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Earn Alaska Airlines 25,000 Miles & $100 Credit – Direct Link

Alaska Airlines
Written by Charlie

The Alaska Airlines credit card is one of my favorite cards, in spite of the fact that it is only half of the good airline offers. The reason it is one of my favorites is that it is quite easy to get (and get, and get, and get!) and that Alaska Airlines offers some of the best variety when it comes to redemption partners.

Alaska Airlines 25,000 Miles & $100 Credit

Alaska Airlines

The 25,000 mile offer has been around for a long time and has seen the occasional increase to higher amounts. But, it is easy to get this card over and again so it is quite easy to generate enough Alaska miles for any travels you desire! A lot of people collect them as the easiest way to experience first class aboard Emirates A380 while others enjoy the low mileage requirement to experience Africa with a stopover in Hong Kong aboard Cathay Pacific’s excellent first class cabin.

There was an offer around for a while that was intended for first time card applicants (it disappeared a couple of weeks ago). It was the 25,000 mile offer with a $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 in 3 months. The 25,000 miles on both offers post after the account is opened, meaning you do not have to do any spending for the 25,000 miles. For the $100 statement credit, it is totally worth spending $1,000 to get it, especially since the annual fee of $75 is not waived for the first year.

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I have applied for several Alaska Airline cards over the last year and did one of my additional applications with the previous $100 statement credit link to test if I would get the $100 even though I was already a customer. It did not work for me, so your mileage may vary. However, since you are not giving up anything by applying through the $100 statement credit link, you might as well use that one for your application and see what happens! It will definitely post if this is the first time you have had the card.

Now, the offer is back though you had to go through the process of making a reservation to find it (read this about finding some of the best offers that way). Thanks to Maximizing Money, we have a direct link that will take you to that same offer without having to go through the reservation process (you don’t actually have to book a ticket to get the offer).

Application Link for 25,000 miles and $100 statement credit

Card Details

  • 25,000 miles after account approval
  • $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 in 90 days
  • $75 annual fee (not waived)
  • An annual companion pass (costs about $121 with the $99 ticket fee and taxes)
  • 3 miles per dollar spent on airfare with Alaska Airlines
  • Bank of America is the issuing bank

Plus, not only will you be earning some great miles but you will also be eligible to earn 2,500 additional miles for every one that you refer!

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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.


  • I’m confused. You say that you aren’t giving up anything, but wouldn’t you be risking being saddled by the fee if the statement credit doesn’t post. Since I have no immediate plans to use Alaska miles, I’d definitely like some assurance that they will come to me at no (real) cost (or, I don’t want to pay fees for miles I cannot immediately earn and burn). What do you think?

    • My apologies – I meant you wouldn’t be giving up anything by applying through that link versus applying through the regular link. That is assuming you are planning on applying for it either way. If you would rather not have to deal with the entire fee (by having the credit overlap the amount), you would be fine if this is your first Alaska card you have received. My experience may have been an anomaly so hopefully other readers will post their experience with this offer on the second/third/fourth card.

      • Cool thank you for the clarification. (Sheepishly) I want to apply for like 5 of them to get enough miles for Emirates F, but also don’t want to be saddled with the fees until I knew that I had a -ex DUB trip on the near horizon.

    • Consider this – you get the Delta Amex card at the 50,000 mile level and that is the last time you can get that bonus. Ever. With the Alaska cards, you can keep getting them again and again. I’m at 4 in the last 5 months and that is not even average.

      • So…a newbie here, forgive the ignorance….they just keep sending you another credit card as often as you apply, and every time you get the 25k bonus?

        • No need to feel bad! Yes, if you want to go about this safely, you could apply for this same card every 3 months or so and get the 25,000 miles with each approved application. Bank of America will give you several cards but you may need to move your credit around between cards as you get more. Does that help?

  • So let me see if I got this right, there is no cooling period between canceling and opening a new account (like citi’s AA 18 month wait)? Essentially you’re paying $75 for each 25k with the exception for first timers with the $100 credit?