(EXPIRED) 70K miles with new Hawaiian Business card bonus

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The Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard is currently seeing an increased welcome bonus of up to 70,000 miles: That’s 60K after $1K in purchases within the first 90 days and a bonus 10K after making a purchase on an employee card. While Hawaiian miles aren’t the most valuable currency, this can be a good bonus if you have a good use in mind.

The Offer

The Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard® issued by Barclays
Up to 70K miles
Up to 70K miles: 60K after $1K in the first 90 days + 10K after a purchase is made on an employee card

$99 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 60K after $1K in the first 90 days + 10K after first purchase on an employee card [Expired 8/19]

Key Card Details

The Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard® issued by Barclays

Annual Fee: $99

Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

Base
Dine
Gas
Office
Brand

Earning rate: 3X Hawaiian Airlines ⚬ 2x gas, dining, and office supply stores ⚬ 1x everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Earn up to 40,000 annual bonus miles — 20k miles with $50-$99k annual spend or 40k miles with $100k or more annual spend;

Noteworthy perks: One-time 50% off a companion discount on roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines

Quick Thoughts

The new offer on this card might make it worth a look in certain spots:

  1. You have a good use for Hawaiian miles in mind (always a good reason)
  2. You live in or travel from Hawaii and can take advantage of partner awards with decent pricing from HI
  3. You want a non-Amex way to earn Hilton points (H/T to Richard Kerr on this one)
  4. You have a magic wand that makes saver business flights available between the continental US and Hawaii

If any of those apply to you, this offer may be worth it. If not, it’s a questionable proposition. In the past, I’d said that this one could be a value for flying a family on inter-island flights since those flights ordinarily cost $100 and you could get enough of them (or for enough passengers) with an offer like this to save a nice chunk of change.

However, now that Southwest has entered the inter-island market with flights from $29 each way, prices are already being competed down and the mileage rates just don’t make sense with Hawaiian.

Overall, this is probably a miss for most folks, but as it is a business card it should theoretically not add to your Chase 5/24 count and that might put it back into the realm of consideration for the truly dedicated among us.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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