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

Update 2/16/21: Deal is available again, better than the 60k deal we posted a few days ago without the annual fee waived.

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) Not currently available
  • 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

Post history:

  • Update 2/23/20: CPGFL reports that this offer is available on a Hawaiian in-flight application with no spend requirement, just a single purchase. Also comes with 50% off companion pass. Unclear if the annual fee is waived on the in-flight offer.
  • Update 1/8/2020: Bonus is available again. Hat tip to reader Jeff L
  • Update 9/5/19: Bonus still available
  • Update 9/3/19: Deal ends tomorrow.
  • Update 8/17/19: Looks like the end date is actually 9/4. Hat tip to reader @MrP3rson
  • Update 8/7/19: An e-mail has been sent out stating that this offer will end soon, but no end date given. Reposting in case anybody is interested in getting this card. Hat tip to reader Casey

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Wardell
Wardell

I’ve had this card and bonus several times already. T&C now says you may not be eligible if you previously had card before. I believe this was added a couple years ago in 2019 or earlier. Do you know if this card can still be churned?

Andrew H Mioduchowski
Andrew H Mioduchowski

I was trying to find that info everywhere .. did you ever found a wiki or current discussion about this?

booga
booga

Darn, looks like the waived first year offer is gone already.

Pang
Pang

checked the link and appeared the promo had ended 🙁

VGT
VGT

Has Hawaain miles to HH points conversion been enabled again? I thought it has been suspended since mid 2020

Avi
Avi

I believe you can call Hawaiian to transfer it.

zeer0
zeer0

Avi do you have any confirmation that this is currently possible?

Avi
Avi

Why is Hawaiian -> Hilton Honors a bad use of points? If anything converting 60k Hawaiian to 90k HH seems to be the best use of Hawaiian miles considering their poor award chart and award availability.

Jim
Jim

I guess you don’t know the valuation of Hilton points . Most standard room at most Hilton that cost around $100 a night cash price cost 70000 to 120000 points a night . Some may paint a rosy picture and example of of one or two fair redemption value but generally Hilton pints are the most devalued points . So even if you convert the pints to Hilton for 90000 points a night it is only valid for one night at 3 to 4 star standard room. Don’t be fooled by numbers .

Avi
Avi

I agree that HH doesn’t usually offer the best value per point. But $100 for 70-120k is unreal. It shouldn’t be hard to find a 0.4-0.5c/point at most popular travel destinations. And if you’re someone eyeing properties like WA Maldives, Grand Wailea, etc. you could easily get 1c/point valuation. Either way I could expect at least $400-500 value out of 90k HH, while 60k Hawaiian won’t even get a one-way economy ticket from east coast to Hawaii.

zeer0
zeer0

Jim what on earth are you talking about… It’s easy to get 0.5 cents out of Hilton points, and there are opportunities to get 1+ cents during peak times.

P
P

Instant denial. I guess I’m still blacklisted by Barclays.
No biggie as they closed out all redemptions worth something.

zeer0
zeer0

What was your /24 status?

Abe
Abe

Why no Business card version?

Pang
Pang

there is a biz card from them.

GP
GP

Transferring miles to Hilton Honors has been suspended effective 5/1/20. Disappointed as I had 150,000 points to convert to 225,000 Hilton points.

Scott
Scott

The link is no longer showing 60k- just 50k.

Josh
Josh

Doc Newsletter stated: “Barclays is offering 60,000 miles on the Hawaiian card with no annual fee.” The detail should be corrected to state that the first annual fee is “waived.”

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

Going to Hawaii? No? Then see that little X in the upper-right corner of the screen. Click it.