Limited Time: $0 Base Fare Companion Certificate with Alaska Airlines Card!

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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!

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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.

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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?

Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.

Comments

  1. According to TPG evaluation, each point worth 1.9 cent. 30000 points = $570, + $100 statement credit =670 + 100 companion pass =$770 for the first year??? Why someone need to worry about chase reserve or Ink! Long term point? Focus Amex! Avoid 5/24 tension.

  2. Can the companion ticket be used for business class tickets and does the flight need to be purchased on the Alaska card? Would the companion ticket work on a ticket booked with points?

    • Companion certificate isn’t valid for first or business class, nor can it be used with points for the host ticket. It doesn’t have to be charged to the Alaska Visa, and the person whose Mileage Plan the certificate is tied to doesn’t have to be one of the passengers, but they do have to be the one purchasing the tickets.

      • I think that the person using the certificate MUST be one of the travelers. (If this is not correct, I’ve been wasting this perk for about 20 years and I will be VERY VERY sad.)

  3. Is B of A still allowing a second Alaska credit card if you already have one currently active? Or do you need to cancel it first?

  4. They are showing two different card options. What happened if they offer other card? Can I back off? It will already be a credit hit ! Isn’t this a risky business?

  5. Thanks for the heads up on a great offer!

    Question: Does a Bofa Personal credit card appear on your credit report —or must you apply for the Biz version in order to not have it appear?

  6. Sucks that I just opened the card 2 days ago under $99 companion certificate deal. Only if there was a way to get it matched!!

  7. DONT JUMP QUICKLY

    Limited time offer details: New customers who apply between May 1, 2017, and July 10, 2017, and are approved for an for an Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer card (US) will receive Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ offer at an even greater discount. Instead of a $99 base fare plus applicable taxes and fees from $22 depending on your flight itinerary, only the applicable taxes and fees will apply. The $99 base fare cost is waived for the first year.

    Then each year on your enrollment anniversary date, you’ll receive the standard companion fare code for $99 base fare plus applicable taxes and fees from $22 depending on your flight itinerary.

    To qualify for the offer, new customers must apply between May 1, 2017, and July 10, 2017. If you applied prior to May 1, 2017, you will receive the standard companion fare offer, even if your approval comes after May 1.

  8. What are the benefits if you don’t get the visa and automatically qualified for the lower version; platinum plus, any suggestions?

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