Alaska Visa now offering 70,000 miles after $3K in purchases


The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card is now available with a welcome bonus of 70,000 miles after $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. While I am a little hesitant to collect Alaska miles given their propensity for no-notice stealth devaluations, this offer can nonetheless be pretty valuable in the right circumstances.

Alaska Airlines Companion Fare

The Offer & Key Card Details

Card Offer and Details
60K miles + Companion Fare
65k miles + Companion Fare ($99 fare + taxes) after $3K spend in 3 months
$95 Annual Fee
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
FM Mini Review: Alaska miles are quite valuable so this offer is better than it appears
Earning rate: 3X Alaska Airlines ⚬ 2x gas, EV charging, local transit, rideshare, cable, and select streaming services purchases ⚬ 1X elsewhere
Base: 1X (1.3%)
Gas: 2X (2.6%)
Brand: 3X (3.9%)
Other: 2X (2.6%)
Card Type: Visa Signature
Big spend bonus: $121 companion pass every year after $6K spend.
Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Free first checked bag for you and up to six other passengers on your reservation ⚬ Priority Boarding ⚬ 10% bonus on earned miles with eligible BOA account

Quick Thoughts

I long loved Alaska Mileage Plan miles for their terrific sweet spots and the ability to add a free stopover on a one-way award. Unfortunately, ever since they moved to a meaningless “award chart” with variable pricing (in quotations since the mileage rates listed don’t mean much), they have devalued many awards, fumbled the launch of Starlux awards, and generally eroded my faith in their continuing value with incredibly high pricing on many partner awards.

That said, there are still some bright spots to be found on Alaska partners if you hunt around enough. The welcome bonus here can be enough to fly business class to Europe or Asia and Tim recently showed how you can even get to and from Southern Africa in flat bed business class for 70,000 miles. This welcome bonus certainly can be used to excellent value even if not quite as predictably strong as in the past.

Given that Alaska does not partner with transferable points programs, the best way to earn Alaska miles is typically through credit card welcome bonuses. As Alaska bonuses go, this is about as good as it gets — so if you’ve had the Alaska Visa on your mind, this may be a good time to jump on it.

H/T: Miles Earn and Burn

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link is dead and all current offers I find are best at 62k.


If I collect three of these i might be able to fly starlux

Carl Pietrantonio

Have both the personal and biz AS cards. Had 2 of the personal bu8ut let one go at AF time. The AF just posted on the Biz card and am wondering if I should try opening another one first, then cancel the old one, or cancel the old one then re-apply. I know this post is about the Personal card but what do y’all think? @Greg, your thoughts, please?

Julie Garrison

I am currently in Japan. I booked SEA-NRT- 2 week stopover; KIX-BKK for 65k Alaska miles flying JAL. On a big six month trip. Returning SYD-NAN, 1 week stopover; NAN-LAX for. 55k Alaska miles on Fiji airlines.
Alaska is a winner in my opinion!


Anyone know if BofA started cracking down on multiple sign up bonuses as threatened? I’ve been hesitant to get this card again since they changed their terms.


I just applied last week for this card using the link for the 62k offer. I didn’t get approved right away (in fact I thought I was denied) but got a letter in the mail today saying please call us to continue reviewing your application. If I call, can I request the 70k offer?

A frequent visitor to frequent miler

If you live in the PNW it’s a no brainer card IMHO. Even without a complicated itinerary I save about $400 a year with the companion pass. (Now you need to spend $6k a year on the card but I’d see that as 6.6% return on spend on top of the points I got for the $6k spend) Even though there’s a risk of devaluation that goes for any currency. Right now there’s great value to South America (as you guys know) Africa, Japan, and Oceania… also good value to Europe. JAL consistently releases business class to Japan close in.. at 60k from the west coast that’s a smoking deal imho… I book economy to make sure I have my seats and then cancel when I find business …


Can you have multiple BoA Alaska credit card of same type ?