If you fly Alaska, this post is for you. Alaska has already extended elite status for existing customers through 2021. But if you’re looking to earn elite status, or improve your current tier, you now have options!
For those of you traveling, Alaska is offering a 50% bonus on elite qualifying miles through the end of 2020. That means rather than needing to fly 20,000 miles to earn MVP status, you now only need to fly 13,334.
In addition, one of the most disappointing credit cards on the market, the Alaska Airlines Visa from Bank of America, now offers some valuable perks; albeit temporarily.
From now until September 30, 2020, you will earn 2,500 elite qualifying miles for every $5,000 you spend on the card (limit 10,000 miles). That means if you spend $20,000 on your card (yes, that is unlikely) by September 30, you only need to fly 6,667 miles with Alaska this year to earn MVP in 2021.
If you have given up on earning elite status, and instead just live for those earned miles for future vacations, there’s a temporary perk for you too. Through July 31, 2020, you’ll earn two miles per dollar on dining (restaurants and take-out) up to $1,500 (3,000 miles).
As banks continue to adapt to COVID-19, it will be interesting to see how the changes impact the future of the credit card rewards world. Stay safe.