen shot of this offer? I applied from an ipad with no printer access. Bank One is trying to short me the statement credit. Thanks.

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  13. This sounds like a good offer but then I see: Bank of America! One of the worst banks in the mortgage mess our country has just been through! robosigning, customer unfriendly, etc.

  14. Hmmm, see Barclays Bank listed, are they good?

  15. Silverine D.Samaranayake M.D.

    when returning from Los Angeles to Reagan airport (on 8.30.13) I was given an application to complete to get an Alaskan airlines credit card. Annual fee was zero.
    Today I tried to apply on line and the annual fee=$75.00.
    Why?.
    I am a customer of Bank of America and I already have a visa card. But I want an Alaskan visa card because I want to collect miles. I will be travelling between LA and Reagan airport in the future.
    Please reply. Thanks

    • @CW – It depends what you’re looking for, but the Barclays Arrival gets you ~$440 towards any type of travel.

      @Silverine D.Samaranayake M.D. – They have different offers in different markets. If you have no flexibility with travel dates, I’d consider a card like the Barclays Arrival which earns 2.2 cents towards travel per $1 and the sign up bonus will get you ~$440 towards travel.

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  17. 1. I read the “fine print” offer terms for the “25,000 Alaska Air Mileage Plan miles (after 1st purchase), plus a $100 statement credit” link and it doesn’t say anything about requiring an airline flight purchase. It does say that the $100 credit is for new accounts. Since we (wife and I) each already have one of these cards, sounds like I would not get the $100 credit…Do you agree?
    2. Also, it has been 3 or 4 years since we received at least three of these bonuses (we each received over $100,000 miles) from Alaska from multiple cards over a period of time. I stopped because the offers started staying bonus is one time bonus…I don’t see that stated in the terms of this one anymore. Do you agree that one can apply for this bonus multiple times?
    3. Another note/question: years ago when we did this I believe we were able to get the bonus and then within a month or two cancel the card and get the fee reversed since we had two cards….Do you know if this can be done now?

  18. can i apply for the personal and business card on the same day?

  19. Bank of America told me that the $100 statement did not show up in my account. Typical BOA customer service expressed over and over that they can not change this and to contact the Alaska Airlines “Department” (they convinced me that its a BOA department, its actually Alaska Airlines customer service, main number…..).

    BOA rep said the statement credit would have shown in my “Earn” tab on their screen, and its not. I told her I have a screen shot of the application to prove it, and she said that I should contact the “Alaska Airlines Department” in the morning.

    Anyone else speak to deaf ears with BOA / run in to this issue?

  20. Daraius–to echo an earlier question–do you have any idea if the personal and business cards can be applied for on the same day? Thanks.

  21. Thanks Daraius. Seems like this card has offered 30-50k bonuses at times in the past year. Do you track what cards offer bonuses when and whether it would be worthwhile to wait to apply? I have an AOR coming up and trying to decide what to choose. On the other hand, if a better offer comes up, I could always consider reapplying as that seems to work for this card.

    • @Gaurav – I do track the bonuses on some card. The Alaska Air has offered 50K only once in the past. 25K to 30K are more common. Readers have reported that they are actually encouraged to reapply for the card if they see a higher bonus b/c Bank of America doesn’t match folks to the higher bonus.

  22. Thank you! That is very helpful.

  23. Hi Daraius,
    My husband and I are great fans of your site 🙂
    We’re actually helping our parents get to Kenya at the end of 2014 using Alaska-to-Emirates points. I’ve been finding conflicting answers to the churn-ability question: How often can you churn the Alaska card? What are the rules about opening/closing the cards for points? Thanks in advance!

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  25. Hello!! I applied for the card n received 25.000 bonus point but about 1 or two was later they sent me another card for same mileage program. I didn’t activate the 2nd card n finally called like 2 wrk later to cancel the 2nd one to avoid fees. I noticed they sent me additional 25000 points and second companion ticket. ( which total 50000) Will i lose my second 25000 points n companion ticket after i already cancel 2nd card??? Thanks

  26. Hi! I have had a mileage card through Alaska Airlines for the past few years. I have a decent credit limit and use this card to collect miles for everything, I have 5 kids and use the companion tickets every chance I get. Are there any options to have more than one card at a time to get another companion ticket and could I get the extra 25,000 bonus miles? I am also curious as to what the Platinum plus card is and how it is obtained?

    Thank you!

  27. I was only approved for the classic account. So not worth a hard pull. Should have mentioned it in the article.