On Saturday I wrote about the bonus on the Alaska Airlines Visa being increased from 25,000 miles to 30,000 miles. While a 30,000 mile sign-up bonus doesn’t sound especially compelling on the surface, I outlined the reasons this is actually a great offer, including that this card is churnable (meaning the sign-up bonus can be earned multiple times) and that it comes with a $99 companion certificate which can be used to purchase some very reasonably priced tickets, including first class to Hawaii.
Well it looks like the sign-up bonus has increased… again. It’s now 35,000 miles after the first purchase (the annual fee is $75, which isn’t waived for the first year).
So if you don’t have the card, this really is a great time to sign-up.
It’s also worth noting that Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is offering up to a 40% bonus on purchased miles through April 15, bringing the cost down to about 2.1 cents per mile, should you want to top off an account.
On a related note, what’s going on with credit card sign-up bonuses the past couple of weeks? They’re fluctuating faster than the stock market, and I’ve never seen it to this degree before. While I’m happy to see bonuses improve, I wish they’d stabilize a bit more so links to the best offers wouldn’t be changing every few hours.
(Tip of the hat to Gary)