Category Archives: Alaska Airlines

Without Warning! These Airline Cards Are No Longer Open to New Applications

If you’d been holding off on applying for the Comenity Bank Virgin America cards, your time has run out.¬† ūüôĀ

Without notice, Comenity Bank has stopped accepting applications for both the premium and no-annual-fee versions of these cards.

This was expected at some point due to the Alaska Airlines – Virgin America merger.

Virgin America Cards Canceled

Virgin America Is Being Absorbed by Alaska Airlines, and Now Their Credit Cards Are Gone, Too!

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5 Travel Rewards Cards for College Students

Million Mile Secrets reader, Liz, commented:

After studying abroad last semester, I’ve been bitten by the travel bug.  Although I have a very good credit score, I’m a college student and don’t spend that much, which precludes me from going for cards with sign-up bonuses that require spending $3,000 in the first 90 days.

I would like to get a card to start earning rewards for my purchases and develop a credit history.  But in keeping with the number one rule of paying off my balance each month, there doesn’t seem to be a card out there for me.

Ideally, I’m looking for a travel rewards card that offers a sign-up bonus requiring $1,000 in the first 90 days and has a waived annual fee for the first year, or none at all!  Is there a card that you’d recommend for me?

Welcome to the miles & points hobby, Liz!

I’m so glad to hear Liz is interested in earning rewards for travel. ¬†Miles and points are one¬†of the¬†the best ways to travel cheaply. ¬†They’ve given Emily and I the opportunity to¬†visit amazing destinations around¬†the world!

As a college student, it seems Liz has done her homework about the importance of developing a credit history and not carrying credit card balances!

Credit Cards College Students

There Are Lots of Great Rewards Credit Cards for College Students Looking to Get Started in the Miles & Points Hobby!

The good news is most banks offer credit cards with sign-up bonuses that have relatively small minimum spending requirements. ¬†And these cards tend to waive the annual fee or have none at all. ¬†So they’re great for students on a tight budget!

I’ll share tips for beginners in the miles & points hobby. ¬†And 5 great rewards cards¬†for beginners which have low minimum spending requirements!

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It’s Back! Huge 100,000 Point Bonus With This Airline Card

If you like British Airways Avios points, the best-ever public offer on the Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card has returned!

Via Doctor of Credit, you’ll earn a total of 100,000 British Airways Avios points when you meet tiered minimum spending requirements.¬† But to get the full bonus, you’ll have to spend $20,000 in your first year.

That’s enough for 4 round-trip coach tickets from the West Coast to Hawaii on Alaska Airlines or American Airlines.  Or, when you include the points you earn from meeting minimum spending, enough for 4 round-trip coach flights to Ireland from 6 US cities on Aer Lingus.

British Airways 100000 Point Offer

Use the 100,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus From the Chase British Airways Card to Visit Dublin

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Reminder! Best-Ever AMEX Starwood 35,000 Point Bonuses End Tomorrow!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

If you plan on applying for the amazing 35,000 point offers on the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest personal and small business cards, your application must be received by tomorrow, April 5, 2017.

This is the highest bonus ever offered for these cards.  And because of the Marriott РStarwood merger, they may not being around much longer!

The sign-up bonuses alone can be used for Big Travel at luxurious¬†Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton hotels. ¬†Or award flights¬†with Starwood’s airline transfer partners, like American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and more.

Starwood 35000 Offer 2017

35,000 Starwood Points Is Enough for a Free Night at the Stunning Starwood Category 7 Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand

I’ll show you¬†how to take advantage of this terrific deal!

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Targeted: $75 Off a Flight for Spending $250!

Do you have the Alaska Airlines personal or small business card?

If so, check your email!  You could be targeted for a great promotion!

The folks chosen for this offer will get a $75 discount on Alaska Airlines flights after registering and spending $250+ through June 30, 2017. ¬†That’s a really easy spending requirement, and an excellent rebate!

Alaska Airlines Promotion April 2017

A $75 Discount for Spending $250 in ~3 Months Is Extremely Doable!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal.

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Last Chance to Apply for Best-Ever AMEX Starwood 35,000 Point Bonuses!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

If you’ve been waiting to apply for the highest-ever 35,000 Starwood point offers on the¬†American Express Starwood Preferred Guest personal and small business cards, time is running out!

To earn the bigger bonus, your application must be received by April 5, 2017.

You can use the sign-up bonus from either card to save $1,000+ on hotel stays.  Or transfer points to terrific airline partners like American Airlines.

This is the best offer I’ve ever seen on these cards. ¬†And because of the Marriott – Starwood merger, we aren’t sure if these cards will stick around.

Starwood 35000 Point Offer 2017

After Earning the Full Sign-Up Bonus on Either Version of the AMEX Starwood Card, You’ll Have Enough Starwood Points for 2 Free Nights at the Luxurious W Austin!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this terrific¬†deal!

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Free Alaska Airlines Miles – Enough for a One-Way Flight!

If you aren’t already a member of¬†Alaska Airlines’ frequent flyer program, now is a great time to sign-up!

Via Mommy Points, you can earn 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles when you register by April 30, 2017, and take a flight by September 30, 2017.

That’s an excellent deal, because 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles is¬†enough for a one-way, short haul (less than 700 miles) coach award flight. ¬†

For example, you could fly between Portland and San Francisco, Seattle and Salt Lake City, and more, for free!

Free Alaska Airlines Miles

5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Free One-Way Coach Flight From San Francisco to Seattle!

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7,000 Alaska Airlines Miles Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 7,000 Alaska Airlines miles giveaway!

7000 Alaska Airlines Miles Winner March 2017

Are You the Winner of 7,000 Alaska Airlines Miles?

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Fantastic 100,000-Point Marriott Sign-Up Bonus!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Fantastic news for folks who use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points!

You can now earn 100,000 Marriott points¬†with the increased sign-up bonus on the¬†Marriott Rewards¬ģ Premier Credit Card after completing minimum spending¬†requirements. ¬†That’s 20,000 more points than the previous offer!

And if you recently applied or are planning to apply for the limited time AMEX Starwood offer¬†(available until April 5, 2017), you could have a total of 225,000 Marriott points! ¬†That’s enough for 5 award nights at the¬†Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection.

Marriott Card 100,000 Points 2017

Emily Had an Amazing Time at the Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands! You Can Stay There Too Using Points From the Limited Time Chase Marriott Sign-Up Bonus

I’ll share details of the improved sign-up bonus.  And help you decide if you should apply!

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What We Know (and Do NOT Know!) About the Future of Starwood’s Loyalty Program

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

The Marriott РStarwood merger officially closed in September 2016.  And you can link your Starwood and Marriott accounts to enjoy the perks of both programs.

But you might be wondering, what’s the future of Starwood’s loyalty program?¬†

What Will Happen To Starwood In 2018

Lots of Folks Are Wondering About the Future of the Starwood Loyalty Program Now That the Marriott ‚Äď Starwood Merger Is Complete. I‚Äôll Share What We Know So Far

While I don’t have¬†all the details yet, I’ll share what I know. ¬†And give you ideas about earning and using Starwood points going¬†forward!

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