Alaska Residents Earn Frequent Flyer Miles on Groceries!

Set it and forget it. Earn Alaska Air miles at Safeway
Set it and forget it. Earn Alaska Air miles at Safeway.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and Safeway have partnered to allow Alaska residents and visitors to earn frequent flyer miles shopping for groceries.

This is one of those “set it and forget it” deals.  You won’t earn a ton of miles, but rather can get a steady stream of miles that can keep your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan balance growing and active.

Alaska Airlines Shop & Fly — Here’s the Deal

If you are a Safeway or Carrs Club Card member, you can earn air miles when you grocery shop in the state of Alaska with your Safeway Club Card.

Once you enroll online at, you can earn 100 Mileage Plan miles for every $300 you spend on eligible purchases.  Carr’s shoppers can enroll here.

That’s not a ton of miles, but it is essentially free miles.

There are a few catches.  Your enrollment expires after one year, so you need to remember to enroll again annually.

Also, big ticket items are excluded from earning miles.  For example:

Beer, Wine, Spirits, Tobacco, Fuel, Milk, Prescriptions, Bus Passes, Fishing/Hunting Licenses, Postage Stamps, Money Orders, Lottery Tickets, Phone Cards, Gift Cards, and Sales Tax.  

This isn’t the motherlode of airline miles, but for the minimal effort required, it may be worthwhile for some readers.

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