Posted by William Charles on October 8, 2018
Airline Rewards

Published on October 8th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Bank of America Spirit Airlines 30,000 Miles Bonus

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Bank of America Spirit Airlines card is currently offering the following bonuses:
    • 15,000 miles after first purchase
    • Additional 15,000 miles after you make $500 in purchases within the first 90 days

Card Details

  • Card earns 2x miles on all purchases
  • Annual fee of $59 waived first year
  • 5,000 anniversary bonus Spirit miles when you spend at least $10,000 in purchases annually and pay your annual fee
  • Spirit miles don’t expire as long as you make at least one purchase per month on your Spirit credit card, usually they expire within three months unless you have any earning activity
  • I’ve included the award chart below, which can be accessed directly by clicking here. You’ll notice that having the credit card allows you to take flights starting at 2,500 miles + taxes

Our Verdict

The previous best offer we’ve seen on this card is 15,000 miles + $100. The nice thing about this card is getting access to the off-peak awards. If you can make those work on a route you want/need to fly regularly and are familiar with spirit’s fees then this card can actually be fantastic. For example you could get 12 region 1 off peak flights with this bonus.  It’s obviously not for everybody but as legacy airlines continue to double down on basic economy the difference between them and ultra low cost carriers like spirit diminishes. Read these things everybody should know about Bank of America cards before applying.

Hat tip to reader Justin T



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C
C

This was a few years ago now, and I don’t recall the specifics, but I had a Spirit card, tons of miles, and rapidly lost them all (only time I have been unable, to date, to use miles, outside of LATAM’s new devaluation). Unless things have changed over there, be prepared (unsurprisingly) for tons of fine print and fees in trying to actually make use of the miles… I would recommend directing your time and resources elsewhere.

Alex
Alex

Spirit miles expire after 90 days of no activity. Read that twice just to make sure you’ve got it.
So you basically would have to make a purchase at least every other cycle to be certain your miles are safe.

Mike
Mike

Sounds great except it’s … Spirit.

NL
NL

What fees do you have to pay when book award tickets?

Justin Thorne
MK
MK

Hi DoC, direct link to offer is showing the previous offer only $100 on first purchase and 15000 points after $500 purchase in 90 days. Can you check the link?

Dave
Dave

When I click the link it takes me to 15k miles after first purchase and $100 statement credit after $500 spend.

mark
mark

if you regularly fly non-peak days or non-peak routes, this is actually a pretty good card. flew BOS-DTW roundtrip for a weekend for 5,000 miles a little while ago.

Daran
Daran

Is thier a free bag included?

Justin Thorne

No free bags with the card

Tomtoo
Tomtoo

A small 8x14x18 carry-on bag is free (like a small backpack), as well as some other exceptions listed on their site. Costco (sometimes) and some other places actually sell roller bags that meet those specifications. You can get creative with how much you can actually take free with you onboard.

JoseGuard
JoseGuard

The offpeak point will be applicable to only few flights even during the eligible card. I had the card for 3 years and was looking to use the points during the off-peak period. There were only 2 to 3 flights that I was able to find in the entire off speak.
I was looking for flights primarily from Boston, so ymmv. But please note that you will get only a couple of flights in 3-4 weeks that uses off-peak points. I closed the card this year as I was not able to find much (I was very flexible with the schedule whenever I search for the award flights)

Justin Thorne

You get limited dates, but I find booking flights to Puerto Rico or the US Virgin islands are the best redemption on Spirit. You can get some great value on those flights.

I would also HIGHLY recommend creating a Spirit account and searching for Award flights you *would* want before getting this card. Like others have said, there are far less dates available than the chart says, so do your homework and see if this card has the routes and dates you will actually use.

LDoc
LDoc

Incognito trick to get sign up offer for free banjo.

Andy Shuman

Thanks DOC for finding it. So there. 30K is the biggest Spirit offer ever if you can use it. Just make sure you WILL BE able to use it before applying. Otherwise, don’t waste your BoA spot.

I’ve had this card for a few years. I used to be (still am, somewhat) a Spirit fan boy and I wrote a detailed guide on Spirit some time ago. However, being based in NYC, I’ve found the FS quite difficult to use. Here are a few facts if anyone’s interested.

1. When I do fly Spirit, I almost always upgrade to the Big Front Seat, or at least Exit Row when I feel especially stingy. You won’t, I repeat, WILL NOT, catch me dead in their regular seat.
2. You’ll find the best value if you can plan your travel months ahead and your frequent destinations are one leg away. Connected flights mean paying upgrades for EACH LEG.
3. But that also means, if you live close to FLL or another major Spirit hub, you’re nuts NOT to have this card.
4. I’ve never seen gate agents ask passengers to pay for their regular sized carry-ons, but that’s just one person’s observation.
5. I put Netflix on the FSMS once a few years ago and haven’t even touched the card after that, other than to book flights. That takes care of their expiration policy.
6. And yes, to get those FSMC redemption rates, you have to use this card to book your flight. But you can add the bag and upgrades separately to get airline credits from another CC.
7. I wouldn’t use a Spirit flight for a tight connection, LOL, but I’ve never experienced any serious delays.
8, Their customer service is the most hilarious joke in the US civil aviation.

David
David

lol spirit airlines…. You’re funny doc. Spirit air is the type of thing where you find yourself asking questions like “Maybe this would be more comfortable if I just put myself in a box and shipped it”

John Ham
John Ham

The inflight offer using the paper application is 35,000 miles + 1,000 mile voucher if you complete and turn it in onboard.

Chris
Chris

beware that in order to book a flight using the rewards without a fee, you must do it 180 days before flight time. Then the fee was like $15 for 180-15 days out and from 15 days to actual flight day it was like $75 flight redemption charge per ticket. I had the experience of trying to find a flight I could use with the previous promo of 15,000 miles and the availability 180 days out for common days of travel(weekends) was practically zero for that amount. Also if you want to book on a phone for whatever reason its $35. Maybe with more miles it is be a better option now.

JFR
JFR

Anyone in the NYC area getting this card? I love Spirit and have been flying 10-12x/year to FLL for the past two years and roughly 4x/year to MDE (Colombia) for the past year. Their prices are unbeatable if bought right and at the airport. You’d think this card would be a no-brainer for me given how much I fly Spirit but I just can’t see any of the cheap award flights on the site that aren’t on a Tuesday returning on a Tuesday .

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