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What kind of spend should I put on the Alaska Credit Card?

What kind of spend should I put on the Alaska Credit Card?

  1. Stav9678

    Hey Ben,

    I read many of your blogs about the best credit cards and so forth. I would like to someday get enough miles to fly on Emirates in First Class and you seem to always recommend the Alaska credit card but I never seen you talk about what kind of spend should someone put in this card. Can you please provide some insight on this please.

  2. No Name

    [USER=589]@Stav9678[/USER]

    Except for spend on Alaska Airlines? As little as possible, there are no other bonus categorizes.

    For no bonus spend you can earn the same number of points with the SPG AMEX, and the SPG points can be transferred 1:1 to Alaska miles when needed.

    Flexible points are more valuable long term since there is no guaranty a specific frequent flyer program will remain the same.

    Alaska cards are very good for the sign up bonus and good if you are an Alaskan flyer that wants to earn extra Alaska miles.

  3. Stav9678

    What’s the most have you seen the sign bonus for on the Alaska Credit Card? Also if I sign up and get it and cancel it several months down the line could I apply again maybe a year or 2 later and get the sign up bonus again? I don’t fly Alaska Airlines but I don’t see how you could recommend the card if only to get the Sign up Bonus, if that’s the case all cards with a sign up bonus he should recommend. Lucky what do you think?

  4. Gaurav

    You can actually get another one even without canceling the first one. People like the Alaska card because it is very churnable, has practically no spending requirements other than the annual fee, and provides valuable miles. I think I’ve seen a higher offer once in the 30-35k range but it’s been a long time and I don’t remember for sure. It’s been at 25k for a while so I wouldn’t wait to apply in the hope of a better offer. You can often find it paired with a statement credit after meeting a spend requirement which helps offset annual fee.

  5. Stav9678

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 8911, member: 79″]You can actually get another one even without canceling the first one. People like the Alaska card because it is very churnable, has practically no spending requirements other than the annual fee, and provides valuable miles. I think I’ve seen a higher offer once in the 30-35k range but it’s been a long time and I don’t remember for sure. It’s been at 25k for a while so I wouldn’t wait to apply in the hope of a better offer. You can often find it paired with a statement credit after meeting a spend requirement which helps offset annual fee.[/QUOTE]
    If you don’t put some spend on it how do you ear miles other then flying and the sign up bonus? What miles can I convert to Alaska Air miles? I meanly fly AA and have never flown on Alaska Air. Which miles can I covert 1:1 ratio to Alaska Miles?

  6. No Name

    [USER=589]@Stav9678[/USER]

    [QUOTE=”Stav9678, post: 8914, member: 589″]If you don’t put some spend on it how do you ear miles other then flying and the sign up bonus?[/QUOTE]

    As I said in my first replay to you, get a credit card that has points that can be transferred into Alaska miles.

    You can convert Starwood points to Alaska
    You can convert Dinner Club points to Alaska

    That’s it, no other partners.

    The SPG AMEX is probably the best way to go if you want to earn a points currency that can be converted into Alaska miles.

    Unless you spend a lot of money on gas, then a Dinner club card might just be the thing for you.

    Optionally there is when Alaska has a sale for their miles, that can also be good value.

    Alaska is also a partner with Pointshound.com and you can earn bonus miles on hotels booked true them.

  7. Stav9678

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 8916, member: 268″][USER=589]@Stav9678[/USER]

    As I said in my first replay to you get a credit card that has points that can be transferred into Alaska miles.

    You can convert Starwood points to Alaska
    You can convert Dinner Club points to Alaska

    That’s it, no other partners.

    The SPG AMEX is probably the best way to go if you want to earn a points currency that can be converted into Alaska miles.

    Unless you spend a lot of money on gas, then a Dinner club card might just be the thing for you.

    Optionally there is when Alaska has a sale for their miles, that can also be good value.

    Alaska is also a partner with Pointshound.com and you can earn bonus miles on hotels booked true them.[/QUOTE]
    thank you, I overlooked that

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