New Method May, 2016
You may be able to get a 50,000 point offer by creating a dummy booking. Here is how to do it:
- Search for a flight and go through the airfare booking process.
- On the final payment screen, select the “Credit/Debit Card” radio button and you may see a 50K offer as shown above.
Original Method October, 2015
The current standard offer for the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard from Barclaycard is 35,000 miles after $1,000 spend. Through November 30, 2015, the offer has increased to 50,000 miles for members of their HawaiianMiles program. To get this offer, simply log into your Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles account (create one first if you don’t already have one), click “View My Account”, scroll down a bit, and you should see something like this:
To be clear, Hawaiian Airlines miles are not the most valuable miles out there, but they can be useful to redeem for Hawaiian Airlines flights or for flights on Hawaiian Airline partner airlines. It’s also worth noting that credit card holders can receive shared miles from friends and family for free. So, it makes it easier to combine miles to get enough for a useful award. You can also transfer miles to to Hilton points at a ratio of 1 to 1.5 (10,000 Hawaiian miles becomes 15,000 Hilton points).
Note that the $89 annual fee is not waived.