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Alaska’s Generous Gifts For Elites – Including Matched & Expiring Elites!

Alaska's Generous gifts for elites
Written by Charlie

Again this year, mid-tier to upper tier elite members have received some of Alaska’s generous gifts. Not only that, but they are available to those elites who were matched and/or expiring as well!

‘Tis the season of gift-giving and Alaska is continuing that by offering very generous gifts elites in their program. If like before, this is for MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K elite members. If that is you, check out the great gifts they are offering!

Alaska’s Generous Gifts For Elites

Alaska's Generous gifts for elites

Last year, I matched to Alaska’s MVP Gold 75K status and had full intent to give it a ride and requalify for this year based wholly on my use of the frequent flyer program and the redemption abilities. However, plans changed and I was not able to make it so this was my one year with the status.

However, that didn’t stop them from offering some generous gifts again this year! Here is what I received (and what you will have access to if you are a MVP Gold or MVP Gold 75K elite member).

The three gifts being offered are:

  • 2 Gold Guest Upgrades
  • 2 Board Room Day Passes
  • 2 GoGo WiFi All Day Passes
Alaska's generous gift for elites

Very nice gifts from Alaska!

Comparing the three of those offers, I think the best offer for me would be the upgrades (all of these expire 12/31/2016). These upgrades can be used for family or friends (or for blog readers, if I don’t get a chance to use them!) so that is a plus. With the other items, I already have quite a bit of lounge access thanks to status and cards and the GoGo passes can be purchased cheaply so I would not go that route either.

If you want to go directly to the website to claim your gift, click here. You must select your choice before January 22, 2016!

For Matched & Expiring Elites Too!

Here is a great thing about this offer – the last time I received the e-mail and gift offer it was January 12 of this year. That is past the expiration date for elites that do not retain their status (December 31). That means that only those elites who had earned/gained the status for this year would have been eligible for the gifts.

This year, the e-mail arrived before the December 31 cutoff and that means that even those elites who are expiring this year can pick up a couple of upgrade certificates! Not only that, but this works will all elites at those levels – including those that received the status based on a match! That is really generous as they had a lot of people matched to the program last year and they are giving all of those members one more shot at some of the great benefits of the program, even if they did not requalify.

So, what are you selecting for your gift?


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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.