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Dec. 06, 2021
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Just in time for holiday travel shopping, Alaska Airlines is offering a buy one, get one free promotion. You'll just have to pay taxes and fees on the second ticket. Among the deals? You could fly between the West Coast and cities like New York or Newark for as low as $374 round-trip for two adults.

You'll need to act fast. This deal expires at midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

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This is a pretty spectacular deal considering it’s valid almost anywhere Alaska flies, but you will need to book by Dec. 7, and certain days are restricted. It's not valid on first class, sadly.

Here’s how Alaska suggests you book:

  1. In the booking form on this page, enter your departure and arrival cities, dates and at least two travelers.
  • Travel is valid from Jan. 5-March 9, 2022.
  • Travel to Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica or Belize is valid Sundays through Wednesdays.
  • Travel from Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica or Belize is valid Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • All other travel is valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Blackout dates from Feb. 18-28, 2022, apply.
  1. Enter "STARBUCKS" into the discount code field, and then click “Find flights” to start your search.

Related: The best sweet spots with Alaska Mileage Plan

Some of the deals

Flights to Hawaii are already a pretty good deal for winter travel. This deal makes them even better. For example, this round-trip flight from Bozeman, Montana (BZN), to Honolulu (HNL) for two passengers:

(Screenshot courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

Or how does New York (JFK) to Lihue, Hawaii (LIH), sound for just $633 round-trip for two?

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(Screenshot courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

Note that some of these are “Saver” fares with more restrictions, but it’s not much more for the main cabin.

Related: Why I’m switching some of my flying and credit card spending to Alaska

Maximize your purchase

Be sure to maximize your purchase by using one of the best cards for airfare purchases, including The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card(see rates and fees) (3x on air travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).

The information for the Citi Prestige has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

If you have the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card or the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business card, you’ll earn 3x on eligible purchases with Alaska. That’s a decent value considering Alaska is running a status boost promotion at the moment for spending on their branded cards.

Bottom line

This is a great deal if you are booking a friends trip, a couples getaway or booking for your family. Snap these airfares up before they disappear.

Updated on 4/27/22.

Featured image by (Photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy)
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