Through December 21, 2012, Alaska is offering a 30% bonus on the purchase of Mileage Plan miles.

Mileage Plan miles ordinarily cost 2.75 cents a piece, plus a 7.5% federal tax, for a total of ~2.96 cents per mile. Through this promotion the cost of purchased miles is brought down to ~2.27 cents per mile. This isn’t quite as good as the 40% bonus on purchased miles they were offering in September, though if you’re just looking to top off an account, this promotion is worth keeping in mind. Alaska does have some amazing partner award redemption opportunities, after all.

(Tip of the hat to Todd)

  1. November 14th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    colleen said,

    Thanks Lucky. BTW, I voted for you on the “vote for your favorite blogger” site. I haven’t seen you post the link, so I will. http://www.elliott.org/blog/please-vote-for-your-favorite-travel-blogger/

  2. November 14th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    lucky said,

    @ colleen — Thanks! Was trying to decide whether to beg for votes or not, but ultimately decided against it. Appreciate the support though!

  3. November 14th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Gene said,

    Where’s that Alaska chart for Emirates redemptions? It was supposed to be coming “late 2012″, and um, it’s getting kinda late!

  4. November 14th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    caveman said,

    @ colleen – Thanks for posting the link. I was not aware of vote. I did vote for lucky but was surprised to see # 1-8 which I have never heard of.

  5. November 14th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    lucky said,

    @ Gene — For Alaska, “late” means December 31, 2012, at 11:59PM. Duh. ;)

  6. November 14th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Jorge said,

    Just voted for you!

  7. November 15th, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Steve said,

    Hi,
    Do you know what the taxes are like on Alaska redemptions?

    Low like US airways?

    thanks

  8. November 15th, 2012 at 1:58 am

    lucky said,

    @ Steve — Yes, with the exception of British Airways (for which they impose fuel surcharges), the taxes are very reasonable as no fuel surcharges are levied.

  9. November 15th, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Steve said,

    thanks Lucky.

    Not bad – do they also impose an annual limit on buying points (like AA), or unlimited (like US Airways).

    I see they can only be redeemed round trip (like US Airways).

    thanks

  10. November 15th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    lucky said,

    @ Steve — There’s no limit.

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