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New Offer: How to Earn 500 Bonus Alaska Miles via Groupon Purchase!

One of the things that we frequently did before the little ones came along was use some killer Groupon deals to go out to eat at restaurants all across Austin for a fraction of the regular prices. Without Groupon we could have never afforded all of the fancy meals out, so I quickly became a Groupon fan. As the years went on I used them a little less in my daily life, but I have never stopped taking a peek…

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New Parents Can Now Extend Their Alaska Elite Status for a Year!

This last month hasn’t been one of the best ones in terms of air travel news, but there are a few exceptions to that trend; one is that a US frequent flyer program has finally come out with a formalized elite status extension program for parents welcoming new babies. It is no surprise that it is one of the very best airline frequent flyer programs that is leading this charge, the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program.   Alaska totally gets the joy and…

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5,000 Bonus Alaska Miles for New Members Who Take a Flight!

Yesterday I posted about how to get 500 free Singapore Airlines miles just for creating a new account, and you should since you can use Singapore miles to fly Star Alliance partners like United and you can transfer miles from many credit card programs to Singapore at a 1:1 ratio. 5,000 Bonus Alaska Miles for New Members Who Take a Flight   In the comments section of that post ‘Trent” pointed out that there was a similar incentive to join…

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Use Annual Alaska Airlines $99 Certificate to Fly Virgin America!

One of the best annual credit card perks comes via the Alaska Airlines credit card issued by Bank of America. It carries with it a $75 annual fee, but it also comes with an annual companion fare pass that allows you to bring one person on a paid Alaska Airlines flight for roughly $121 ($99 + $22+ in taxes/fees) regardless of the price of the firs ticket. It is only valid for coach travel, but it can be used to…

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5 Great Things About My Matched Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K Status

Before my United elite status dropped a few days ago from the relatively high Platinum level to the bottom of the elite barrel Silver level I had a few to-do’s to leverage my elite status as far into the future as possible, and I encouraged anyone in a similar situation to do the same. One of these tasks was to try and match my United Platinum status to Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K status.   To be honest, I wasn’t…

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Four Things to Do Before Your United Elite Status Level Drops

I have United Platinum status for about another week before it drops down to lowly silver status. Shudder. I’m not looking forward to that change, but it is just a direct byproduct of choosing to be home with my family as much as possible, and not flying in circles just for the sake of flying. It was the right choice, but before that precipitous drop in status and benefits occurs, I have a few final things I want to do with the higher…

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Today Only: Earn 15x Alaska Miles Per Dollar at 12 Retailers!

Today only (January 20th) you can get 15 Alaska miles per dollars at 12 different retailers via the Alaska MileagePlan Shopping. That is obviously a pretty huge number of miles per dollar, and it could turn something like a $100 purchase into 1,500 miles! This 15x offer is only valid until 11:59 pm ET tonight on 1/20/17, so don’t put off until tomorrow pulling the trigger on something you need today if you want 15x miles for your troubles. The…

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Save on Some Virgin America Awards by Booking via Alaska Airlines!

As of yesterday, thanks to the acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines, you can now book Virgin America operated flights using Alaska Airlines miles, as well as transfer your Virgin America Elevate points to Alaska Airlines at a rate of 1 Elevate point = 1.3 Alaska Airlines miles. Note that this is a one-way transfer, and you cannot transfer points back from Alaska Airlines to Virgin America, so you need to be darn sure this is what you want to do…

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More Details on 10,000 Free Alaska Airlines Miles!

Yesterday I shared the great news that 10,000 free bonus Alaska miles were appearing in lots of Alaska Mileage Airlines Mileage Plan accounts, and now we know a bit more as to why the miles were appearing, and there is even more good news for those who don’t yet have the surprise bonus miles. Based on the Alaska Airlines responses on Twitter and information shared with The Points Guy and Single Flyer, it looks like all Alaska Airlines members who…

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Did You Get 10,000 Free Alaska Airlines Miles?

As you probably know, Alaska Airlines has acquired Virgin America and they are in the middle of aligning their programs. You can read a bit more about the timeline for all of that here, but a major date in the process is actually today, January 9th. This is scheduled to be the first day where you can able to transfer your Virgin America points to Alaska Airlines miles at a rate of 1 Virgin America Elevate point = 1.3 Alaska Airlines miles. However, it…

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