Alaska offering a 30% bonus on purchased miles through December 21, 2012!

Through December 21, 2012, Alaska is offering a 30% bonus on the purchase of Mileage Plan miles.

Mileage Plan miles ordinarily cost 2.75 cents a piece, plus a 7.5% federal tax, for a total of ~2.96 cents per mile. Through this promotion the cost of purchased miles is brought down to ~2.27 cents per mile. This isn’t quite as good as the 40% bonus on purchased miles they were offering in September, though if you’re just looking to top off an account, this promotion is worth keeping in mind. Alaska does have some amazing partner award redemption opportunities, after all.

(Tip of the hat to Todd)


  1. @ colleen — Thanks! Was trying to decide whether to beg for votes or not, but ultimately decided against it. Appreciate the support though!

  2. Where’s that Alaska chart for Emirates redemptions? It was supposed to be coming “late 2012”, and um, it’s getting kinda late!

  3. @ colleen – Thanks for posting the link. I was not aware of vote. I did vote for lucky but was surprised to see # 1-8 which I have never heard of.

  4. @ Steve — Yes, with the exception of British Airways (for which they impose fuel surcharges), the taxes are very reasonable as no fuel surcharges are levied.

  5. thanks Lucky.

    Not bad – do they also impose an annual limit on buying points (like AA), or unlimited (like US Airways).

    I see they can only be redeemed round trip (like US Airways).


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