Bonus For Joining Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Alaska Mileage Plan is running a promotion for Washington and Oregon residents that sign-up for a Mileage Plan account by September 30, 2014.

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Alaska is offering new members a $25 discount code, which should be delivered within 48 hours of signing up. The discount code is only valid for the Mileage Plan member it was issued to, for travel between September 3 and November 19, 2014. The reservation using the discount code must be ticketed by October 30, 2014.

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It’s rare to see any sort of a bonus just for joining a frequent flyer program, so if you’re a Washington or Oregon resident and not yet a Mileage Plan member, this is a nice bonus. It’s worth noting that when you redeem the discount code, it has to be for travel between Washington or Oregon and any Alaska Airlines destination except Prudhoe Bay (#random).

The full terms for the promotion are as follows:

* Offer Terms: The $25 Discount Code sign-up offer is valid for new Mileage Plan member sign-ups only. Must be a resident of Washington or Oregon to qualify. Offer is valid for sign-ups through September 30, 2014. Please allow 48 hours for Discount Code to be issued.
Discount Code Terms: Valid for $25 off new ticket purchases only at alaskaair.com. One person per Discount Code. The recipient of the discount code must be the traveler. Discount Code must be ticketed by October 30, 2014. Discount Code is valid for travel between September 3, 2014, and November 19, 2014. Discount valid between Washington or Oregon and all Alaska Airlines cities, excluding Prudhoe Bay, on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, PenAir between Anchorage and Dutch Harbor, and SkyWest Flight Series 3440-3499. Based on published fare routings and some cities may not be available.

It’s usually rare to see a frequent flyer program target new sign-ups in their “home” market, but in this case it’s obviously part of Alaska’s “Battle in Seattle” with Delta.

(Tip of the hat to Hack My Trip)

Comments

  1. Hi Lucky —

    On a separate note (but still concerning Alaska) – when do you believe Alaska might run another (better) promotion for its co-branded credit card? I believe the present sign-up awards 25K.

    Thanks!

  2. @ Tar000 — It seems to be pretty random and is anyone’s guess. I’d say maybe in the next couple of months, though really don’t have any insight. Sorry.

  3. @ Sean — Unfortunately not really. I mean, you could create another account, but it violates the terms and would be somewhat risky.

  4. The exclusion of Prudhoe Bay actually makes a lot of sense. There are 0 residents and no tourists/business travelers there. Everyone flys up and back every 2 weeks (oil workers work 2 on/2 off). Alaska didn’t want to subsidize a bunch of roughnecks flights, they’re probably trying to get Oregon and Washington business travelers.

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