The Alaska Airlines Card Just Got More Useful
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This makes the card a better deal for folks who collect Alaska Airlines miles and travel abroad frequently.
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What’s the Deal?
I checked the Bank of America Alaska Airlines application page and they’ve removed the 3% foreign transaction fee for new applications.
If you already have the card, you won’t pay foreign transaction fees beginning June 1, 2016.
Also, starting June 1, 2016, there will be a higher 30,000 mile sign-up bonus on the card.
The current sign-up bonus is 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles when you’re approved. Plus, new cardholders get a $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening. That more than covers the $75 annual fee.
That said, my friend recently earned the $100 statement credit on her 2nd Alaska Airlines card, while her 1st card was already open.
Looking for ideas on how to use the sign-up bonus? Here’s my list of 10 ways to use Alaska Airlines miles!
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Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash’s subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
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