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. 

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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. 

PSA: Don’t Apply for the Alaska Airlines Credit Card Unless It Has a $100 Statement Credit

Update (5/10:) Link below does not work anymore but I found a workaround to still get the $100 statement credit.

If I’m being honest, one of the things that really irks me about this hobby is several well-known bloggers not making their readers aware of the best offer on a particular credit card. The latest example is the Alaska Airlines credit card which according to these expert bloggers only has a 25,000 mile signup bonus. The truth is there is actually a public offer that has a 25,000 mile signup bonus + a $100 statement credit for spending $1,000 in 3 months.

Alaskan Airlines

The best part about this card (and Bank of America cards in general) is that you can get several of them on the same day for just one credit pullI was able to get 2 Alaska credit cards on my wife’s latest churn on the same day without issue. Recently Frequent Miler reported he was able to get 4 Virgin Atlantic credit cards (which are also issued by Bank of America) in his crazy quest for a week on Necker Island. It is nice to see Bank of America being so liberal giving out multiple cards on the same day when other banks have tightened up this practice.

While this may not be groundbreaking news to many of you, consider this your friendly public service announcement to always make sure to apply for the Alaska Airlines Visa with the $100 statement credit. With every application, Bank of America is essentially paying you $25 ($100 statement credit – $75 annual fee) to acquire 25,000 Alaska miles. If you were able to get 3 of these 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 offer and listened to those other bloggers.