Targeted: Up to a 50% Bonus When Buying Alaska Airlines Miles

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Alaska Airlines is offering up to a 50% bonus on purchased miles through October 4, 2018!  This deal is targeted, so you’ll have to log in to your account to see what (if any) bonus you’re eligible for.

Alaska Airlines miles are useful because they have lots of great partners like Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and American Airlines.

You Can Use Alaska Airlines Miles to Fly to Hong Kong on Partner Cathay Pacific

To see if you’re targeted for this deal, sign-in to your Alaska Airlines account.  I checked my account and I was targeted for the following tiered bonuses:

  • 20% bonus on a purchase of 10,000 to 19,000 Alaska Airlines miles
  • 35% bonus on a purchase of 20,000 to 39,000 Alaska Airlines miles
  • 50% bonus on a purchase of 40,000 to 60,000 Alaska Airlines miles

It’s not often that we see offers for a 50% bonus.  So this is an excellent deal because, with a 50% bonus, you’ll pay just under ~2 cents per mile.

You can use Alaska Airlines miles for flights on their partner airlines, like British Airways and Cathay Pacific.  For example, it takes 50,000 Alaska Airlines miles for a one-way Business Class flight from the Lower 48 States or Alaska to Asia on partners Cathay Pacific or Hainan Airlines.

With this sale, you could buy 51,300 miles and book a one-way Business Class seat for ~$1,123 including taxes and fees (with the 40% bonus).  If you paid cash for the same seat, it could easily cost you 3X as much!  So this sale is a good way to “purchase” Business or First Class seats at a steep discount and save thousands of dollars.

Also, make sure to read this post about how to use fewer miles for short flights with the Alaska Airlines award chart!

Where you targeted for this deal?  And if so, do you plan on purchasing miles for an upcoming trip?

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Meghan Hunter is an editor for Million Mile Secrets. She covers points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. Her work has also appeared in The Points Guy.

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