BofA Alaska 40K Bonus Offer
A member in our Facebook Group just received the offer last night.
When it comes to the sheer number of miles, the Bank of America Alaska Airlines credit card never will be the champion. In the days of 100K bonuses, this card’s normal 30K bonus seems low on the surface, but as any experienced miles/points enthusiast will tell you Alaska miles are among the best around.
Many many people choose to apply for the standard 30K bonus (or the better version with a $100 statement credit), but now it seems to bank and airline are making it even better for some by sending out a 40K offer. Let’s take a look.
Get 40,000 miles and buy one ticket, get one for just the taxes and fees after you make $2,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening.
- 3X miles for spend on Alaska and 1X everywhere else
- Free companion fare every year
- Free checked bag
This offer seems to be targeted to West Coast residents and I have seen data points from people in California, Oregon and Washington who have received it. The offer comes via email and includes a link along with a code if you need to apply via the telephone.
Since you can get the 30K bonus with a $100 statement credit, you need to determine if the extra 10,000 miles is worth giving up the credit. I think Alaska miles are worth about 2 cents each, so I personally would go for the 40K offer if I was targeted. I do believe that this 40K bonus is the highest offered on this card since 2015 when a 50K targeted offer surfaced.
At some point over the past few years we have seen Alaska, Southwest and Delta all target West Coast travelers with increased offers of some kind. This market is competitive and Alaska is seemingly looking to keep their position as top dog on the West Coast.
Were you targeted for this BofA Alaska 40K bonus offer? Where are you located? Let us know in the comments!