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Reminder: you must enroll and select AS as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll.

Link to buy gift certicates

As of around June 2017, multiple reports indicate that gift certificates are no longer being reimbursed.

According to this thread in the Alaska forum the reimbursement of Alaska Club memberships is no longer a problem.

To see how much of your annual credit you've used, log in to AmEx, select the card in question, choose "Membership->Benefits" off the menu bar, scroll down to see the travel credit benefit. (with thanks to Lumpylump76)



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Old Apr 5, 16, 2:17 pm   #286
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Datapoint: Bought $100 x2 AS GC on 01 Apr, charges posted on 01 Apr, reimbursed 04 Apr.
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Old Apr 5, 16, 3:24 pm   #287
  
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If you have AS card, you get companion ticket for $99+tax. Can you use this GC to pay for companion ticket or does that have to be on the AS card?
On a side note, which Airline GC are easy to use? tickets/in-flight purchase etc.?
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Old Apr 5, 16, 3:28 pm   #288
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If you have AS card, you get companion ticket for $99+tax. Can you use this GC to pay for companion ticket or does that have to be on the AS card?
On a side note, which Airline GC are easy to use? tickets/in-flight purchase etc.?
I've not actually used the companion ticket, but way upthread, there's a report that this can be a direct charge on AMEX and will be reimbursed without needing to go through the extra step. From what I understand, you do not have to pay for the companion ticket with the AS card, because the companion fare comes in the form of a discount code.

WRT other uses of the AS GC, I generally load it onto my AS account wallet, and it's super easy to buy tickets with it (it's like cash, basically). Erm, not quite sure how in-flight purchases would work. But if you use your AMEX, I think you can do in-flight purchases directly, without having to get a GC for that purpose, because that's a legit airline fee.
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Old May 12, 16, 11:14 am   #289
  
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You can pay companion fare with gift-card by adding it to your alaska wallet for sure (I've done that).
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Old May 15, 16, 12:05 pm   #290
  
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Datapoint: Purchased $100 AS GC on May 12, reimbursed May 14. It works, thanks!
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Old May 31, 16, 1:50 pm   #291
  
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2 x $50 gift card charge cleared on May 25, reimbursement showed up on May 28th.
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Old Jun 15, 16, 11:20 am   #292
  
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Purchased one $50 GC and one $100 GC on June 8, reimbursed for both on June 10.
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Old Jul 7, 16, 12:41 pm   #293
  
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Has anyone ever had a problem receiving the PIN for a GC purchased online?

I bought 2x $100 GCs on 7/4 from the AS website--I still haven't received a PIN for the first one, but received the PIN for the second almost immediately...

I'm a bit apprehensive about calling in as I used my real e-mail for both sender and receiver on the first purchase, while I used a burner e-mail as the recipient on the second GC--has that been known to cause problems?
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Old Jul 10, 16, 4:52 pm   #294
  
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If you have gmail, the PIN may have delivered to your promo folder.

Also, it isn't against any rule that I know of to buy yourself a gift card, so don't sweat it.


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Has anyone ever had a problem receiving the PIN for a GC purchased online?

I bought 2x $100 GCs on 7/4 from the AS website--I still haven't received a PIN for the first one, but received the PIN for the second almost immediately...

I'm a bit apprehensive about calling in as I used my real e-mail for both sender and receiver on the first purchase, while I used a burner e-mail as the recipient on the second GC--has that been known to cause problems?
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Old Jul 12, 16, 4:41 pm   #295
  
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If you have gmail, the PIN may have delivered to your promo folder.

Also, it isn't against any rule that I know of to buy yourself a gift card, so don't sweat it.
Thanks! I ended up calling a few days ago and am happy to report the CSR didn't even bat an eye--the call took all of 5 minutes with my PIN delivered before I had even hung up.
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Old Aug 11, 16, 3:44 pm   #296
  
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Two $100 gift cards reimbursed

Bought two $100 cards, separately, on August 7th, reimbursed on August 9th.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 10:15 am   #297
  
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Bought one $100 card on September 18th (coded as "gift certificate" on the statement), reimbursed on September 21st.
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Old Oct 1, 16, 6:04 pm   #298
  
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Did 2 $100 purchases (9/19 and 9/22). Both were reimbursed 2 days after the initial purchase was posted.

Category on the charge was: Travel - Airline
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Old Oct 8, 16, 1:15 pm   #299
  
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Purchase of $100 Alaska GC Posted on Oct. 5 and reimbursed by AMEX on Oct. 7.
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Old Oct 26, 16, 1:28 pm   #300
  
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Bought 2 x $100 on 10/17 with my recently upgraded AMEX Plat Biz from Biz Gold. Still no reimbursement. Any ideas?
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