I keep saying this, but it’s true: The best way to earn miles and points for free travel is through credit card sign-up bonuses. Getting even 2-3 new credit card bonuses a year will bring in many more points than monthly spending on an existing travel credit card.
I don’t just say this, I do this. Here is my latest credit card approval.
Bank of America Alaska Airlines Business Credit Card
The Alaska Airlines Business Credit Card (non-affiliate link) currently has a bonus of 70,000 miles after spending $4000 in the first 90 days. This credit card is for small businesses, including sole proprietorships. Even if you have a small side business, you may qualify for a business credit card. See this post.
- Companion fare of $121 for any flight booked on Alaska Airlines
- Free checked bags for you and six companions
- 3X miles on Alaska Airlines purchases, 1X miles on all other purchases
- 20% back on Alaska Airlines inflight purchases
Before you write off this card because you’re not planning to fly to Alaska, wait a minute. Alaska Airlines has 26 airline partners. Last year, I used Alaska miles to book a flight on British Airways from Switzerland to Dallas.
What Are my Plans for these Miles?
I’m actually not sure how I will use these miles, but I know I will be able to use them. I already have my family’s trip to Europe booked for next summer on miles. However, I have several domestic trips over the next year that I still need to book on miles. I might use these Alaska miles to book flights on American Airlines.
I’m also thinking about a trip to Asia in the next few years. I’m just in the dreaming phase right now. But, these miles will definitely help!
If you’re ready for your next travel credit card with a sign-up bonus, see my recent post on the hottest credit card offers.
How does my family travel so much? We use miles and points from credit card bonuses. See my Travel Hacking 101 post as well as current credit card offers here.