It is autumn so it must be time for Alaska Airlines to relaunch the mystery bonus miles purchase offer. Ladies and gentlemen, step right up to reveal your level of bonus miles for your mileage purchase. Alaska sent out the announcement by email yesterday so check your inbox. This offer may be targeted.
Click To Reveal Your Bonus Level
I clicked on the reveal my bonus button and my bonus came back at 60%. Actually, that is a bit of a misnomer as my actual 60% bonus level is really on a sliding scale by purchase amount.
Mile purchases are handled by points.com so you will be taken to their website to complete your purchase. You can purchase a maximum of 100,000 base miles and in my case, this purchase will come with an additional 60,000 miles for a total of 160,000 miles. The total price will include a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax.
Terms And Conditions
No airline offer would be complete without a list of purchase terms and conditions so here they are:
The purchase of Alaska Airlines miles is through a third-party seller, points.com. The purchase of miles does not earn the triple mile bonus using the Alaska Airlines Visa credit card as it does with actual airfare purchases. Please understand that purchasing miles do not count toward your elite qualifying miles for elite status.
Is This A Good Deal?
This is something that you will have to figure out for yourself. The pointsguy.com values the worth of Alaska Airlines miles at 1.8 cents per mile. The cost per mile at the maximum purchase is almost 1.85 cents per mile. This is definitely a good deal if you need to book an award trip and your mileage balance is short. In this case, I would go with this deal.
Purchasing miles with a substantial bonus is always better than no bonus at all. You have to decide if the deal is good for you by calculating how much the miles with the bonus is actually costing you. Since the bonus price is pretty close to the actual retail value of a Mileage Plan mile, I will pass on the deal. If your account is short, it could help you book that award trip sooner than later.