Alaska Airlines giving out miles for exercising in latest sweepstakes!

Alaska Airlines has partnered with Strava to hand out a total of 250,000 miles to 8 lucky fitness enthusiasts who participate in their new Miles on the Ground Sweepstakes:

Alaska Airlines President and cycling-enthusiast, Ben Minicucci, is rising to the challenge––and he wants you to join him. If you log at least 360 minutes of physical activity (45 minutes a day/4 times a week or 30 minutes a day/6 times a week––anything that adds up!) between May 16 and May 30, 2020, you’ll be qualified for a chance to win up to 100,000 miles.

While you’re not flying through the skies, you might be flying through your workouts! 


360 minutes of exercise (6 total hours) over the course of 2 weeks will be pretty easy for us fitness junkies, even with most of the gyms being closed.  And since the list of qualifying activities is extensive, even couch potatoes would be able to do it:

Qualifying Activities
  • Alpine Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Canoe
  • Crossfit
  • E-Bike Ride
  • Elliptical
  • Handcycle
  • Hike
  • Ice Skate
  • Inline Skate
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurf
  • Nordic Ski
  • Ride
  • Rock Climb
  • Roller Ski
  • Rowing
  • Run
  • Sail
  • Snowboard
  • Snowshoe
  • Stair-Stepper
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Surfing
  • Swim
  • Velomobile
  • Virtual Ride
  • Virtual Run
  • Walk
  • Weight Training
  • Wheelchair
  • Windsurf
  • Workout
  • Yoga
E-bike riding should be considered cheating, but at least E-scooters isn't on there?  Strava and Alaska Airlines will be utilizing the honor code system for those logging their workouts in the Strava portal.  Anyone who lies about their workouts has got some serious issues, so don't even think about recording lifts that you failed to do.  But by all means record lifts that you did to failure.

Lift your way to 100,000 Alaska Airlines miles

Important notes:
  • Activities logged during the challenge must be uploaded to Strava no later than three days after the challenge ends.
  • Winners will be selected and notified the week of June 8. Miles will be awarded into accounts the week of June 22.
  • Everyone who completes the challenge and provides their Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number by June 8 will be entered to win.
  • One lucky person will win 100,000 miles, two people will win 50,000 miles and five people will win 10,000 miles––for a total award of 250,000 miles!
  • See the full terms and conditions for more info and the full list of rules

Bottom line

It's great to Alaska Airlines and their President Ben Minicucci offer this challenge sweepstakes.  For us bodybuilders, meeting the minimum requirement of at least 360 total exercise minutes between May 16-30 will be an absolute breeze and only half of our normal routine.  And for those of you couch potatoes out there, go for walks or easy bike rides and you'll quality to earn up to 100,000 Alaska miles, which are hands down the most valuable mileage currency on the market.

From all of us at Flying for Fitness, please stay healthy during this trying time.  We hope you enjoyed this post.  Please consider visiting one of our sponsors by clicking on the advertisements.  Our sponsors pay us for customer visits and help us to keep the lights on.  Thanks!



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