500 bonus Alaska miles with $150 portal spend

Alaska Mileage Plan shopping is offering a portal bonus from 2/5/18 through 2/11/18: Spend $150 through the portal and get 500 bonus miles on top of your normal earnings.

The Deal

  • Spend $150 or more through the Alaksa Mileage Plan Shopping portal from 2/5-2/11 and receive 500 bonus miles
  • Direct link to the promotion

Key Terms

  • This is a one-time bonus on cumulative purchases during the bonus period
  • Does not include shipping & handling charges or sales tax
  • Terms exclude gift card or cash equivalent purchases (but see our Laboratory for real-world results)
  • Includes both online and in-store purchases – you must link your credit card for in-store mileage — see here to link your card(s).

Quick Thoughts

I love earning Alaska miles. Five hundred miles isn’t really enough to get me focused on this promotion, but I’ll certainly take the bonus into consideration if I make any purchases online this week. Noteworthy is the fact that both United and American are also currently running similar portal bonuses (See: Valentine’s Day Portal Bonuses: Earn Extra Miles With American & United), though they each require $200 spend vs Alaska’s $150 spend requirement. Both United & Alaska are including in-store purchases with your linked card.

Alaska doesn’t usually have the highest portal rates, but they currently have a few stores with increased rates. At the moment, they are offering the highest return at Backcountry.com:

Click the image above to go to Cashback Monitor and compare rates.

If you were to make a purchase of exactly $150 from Backcountry, you would earn a total of 2,000 Alaska miles (150 x 10 = 1500 + 500 bonus) for an effective rate of 13.333 miles per dollar spent. That’s a pretty nice return. If you’re more interested in earning miles with United or American, see the previous Quick Deal post on the portal bonuses those airlines are currently offering.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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HI Nick. As far as earning for in-store purchases, what happens if your card is linked to AS and UA shopping portals at the same time for the same merchant? Both portals have same merchants for in-store earning. Thanks.

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Have you tested whether GC purchases at BBBY work? Terms exclude it but sometimes they work. e.g. Ebates works at BBBY.