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Black Friday Deals (2020) + 6x Visa Spend Bonus

Black Friday Deals (2020) + 6x Visa Spend Bonus

Old Nov 24, 2020, 10:37 am
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Black Friday Deals (2020) + 6x Visa Spend Bonus

Got an email this morning... Black Friday and cyber Monday deals are back this year and they’re giving Alaska visa cardholders a 6x spend bonus this weekend for all those purchases (would paste a link from the email but I couldn’t tell if the link in my email was unique or not haha)
Personally I’m excited about the deals but it will be interesting to see what travel dates are allowed for the discounts.
Tbh I’m a bit surprised they’re doing this given how much money they’re losing so it was absolutely a welcome surprise.
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by ItsAnAdam
Got an email this morning... Black Friday and cyber Monday deals are back this year and they’re giving Alaska visa cardholders a 6x spend bonus this weekend for all those purchases (would paste a link from the email but I couldn’t tell if the link in my email was unique or not haha)
Personally I’m excited about the deals but it will be interesting to see what travel dates are allowed for the discounts.
Tbh I’m a bit surprised they’re doing this given how much money they’re losing so it was absolutely a welcome surprise.
Alaska sells miles to BofA. MP is probably the only part of AS making money (as opposed to bleeding cash flying planes) right now.
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward
Alaska sells miles to BofA. MP is probably the only part of AS making money (as opposed to bleeding cash flying planes) right now.
Oh lol sorry for the confusion I meant I'm a bit surprised they're still doing the Black Friday deals, but yes I would not be surprised if the only profitable piece right now is mileage plan.
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 12:36 pm
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Did anyone see footnote at the bottom? "The value of this reward may constitute taxable income to you. You may be issued an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) that reflects the value of such reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither we, nor our affiliates provide tax advice."

I don't recall seeing something like this before...
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 2:11 pm
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6xmiles is nice. Hoping that these are actual deals that you can get for next year April-June. So far have only see "discounts" in January-March(ie pre when most people can get a vaccine).
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by AKBasqUkr
Did anyone see footnote at the bottom? "The value of this reward may constitute taxable income to you. You may be issued an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) that reflects the value of such reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither we, nor our affiliates provide tax advice."

I don't recall seeing something like this before...
sounds like CYA language. Points accruing, even at large multipliers, have always been treated as a rebate
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 3:32 pm
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Did the math and looks like the sale starts Friday at 0800 ET (0500 PT)...

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/de...ck-friday-sale

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Old Nov 24, 2020, 10:55 pm
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock
Did the math and looks like the sale starts Friday at 0800 ET (0500 PT)...

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/de...ck-friday-sale

-J.
Early :yawn:

Guess I can always go back to sleep after booking a few things.

Now its hard to decide- book with AS Visa or AMEX Plat... I do like my AS miles and AS is typically ontime so the insurance benefit is of limited use on AS.
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 11:03 pm
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I didn't get the email. Do you have to sign up somewhere? I'm wondering my $1500 monthly insurance bill would be eligible for this bonus?
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Old Nov 24, 2020, 11:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A
I didn't get the email. Do you have to sign up somewhere? I'm wondering my $1500 monthly insurance bill would be eligible for this bonus?
AFAIK this is just for purchasing AS flights.
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Old Nov 25, 2020, 10:01 am
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Earn 6 miles (consisting of 5 bonus miles and 1 base mile) for every $1 spent on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases. Eligible Alaska Airlines Purchases include Alaska Airlines tickets, inflight food and beverage purchases, lounge memberships, in-lounge food and beverage purchases, cargo purchases, and vacation packages billed by Alaska Airlines as the merchant of record and booked directly through Alaska Airlines.
Yeah, monthly insurance wouldn't fall under this
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Old Nov 26, 2020, 11:04 pm
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Not sure if the Black Friday deals have started or not, but I just booked four tickets PDX-KOA for mid April for $428/each non-stop in Main. Been looking for a few months and even just a few days ago it was running $710.

Happy shopping all.

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Old Nov 26, 2020, 11:09 pm
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Looks like it. Been eyeing SAN - MCO and got X for 99$
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Old Nov 27, 2020, 5:52 am
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You guys got lucky I think... not finding anything out of JFK except mildly-cheaper-than-usual (but not by much) fares on Wednesdays.

My fingers are crossed for 50% off but I'm hoping it's not like the last BOGO where you actually had to get two seats. Though that wouldn't entirely surprise me.

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Old Nov 27, 2020, 6:01 am
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Well this blows. Usual sale fares out of here .... this I'm going back to bed.

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