This deal has been around for awhile, but I wanted to bring it up again, as it runs through July 31st, so if you haven’t taken advantage of the deal, you have about 10 days left.
Bank of America Alaska Airlines checking account offers
You can get 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles if you sign up for a new Bank of America checking account by July 31st. You then need to set up and receive two direct deposits of $2,000 or more each within 90 days of opening your account.
It’s my understanding that this does not have to be 2 separate deposits – the same direct deposit (so like a monthly or bi-weekly paycheck) could be done twice.
Carolyn and I just both signed up for this last week and are hoping to get the bonus within 90 days.
What to do with Alaska Airlines miles?
I used to think it was not worth collecting Alaska Airlines miles, since, living in Cincinnati, I am in the Alaska Airlines “dead zone” (although they are working on it with 3 recent non-stop additions)
But then I learned about their extensive network of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan partners. They partner with American and Delta airlines here domestically, but also Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Air France and more.
It’s only 90,000 Alaska miles to fly Emirates Airlines first class, now that Alaska has re-added the ability to search for Emirates on their award calendar. Signup for this checking account, and one of the Alaska Airlines credit cards (a money maker!) and you’re more than halfway there!
Reminder -the link is http://www.bankofamerica.com/alaskaoffer (public link) and you have until JULY 31st to take advantage of this checking offer – it’s one of the best checking account offers I’ve seen recently.
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the direct deposit requirement is discouraging. i have mine set up to keep my hsbc premier accounts fee-free. too much of a hassle to switch it to BOA for 2 periods just to have it switch back.
“Offer only available to customers who receive this offer via a direct communication from Bank of America”
any idea how strictly this is enforced?
I doubt it is enforced very strictly but ymmv
but the problem is that on the application for the checking account it doesnt actually ask for the alaska air account #.
how does BOA know to where to credit the alaska miles?
theres no mention of alaska in the app & no reference code in the URL.
It’s a risk perhaps. Save your screenshots! I will email BoA and find out what they say
Please keep us updated. I’m very interested this offer.
Fine print says you must have the Alaska Mileage Plan Credit Card in good standing to receive the offer. It’s not good enough to just sign up for the checking account. Bummer, because this seemed like a pretty good opportunity to pad my already well-used Alaska Mileage Plan account.
your mileage will really vary. This is from last round of promotion earlier this year. Both of my wife and I held B of A join checking account and closed couple years and we both have Alaska air credit cards but only she received an offer via email. We both applied and opened the accounts, only she received the sign up bonus after both of us meeting the direct deposit requirements. I complained and they said they don’t see any offer made to my name and asked to see the email offer if I received it.