Buy or gift Alaska Mileage Plan miles to get up to 50% more

Posted on June 3, 2016 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

Alaska Mileage Plan miles

What’s the deal with Alaska Mileage Plan miles?

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can reveal a mystery bonus when buying or gifting miles with the current targeted promotion. The tiered offer could give you up to 50% more miles – for example, if your bonus is to earn up to 50%:

  • Buy 10,000 to 19,000 miles to receive a 20% bonus 
  • Buy 20,000 to 39,000 miles to receive a 35% bonus 
  • Buy 40,000 to 60,000 miles to receive a 50% bonus 

The example is changeable according to your personal offer amount.

MightyTravels 2016-06-03 at 12.05.46 PM

While the usual purchase limit used to be 40,000 miles, in recent times it’s been 60,000 miles instead. Those 60,000 miles plus a 30,000 bonus will cost you $1,773.75, which is about 2 cents per mile.

A business class ticket on Cathay Pacific to Asia will cost you $1,000 one-way – not great, but also not bad.

How do I get the Alaska Mileage Plan miles deal?

Enter your details and Mileage Plan number here to see your bonus.

Is it worth it to buy Alaska Mileage Plan miles with this deal?

If you need a certain number of miles for an Emirates or Cathay Pacific redemption, then this can be a great way to reach it, especially if your mystery bonus is 50% and you purchase the maximum amount.

It’s quite often the case that it’s only really worth buying or gifting points only when they are needed, rather than buying speculatively.