Buy or Lease a Mini Cooper and get 25,000 Alaska Airlines Miles

Two days ago we wore about the Alaska Airlines ReachNow partnership, a fun new way to earn miles while taking ReachNow around Seattle and Portland. Now, BWM/Mini has a special offer for new owners of a Mini Cooper. You can earn a 25,000 mile bonus just for purchasing your Mini Cooper.

From Alaska and Mini’s Website

Buy or lease a new MINI at participating dealers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon or California by December 31st and earn 25k miles with Alaska Airlines MileagePlan™. Certain Restrictions apply (of course they do), and here’s the full Terms and Conditions.

Benefits pursuant to this offer are limited to existing Alaska Mileage Plan™ members who purchase or lease a new MINI as outlined below. Restrictions apply. MINI reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue the Offer at any time for any reason.

Offer valid for one purchase or lease to customers having met all of the following criteria: a) Customer must purchase or lease a new 2018 or 2019 MINI model. All models included. b) Customer must purchase vehicle during promotional period, which begins September 17, 2018, and take delivery of vehicle by December 31, 2018. c) Participating MINI dealers include: MINI of Anchorage, Seattle MINI, Northwest MINI, MINI of Portland, MINI of San Francisco, MINI of Marin, East Bay MINI, MINI of Concord, MINI of Stevens Creek, and Niello MINI. To redeem offer, an Alaska Mileage Plan™ member must register for this offer by entering their Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ account number, VIN of their new MINI, and contact information to link their purchase via by December 31, 2018. Only one Alaska Mileage Plan™ number can be provided for each purchase. Miles will be credited to valid Alaska Mileage Plan™ accounts within 90 days of registration. Alaska Mileage Plan™ member must be the same as the new MINI owner account holder in order to earn miles. Miles will be credited to valid Alaska Mileage Plan™ accounts within 90 days of registration. For questions regarding this offer, please email

New MINI owners who qualify for this offer and follow the above instructions to redeem are eligible to receive: 25,000 Alaska Mileage Plan™ miles per purchase, limit one per Mileage Plan member. The terms of Mileage Plan™ membership program and miles are governed by Alaska Airlines and available at This offer is valid during the promotional period beginning September 17, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Offer can be combined with certain other MINI sales programs and offers that are available at the time of purchase. Visit your authorized participating MINI Dealer for complete details.

So here’s the basic quick and dirty version.

  • Buy Car
  • Give them your account number
  • Wait 90 days
  • Voila!

From Alaska and Mini’s website

There’s a list of certain dealerships to buy them from, but so long as you’re in AK, OR, WA, or CA you should be good. Make sure to check the list before you buy.

Can you pay for the car with Credit Cards?

My friend Nick Reyes over at Frequent Miler wrote a great piece on this topic. We paid for a portion of our car back in 2013 with a credit card, so, why not? Double Dip! I’m not going to go into nearly as much detail as he did, but you can certainly read there for a few options. I would just call the dealership (and not mention the Alaska promotion) and ask if it is possible to pay for a portion. Most dealerships will say yes.

Does this entice you to jump on the purchase of a new car, or do you think they should have offered more miles?

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. What a click bait title …

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    • There is nothing click bait about this. The promotion is literally buy or lease a Mini Cooper and get 25,000 miles

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      • Boadingarea’s main page shows the old title before it was changed.

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        • Yea I think that’s static. With as often as people post on Boarding Area, it’ll be gone in 10 minutes HAHA!

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          • I have to admit that I was wondering the same thing. How do I get my free car for 25,000 miles, and why isn’t this all over the internet?

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