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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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Earn 1,500 Bonus Miles from American, Alaska, and United!

Great news for last minute online shoppers today as two more airline mileage sites have joined the United MileagePlus Shopping site in offering a really solid last minute holiday shopping mileage bonus of up to 1,500 miles each. Here are details on the new Alaska Airlines and American AAdvantage shopping bonuses, as well as a reminder about the United bonus. All three bonuses are essentially the same and have achievable bonus payouts at the $100 and $200 spending thresholds. The…

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Stack Deals: Two Tickets to Hawaii From $363 Each!

One of the coolest airline credit card perks out there is the Alaska Airlines credit card’s annual companion fare certificate that allows you to bring along a companion on a purchased Alaska Airlines flight in economy for just $99 base fare + taxes and fees that start at $22. If you can put that certificate to good use each year, then that alone makes the card’s $75 annual fee worth it in my view.   The real play to me…

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Earn Bonus Airline Miles While Back to School Shopping

This is my first year as a parent really dealing with school supplies and very long and detailed school supply lists. For whatever strange reason, the deadline for ordering all the supplies in bulk from my daughter’s elementary school was in June. We clearly missed that. This means piecing together purchases for manilla folders, left handed scissors, construction paper, glue, markers, crayons, binders, spirals, a new larger industrial sized back pack and much, much more from many stores. Hurray to my…

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