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New Miles Promo: Get Up to a 50% Bonus When Buying Alaska Miles

Written by Charlie

There is a new miles promo for Alaska Airline miles and you could get as much as a 50% bonus when buying miles. This isn’t for everyone (and that 50% is targeted) but if you don’t mind paying discounted prices for business class travel, there is a lot of value to be had!

Even with the cuts to things like Emirates, Alaska’s mileage program is still a great way to redeem for premium travel on a whole lot of airlines! While other airlines have really devalued partner awards, Alaska’s rates are still really good. If you are short of Alaska miles for one of those awards, this sale may help you get what you need.

New Miles Promo: Get Up to a 50% Bonus When Buying Alaska Miles

Link: Buy Alaska Miles – Check Your Promo

Note: If you buy miles using the link above, I will earn a small commission. Thank you for that if you do but please only buy miles if it makes sense for your award travels now! I do not recommend you buy miles on speculative award redemptions as programs can and do devalue. But, if it makes sense for you, thanks for using my link! 🙂

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Some of the airline partners you can book with Alaska miles

Here are the details of this Alaska Mileage promo:

  • Transactions must be completed between ​6:00 AM PST August 20, 2018 and 11:59 PM PST October 4, 2018 to be eligible for bonus miles.
  • Miles are non-refundable and do not count toward MVP and MVP/Gold status.
  • There are targeted offers that offer from 35% up to 50% on the miles you buy
  • If you have a 50% offer, it should be structured like this:
    • Buy 10,000 – 19,999 miles and receive a 20% bonus
    • Buy 20,000 – 39,000 miles and receive a 35% bonus
    • Buy 40,000 – 60,000 miles and receive a 50% bonus

That 50% bonus is not going to show up for everyone! One of our family accounts received a 35% bonus and my account received a 50% bonus. This means that after clicking the link above, you will need to login to see what your offer is.

Plenty of Time!

You have until October 4 so, unless you have a pressing need for them, you have plenty of time to try and figure out some travel plans that may work with this. If you max out the 50% bonus, you will pay $1,773 for 90,000 miles. That equals a value of 1.9 cents per mile. You can easily get more value than that in redemption on many routes so check out their award charts and find what works for you!

Asia in Business From 50,000 Miles!

You can get deals like 50,000 miles one way from the US to Asia with Hainan Airlines or 60,000 miles for airlines like Cathay Pacific! That could present some terrific value since you would essentially be paying $1,164 for a one way business class ticket on Cathay Pacific. That is certainly not for everyone (I won’t be doing it) but many people wouldn’t mind spending a little more than an economy ticket (for some destinations) to get a business class award!

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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.


  • Was thinking of going to iceland on icelandic…could I book Icelandic using these points? Would it make sense to do so?

    • It would depend on where you are departing from but the taxes are quite high for Iceland, especially since Iceland is now one of the cheapest places to fly to from the US (thanks to WOW). For example, a one way from JFK is 22,500 miles and $100!