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Some hot deals around the ‘net

As today is Amazon Prime Day, retailers from A to Z are doing their best to steal your attention away (see what I did there?). Here is a collection of some of the deals — both on Amazon and around the web — going on today. Note that I have not done extensive research on these, they were just deals that caught my eye and I thought readers may find useful. Most of these came from watching Slickdeals…

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Alaska + American partnership crumbling

In a disappointing if not unexpected move, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced today the termination of most of the benefits of their partnership beginning January 1, 2018. The Major Changes You will only earn miles on codeshare flights between Alaska and AA No recognition of partner elite benefits Some award chart changes for booking awards on AA metal with Alaska miles Things that are not changing Members can still earn Alaska miles on all American Airlines international routes Members can…

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Free Virgin Mobile + Virgin Atlantic / Alaska discounts: Deal or no deal?

Free Virgin Mobile cell service for one year

On the heels of Sprint’s recent (and still valid until 6/30) promotion for one year of FREE Sprint cell phone service, Virgin Mobile announced a few days ago that they are also offering nearly free wireless service for 12 months, as well as opportunities for 2-for-1 travel on Virgin Atlantic and up to 20% off some Alaska Airlines flights. However, there is a catch….or two or three or four. The main catch is that you have…

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A great perk that isn’t going away soon

Yesterday morning, Greg wrote about some of the great credit card perks that may be living on a limited amount of time and this morning he wrote about why it might make sense to get and keep a US Bank Altitude Reserve card. Of course, the biggest reason in my book to get and keep it is for 3X mobile payments — a perk that I called too generous when I called the Altitude Reserve DOA.…

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Direct link: Alaska 30k + $100 statement credit + $0 companion fare

Yesterday, we posted about how to find the best offer on the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card. To recap, this offer includes: 30,000 Alaska miles $100 statement credit $0 companion fare (you just pay the taxes) Must spend $1,000 in the first 90 days Yesterday’s post explained that you can find that offer by creating a dummy booking. We have since been made aware of the direct link to that offer — no dummy booking required.…

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How to get the best Alaska Airlines signup bonus (30K + $100 statement credit + free companion)

Alaska Airlines has introduced a new version of their signup bonus.  They still offer 30,000 miles after $1,000 spend, but now they’ll also waive the $99 companion charge when using your companion ticket within the first year of card membership.  In other words, rather than paying $99 plus taxes and fees for your companion, you’ll pay just the taxes and fees. We found that you can do even better via a dummy booking. Go to…

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Can you split payment for Alaska Airlines companion fare?

Arguably the most valuable benefit of the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa cards is the annual companion fare. This discount code allows the cardholder to add a companion to a reservation for just $99 + taxes/fees (starting from $121 total). Practically any Alaska Airlines itinerary seems to qualify — one-way, round trip, open-jaws, etc. The merger with Virgin America has only enhanced this benefit as cardholders can now book travel with either Alaska or Virgin…

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5,000 Alaska Airlines miles for joining MileagePlan and taking a flight

Alaska Airlines is offering a very generous promotion for new members — join mileage plan before April 30th and take your first flight with Alaska before September 30th, 2017 and get 5,000 bonus miles. That is a great bonus for joining as we rarely see loyalty program signup bonuses like this anymore. A couple of months ago, Alaska was giving 10,000 miles to members of Virgin America Elevate who created a new Mileage Plan account…

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Alaska Companion Certificate now works on Virgin America flights

One of the best benefits of the Alaska Airlines Visa cards is the annual Companion Certificate, whereby a cardholder can book an itinerary with a companion and pay just $99 + tax for the companion’s ticket. This can be a terrific value when planning complex itineraries and can be a great way to put together a mileage run as both travelers will earn miles and elite credits on the flights. The rules for booking these fares state…

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