It appears as if there’s a new sign-up offer for 30,000 Mileage Plan miles upon account activation for the Alaska Airlines Signature Visa. The standard sign-up bonus is 25,000 miles upon account activation, though this one adds 5,000 miles as a “thank you” from Bank of America for being a customer, whatever that means.
The card does come with an annual fee of $75 which isn’t waived for the first year, though you also get a $118 companion certificate, which is one of the most valuable out there. It’s eligible on all coach fares, is upgradable, and even the companion earns miles.
For what it’s worth there’s another improved offer out there right now, which I wrote about here. It offers 25,000 miles plus a $100 statement credit, though you have to spend $1,000 on the card within 90 days to be eligible for the statement credit. Without the $1,000 minimum spend I’d say the offer with the statement credit is better as I don’t quite value Alaska miles at two cents a piece, but factoring in the $1,000 minimum spend I’d say the 30,000 miles upon account activation is a better offer.
I’m guessing lots of you are probably interested in racking up some Alaska miles now given that they allow one way redemptions with stopovers on Emirates and several other carriers.
If you’ve been waiting to apply for cards and don’t yet have the Chase Ink cards, you may want to hold off till next week in applying for this card…
(Tip of the hat to Gary)