8x Alaska Miles Per Dollar Spent At Nordstrom

There’s nothing that influences my purchase decisions quite as much as miles. Sometimes they shouldn’t, but it just feels better to buy stuff when there are miles at stake.

As I’ve written about in the past, online shopping portals are a great way to maximize miles & points, and they’re especially practical since I do just about all my shopping online anyway. I should clarify that when I say “all my shopping,” I mean once per year or when my mom tells me my wardrobe is no longer acceptable — whichever comes first.

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping Portal is presently offering eight miles per dollar spent at Nordstrom. I believe the promotion is valid through the end of next week, so through September 7, 2014.


You simply have to log-into your Mileage Plan account once in the shopping portal, and then search for “Nordstrom,” which will bring you to their page.


The terms are as follows:

Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents. Orders deemed by Nordstrom to be used for reselling purposes are not eligible for rewards. Any return, exchange or other adjustment made at a physical store location or made via mail for an on-line purchase may result in your purchase being deemed ineligible for reward.

I love Alaska Mileage Plan miles and I love Nordstrom. I consider Alaska miles to be among the most valuable mileage currencies out there, and value them at roughly two cents per mile. So that’s a 16% “return” on Nordstrom spend, by my valuation.

And if I have to shop (which I hate), I do like Nordstrom. Unlike Neiman Marcus they don’t mark up a lot of their products, the service is great, and they have a large selection of items.

Hopefully some of you can take advantage of this offer!

(Tip of the hat to @brucery)


  1. Buy the GC thru the portal and then do a 180 and buy the item on the portal for 16X plus the X for the card…….

  2. Darn! Missed the deal (back to 4 points/$).

    The Nordstrom sale promoted in the offer goes on until 9/5, but the fine print at bottom of offer said the 8 points/$ deal ended at 11:59pm ET tonight (a little more than an hour ago). 🙁

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