Last week I discussed the new Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard issued by Barclaycard. While not the most exciting card in the world it does still come with enough bonus miles for a round-trip flight to Hawaii from North America making it a decent offer. The downfall of this new card is that the current offer does not waive the $89 annual fee for the 1st year.
There is also a business version of this card though you probably haven’t heard as much about. While the personal version of the card is now being issued by Barclay’s, the business version is actually being issued by Bank of Hawaii.
Like the personal card, the business card also comes with a sign-up bonus of 35,000 miles but has NO spending requirement. The bonus miles are awarded after 1st purchase along with a one-time 50% off companion discount good for round-trip coach travel between North America and Hawaii. The business card also allows you to transfer miles between family and friends as long as the person receiving the miles holds the Hawaiian Airlines credit card.
While the personal card offers an annual spending bonus of 5,000 miles with $10,000 in annual spending, the business card features a tiered spending bonus with a higher potential. You will earn a 20,000 mile bonus for spending at least $50,000 annually or 40,000 bonus miles if you top $100,000 in annual spending. That is a pretty high spending threshold but 40% is a pretty solid bonus. However, if you are spending that amount of money annually you would probably do better to put it elsewhere.
- 35,000 bonus miles with 1st purchase
- 2x miles on Hawaiian Airlines purchases
- 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees
- ShareMiles allows you to receive miles from family and friends
- Up to 40,000 annual bonus miles based on spending
- $89 annual fee NOT waived the 1st year
Again, my big complaint with this card is the annual fee of $89 is NOT waived the 1st year. However, if Hawaii is your goal and you have already hit many of the usual suspects then the business or personal Hawaiian cards could be good for you.