Posted by William Charles on May 2, 2017
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Published on May 2nd, 2017 | by William Charles

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Alaska Airlines 30,000 Miles + $100 Statement Credit + $0 Companion Fare

Update: Direct link is showing the free companion fare again.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Sign up for the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card and receive a sign up bonus of 30,000 miles and a $100 statement credit after $1,000 in spend. They will also now waive the $99 fee if you use the companion ticket in the first year

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How To Get Offer

Just use the direct link.

  • Search for any flight on https://www.alaskaair.com
  • Select a flight
  • Enter passenger information
  • Skip to payment information screen
  • Offer should appear to the right of the credit card payment information screen
  • Booking does not need to be completed.

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Card Details

  • Annual fee of $75 is not waived
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 5x miles per $1 spent on Mileage Plan Dining
    • 3x miles per $1 spent on Alaska Airlines tickets, vacation packages, and cargo purchases
    • 1x miles on all other purchases
  • They will sometimes approve you for a Platinum Plus Visa or Preferred Visa card which has different annual fees and sign up bonus
  • Free checked bag for you and up to six other passengers on your reservation
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • The $100 statement credit offer is not tied to the Alaska Airlines reservation you just completed and will be applied 8-12 weeks after you make the qualifying purchases with your new card

Companion Fare Details

This card currently has a limited time offer. Where you get a free companion fare (you just pay taxes and fees). To receive this free companion fare you must spend $1,000 within the first 90 days of account opening (this is also required for the 30,000 miles & $100 bonus).

From year two onwards you also receive a companion fare, but you must pay $99 and taxes and fees. There are some rules to keep in mind for the companion ticket:

  • Can be used towards one round-trip coach fare on Alaska Airlines or Virgin America
  • Must purchase a paid (e.g no award tickets allowed) published coach airfare on the same itinerary booked at the same time
  • Must be booked on alaskaair.com
  • Code is automatically applied to the primary cardholders Alaska Airlines My account profile

Our Verdict

The previous offer was already one of the best credit card sign up bonuses and it’s only gotten better with this addition. Bank of America has matched bonuses in the past, so if you’ve recently applied and want this new free companion ticket it’s worth asking (most people haven’t had luck getting this particular bonus matched). Before applying for this or any other Bank of America card, I’d recommend reading this post detailing everything you should know about their credit cards. They have also be limiting some people to a maximum of four cards recently.

Hat tip to Frequent Miler



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GL
GL

How do you ensure you get the visa signature version rather than just the visa platinum one?

TanT
TanT

If you’re approved, the name of the card will show in the congratulations page. Your credit limit is also an indication (at least $5000 for Signature). The rep told me they couldn’t cancel the application after it was approved but I guess you can just cancel the card if you want to.

Jon
Jon

You’re applying for the Visa Signature card specifically though, right? My app went to “pending” and then was approved. I’ll be upset if it doesn’t come with the offer stated in the ad.

TanT
TanT

There is no application for Platinum version. They just downgrade you if your creditworthy is not enough. I actually prefer them just decline me instead of doing that.

What’s your approved credit limit? If it’s Visa Signature, congrats.

Jon
Jon

Idk it hasn’t shown up on my BOA account. It initially went to pending so I went to the status page and checked and it was approved. No other details

Jon
Jon

Just called this number 800-445-5464 and it said I was approved for $16k…Signature card for sure?

TanT
TanT

I can’t reply deeper than this to answer you. With that high limit, it must be Signature.

Chris
Chris

You are but BOA is shady in this area as they will give you Platinum Plus or Signature depending on CL approved for 5K to get Signature.

My apps today
1st BOA Alaskan- Pending – Later Approved
2nd BOA Travel Rewards – Pending – Later Approved

Called got both the above approved but the Alaskan with only a 2k credit line.

So I submitted another BOA Alaskan App – Went Pending

Called in and talked to Credit Analyst and denied for 16 EX inquiries in last year

Debating between HUCA and applying for the Amtrak card to salvage the day.

Div
Div

I still see the message: “Get another Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ from $121 ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22) every year on your account anniversary valid on Alaska and Virgin America flights booked on alaskaair.com. There are no blackout dates.”

Not able to find free annual companion fare with $100 statement credit offer

John
John

What was the difference in the offer? Didn’t they always offer a companion pass?

TanT
TanT

They were $99 for companion fare, now it’s FREE if you use ticket in your first year.

John
John

Does the biz card also get a companion fare or only personal?

Lantean
Lantean

yes it does but no $100 statement credit

flyz
flyz

When you make the dummy booking, make sure you aren’t already logged in to your Alaska account or the offer won’t appear (or at least it wouldn’t for me).

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

Just to be clear you pay $75 AF and $99 and taxes and fees for second year onwards.
In addition you have to buy your ticket and cannot use points.
Correct?

Irshad
Irshad

each ticket to Hawaii cost 1000-1300 dollars. That is how much you can save with this for one trip. Yes you have to pay for one ticket.

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

Thanks @Irshad
So if three people are travelling then I can buy one ticket with cash and get the free companion pass for the second and buy the third one with points.
Are 30,000 points worth at least one ticket to Hawaii ?
Will it work?

Irshad
Irshad

Alaska miles are usually rated to be worth 1.6 – 1.8 cents per point. You might need more points to get the third ticket

Erika Hamilton
Erika Hamilton

Tickets to Hawaii start at 17,500 one way.

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

Thanks.
So, my 30,000 points are not even worth one round-trip ticket to Hawaii 🙁
Looks like this is the worst decision I made applying for a CC.
Any other use of these points?

David
David

Is BOA known to waive the AF in general first year if you ask

Nick
Nick

BOA will not honor this offer for me. I applied on 4/2/17 and they would not match offer for $100 statement credit a few weeks ago and when I called again just now, they will not match this offer. I enquired about if they match at all at BOA anymore and both times the CSRs seemed unaware of ever matching promotions outside of what was signed up for.

Mark
Mark

Still wondering whether it’s worth for me at east coast…

Dee
Dee

i live in DTW and have looked at award travel options from ORD, IAD and NYC and although I usually find something or the other, they are always 3-4 stops (for international travel) since the routing will force you to go through an alaska hub like SEA or PDX. This obviously doesn’t make sense if you’re traveling east but if you travel westward this might be useful since availability seems to be better than others. Also, you can book Cathay award flights over the phone.

tassojunior
tassojunior

Excellent service from DC area.

Nonstop BWI to LAX, San Diego, Seattle and Portland

Nonstop DCA to LAX, Seattle, Dallas, and Portland

Nonstop IAD to Seattle

Moto
Moto
MattLaw
MattLaw

Where does it state the card earns extra miles on Mileage Plan Dining?

d
d

I was looking at getting this card and noticed the same thing. I found the following in the terms & conditions on the sign up page:
Your card will be automatically enrolled in the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Dining Rewards program by Rewards Network and a Welcome Kit will be sent to you explaining your restaurant dining earning opportunities. Bonus Miles: Earn up to 5 miles (consisting of 4 bonus miles and 1 base mile) per qualifying $1 spent on Net Purchases at select restaurants. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit mileageplan.rewardsnetwork.com. Miles earned through the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Dining Rewards program will be posted to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account.

It’s not entirely clear to me if you just get the 1 mile per $1 on the card and the 4 bonus are the points rewarded via mileage plan dining. The fact that is says ‘up to’ suggests to me the bonus is via mileage plan dining as there are 3 tiers; however the tiers are 1mile/$2, 3miles/$1 or 5miles/$1 so 4miles/$1 bonus doesn’t align with those either.

If you actually get 5miles/$1 + mileage plan dining of 5miles/$1 then this is a great rate for dining. However if it’s actually 1/$1 + 5/$1 max then you’re far better off adding a card like Chase Sapphire Reserve and get 3UR/$1 + 5miles/$1.

Don’t know if anyone has experience with this card and can answer which is it for sure?

Debbie
Debbie

Is this also a anniversary companion fare or can I use it this year?

Debbie
Debbie

Found the answer in the post.

TWoK
TWoK
TWoK

Applied and approved instantly. Last time I applied for an AS card was rejected for already having one open – which I still do – so it’s nice to know I can have more than one.

Victoria King
Victoria King

I currently have 2 BOA personal Alaska cards and one Alaska business card. I would like to cancel one personal card prior to taking advantage of this offer. How much time should I wait after canceling one of my personal Alaska cards? Is anyone else in a similar position?

Jeff G
Jeff G

Had one personal (10/3/16) and one business (1/17/17) card. Canceled my personal on 4/10/17. Had not read the new churning rules and did not lower my CL on the personal. However last week I did lower the business CL to $1k.

Applied a couple of days ago for a new personal card and got the “pending” language. Checked the website the next day and found I was approved, I did not call in.

Thinking of canceling my business card soon, waiting a month, and applying again for that card.

Victoria King
Victoria King

Awesome DP! I lowered my credit limit yesterday, so I’ll most likely cancel the personal card I opened in September and reapply in early July.

Thanks for your help!

Richard
Richard

Just a reminder that if you get a ‘pending’ instead of an instant decision, you can call 866-224-7803 to have a credit analyst give you a decision over the phone. In my case, they were able to reduce the limit on one of my other BoA cards in order to open the Alaska.

Chris
Chris

Weird DP: Applied this weekend and was denied. Have two BOA cards currently and none within the last 90 days. One of the cards was a BOA Alaska card. I called recon and spoke to them about the denial and was told I have a sufficient number of cards at this time. Went with some nice back and forth but ultimately they didn’t budge. Weird given I have never had a total of 4 BOA cards and I try to keep my limits lower with them.

PJ
PJ

Not sure it makes a difference but do you have any other relationship with BofA?

Chris
Chris

Over 10 years relationship

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