1. Most major outlets are talking about how Bank of America’s Alaska personal card has increased its sign-up bonus to 70,000 miles after $3,000 spend in 90 days. But what they’re not talking about (almost certainly just an oversight) is that you can get the same bonus plus a $100 statement credit via an offer during a dummy revenue flight booking at Alaska’s website.

    Both are the rebooted version of the card with a higher annual fee of $95, 2x at gas, and a 10% bonus if you hold a deposit account at Bank of America.
  2. Chase’s $900 personal banking sign-up bonus is now publicly available. It requires:

    – A direct deposit into a new checking account
    – $15,000 deposited into a new savings account
    – Maintain $15,000 balance for 90 days

    If you don’t see the offer, try visiting in private mode / incognito. Of course if there are shenanigans afoot with your Chase credit cards, you should probably skip this deal. (Thanks to DoC)
  3. Do this now: Register for Choice Hotel’s Q1 promotion, 2x points on paid stays over $40 per night for stays through March 6.
  4. The Alaska MileagePlan shopping portal has a spend bonus running through January 27, for both online and in-store purchases which should make it easy to manufacture. The bonuses:

    – 400 bonus miles for spending $150
    – 1,200 bonus miles for spending $300

    Currently the best online options are probably Dell or Saks for liquidating American Express Platinum credits, and the best in-store option is GameStop (just be sure to link your cards to the Alaska portal before heading in-store).

One of the two ways to earn at GameStop (and this one doesn’t look so great).