Happening now, Alaska Airline credit card holders can earn elite status miles through spending. From September 16 through November 15, 2021 every $2,500 of spending earns 2,500 elite-qualifying miles (EQM). That’s essential 1 EQM for every dollar spent. In addition, the card earns 1 redeemable mile everywhere and 3 miles on purchases with Alaska Airlines. Although the Alaska Airlines credit card is not the best card for earning miles through typical spending, this promotion may give you the bump you need to retain status or earn status for the very first time.
Alaska Airlines MVP status starts at just 20,000 miles. Therefore, this promotion could earn someone MVP status through spending. Or, get you the EQMs needed to spend your way to the MVP Gold, 75K, or 100K elite level. Rather it be earning MVP Gold status for the first time or boosting your elite mileage balances to retain a higher status, this promo is great for those of us not flying but trying to retain status through 2022. A maximum of 20,000 elite miles per Alaska Airlines frequent flyer account can be earned. Those who carry multiple Alaska Airlines credit cards can only earn 20,000 EQMs total. No double dipping between cards. Also note, those who earn 75K status via this promotion are not eligible for the 50,000 bonus redeemable miles that Alaska Airlines offers to 75K members.
New Credit Card Holders May be Eligible
If you don’t have an Alaska Airlines Credit Card, no worries. There is still time to take part in this promotion. You could apply today and get your credit card in the next 1-2 weeks and still have 4-6 weeks to spend your way to elite status. New Alaska Airlines Credit Card holders are eligible for up to 65,000 bonus miles! These miles are redeemable and do not qualify for elite status. However, you still can earn the 20,000 elite miles through spending too! New applicants will earn 40,000 miles for spending $2,000 on the card in the first 90 days and then an additional 25,000 miles for spending $8,000 or more in the first 180 days. If you’re spending towards the elite miles, you should easily earn the full 65,000 redeemable mile bonus.
Alaska credit card also has the following benefits:
- Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™. Every year on your credit card account anniversary you’ll receive a companion fare which allows you to book a companion flight from just $121 ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22). Valid on all Alaska Airlines flights booked on alaskaair.com. Fly your travel companion to Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico or across the country for free!
- Free checked bag for you and up to 6 guests on the same reservation – that’s a savings of $60 per person roundtrip!
- Earn unlimited 3 miles for every $1spent on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases and unlimited 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
- Enjoy 20% back on all Alaska Airlines inflight purchases.
- 50% off day passes at the Alaska Lounge when you pay with your new card.
- Flexibility when booking with no blackout dates on Alaska Airlines flights and miles don’t expire on active accounts.
- Plus, no foreign transaction fees and a low $75 annual fee.
Spend Today, Retain Status
Alaska Airlines is not following Delta Airlines lead and just extending elite status through 2023. Instead they are offering unique ways to earn and retain status. Such as offering 50% bonus EQMs on every flight through the end of the year. Or spending your way to Elite Status via their credit card offer. Finally, Alaska has hinted that there will be other ways to retain status by flying January – April 2022. Those details are to come later this year. So, if you want a jump start on 2022 status, need to retain status, or just need a EQM boost today, start swiping those credit cards and earn up to 20,000 EQMs.
For those of you already with Alaska 75K status, check our facebook group.
*Upon further investigation this may be a promotion limited to only those who received the email