Better Offer for Alaska Airlines Card: 25,000 Miles & $100 Statement Credit!

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Better Offer for Alaska Airlines Card: 25,000 Miles & $100 Statement Credit!

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Update:   This offer is no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Update:   Maximizing Money reports a direct link to the improved offer.  So if you’re not able to get it by making a test booking, there’s another option!

Via PointsCentric, there’s a better offer available for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card!

You’ll earn 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles plus a $100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

The regular offer for this card does NOT include the statement credit!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for either offer, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

Better Offer For Alaska Airlines Card 25,000 Miles 100 Statement Credit
The Better Offer for the Alaska Airlines Card Includes a $100 Statement Credit!

I’ll show you how to get the better offer!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Alaska Airlines

Link:   My Review of the Alaska Airlines Card

Normally, you’ll earn 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles when your Bank of America Alaska Airlines card is approved (no minimum spending requirement).  The annual fee of $75 is NOT waived for the 1st year.

With this improved offer, you’ll earn the 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles upon approval, plus$100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

That more than makes up for the annual fee!

You’ll also get:

  • 3 Alaska Airlines miles per $1 you spend on Alaska Airlines
  • 1 Alaska Airlines mile per $1 you spend on everything else
  • A coach Companion Fare certificate each year (your companion travels with you on a paid ticket for $99 plus tax)

This isn’t a good card to use when you travel abroad, because it adds a 3% foreign transaction fee.

How to Get the Better Offer

There is NOT a direct link to this deal!  To see the better offer, you’ll have to make a test booking on the Alaska Airlines website.

Step 1 – Search for ANY Flight

Go to the Alaska Airlines website and search for any paid flight.  I searched for Seattle to Anchorage.

Better Offer For Alaska Airlines Card 25,000 Miles 100 Statement Credit
Search for Any Flight on the Alaska Airlines Website to Get This Deal

Do NOT click “Use Miles.”  Search for a paid ticket.

Step 2 – Choose Flights and Enter Traveler Information

Pick any flight and add it to your cart.

Better Offer For Alaska Airlines Card 25,000 Miles 100 Statement Credit
It Doesn’t Matter Which Flight You Choose

Once you’ve added your flight(s), confirm the itinerary and enter your information.  Don’t worry, you’re NOT making a booking!

Better Offer For Alaska Airlines Card 25,000 Miles 100 Statement Credit
Enter Traveler Details – Don’t Worry About Frequent Flyer Numbers

Step 3 – Find the Card Offer on Final Booking Screen

You’ll have to skip through seat selection and add-ons (insurance, etc) to get to the final booking screen.

Next to where you’d enter your payment information, you should see a link to the better offer!

Better Offer For Alaska Airlines Card 25,000 Miles 100 Statement Credit
The Improved Offer Will Appear on the Final Booking Screen

Click “Apply Now” and you’ll be taken to the card application page.

Note:   This offer only includes the personal version of the card.  I don’t know of a way to get the $100 statement credit on the business version of the Alaska Airlines card.

You’ll get the statement credit when you make $1,000 in purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.  They do NOT have to be Alaska Airlines purchases!

What Can You Do With 25,000 Alaska Airlines Miles?

Link:   Alaska Airlines Award Chart

I like Alaska Airlines miles because you can use them on Alaska Airlines and their partner airlines, which include American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, and Emirates.

You can read my post on the best ways to use Alaska Airlines miles.

With 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles, you could get a round-trip coach ticket within the US and Canada (excluding Hawaii) on Alaska Airlines or 1 of their partner airlines.

But I prefer to save my Alaska Airlines miles for expensive Business Class and First Class tickets on airlines like Cathay Pacific and Emirates!

Better Offer For Alaska Airlines Card 25,000 Miles 100 Statement Credit
You Could Use 25,000 Alaska Airlines Miles for a 1-Way Business Class Ticket Between New York and Vancouver on Cathay Pacific

For example, you could fly Cathay Pacific Business Class between New York and Vancouver for 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles 1-way.  Or splurge on a 1-way First Class ticket for 35,000 Alaska Airlines miles.

If you paid for a ticket, it could cost over ~$3,700!

Note:   Bank of America will often approve folks for multiple versions of the same card.  So you could get this card again, even if you already have an account open.

Stay tuned for my post about getting 5 Alaska Airlines cards in ONE day!  🙂

Bottom Line

There’s a better offer for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card which includes 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles AND a $100 statement credit!

To get the offer, make a test booking on the Alaska Airlines website.  The $100 statement credit more than makes up for the $75 annual fee.

We don’t earn a commission for this offer, but Emily and I will always tell you about the best deals!

How do you like to use Alaska Airlines miles?

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Its been about 90 days since I opened my account – my miles have posted but not my credit card statement of 100$. I asked BOA and they said I need to reach out to Alaska airlines rewards for this??

Does anyone know when it will post ?

Does it matter if I already have a BoA cc?

Great stuff, does anyone know if this still works? I applied on flight and received the 1000Bonus miles on top of the 25000 with AS. Glad they finally included the 1 free checked bag feature!

Do you know if the fee counts towards the $1000 spend?

I did it last night via the red link and it worked–as I was reading the fine print in the terms, it said I’d get the 100 statement credit after a 1k spend. Thanks for the tip! I really want that 50k AS offer too, hope they bring that one back.

Also–I was told by AS agent (if you apply over the phone, you get 1k more points, but no statement credit) that the new thing with this card is free checked bags as well even though it’s not in the literature.

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