Alaska Mileage Plan is celebrating ‘More miles, more smiles.’ with its latest promotion of 40% bonus on purchased miles. The promotion is available until 11:59 PM PST March 17, 2019 to be eligible for bonus miles.


Promotion Link to miles Purchase

Source: Alaska Mileage Plan

Alaska 40% bonus kicks in when buying a minimum of 20K miles (28K with bonus) at $591.25 USD, or maximizing the value by buying 60K (84K with bonus) for $1773 USD. A value of 2.11 cpm. In the previous editions of this promotion, the bonus was tiered and would require a minimum purchase of 40K miles for the 40% bonus. However Alaska has made it better and now any purchase over 20K gets a 40% bonus with a value of 2.11 CPM.

Purchasing a minimum of 20K with the bonus should be the way to go if you are looking to top-up your accounts towards a specific award.

  • 1,000 – 19,000 miles = No bonus
  • 20,000+ miles = 40% bonus


28K Alaska miles @2.11 CPM


84K Alaska miles @2.11 CPM

$1773 USD is a lot of money and not everyone will be keen on shelling that amount to earn the 84K, however, its a good offer to top up accounts. Alaska miles are one of the most valuable airlines currency in the market and come with great airline partners and routing sweet spots – couple of examples;

  • Cathay Pacific from North America to Asia, oneway for 30K/35K/50K/70K across all cabins
  • KLM from North America to Middle East, oneway for 40K/70K across Econ and Business.



Transactions must be completed between 6:00 AM PST March 11, 2019 and 11:59 PM PST March 17, 2019 to be eligible for bonus miles.

Miles are purchased from Inc. for a cost of $27.50 per 1,000 miles, plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax*, and GST/HST for Canadian residents.

Miles are non-refundable and do not count toward MVP and MVP/Gold status.

You may purchase and gift Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles in increments of 1,000 miles to a maximum of 60,000 miles per transaction.

Your Mileage Plan account may be credited up to a maximum total of 150,000 miles acquired through in a calendar year, whether purchased by you or gifted to you. MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K Mileage Plan member accounts have no annual limit on the number of miles which may be purchased or gifted through

Offer is subject to change and all terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan Program apply.

* Inc. is collecting Federal Excise Tax on behalf of Alaska Airlines Inc.

Alaska Airlines Inc. has the obligation to collect Federal Excise Tax and remit the tax to the appropriate government agency.