Yesterday, I wrote about a few credit cards and mentioned that it was possible to get the BoA Alaska Airlines card 25000 miles offer with a $100 statement statement credit by making a dummy booking on their site. While it might’ve been possible for some folks, I couldn’t make the link work, no matter what I tried. So it was very fortunate that Maximizing Money found the working link that makes the whole process straightforward. Here is the link:
Why do I love this card so much?
Does it have an enormous sign up bonus?
Do I live in an Alaska Airlines hub?
Do I frequently fly to Alaska?
Have I ever flown on Alaska Airlines?
Because of this:
The miniscule 25,000 bonus issue gets fixed by churning — and this baby is churnable like there is no tomorrow! My 1st class Emirate ticket to Bangkok is a result of just a few churns. Of course, I am an idiot spending 100,000 miles on a glitzy one-way ticket; if I wasn’t an idiot, I would’ve gotten myself a cheaper yet perfectly good alternative:
This is cheaper than cheap! Even cheaper than flying Cathay with AAdvantage miles, not even mentioning their own Asia Miles, so next time I’ll try not to be an idiot and fall for the blitz and on-board shower, I promise.
But anyway, the point is, Alaska awards on partners can’t be beat. And $100 statement credit effectively means that they are paying you a $25 Annual Fee.
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