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(UPDATE 11/1 – Reposting as the last day to buy Alaska miles is Wednesday November 2nd)

Alaska Airlines miles are regularly considered some of the highest value in the travel industry due to their unique partnerships and award chart sweet spots. Recently Alaska announced their highest bonus of the year, a tiered promotion offering up to 60% bonus miles when purchasing. Depending on your needs, this can be an awesome deal.

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The Details

This promo is going on now through November 2nd. Click here to navigate to the purchase page. If you have no status, you can acquire up to 150,000 bonus miles per year, though this limit is waived if you have MVP, MVP Gold, or MVP Gold 75k status. I have seen reports that the bonus shows up differently for different people – for me, it was a tiered bonus

  • Buy 3,000 – 19,000 miles, get a 40% bonus
  • Buy 30,000 – 39,000 miles, get a 50% bonus
  • Buy 40,000 – 100,000 miles, get a 60% bonus

Purchases are processed through, which means that you’ll want to buy these with a card that maximizes everyday spend, like the Citi Double Cash.

Normally, each 1,000 Alaska miles would cost $29.56 with tax included; that is 2.9 cents per mile! Nobody values Alaska miles at more than 2 cents per mile, so at the normal rate, it doesn’t make sense to buy. Buying at least 40,000 miles with this promotion nets you an additional 60% in bonus points, which with tax brings the cost of a point down to 1.85 cents per mile. It’s not hard to find more value than that out of Alaska miles.

You can use your miles on Alaska Airlines flights itself, or on any of their partners. And now that Alaska Airlines is part of the oneworld airline alliance, you can use Alaska miles for travel on most (if not all) oneworld partners.

(SEE ALSO: [QUIZ] – Can you name the oneworld alliance members?)

Terms and Conditions

  • Transactions must be completed between 6:00 AM PST October 10, 2022 and 11:59 PM PST November 2, 2022 to be eligible for bonus miles.
  • Miles are purchased from Inc. for a cost of $27.50 per 1,000 miles, plus GST/HST for Canadian residents and QST for Quebec residents.
  • Miles are non-refundable and do not count toward MVP and MVP/Gold status.
  • You may purchase and gift Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles in increments of 1,000 miles up to 60,000 miles, and in increments of 5,000 miles up to a maximum of 100,000 miles per transaction.
  • MVP, MVP Gold, MVP Gold 75K and MVP Gold 100K Mileage Plan member (Elite Member) accounts have no annual limit on the number of miles which may be purchased or gifted through If you are not an Elite Member, your account may only be credited up to a maximum total of 150,000 miles acquired through in a calendar year, whether purchased by you or gifted to you. Bonus miles do not count toward the maximum total of 150,000 miles.
  • Offer is subject to change and all terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan Program apply.
  • * Inc. is collecting Federal Excise Tax on behalf of Alaska Airlines Inc.
  • Alaska Airlines Inc. has the obligation to collect Federal Excise Tax and remit the tax to the appropriate government agency.

Again, here is the link to buy Alaska miles with a 60% bonus.

Even though we never recommend speculatively purchasing miles, I’m sorely tempted by this. Are any of you going to take advantage?

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