Alaska’s New “Dash For Miles Challenge”

Earlier I wrote about how Alaska Airlines is offering a bonus through their Mileage Plan shopping portal. Through August 18, 2017, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus Alaska miles for purchases made through the Mileage Plan shopping portal. Specifically, the promotion works as follows:

  • Spend $125, earn 300 bonus miles
  • Spend $350, earn 1,000 bonus miles

However, that’s not the only promotion for partner activity that Alaska is offering at the moment. You can also earn up to 3,000 bonus miles for partner activity. Apparently some Mileage Plan members were emailed about this today. I wasn’t, but was still able to register, and there’s nothing in the terms suggesting that this promotion is targeted.

The promotion is called the “Dash For Miles Challenge,” and offers 1,000 bonus miles for each of three partner activities between August 7 and September 30, 2017. You can earn 1,000 bonus miles for each of the following:

That’s a total of up to 3,000 bonus miles. Keep in mind that those bonus miles are in addition to the normal bonuses offered for each of those. Right now you can:

  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles for making a purchase of at least $350 through the Mileage Plan Shopping Portal
  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles for making a purchase of at least $30 with Mileage Plan Dining
  • Earn 400 bonus miles after completing your first survey with The Opinion Terminal

Registration for the promotion is required prior to the first qualifying transaction, and bonus miles should post within six weeks of when qualifying activity posts.

Some of these are potentially worth taking advantage of. For example, if you’ve never used the Mileage Plan Dining platform, you can earn 2,000 bonus miles after spending $30 — I value those miles at more than $30, so it’s like a free meal.

Do you plan on taking advantage of Alaska’s “Dash For Miles Challenge?”

(Tip of the hat to Doctor Of Credit)


  1. This one is pretty good. Can stack with 1k dining sign up, 400 bonus for first survey, and 1k shopping portal bonus. Total of 5400 AS for minimal effort.

  2. Signed up yesterday when they emailed me. I’m pretty excited that it’s stackable and there’s no minimum purchase – it’s a great way to get a good chunk of miles.

  3. The best part about the Opinion Terminal is that the miles are posting instantly, including the 1,000 mile bonus. Good stuff!

  4. I can’t seem to get past the stupid capthcha! I’ve registered and then try to login. Either my password doesnt work or the captcha isn’t… Annoying

  5. So awesome…purchased a 0.55 cent ice cream at Wendy’s and got 1,000 miles after I registered for the promotion.

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