Huge bonus on Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard
Barclays seems to be offering some generous business credit card bonuses at the moment. I’ve written about the Barclays American Airlines business credit card offering a huge bonus and there is a great deal on the Barclays Hawaiian Airlines business credit card too.
Hawaiian Business Mastercard with 80,000 miles and $99
The Hawaiian Airlines® Business Mastercard®, Hawaiian Airlines’ co-branded Barclays business credit card, offers a huge bonus that can be unlocked after spending $2,000 within the first 90 days. Specifically, you can earn:
- 80,000 Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles
- A $99 credit
The card has an annual fee of $99 that isn’t waived for the first year, so the statement credit basically covers that. This is a limited time offer although no end date has been announced.
Regarding eligibility, the Terms state the following:
This one-time offer is only valid for first-time cardholders with new card accounts. Existing cardholders, existing card accounts and previous cardholders with accounts that have been closed in the last 24 months may not be eligible for this offer. This offer can be canceled at any time without notice.
Read this post to learn more about general Barclays credit card restrictions.
Benefits of the Hawaiian Business Mastercard
The Hawaiian Business Mastercard offers some potentially useful perks, although I suspect these won’t be worth it for most people. These include:
- 3x miles on purchases of Hawaiian Airlines and 2x miles on purchases of gas, food and office supplies
- No foreign transaction fees
- 20,000 bonus miles when you spend $50,000-$99,000 on the card in a cardmember year and 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $100,000+ on the card in a cardmember year
- A one-time 50% discount off a published full round-trip bus fare for one companion, excluding taxes and fees; This is valid for 13 months from account opening and applies between Hawaii and the rest of North America
Honestly, there aren’t any real benefits there that I find particularly compelling. There are cards with better bonus categories, and even when you factor in annual premiums for spending, there are better cards for everyday spending.
What is the best use of Hawaiian Airlines miles?
All in all, unfortunately, HawaiianMiles isn’t a very lucrative frequent flyer program, so I generally wouldn’t bother accumulating this points currency (of course, with an 80,000 bonus miles, the math is different for many).
Redeeming Hawaiian Miles in Hawaiian
If you are looking to redeem miles for travel on Hawaiian Airlines, here is the award table:
This represents probably the best value of any HawaiianMiles redemption. One-Way Savings Rewards start at:
- 7,500 inter-island miles in economy class
- 20,000 miles between mainland North America and Hawaii in Economy Class
- 40,000 miles between mainland North America and Hawaii in First Class
Hawaiian’s first class product is better than the average first class product in the US, and A330 aircraft even have flat beds in first class.
Keep in mind that there are some exceptional values for award travel to/from Hawaii through other programs:
Redeem Hawaiian Miles with partners
HawaiianMiles has a variety of airline partners including Japan Airlines, JetBlue, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic and more.
In some cases, Hawaiian’s affiliate rewards are zone-based, in other cases distance-based, and in other cases revenue-based, so it’s not a very simple program.
For example, Hawaiian redemptions at Virgin Atlantic are zone based:
Meanwhile, Hawaiian redemptions at JetBlue are revenue-based:
The Hawaiian Business Mastercard offers one of the best bonuses I’ve seen on the card for up to 80,000 bonus miles plus a $99 credit. While that sounds like a lot – and I think it is – I personally don’t appreciate HawaiianMiles that much. Despite the big bonus, this is an offer I’ll go through with. However, I’m sure others will feel differently.
Anyone planning to get the Hawaiian Business Card with this limited time bonus?