Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan offers 20% to 35% bonus miles on purchases of miles by December 20, 2014. The regular price for miles is $27.50 per 1,000 miles. You can buy up to 40,000 miles per
calendar year per transaction.
Alaska Mileage Plan buy up to 35% bonus miles by December 20, 2014
Give the gift of miles to yourself and earn up to 35% more in Bonus Miles. For a very limited time, you can earn up to 14,000 extra Bonus Miles when you buy miles by December 20, 2014.
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 35% Bonus
Here are purchase rates per 1,000 miles at different bonus levels.
Pay $137.50 for 5,000 miles and receive 6,000 miles.
- Rate for 5,000-19,000 miles = $22.92 for 1,000 miles.
Pay $550 for 20,000 miles and receive 26,000 miles.
- Rate for 20,000 to 34,000 miles = $21.16 for 1,000 miles.
Pay $962.50 for 35,000 miles and receive 47,250 miles.
- Rate for 35,000 to 40,000 miles = $20.37 for 1,000 miles.
Slightly over 2 cents per mile is a good purchase rate considering many of the routes Alaska runs to rural airports. Alaska mileage tickets are often a better value than the published airfare.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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