Hey Alaska Airlines fans—did you know you can earn extra Mileage Plan miles simply by shopping online? With just a few extra clicks, you can earn bonus miles thanks to the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan shopping portal!
This article will walk you through exactly how to navigate the Alaska Mileage Plan shopping portal to maximize your miles!
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How to Log in
To receive Mileage Plan miles for your purchases, customers must first log in to the Alaska Mileage Plan shopping portal.
If you’re already a Mileage Plan member, you don’t need to create a separate login – you simply use the account you already have. If you are not an existing Mileage Plan member, you will need to create an account. You just have to answer a couple quick questions on 1 form, and it’s free to sign up!
Click either of the log in buttons, and you will be directed to a new page to log in or sign up.
Hot Tip: Use a site like CashBack Monitor to help you quickly find the shopping portal that’s offering the best deal for any particular store.
Basics of Using the Portal
Once you are logged in, you can browse retailers and special offers. There are tabs at the top of the Mileage Plan Shopping page for easy navigation.
Clicking on a retailer will show you the miles per dollar and additional current offers, if applicable. You can also find a brief overview of the company and purchase conditions.
If you want to shop with a specific retailer and receive your bonus miles, you must click the green “Shop Now” or “Shop Offer” button that will direct you to the retailer’s site. Then complete your purchase through the site.
Alaska Airlines will automatically track your purchase through cookies, so be sure they are enabled on your browser!
Once you make a qualifying purchase, Alaska credits the miles earned to your Mileage Plan account and sends you an email to confirm. This is usually completed within 5 business days.
Something to note: if you make a purchase through a retailer without going through the Alaska Mileage Plan portal, there is no way to retroactively apply your bonus points at this time.
If you click on the “Stores” tab, you can sort alphabetically, by earning rate, or simply search for a retailer you have in mind.
Occasionally, it is possible to earn even more bonus points through special shopping offers. These don’t happen all the time, but they are definitely worth keeping an eye out for!
For example, this autumn Alaska offered a 300-mile bonus on $150, a 750-mile bonus on $300 or a 1,500 bonus miles on $500 in spending.
Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping also offers a special “Deal of the Week” that highlights a specific retailer.
These generally involve a retailer issuing an increased number of Mileage Plan miles per dollar compared to what they typically offer. These special offers often only run for a week, so act quickly if you want the increased bonus!
For example, at the time of writing, Macy’s was highlighting a bonus to earn 4 miles per $1 rather than their normal offer of 2 miles per $1, plus $150 off select Garmin Styles.
Lastly, under the “Offers” tab, you can scroll down slightly to see a list where you can view the current sales and coupon codes for certain retailers.
There are currently over 850 retailers to choose from when shopping through the Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping portal; you may have noticed a few of them in the images above.
While you may not see offers as high as other shopping portals, if you’re collecting Mileage Plan miles it’s still a solid option since you can redeem Alaska’s miles for some great travel!
At the time of this writing, these were some of the better earning rates being offered:
- Magazines.com: 30X miles per $1
- McAfee.com: 20X miles per $1
- Send Flowers.com: 15X miles per $1
- Proactiv: 11X miles per $1
- CVS Photo: 10X miles per $1
- … and much more!
Mileage Plan Shopping Button
The Mileage Plan Shopping Button is a great tool to make sure you don’t miss out on those valuable miles. You simply download the browser extension that works with Chrome and a reminder will pop-up if you’re on a retailer’s website where you can earn miles. You just need to then click ‘Activate’ and you’ll earn miles automatically if you purchase anything from the retailer’s website. Pretty nifty!
Using Credit Cards to Earn Extra Points
To really boost your ability to earn Alaska miles, make sure you choose a credit card that can also boost your earning.
Bank of America Alaska Airlines Cards
You can also earn Alaska miles directly through their co-branded cards provided by Bank of America.
|ALASKA CREDIT CARD||BENEFITS & INFO|
|Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card|
|The Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Credit Card|
Marriott Credit Cards
You can earn Marriott points and transfer those to Alaska Airlines at a transfer rate of 3:1. Plus, for every 60,000 Marriott points that you transfer, you’ll receive an extra 5,000 Mileage Plan miles bonus.
Recommended Marriott Cards
|Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card - Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Get automatic silver elite status each account anniversary year; and a free night award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary. Plus, earn up to 17X points per $1 at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels, and 2X points per $1 on all other purchases. Annual Fee is $95.|
|Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card - Earn 50,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. Earn up to 14X points per $1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels, earn 2X on other travel purchases, then 1x on all other purchases. A solid card for Marriott loyalists looking for a no-annual-fee card offering Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status.|
|Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card - Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.|
Earn 6x per $1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels plus 3x at U.S. restaurants and flights booked directly with airlines. Annual Fee is $450. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.
|Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card - Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 of eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.|
This is a solid card for business owners who will get complimentary Marriott Bonvoy silver elite status. Annual fee is $125. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business Card, click here.
If you’re an Alaska Airlines fan who collects Mileage Plan miles, using the shopping portal is an easy way to tack on a few more—especially if you get lucky and shop during a special bonus offer period!
It only takes a few extra clicks to log in, so check the Alaska Mileage Plan portal first if you’re shopping online! With all the popular retailers, your bonus miles should stack up quickly!