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Best Credit Card Offers for Alaska Travel

June 20, 2019
Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards
Best Credit Card Offers for Alaska Travel
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It’s customary to escape to warm destinations during the wintertime, but if you’re itching for extra arctic chill, we have a few great credit card offers to help you travel to Alaska. We scoured our database of more than 1,200 cards and found two cards that might get you a nonstop flight to the biggest and often coldest state in the United States. Stay cold out there!

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: Best general travel card

If you want a general travel card that gives you travel redemption options, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is a great credit card. It offers 2 points on every dollar spent on travel and dining and 1 point on everything else. There’s also a signup bonus: Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.  Points are best redeemed for travel, either through Chase Ultimate Rewards at a rate of 1.25 cents per point or transferred to a partner program at a rate of 1.25 – 5 cents per point.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has an annual fee of $95, and no foreign transaction fees.

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card: Best for frequent Alaskan excursions

If you have a penchant for the cold and visit Alaska frequently, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card is a good option for you. It offers 3 miles for each dollar spent on qualifying Alaska Airlines purchases and 1 mile on all other purchases. The card also has a signup bonus: Get 40,000 bonus miles and Alaska's Famous Companion Fare™ from $121 ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $22) with this offer. To qualify, make purchases of $2,000 or more within the first 90 days of opening your account. Miles can be redeemed for flights on Alaska Airlines and its airline partners.

The card’s annual fee is $75. It has an annual $99 companion fare discount code for Alaska or Horizon flights and vacation packages.

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