With a significantly uncertain outlook for travel opportunities over the coming months, most of our readers are quite understandably not in the market for buying miles lately. The continued border restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have kept most of us grounded for an extended period and there looks to be no immediate respite in sight.
Alaska Airlines has regular ‘buy miles’ promotions and is not holding back this year with another one now in full swing. This time the airline is offering up to 50% bonus for those purchasing or topping up their balance between now and
21st 25th September 2020, allowing you the opportunity to buy Alaska miles from 1.8 US cents each.
The September 2020 offer
This is the fifth Alaska miles bonus offer since the coronavirus situation took hold, with anywhere from 40% up to 60% bonus sales already offered this year.
This week the airline appears not to be offering its record 60% bonus, with 50% being the top level. The exact deal is targeted specifically for your account, so log on to check. Not everyone receives the same offer.
Remember that these miles are very regularly on offer at these 40-50% bonus levels.Pro Tip: Never buy Alaska miles at full price, unless you need a small top-up quickly to achieve a specific redemption, or to urgently keep your existing balance alive if it is about to expire. These miles are almost always available on offer (there were seven purchase bonus offers in 2019 alone).