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One of my favorite airline credit card perks just got better…for a limited time. The Alaska Airlines credit card offers not only sign-up bonus miles, but it also comes with a Companion Fare certificate that allows you to book a second economy seat on a paid Alaska Airlines or Virgin America flight by just paying taxes/fees + a $99 companion fee. This can be huge as you can even use to fly somewhere like Mexico or Hawaii and still get the second ticket for only $121-ish dollars via this companion fare. With this deal there are no blackout dates, you still earn miles, and it is pretty much perfect for families assuming Alaska Airlines/Virgin America serves your area. You get one of these certificates every year that you have the card and pay the $75 annual fee.
Limited Time: $0 Base Fare Companion Certificate with Alaska Airlines Card
However, for a limited time they are sweetening the regular sign-up bonus and right now you get not only 30,000 Alaska bonus miles after you make $1,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days, but you also get a companion certificate that comes with a $0 base fare! Not an affiliate link, information not supplied by Bank of America. Via this offer, all you pay on your first companion certificate is approximately $22 in taxes and fees!
Sweeten the Deal with $100 Statement Credit
Some super lucky folks are also seeing this offer with a $100 statement credit,
though I haven’t replicated that on my searches quite yet. To get the even sweeter offer to appear I had to go all the way through a mock booking on the Alaska website while staying logged out of my account. It appeared on the final payment screen.
Whether you can get the offer that includes the $100 statement credit to appear on searches via the Alaska Airlines website, or you just go for the “regular” limited time offer, it is still a really strong deal for family travelers who need to save money but can’t always be tied to an award calendar and fly using miles.
Is the Alaska Airlines companion certificate a part of your family’s money saving travel strategy?
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