Posted by William Charles on January 18, 2018
Credit Cards

Published on January 18th, 2018 | by William Charles


50,000 Hawaiian Airlines Mile Credit Card Bonus From Barclaycard

Update 01/18/18. Bonus has been extended until January 31st, 2018.

Reposting on November 20th, 2017 because there is a new working link. This time it’s valid until December 31st, 2017 according to this page. Minimum spend requirement is now $3,000 instead of $1,000. Hat tip to reader Kat

Reposting because there is now a direct link courtesy of Travel is Free.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Receive 50,000 Hawaiian Airline miles when you spend $3,000 or more within the first 90 days of account opening on the Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines credit card


How To Get The Offer

  1. Search for a flight on
  2. Make sure you do not log into your account
  3. Enter any travel dates and click continue
  4. Fill out the information (doesn’t matter what it is, as the offer doesn’t pre-populate) they request until you get to the payment page
  5. Click credit/debit as the payment option
  6. Offer will appear on the right hand side (see above)

Card Benefits & Details

  • Annual fee of $89 is not waived the first year
  • Card earns at the following rate:
    • 2x miles on all Hawaiian Airlines purchase
    • 1x miles on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • ShareMiles, ability to share miles with friends & family
  • Discounted Award Travel
  • Get $100 companion discount off one coach companion ticket for roundtrip travel between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines on each account anniversary upon payment of annual fee
  • Earn 5,000 annual bonus miles 5,000 bonus miles every anniversary year you make $10,000 or more in purchases with your card

Our Verdict

This offer comes and goes, it was last available up until December of last year. I’m not a massive fan of Hawaiian miles and I also don’t love how the annual fee isn’t waived the first year, but still 50,000 miles for only $1,000 spend is a pretty compelling offer for a lot of people. You can get flights for 35,000 miles round trip with the card from mainland USA to Hawaii, but there isn’t a lot of space available. Another good use of the miles is for inter island flights in Hawaii, they come out at 7,500 miles per one way trip.

You can also transfer the miles to Hilton at a rate of 1:1.5, but I don’t find Hilton points to be particularly useful so I wouldn’t recommend that. Before applying I’d recommend reading these 24 things you should know about Barclaycard credit cards, it should also answer any common questions you might have.

Feel free to share what you think the best use of Hawaiian miles is in the comments below and whether you think this is a good deal or not.

Hat tip to flightmedic on Flyertalk via Lazy Travelers.


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Is there any reason to suspect that the bonus miles from this card are ineligible to transfer to Hilton?

I’ve maxed out the Amex Hilton cards and 75k Hilton pts for $89 AF is doable based on how I want to redeem them. Just really don’t want to be stuck with 50k Hawaiian miles.

You can transfer to Hilton with a minimum of 10,000 points only in 10,000 point increments. So you can only transfer the first 50K you earn and not the additional earned through spend.

My BF and I each got this card when it was offering 35K points. We leave in two weeks on our Hawaiian vacation. We’re extremely pleased with getting a nonstop round trip flight to Honolulu from Phoenix for the $89 annual fee and $11.20 in taxes. We specifically wanted to go to Hawaii, so this card was perfect for us.

Well done.

I’ve had this card in the past and cancelled it in March of 2015. How long do I have to wait in order to be eligible for another sign-up bonus?

Thank you! This information was very helpful

The pooling feature of this card is a nice way to get a little more bang for your buck with an otherwise not so valuable airline currency. Getting together some orphan miles for an inter island flight can save you nearly $100. Only the person doing the transferring needs to have the card.

Which reward program is best for travelling to Hawaii?

Chase UR

Transfer Amex MR to Hawaiian Airlines when they have the 20% off.

If there’s a direct alaska/aa flight from your home base (west coast), then BA can do 25k RT. Korean is also 25k RT. Sometimes, it’s better to get the Alaska credit card and use the companion pass and pay cash.


I was sent an offer for 35k miles. Way too low to justify a HP for me. But I called them up and told them that 35k was too low, but I’d be happy to apply if they upped the offer to 50k. And they did!

My next rent payment will come with a free trip to Hawaii

I got a 50k paper application from a flight between islands. It’s with Bank of Hawaii. Is it different from Barclays?

Both HA cards are barclays. They all say Bank of Hawaii, and I suppose are backed by BoH, but in practice everything goes through barclays

It’s a Barclaycard and a BOH card as well. I don’t know how the partnership works.

When I applied for this card, recon was done by Bank of Hawaii. I think if recon was done by Barclay, it may have not been approved. I already had 3 Barclay cards. I received the highest CL from BOH than my each of my other 3 Barclay cards.

I’ve had this card before (canceled it ~18months), and when I received the new one, that was the first time I realized the BOH info. I am pretty sure previous card never had it. It was automatically prepopulated in my Barclays online account. Not sure how BOH works into it. I didn’t have to go to recon for it, and I was approve for my largest Barclays limit yet – with 3 other cards open. That might suggest BOH does approval, as @Son suggests.

They had this bonus and we got it in February, so must be a little more frequent.

Are Hawaiian Airlines miles only useful for trips to Hawaii and within the Hawaiian islands?

Does Hawaiian Airlines have any other airline partners?

Redemption for Jet Blue flights looks interesting. Unfortunately, because an airlines has partners does not equal practicality these days. An airline can have a dozen partners, but in practice some partners are zero in usefullness.

Anyone with experience redeeming for Jet Blue flights or other airlines?

Good availability and redemption levels?

How is the award space for inter-island flights? I’m already assuming award space for mainland to Hawaii is scarce, but if the HNL-OGG flights are easily redeemable, I might pick up this card for a family of 4 trip to Hawaii next March.

My experience:
There is a lot more availability at 7,500 miles one way inter-island if you have the card.
If you don’t have the card then availability is more common at 10,000 mles one way.

Per Reddit, you can get Maui Jim shades for 25k miles and they apply to all shades, even prescription, I think.

Never had them, but a friend does and they are pretty pricey. Potentially could get the $400 ones and re-sell or just keep.

can you link to the conversation on reddit? I can’t find it.

I confirmed with a maui jim rep via chat on the maui jim website that the coupon you receive from Hawaiian Airlines is good only for non prescription sunglasses. Here is a link to the Hawaiian Air website detailing how it is 25,000 miles for a pair of sunglasses. You have to go to a certain website…I don’t think you can redeem the coupon for any pair as the most expensive pair was only around $325 or so and Maui Jim has more expensive sunglasses than that.

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The Value Traveler

If it wasnt for that $89 AF, I would bite….Although the card is fully churnable….

I had this card and I was able to waive the initial $89 fee (2015) and the second year fee (2016). I had to write a letter to Barclays in 2015 (but SM and phone call might work) and they credited me $89. In 2016, the annual fee was a retention offer. I ended up closing the card, but that’s another issue.

I applied and was approved. It listed $1,500 over 90 days, not the $1,000 listed above

Interesting trend of Barclay having increased miles on 3 of their major US airline cards as of now: 60k on AA Aviator Red,60k on JetBlue Plus and 50k on Hawaiian. Plus, their Lufthansa Miles & More is also 50k miles right now.

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