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Old Aug 14, 13, 3:18 pm
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Buying miles 40% bonus question

I purchased four (4) blocks of 40,000 miles + 16,000 bonus miles. I wanted to purchase two (2) more blocks but the system wouldn't let me. I called customer service and they don't know why it would work. Has anyone else had this problem before? Thanks
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Old Aug 14, 13, 4:14 pm
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I don't know of any purchase limitations, you may be triggering a dupe or fraud alert with either points.com or your credit card. Did you try a different card?
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Old Aug 14, 13, 5:19 pm
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some credit cards trigger automatic blocks when duplicate or excessive transactions are made for the exact same things and amounts in a short amount of time
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Old Aug 14, 13, 5:42 pm
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I am getting:
The Mileage Plan account you specified is not eligible to purchase miles.

So it seems the points.com purchasing system is having a little problem. :-(
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Old Aug 14, 13, 8:08 pm
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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alask...ase-bonus.html

That thread references some limitations.
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Old Aug 15, 13, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by missydarlin View Post
I don't know of any purchase limitations, you may be triggering a dupe or fraud alert with either points.com or your credit card. Did you try a different card?
That was the problem and my other purchases went through. Now I have enough miles for two F and two J tickets on CX to BKK!
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Old Aug 15, 13, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by joelfreak View Post
I am getting:
The Mileage Plan account you specified is not eligible to purchase miles.

So it seems the points.com purchasing system is having a little problem. :-(
if the account belongs to a minor or is newly opened, then that could be the barrier
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@2.2 c rate, still too expensive
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Old Aug 16, 13, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by lisa2926 View Post
@2.2 c rate, still too expensive
What would you suggest as a better option?
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Old Aug 19, 13, 6:01 am
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Originally Posted by lisa2926 View Post
@2.2 c rate, still too expensive
Not for me. I just spent < $9,500 for 2 J class tickets & 2 F tickets on CX to BKK. That's a pretty good deal for me. In 2011 when I went to BKK for my son's wedding the 2 J tickets on UA cost me $8,000.
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Old Aug 19, 13, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by Pulley View Post
I purchased four (4) blocks of 40,000 miles + 16,000 bonus miles. I wanted to purchase two (2) more blocks but the system wouldn't let me. I called customer service and they don't know why it would work. Has anyone else had this problem before? Thanks
Only 4 Transactions per 30 day period are allowed per Credit Card through points.com
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Old Sep 6, 13, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by MagicCarpetRider View Post
Only 4 Transactions per 30 day period are allowed per Credit Card through points.com
What do you mean through points.com ?
Are there any such limitations if purchasing on the Alaska Air website ?
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Old Sep 6, 13, 9:21 am
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The AS website uses points.com. Clicking "Buy Miles Today" here:

http://www.alaskaair.com/content/mil...ePlan-transfer

gets you:

https://buy.points.com/PointsPartnerFrames/partners/alaskaair/container.html?language=en&product=BUY&CAMPAIGNCOD E=ASBGTLandingBuyBody&c=ASBGTLandingBuyBody
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Old Sep 6, 13, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
The AS website uses points.com. Clicking "Buy Miles Today" here:

http://www.alaskaair.com/content/mil...ePlan-transfer

gets you:

https://buy.points.com/PointsPartnerFrames/partners/alaskaair/container.html?language=en&product=BUY&CAMPAIGNCOD E=ASBGTLandingBuyBody&c=ASBGTLandingBuyBody
Thanks yeh realised that shortly after I posted that question !
Can you please answer my question on this thread

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alask...l#post21398622

Cheers, much appreciated
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Old Sep 6, 13, 12:01 pm
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I couldn't answer that; I've never tied to buy a bajillion AS miles at one time to challenge the limits of what could be bought. In fact, I've never bought AS miles; I actually fly them to get my miles.
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