It’s always great to see airlines thinking outside the box with promotions they offer. While this is narrowly targeted at University of Washington students, Alaska has just come out with a very cool promotion.
Through October 31, 2017, Alaska is offering 5,000 bonus Mileage Plan miles to new or existing Mileage Plan members who are students at the University of Washington and register with a valid school email address.
On top of that, you can receive status with Alaska based on your GPA in the fall 2017 quarter:
- If your GPA was 3.5-3.9, you get MVP status for 2018
- If your GPA was 4.0, you get MVP Gold status for 2018
Status will be awarded by January 30, 2018, and will be valid through December 31, 2018.
Interestingly it looks like Alaska and the University of Washington will be sharing information to confirm your GPA, including your name, date of birth, student email address, and GPA range.
Man, if only they had promotions like this when I was in school I might have actually been motivated. 😉
The full terms of the promotion are as follows:
* Offer is valid for University of Washington students who register for the promotion by October 31, 2017, with a valid University of Washington email address. By registering for the promotion, you consent to Alaska Airlines and University of Washington sharing information (including your name, date of birth, UW email address, and confirmation of your GPA range) as necessary to provide confirmation to Alaska Airlines of your eligibility for MVP or MVP Gold status based on your autumn quarter 2017 GPA. Students earning a 3.5 – 3.9 GPA will be awarded MVP status by January 30, 2018, valid through December 31, 2018. Students earning a 4.0 GPA will be awarded MVP Gold status by January 30, 2018, valid through December 31, 2018.
GPA qualification is not required for the 5,000 bonus miles. Allow 1-2 weeks after registering for the 5,000 bonus miles to be posted to your Mileage Plan account. An individual may receive the bonus a maximum of one time, even if they hold multiple separate Mileage Plan accounts. Offer is not combinable with other Mileage Plan enrollment or account activation promotions. Mileage Plan terms and conditions apply.
Well done, Alaska!
Are any University of Washington students able to take advantage of this?
(Tip of the hat to Frequent Flyer Bonuses)