Alaska Airlines has launched a Mileage Plan miles sale at 40% bonus on purchased miles between April 24 – May 3, 2017.
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. During this sale, you can purchase the 10,000 miles for up to five times (70,000 miles with the bonus).
Price at 40% bonus:
The price of Alaska Airlines miles purchased at the 40% bonus level is 2.11 cents each.
You have to bear in mind that Alaska may change their award charts overnight without any prior notification to its programs member just like they did with Emirates last year (read more here and here).
It still can, however, 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:
Offer is valid while quantities last. Only purchase transactions of 10,000 miles qualify for bonus miles during the promotional period, between 8:59 AM ET on April 24 and 11:59 PM ET May 3, 2017. A maximum of 5 transactions is allowed per member.
Miles are purchased from Points.com Inc. 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.
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.