The Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa is now offering a sign-up bonus of 30,000 miles plus a $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months.
The Alaska Airlines Visa recently increased it’s sign-up bonus to 30,000 miles over the normal 25,000 miles. Now this increased offer just got better by offering an additional $100 statement credit.
The $75 annual fee is not waived the first year, so the $100 statement credit will at least cover the annual fee and leave you with $25 left over.
I’ve been able to get approved for both the personal and business version of this card on the same day on two occasions (read here and here). From my experience the bonus from these cards post almost immediately after meeting the spending requirement.
Alaska Air Visa – 30k Miles + $100 Credit
Alaska Airlines Visa details:
- $99 companion certificate (valid only in economy class).
- Earn 3X miles per $1 on Alaska Airlines tickets, vacation packages, cargo and in-flight purchases.
- Earn 1X mile per $1 on all purchases.
- $75 annual fee not waived for the first year.
- No foreign transaction fees.
This is a direct link to the offer which is normally targeted to people who have recently purchased an Alaska Airlines flight.
If you choose to apply for this offer please take screenshots, and since it is not my link, I can’t confirm the terms. I’ve never heard reports of people not earning the bonus through any of these links, but the bottom line is your mileage may vary.
Note: If you don’t qualify for the Signature Card, Bank of America may issue you the lower Platinum Plus or Preferred card, which offers a lower sign-up bonus.
The Bottom Line
The 30,000 mile bonus plus a $100 statement credit offer on the Alaska Airlines Visa is an improvement over the card’s long-standing 25k +$100 offer. Alaska Air miles are particularly valuable because they allow extremely generous stopover and open-jaw rules that also apply to one-way awards.
|Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express|
|Bonus: 25,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. Earn an additional 10,000 points after spending additional $2,000 within the first 6 months.
-- 2X Starpoints per dollar spent at SPG properties
-- 1X Starpoints per dollar spent on all other purchases.
-- No foreign transaction fee.
-- Free in-room internet & unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi.
-- 2 stay credits and 5 night credits towards elite status with Starwood each year.
-- Starwood Gold status when you spend $30,000 on the card annually.
Annual fee: $0 the first year, then $95
Quick review: Starpoints are incredibly valuable when redeemed for free nights and flexible since you can transfer them to numerous airline programs. When Starpoints are transferred to an airline program in increments of 20,000 points you get 5,000 extra miles. This means that for every dollar you spend on the card you are essentially earning 1.25 miles of the airline of your choice.