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
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.
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).
- 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!