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I don’t think that it will come as any surprise to people that have read travel hacking / miles and points blogs for any length of time that much of the income that many bloggers get is derived from credit card signup affiliate links. The idea being that if you sign up for a credit card on many bloggers’ sites, they will receive a commission.
My blog does not have links to individual credit cards, but I do have an affiliate relationship with creditcards.com, where if you sign up at creditcards.com through my links, I receive a commisison
What I usually tell people when they ask is that you don’t have to use my links to apply, but I appreciate it if you do
Please don’t apply for an Alaska credit card with my link
Which brings me to the point of this post – please don’t apply for an Alaska Airlines credit card with my link!
I periodically check the number of clicks that someone made to a credit card application through my site, and the other day, I saw:
Because I don’t really have control over the links that I have, one of the links is to this version of the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card
But what’s the problem?
The problem is that there is a MUCH better offer out there – one that gives 25,000 bonus miles AND a $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months (more than offsetting the annual fee). I’ve written about it before
(SEE ALSO: Alaska Airlines credit card with $100 statement credit is BACK!)
The direct link is here – and this is NOT an affiliate link, but if you’re going to sign up for an Alaska Airlines card, this is the best offer I’m aware of at the time of this writing. This situation is similar to the one I wrote about a few weeks ago where my friend Carey applied for a 30,000 American miles offer instead of the 50,000 mile offer that is currently available.
Again, you don’t have to use my credit card affiliate links, but if you do, I appreciate it. But PLEASE, if you have any questions as to whether the offer you see on my site is the best one, please email me at dan at pointswithacrew dot com and I will always tell you the best offer I personally know about.
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