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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

mbna Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard gets an increased sign up bonus of 30,000 Mileage Plan miles



Wow this bonus was a little unexpected but we're grateful for it nonetheless! This very good credit card just got a nice boost. The mbna Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard now comes with a limited time sign up bonus offer of 30,000 Mileage Plan miles! That's enough miles for up to three round trip flights from Alberta or B.C. to Seattle and other close destinations. It can get you in business class one way on Cathay Pacific between Vancouver and New York or one way economy ticket between Canada and Iceland on Icelandair. In fact there are so many options with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan that we have said it many times here on Rewards Canada hat it is one of the best frequent flyer programs out there. The good thing with Mileage Plan is that you don't have to fly Alaska which means you don't have live near one of the cities they serve in B.C. and Alberta. You can use Mileage Plan miles on American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Emirates and the list goes on and on. It provides many options with really good value and outside of earning on flights the best way to earn Mileage Plan miles in Canada is with this card. And for those who want to play the game, this card can be churned. You can get it, make your spend to get the bonus, cancel the card and in as little as three months after cancelling it you can apply for it again. Please note that this card is not available to residents of Quebec.

They have also added one more benefit to the card - you now get one complimentary checked bag per person flying on the same reservation for up to six people!

Want to learn more about the card? You can read my old review of it here - it needs some updating but you'll get the general idea of the what the card can offer. Thanks to being reminded by this new bonus I will be updating that review soon!



A new Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard® credit card could take you places. If approved, you could receive new benefits and start earning more Mileage Plan™ miles.                            
 • 30,000 bonus miles†† and Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ from $121 (USD) ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22)◊◊ after you make $1,000 or more in eligible purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening.
• One complimentary checked bag per passenger on the same qualifying reservation, up to a maximum of six passengers.æ
• Every year on your account anniversary buy one round trip and get a companion fare of $121 (USD) ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22)◊◊ on Alaska Airlines. There are no blackout dates.
• Earn 3 miles‡ for every $1 charged to your Alaska Airlines Mastercard credit card on tickets, vacation packages, and cargo services from Alaska Airlines.
• Earn 1 mile‡ for every $1 spent on other eligible purchases.
• Earn and redeem‡ Alaska Mileage Plan miles on global airline partners of Alaska Airlines to 900+ destinations.
• $99 annual fee
• Standard Annual Interest Rates of 19.99% on purchases, 21.99% on balance transfers✪ and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
• Your personal annual income must be greater than $80,000, or your household annual income must be $150,000 or greater††††

† To qualify for this offer, an applicant must be approved for World Elite card  and a single or combination of purchase transactions totaling at least one thousand Canadian dollars (CAD 1,000) must be made using such account within the first 90 days of account opening   that are not subsequently rescinded, the subject of a charge back request or otherwise disputed. Please allow 8-10 weeks from the transaction date for bonus Miles to be posted to your Mileage Plan account.   Account must be open and active on posting/delivery date to qualify for bonus Miles. Limit one-time bonus Miles offer (no cash value) per new account. Reissues, fraud, lost/stolen and reopened accounts do not qualify for this offer. This promotion is offered by MBNA and may be amended or cancelled at any time without notice. Additional bonus Miles may be awarded if a completed application is submitted to an Alaska Airlines employee.  

‡ These are highlights of the credit card rewards program (the “Program”) associated with this credit card account. Miles will be awarded on eligible transactions charged to your account as set out in the Program terms and conditions. Complete terms and conditions describing Program eligibility, accrual and redemption of Miles, and other important conditions, limitations and restrictions will be sent after your account is opened. Please read the terms and conditions carefully upon receipt.  Accumulated Miles can only be redeemed in accordance with the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program (the “Alaska Program”).  The Toronto-Dominion Bank has no liability or responsibility for any aspect of the Alaska Program.  Please visit www.alaskaair.com for complete Alaska Program terms and conditions.

◊◊ Companion Certificates can only be used for a coach class seat on an Alaska Airlines operated flight with the purchase of another ticket on the same Alaska Airlines flight within or between the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii or Mexico. To obtain the Companion Certificate in the first year of the account, the credit card application must be approved and a single or combination of purchase transactions totaling at least one thousand Canadian dollars (CAD 1,000) must be made using such account within the first 90 days of account opening that are not subsequently rescinded, the subject of a charge back request or otherwise disputed. Please allow 8-10 weeks from the transaction date for the Companion Certificate to be delivered. To qualify for the Companion Certificate in the second and subsequent years of the account, the account must be open and active on the account anniversary.  Reissues, fraud, lost/stolen and reopened accounts do not qualify for this offer. This promotion is offered exclusively by Alaska Airlines. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is not responsible or liable for any aspect of this promotion. For a complete explanation of this benefit, please visit www.alaskaair.com.

ӕ Complimentary Checked Bag Benefit: Primary cardholders of the Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard consumer credit card ("World Elite account") who make a qualifying reservation and have an open World Elite account at the time of travel are eligible to receive a baggage allowance on qualifying reservations consisting of one (1) complimentary checked bag per passenger on the same ticket for the same Alaska Airlines flight, up to a maximum of six (6) complimentary checked bags per ticket. Qualifying reservations include flights marketed by Alaska Airlines and operated by Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, SkyWest or PenAir (codeshare flights operated by other carriers are not eligible). Primary cardholder must be an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ member. Baggage restrictions apply. See alaskaair.com/freebagfaq for complete baggage rules. Payment with the World Elite account is not required to qualify for this benefit. Offer may not be applied retroactively, and no refunds will be issued. Not applicable for passengers who already receive 1 or more free checked bags. New holders of the World Elite account, and cardholders upgrading from another Alaska Airlines credit card to a World Elite account, will be eligible for this benefit approximately 2-3 weeks after approval. This promotion is offered exclusively by Alaska Airlines. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is not responsible or liable for any aspect of this promotion. For a complete explanation of this benefit, please visit www.alaskaair.com

††††  To be eligible for a World Elite account, your personal annual income must be greater than $80,000, or your household annual income must be $150,000 or greater.  Additional account qualification criteria apply as set out in the application.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. 

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