Just the other day, I noticed that the MBNA Alaska Card was missing from the Great Canadian Rebates site but didn’t think anything of it.  This morning, I received reports from other fellow Travel Hackers (thanks Milesopedia) that the card is no longer on the MBNA website and I started panicking as this is one of the best cards available to Canadians due to the amazing redemptions on partners.  For more information on this, please refer to my Booking Alaska Partner Awards Series.

I just got off the phone with MBNA and the card is NOT being discontinued, however, there are changes being made to the card:

Previous Requirement
New Requirement
Annual Household Income
$70,000 - $120,000
$80,000 - $150,000
Minimum Spend to Receive Bonus
First Spend
$1,000 in the first 90 days

There should be no changes to the sign-up bonus (25,000 Alaska Miles) or the Annual Fee ($75) and I expect that Great Canadian Rebates will continue to offer the rebate ($60)  for card sign up, which would make this card the best card to get as a Canadian.  I mean, where else can you get 25,000 Alaska Miles for $15 and $1,000 spend?

Changes should be live on the MBNA site effective tomorrow.

Jayce is the founder of PointsNerd, and avid traveller and a teacher by nature. He prides himself on flattening the learning curve through step-by-step guides because everyone needs to start somewhere.


  1. Hey Jayce,,
    I notice great Canadian rebates says the rebate is “one per individual “. Is that new? Does this mean the card isn’t churnable anymore?

    • Hey Adam,

      That language has been there for as long as I can remember. I have never had any issues claiming the rebate after my first one. Cheers



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