Yesterday we brought you the details of the latest Alaska Airlines buy miles offer of up to 40% bonus Mileage Plan miles and to highlight that offer FFB will award one lucky commenter 26,000 Mileage Plan miles! FFB will gift that winner 20,000 Mileage Plan miles plus the 6,000 bonus miles from the promotion! That's enough miles to fly virtually anywhere in the Continental U.S. and Canada on Alaska Airlines or on their partner airlines American or Delta.
Here are the details of the offer as it appears on FFB's Mileage Plan Bonus Miles page:
Earn up to 40% Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you buy or gift Mileage Plan miles. Full details Until Mar 15, 14
Buy 5,000 - 19,000 miles: get a 20% Bonus
Buy 20,000 - 34,000 miles: get a 30% Bonus
Buy 35,000 - 40,000 miles: get a 40% Bonus
If you max out this offer by buying 40,000 Miles plus getting a 16,000 mile bonus you'll be spending 2.1 cents per mile. Not the absolute best deal (we like to buy when it goes under 2 cents) but the fact that Mileage Plan Miles are so valuable the purchase at 2.1 cents makes this deal quite worthwhile. Of course it is best to only buy miles if you will be using them within the next few months since we have witnessed many programs including Alaska Airlines devalue their programs at a moments notice (granted Alaska Airlines award increases were minor compared to other airlines!)
Here are some of the reasons why Mileage Plan miles are valuable:
- Alaska Airlines has a great repertoire of partner airlines including a mix across various alliances. Emirates, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, American, Air France/KLM, Delta and more.
- Alaska Airlines does not limit the number of miles you can buy in a year like other programs. Although each transaction is limited to a maximum of 40,000 miles (plus any bonuses on top of that) and Points.com only allows four purchases per month on the same credit card, so you may need to pull out more cards if you want to buy miles more than 4 times.
- They offer excellent one way awards, even on most of their partners even when some of their partner's own programs don't!
To take advantage of the Alaska Airlines up to 40% Bonus in buying Mileage Plan miles click here.
Now on to the contest!
Here's how to enter to win 26,000 Mileage Plan Miles:
Comment right here on this blog post with the route you would use the miles on if you won. It can be a North American redemption or any other redemption if you are banking miles to take advantage of one of the other awards that Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan offers.
Entries will be accepted until 2pm EST on Tuesday February 11th, 2014. Limit 1
entry per person. Winner will be chosen by random draw. Contest is open to anyone over the age of 18 anywhere in the world except where prohibited by law. Residents of Quebec, Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Sudan are also ineligible to participate. The Contest is void in these countries and where prohibited or restricted by law. Limited to one entry per person. Multiple entries per way and/or automatic entries will be deleted. This contest is strictly sponsored by FrequentFlyerBonuses.com, in no way or part are Alaska Airlines and/or Points.com participating.