Targeted 65K Alaska offers going out via email

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There is a targeted email going out with an offer for up to 65,000 bonus miles for opening a new Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa SIgnature card and meeting minimum spending requirements. That’s a really valuable offer given Alaska’s generous award chart.

I recently flew business class on Cathay Pacific, first on the A330 (pictured here) from Singapore to Hong Kong and then the A350 from Hong Kong to New York for just 50K total Alaska miles.

The Deal

  • Bank of America is sending out a targeted email offering up to 65,000 bonus miles when you open a new Alaska Airlines Visa Signature account and meet the following spend thresholds:
    • Get 40,000 bonus miles after spending $2K within the first three months
    • Get an additional 25,000 bonus miles after spending $9K or more on total purchases within the first six months
  • Email subject line says, “Exclusive: Up to 65,000 bonus mile offer for [Name]”

Key Card Details

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature

FM Mini Review: Alaska miles are quite valuable so this offer is better than it appears


Annual Fee: $75

Card Type: Visa Signature

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Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X Alaska Airlines ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $121 companion pass every year ⚬ Free first checked bag for you and up to six other passengers on your reservation

See also: Alaska Airlines Companion Fare Complete Guide

Quick Thoughts

Again, this is a targeted offer, so you’ll need to receive the email in order to access it. That said, if you have received the offer and can meet the spend, I think this one is well worth consideration.

The current standard offer on this card has been 40,000 miles and a $100 statement credit after $2K spend in the first 3 months. Given that Alaska is not a transfer partner with any major currency other than Marriott, it is not particularly easy to generate Alaska miles en masse. The ability to pick up an additional 25K for an additional $7K in spend is a solid deal in my opinion.

After meeting minimum spending requirements here and assuming you make those purchases at 1x, you would have 74K Alaska miles. That’s more than enough for one-way first class to Asia on Cathay Pacific or Japan Airlines or enough for one-way first class to Africa on Cathay Pacific — and keep in mind that Alaska allows a stopover on a one-way award. If you can find availability, it’s enough for first class to Australia on Qantas or business class to Australia on Fiji Airways, Qantas, or Cathay Pacific.

I recently flew Cathay Pacific business class from Singapore to Hong Kong to Newark and flew a few family members for 50K Alaska Airlines miles plus $92 per passenger. Getting enough miles from this bonus to do that one way and have a bucket of miles left over is a pretty great deal in my opinion. Alaska has plenty of other sweet spots (see Alaska’s partner award charts for more), so I think this offer is worth consideration if you have it available and have a use for the miles.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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