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Buy discount Alaska miles by April 3 or simply Fly & Buy Miles for better deal

There is a limited time offer from Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan to receive 10%  to 40% bonus miles when you buy or gift 5,000 to 40,000 miles from Points.com. by April 3, 2015.

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Alaska Mileage Plan miles normally sell for $27.50 per 1,000 miles.

Points Price with limited time offer bonus miles

  • 5,500 miles for $137.50 = $25.00 per 1,000 miles.
  • 12,000 miles for $275.00 = $22.92 per 1,000 miles.
  • 26,000 miles for $550.00 = $21.16 per 1,000 miles.
  • 56,000 miles for $1,100.00 = $19.65 per 1,000 miles.

Under 2 cents per mile might be a good deal for buying Mileage Plan miles, but you only get that rate by spending $1,100 for 56,000 miles.

An alternative for Alaska Airlines flyers is to buy miles when booking Alaska Airlines revenue tickets.

Alaska Mileage Plan Fly & Buy Miles

Yesterday I booked two tickets on Alaska Airlines website. One roundtrip award ticket is flying Alaska Airlines to Vancouver BC in a couple of weeks on an $85 taxes only ticket. I also booked a one one-way revenue ticket from Monterey to Orlando, Florida in May for the annual U.S. Travel Association IPW conference. During both bookings on Alaska Airlines there was an offer to buy bonus miles.

Alaska Fly-Buy Miles offer

2,500 miles for $50 is $20.00 per 1,000 miles. 10,000 miles for $200 is $20.00 per 1,000 miles.

Alaska will sell you miles at the rate of $20.00 per 1,000 miles anytime you book a revenue ticket through Alaska Airlines website.

You have to spend $1,100.00 during the Alaska Buy Miles limited time offer promotion this week to get a lower purchase rate of $19.65 per 1,000 miles. If you need a lot of miles quickly, then this week’s sale is an opportunity to buy up to 56,000 miles.

Or pick them up during Alaska ticket purchases at $200 for 10,000 miles each ticket. After six flights you can buy 55,000 miles for $1,100. You can even book roundtrip flights as two one-way tickets to allow the purchase of 20,000 miles for one trip. 

Loyalty Traveler Note: Terms and Conditions state Fly & Buy Miles are only available with the purchase of a revenue ticket. My award ticket booked yesterday used my discount code free ticket credit from Alaska Airlines Ski the West Fly 2, Get 1 Free promotion Nov 2014 – January 2015. I received the offer to buy miles when booking my award ticket.

Alaska Fly 2-Get 1 promotion

Fly & Buy Miles Terms and Conditions

  • Fly & Buy Miles are only offered during the initial purchase of a revenue ticket on alaskaair.com.
  • Fly & Buy Miles are not offered when purchasing award reservations.
  • Fly & Buy Miles are credited to your Mileage Plan account separately from miles earned by taking a qualifying flight.
  • Prices are stated in U.S. Dollars and are subject to applicable taxes, currently 7.5% for U.S. residents. Taxes vary for residents of other countries.
  • Fly & Buy Miles and associated taxes are nonrefundable.
  • Purchased Fly & Buy Miles do not count toward qualification for Mileage Plan MVP or MVP Gold status.
  • Fly & Buy Miles will generally post to your Mileage Plan account immediately after the transaction is complete but may take up to two business days.
  • Fly & Buy Miles purchased with a ticket that is later refunded will be subject to additional fees at the standard rate of 2.75 cents per mile plus applicable taxes.
  • The Mileage Plan Conditions of Membership apply to Fly & Buy Miles.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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