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Credit Cards Earning Alaska Miles with Card Bonuses

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Jordan Parker, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Jordan Parker

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    Hi Ben,

    I want to earn 100,000 Alaska miles to fly Emirates first class. What different credit cards can I sign up for to earn 100,000 Alaska miles without flying? Is this even a possibility?

    BTW: Im working with your PointsPros staff right now on a trip and they are WONDERFUL. I am so impressed with the work they are doing and how helpful they are.

    Thanks,
    Jordan
     
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    @Jordan Parker

    To get you started sign up for the Alaska Airlines Visa in both private and business version.
    http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/best-current-credit-card-offers/airline-credit-cards/
    If you can get both that is 50K points after first purchase.


    Then get the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex in private and business version.
    http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/best-current-credit-card-offers/hotel-credit-cards/
    Will earn 50K Starpoints after meeting minimum spend of $8K that can be transferred to Alaska points.
     
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    Thank you for your response!!
    Is it possible to cancel and reapply for the Alaskan Visa cards and get the rewards again? Or can you only receive the bonus once?
     
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    @Jordan Parker, yes it is but don't go overboard. Two a year is what I would do. You don't need to cancel the first to get the second but I'd cancel them on annual basis before you have to pay the second year AF.
     
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    If you signed up for both cards as you suggested... could you cancel both and re apply for both in a short period of time? Therefore earning 100k miles?
     
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    Yes but I wouldn't cancel until the next year's annual fee is due. Banks typically don't like it if you apply, earn the bonus and then cancel right away.
     
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    I would like 100k miles to use this summer for a FC ticket. Could I apply for both Alaska personal and business then cancel and reapply for a second time a few weeks later?
     
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    Is that two times per card for a total of 100k miles?
     
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  11. Jordan Parker

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    Don't you have to pay the fee on sign up though?
     
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    That is highly likely to get you shut down.

    Yes if you get approved for both types of cards.
     
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    @Jordan Parker

    One thing that might work is applying for multiple business card if you have more than one company, you might get a bank to consider this if you say that you want to keep expenses separate.

    I have not tried this so no guaranty, you would probably have to speak with the bank either in person or on the phone.


    Have you considered buying the extra 50K miles from Alaska if you need it for this summer? They are on sale at the moment
    https://t.co/ICX1zQu4PG


    Miles and points are a long distance sport, not a sprint. Be careful so you don't burn out early (aka get banned by the banks).
     
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    Yes but there are versions floating around that offer a rebate that covers the AF with $1k spend.
     
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    Its not the fee that the problem its just that if you payed it on sign up why would they be mad if you cancelled it before the second fee seeing as you already payed them.
     
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  16. Gaurav

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    What are the MS opportunities in your area? You could try to generate it via spend on the SPG cards at 1.25miles per $.
     
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    Yes, I did look into it but I don't know that I am ready to spend that money. It is probably better that I use my Delta miles this summer and earn Alaska miles for a Emirates FC ticket for next summer. That way I hopefully don't have any issues with cancelling and reapplying.
     
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    Because just like you wouldn't be interested in people who only sign up for your product only for the sign up bonus, neither are they... It is what it is.
     
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    Is it worth taking a risk and signing up a total of four times(two on each card) over the next month?
     
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  20. Gaurav

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    @Jordan Parker the point of MS is that you are not actually "spending" the money. You might be paying a very small percentage to generate points. It's fine if you don't want to do it, just pointing this out.
     
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