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Receive up to a 60% bonus when you buy Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan buy miles mystery bonus is back and this time we see it offering between a 50% and 60% bonus. The maximum bonus varies by member and you can find out which one you are targeted for after logging in. Personally I received the 60% offer along with the opportunity to receive a 70% bonus later in the year in October if I buy at least 30,000 miles right now.

At 60% you’ll be buying Mileage Plan miles for as little as 1.85 US cents each. With the program making it relatively easy to redeem at over 2 cents per mile for premium class award flights this can be a really good deal.

The up to 60% bonus

Receive up to 60% Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you buy or gift miles. Bonus varies by member. Valid until May 21, 23 Click here to buy Alaska Airlines Miles

  • Buy 3,000-19,000 miles, get 40% bonus miles.
  • Buy 20,000-39,000 miles, get 50% bonus miles.
  • Buy 40,000-100,000 miles, get 60% bonus miles.

Does it make sense to buy Mileage Plan miles?

Yes in many cases it does! Those cases tend to be for premium cabin redemptions (business or first class) on Alaska’s partner airlines like JAL, Korean and Cathay Pacific. For example, here is a round trip business class flight between Vancouver and Seoul on Korean Air this November:

You can redeem 105,000 Mileage Plan miles + US$86.64 for these flights. If you had to buy all 105,000 miles it would cost you US$1951.12 as you could buy 65,000 miles for $1921.56 US to end up with 104,000 miles. You would then need to buy an additional 1,000 for $29.56:

Convert that to C$, add in the GST/HST on the miles purchase and then the fees on the redemption and you are looking at spending between C$2,800 – C$3,100 (price is dependent on which province you are in for GST/HST and what US$-C$ conversion rate you get). That’s a big purchase and a lot of money but when you compare it to the actual cost of the flight – it provides over $800 savings over the current price:

Definitely not for everyone but something to consider if you are in the market for this type of opportunity!

Click here to learn and/or to buy Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles

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