Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn a 30 percent bonus when you buy miles for yourself or someone else through July 15, 2010. If you buy miles as a gift, the recipient will receive 30 percent extra miles. You can purchase a minimum of 1,000 miles and a maximum of 30,000 miles per transaction. The cost to purchase miles is $27.50 per 1,000 miles plus a 7.5 percent tax and GST for Canadian residents. You can buy miles online at http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?2663 and if you purchase miles over the phone, a $25 processing fee will be charged. If you are only a few thousand miles away from an award ticket, buying those extra miles that are standing between you and a free flight may be worth it. For example, you can buy 4,000 miles for $118.25 (including tax) and receive 1,200 bonus miles for a total of 5,200 miles.