It’s not often in the miles and points world that you can literally get paid to earn miles. Usually, there’s some sort of loss, though since the loss is often drastically minimal compared to the miles, points or rewards you’re earning, many just disregard it and consider it “free.”
This is one of the few that seems be truly free – actually, you’re paid $25 to earn 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles, which can be used not only for Alaska redemptions, but also for partners such as Emirates, Air France, Cathay Pacific, British Airways and more. Thanks to Points Centric for finding this possibility!
The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card from Bank of America comes with a $75 annual fee, but by going through the Alaska website to book a flight, you may be presented with an offer for a card with a $100 statement credit. Because you’ll earn the 25,000 bonus miles up approval, and the $75 annual fee is not waived, you’ll see the statement credit post to your account within a few weeks, and will essentially net $25. Not a bad deal.
How to Get This Deal
You’ll need to go to the Alaska Airlines website and attempt a booking for a flight. Don’t bother thinking over the route, names, etc. Just go through the motions of booking something. When you do this, do NOT log into your online account, if you have one.
You may receive a link for a 25,000 mile offer with $100 statement credit just before you purchase your ticket. If that’s the case, you’ve found the offer! Congrats!
Can you apply for more than one card in a day?
Interestingly, you can, according to Frequent Miler. He applied for four cards in one day, and after calling in, was able to get approved for all of them. If you do that with this offer, you’ll come out $100 richer, and 100,000 miles closer to the redemption of your dreams.
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Hat Tip: Points Centric
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