Alaska Airlines has launched Mileage Plan miles sale at up to 40% bonus that is valid until December 31, 2016.
Alaska Airlines is not part of any global alliance but has ties with many airlines for earning and redeeming miles such as Cathay Pacific and Emirates.
You can access Alaska’s web page for buying and gifting miles here.
Note that Alaska Airlines doesn’t limit the number of miles that you can purchase over a calendar year like some other airlines do. They merely have a 60,000 miles limit before bonus per transaction (used to be 40K).
Here’s the bonus schedule:
Price at 40% bonus:
The price of Alaska Airlines miles purchased at the 40% bonus level is 2.11 cents each.
It still can, however, may make sense to purchase them if you can find reasonable uses with partners such as Cathay Pacific.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Miles are purchased from Points.com for a cost of $27.50 per 1,000 miles, plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax†, and GST/HST for Canadian residents. Miles are non-refundable and do not count toward MVP and MVP/Gold status. Offer is subject to change and all terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan Program apply.
†Points.com Inc. is collecting Federal Excise Tax on behalf of Alaska Airlines Inc. Alaska Airlines Inc. has the obligation to collect Federal Excise Tax and remit the tax to the appropriate government agency.
Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. There are a total of eight (8) prizes available: 1 Grand Prize (1,000,000 Mileage Plan Miles), 2 Secondary Prizes (each consisting of 250,000 Mileage Plan Miles), and 5 Tertiary Prizes (each consisting of 100,000 Mileage Plan Miles). Promotion open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are at least 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Starts November 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EST and ends December 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Void where prohibited. To enter, (i) complete a [Buy Personal Miles or Give Miles] transaction; or (ii) mail a postcard with your first and last name, mailing address, phone number and email address and a reference to the “Points.com Inc. Mileage Plan Miles Sweepstakes” to Points, 351 California Street, Suite 1210, San Francisco, CA 94108. Maximum one (1) entry per person. Winners will be notified about one (1) month after end date of Promotion. Winners will be required to sign and return a Declaration and Release (complete with their name, address and taxpayer identification number, among other information) within ten (10) business days of receipt. For full Official Rules, please visit alaskaairsweepstakes.points.com. Sponsored by: Points.com Inc., 111 Richmond Street West, suite 700, Toronto Ontario, M5H 2G4. The sweepstakes is not sponsored or administered by Alaska Airlines, Inc.
New Mileage Plan Accounts Exception
If a member opens a new Mileage Plan account, they will have to wait 10 business days before they are allowed to purchase, gift, and transfer or swap miles online into their new Mileage Plan account. This is a measure to help prevent fraud. Customers may contact Customer Care for assistance.