The Alaska Airlines 25k Offer with $100 Statement Credit is Still Alive!

Update: See this post for details on a direct link to offer. 

About 3 weeks ago I published a short post advising that if you were going to apply for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa card with a 25,000 mile signup bonus, you should also be getting a $100 statement credit as well. Unfortunately, the link I included in that post does not work anymore for the $100 statement credit (Points With a Crew also posted about this) but there is a new way I just discovered to still get the Alaska Airlines Visa with a $100 statement credit.

I am about to apply for several cards and I wanted to add on a couple of Alaska cards to my list of applications (remember it is possible to get 2 (or more) of these cards at the same time). Since the $100 statement credit was meant for people who actually booked paid Alaska Airlines ticket, I tried my luck pretending to book a paid flight on alaskaair.com and it worked – the best part was I didn’t actually have to purchase the ticket – it appeared on the final payment page and the language seemed to indicate to apply for the card BEFORE buying the ticket so I could then use it to buy that ticket if I so wanted to. Take a look at the offer:

Look for this offer on the bottom right side of the page, next to payments

Look for the this offer on the bottom right side of the page, next to payments

Here are the exact steps I took:

  1. Searched for a random flight only on Alaska Airlines metal
  2. I did NOT log in and chose to checkout as a guest
  3. Filled out passenger information but left frequent flyer number blank (probably doesn’t matter if blank or not but that’s what I did)
  4. Skipped through to final payments page and clicked the “Apply Now” button as seen in the above screenshot. IMPORTANT: My mouse didn’t change icons indicating it was a clickable link – however if you click the words “Apply Now” (or anywhere in that little box), it will take you to a Bank of America page that looks like one below. 

NewAlaskaAir100SC

Unfortunately there is no direct link I can link to that will take you directly to the application – you must come from the Alaska Airlines website to access the offer. If for any reason you can’t get the landing page to appear, you can also call to apply and tell the representative you have a reference code which is VAB6CX. I saw this as I was applying online.

Reference code for this offer

Reference code for this offer

With every application, Bank of America is essentially paying you $25 ($100 statement credit – $75 annual fee) to earn 25,000 Alaska miles. If you were able to get 3 of these cards in a day (Frequent Miler was able to get 4 BofA Virgin Atlantic cards in a day), that one credit pull would be worth 75,000 miles in addition to receiving $75 dollars. That sure beats paying $225 for the same amount of miles if you didn’t know about this new little hack.

Success Applying This Morning!

Success!

So back to the initial point from my prior post on this subject – make sure you get a $100 statement credit whenever applying for a Bank of America Alaska Airlines personal card. 

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18 thoughts on “The Alaska Airlines 25k Offer with $100 Statement Credit is Still Alive!

  1. I tried the MBM for this card but I got one of them approved and another pone pending. Then few days later I got a letter saying my appl was a duplicate one and so not approved.

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    • You call the Spanish Reconsideration Line 866-865-7843 (they speak English as well) and tell them it was not a duplicate application. When asked why you need two of them, I like to say something about tracking different expenses or something of that nature.

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  2. […] Via PointsCentric you should be presented with the 25,000 mile signup bonus plus statement credit offer while going through the process to make a reservation at AlaskaAir.com. […]

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  3. […] great Alaska Airlines 25,000 miles offer with $100 statement credit (HT: Pointcentric) was gone for a while, then reappeared with a twist. Per Pointcentric you can […]

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  4. […] PointsCentric, there’s a better offer available for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature […]

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  5. […] you’re having any trouble, review these directions on PointsCentric for more details on how to find this card […]

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  6. Do you know if the fee counts towards the $1000 spend?

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  7. I applied this way, went off and spent $1000+ and then got a letter from B of A saying that I do not qualify for the credit since I did not actually make a booking. Anyone else run into this? B of A pulling shenanigans…shocker

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    • Wow this is the first I’ve heard of this. Can you email me a copy or scan of the letter? Ralph@pointscentric.com

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      • Yes, working on that now. The charge putting me over $1,000 just posted, so maybe this was in error and it will still be granted (Previously I had a CSR tell me also that I didn’t qualify for the 25K miles bonus, but then I went on chat, and the person there did tell me that I would get the bonus and the $100 credit. Stupid me didn’t save the text from that chat. I did get my 25K bonus, but no credit yet.

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  8. […] reader Kenny recently commented on this post how he was refused the $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 on the Alaska Airlines credit […]

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  9. Still Works in January 2016

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  10. Here is what I experienced: I already had two flights booked with Alaska, so I knew I wanted the card just to get baggage fees waived. I was also planning another trip (Mexico), so getting more bags free would really pay. I applied and immediately booked the trip. Within 2 weeks, I was awarded the 25000 miles. It took a month, but I received the $100 today. So all-in-all, a good experience.

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