Rule #1 of collecting miles is simple: Always sign up for every free program, no matter how little you get for it. And normally, it’s not much. Most programs start you off with 500-1,000 points or miles, or something else worth a nominal amount.
A Big Freebie from Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines, on the other hand, has gone the other direction, offering you either 10,000 miles or a $100 credit. It’s fighting a two-front war, with Delta having invaded Seattle a couple of years back, and the recent acquisition of Virgin America putting it on JetBlue’s radar. Originally, the freebie only went to people who had both Virgin America and Alaska Airlines active accounts, but it has since gone mainstream. You can access the offer through this link if you didn’t get it sent directly to your email already. If you don’t have an Alaska Airlines account already, it will help you set one up.
It’s A Great Deal
10,000 miles will actually get you something. One-way fares start at 5,000 miles for short trips, so it could be worth as much as a free round trip.
One Note: The west coast is experiencing some weather and hold times for the phone line are extremely busy. If you need Alaska’s help with the promotion, give it a couple of days so that those who are stuck somewhere have just a bit of an easier time getting to where they need to go.Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMailers, check your Social or Promotions boxes!
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