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Check if you’re targeted for incredible 100,000-mile offer on the Alaska Airlines credit card

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While Alaska miles are some of the hardest to earn, they’re also some of the most valuable out there.

And if you’re planning a trip — especially when it comes to international travel — you’ll be grateful for stocking up on this lucrative currency now. Alaska recently joined the Oneworld alliance, opening the door to a global network of alliance partners, more ways to earn and redeem miles and reciprocal elite benefits.

The latest news is that Alaska is targeting select flyers with a whopper of a credit card sign-up offer: 100,000 miles on the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card. Check your email to see if you qualify.

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As an MVP Gold elite member, I received the 100,000-mile targeted bonus. The top of the email states that it’s an “exclusive offer for MileagePlan elite members.”

This targeted bonus is broken down into two tiers: 40,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 or more on purchases within the first 90 days (three months) of opening your account and another 60,000 bonus miles after spending $15,000 or more on purchases within the first 270 days (nine months) of opening your account.

The information for this Alaska Visa card offer has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

graphical user interface: (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines) © The Points Guy (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

However, even if you don’t receive this targeted bonus, the latest public offer is nothing to sneeze at either (although it’s not nearly as good).

You’ll earn 40,000 bonus miles (worth $720 according to TPG valuations) and Alaska’s Companion Fare from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from just $22). To qualify, you have to make purchases of $2,000 or more within the first 90 days of opening your account.

Here are the details of the publicly available offer.

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The public Alaska card offer

a airplane that is flying in the air: (Photo by Sundry Photography/Shutterstock) © The Points Guy (Photo by Sundry Photography/Shutterstock)

Get 40,000 bonus miles and Alaska’s Companion Fare from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from just $22) with this latest Alaska card offer. To qualify, make purchases of $2,000 or more within the first 90 days of opening your account.

The card has a $75 annual fee that is not waived the first year.

At times, we have seen higher targeted offers for this card, so it is always worth paying attention to your mailbox and email inbox if you are considering applying.

Related: A full review of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card

Card benefits

a person standing in a room: The card gets you a 50% discount on Alaska Lounge day passes at locations including San Francisco International Airport (SFO). (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines) © The Points Guy The card gets you a 50% discount on Alaska Lounge day passes at locations including San Francisco International Airport (SFO). (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

The card itself comes with a nice lineup of perks and benefits. You’ll earn 3x miles per dollar on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases, receive a free checked bag on Alaska Airlines flights, get a 50% discount on Alaska Lounge day passes, 20% inflight savings in the form of a statement credit and an annual companion fare each year your account is renewed.

Related: Alaska offering bonus elite-qualifying miles through June 2021

Why Alaska miles are so worthwhile

Alaska Airlines has managed to build an incredibly valuable frequent flyer program through individual partnerships (and now the Oneworld alliance) with a number of top-notch carriers.

Between a smattering of different partners (that can provide outsized value to those who know how to finagle the right partner redemptions) and the ability to book free stopovers, the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program is one of our favorites here at TPG.

And they’ve rejoined forces with American Airlines and officially joined the Oneworld alliance this spring.

Related: I flew Alaska on its first day in Oneworld: Here’s what it was like as an American Airlines elite

a large room: Use your Alaska Airlines miles to book a Cathay Pacific first class seat. (Photo by Emily McNutt/The Points Guy) © The Points Guy Use your Alaska Airlines miles to book a Cathay Pacific first class seat. (Photo by Emily McNutt/The Points Guy)

Related: Why my American elite status just became much more valuable

One of my favorite uses of Alaska miles is to book Cathay Pacific’s incredibly luxurious premium cabins. One-way awards from the U.S. to Asia are only 50,000 miles in business class or 70,000 miles in first class.

Bottom line

This latest publicly available Alaska Airlines card offer is solid, although it’s not the best we’ve seen. Before you apply, brush up on the rules for applying for Bank of America cards including the 2/3/4 rule, limiting consumers to only being approved for up to four new cards in a 24-month period.

To see if you’ve been targeted for the 100,000-mile offer, check your email.

Alaska miles offer some of the best value premium cabin redemptions between the U.S. and Asia, so if you’re in the market for a new airline card, this card is a compelling option.

Additional reporting by Ethan Steinberg. 

Featured photo by John Gribben/The Points Guy.

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