How to earn Alaska Airlines miles without actually flying

Nothing makes Alaska Airlines more happy than to reward its loyal Mileage Plan members! While many of our frequent jet setters have paused or changed their travel plans, there are still many ways to earn miles without ever stepping foot on board.

Not a member yet? You can still join today (no booking necessary).

Shop until you drop.

As a Mileage Plan member, you can earn miles fast just by shopping online or in stores and also get exclusive deals created just for you! Simply start by visiting and browse over 850 stores like Nike, Macy’s and Sephora (to name a few) to compare mileage offers and deals.

PRO TIP: Enjoy savings at your fingertips every time you shop online by activating Alaska’s Mileage Plan™ Shopping browser extension. The button lets you know when to activate and earn miles per dollar as you shop online at participating stores.

Grab a bite to earn a flight.

From bites to flights our card holders can earn an additional 1 mile for every two dollars they spend at Mileage Plan Dining restaurants. Find a local restaurant to support near you at and start earning more miles!

Swipe (or tap) to earn miles.

One of the easiest ways to earn miles without flying is through the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card. It’s a perfect time to consider the card, because there’s a new account bonus offer. As a cardholder, you’ll earn 3 miles for every $1 spent on eligible Alaska Airlines purchases. Cardholders can also earn Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ every year after qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Book a home away from home.

You could earn up to 10,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles per night, every hotel booking. And, even use your miles for free or discounted stays. Book your room at

Rent a car—no flight needed.

You can earn miles by booking your next car rental through Alaska Airlines Cars. This service, powered by CarTrawler, will search through major brands to find the best rental price. When booking through select Mileage Plan partner suppliers, you can earn miles to boost your account. You can even filter the results to find hybrid vehicles. Depending on the supplier, you might pay in advance or at the counter when you pick up your car, but most suppliers offer free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance, just in case things change.

Buy miles for you or a gift for them.

We can’t think of a better feeling than earning miles without ever having to leave your home or simply making your BFFs day. Build up your Mileage Plan account or share miles with your friends and loved ones by purchasing or giving miles on

When you’re ready, fly Alaska or a partner airline.

The most obvious way to earn Alaska miles is by flying Alaska Airlines or with one of our airline partners. Alaska Mileage Plan members earn one mile for every mile you fly on Alaska. With service to over 900+ destinations, Alaska & its partners can take you to almost anywhere and elite benefits start at just 20,000 miles. Our upcoming oneworld Alliance membership will also bring you more destinations, more airline partners and more ways to earn and redeem miles.

For information about rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the Alaska Airlines credit card, click on the limited-time welcome bonus offer link above and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application. This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A.