Posted by William Charles on June 3, 2019
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Published on June 3rd, 2019 | by William Charles

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Barclays 60,000 Hawaiian Airlines Bonus – Annual Fee Waived First Year

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Receive 60,000 Hawaiian Airline miles after $2,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening on the Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines credit card

Card Benefits & Details

  • Annual fee of $99 is waived the first year
  • Card earns at the following rate:
    • 3x miles on all Hawaiian Airlines purchase
    • 2x Hawaiiamiles on gas, dining and grocery store purchases
    • 1x miles on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • ShareMiles, ability to share miles with friends & family HawaiianAirlines.com
  • 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
  • Free first checked bag

Our Verdict

60,000 miles is frequently available, but normally the annual fee is not waived first year. In this case it is waived first year, making this offer particularly attractive. In terms of what to do with the miles:

  • 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.
  • Intra island flights are 7,500 miles one way
  • You can also transfer the miles to Hilton at a rate of 1:1.5 (although I’d say this is a bad use of points)
  • They also sell sunglasses (I forget the brand and amount, but seems to be a popular redemption)

As always if you have any questions about Barclays credit cards, read this post first. Keep in mind getting approved for Barclays cards can be extremely difficult (6/24 rule). I will be adding this to our list of the best credit card bonuses.

Hat tip to DDG



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Ben
Ben

Any points where a good redemption is buying sunglasses are a sad statement on the game.

mary w
mary w

Maybe it’s a good way to use up orphaned points.

nopesz
nopesz

Hard to find round trip flights from the mainland for less than 50k miles. I can’t find a single redemption for 35k. I see a lot that are 100k for one economy ticket though. Hawaiian miles are pretty worthless but you can transfer them to Hilton at least for now.

Staradmiral
Staradmiral

With points that are hard to redeem. Getting 90k hilton points instead might not be a bad idea

Fathiss
Fathiss

+1
That’s what I finally did after holding 63 K mikes for 2 years+.
So hard to use these miles for a decent flight award.

Aloha808
Aloha808

It also includes a one-time 50% off companion ticket discount.

SoulEspada
SoulEspada

I bet this is just as hard to use

RT
RT

Not hard to use the 1/2 fare. As long as you pay for one full price coach fare and a seat is available you get it right away. I did this last month.

Thomas
Thomas

I just got this card with the intent of redeeming the 60k points to cover my flight and then use the 50% companion discount for my wife. Did I misread the terms? TIA

Alex Coombs
Alex Coombs

I believe the sunglasses are Maui Jim’s.

John
John

They need to double the signup bonus offering to make it at least somewhat useful under the new award costs.

Ryan
Ryan

BOH (Bank of Hawaii) was offering 75k Hawaiian miles as a signup bonus recently when getting their credit card (which is underwritten by Barclay’s). I would wait for that bonus to come back up or a better one. Maybe a 100k offer is just around the corner?

Michael Wong
Michael Wong

What do you do after the annual fee hits? Do you just ask to downgrade?

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