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Alaska Airlines miles are some of the most valuable miles out there (2 cents a piece in my most recent valuation), and one of my priorities this year has been to build up my bank of miles to redeem for some incredible redemptions (like my recent Emirates First Class trip home from Mumbai via Dubai for just 90,000 MileagePlan miles). One of the easiest ways to rack up miles on the cheap is via their Bank of America credit card, which I picked up in my most recent round of applications. The offer is technically targeted towards elite member, but I ended up getting all 40,000 miles after $10,000 in spend (there is also an offer for 30,000 miles after first purchase):
Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature
Current Bonus: 40,000 miles when you spend $10,000 in 6 months (25,000 after account approval and 15,000 more after spending $10,000 within 6 months)
Benefits: Earn 3 miles for every qualifying dollar in purchases of Alaska Airlines tickets, Vacation packages and Cargo purchases, and earn 1 mile per $1 on everything else. Coach Companion Fare every year from $118 (USD) ($99, plus taxes and fees from $19).
Annual Fee: $75 annual fee, not waived
I am not an elite Alaska Airlines member and my 40,000 bonus miles just posted, so I can confirm this offer worked for me. If you can swing the full $10,000 in spend, then I think this is one of the top deals out there- especially if you value the $99 coach companion ticket (which must be redeemed for Alaska operated flights). I’ve also heard you can get this card multiple times, so stay tuned because my next round of applications is happening soon!