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Ends today: 20% transfer bonus from Amex to Hawaiian

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20% transfer bonus from Amex to Hawaiian

For the month of January we are seeing just a single transfer bonus from American Express and it’s to Hawaiian Airlines. Let’s take a look, but the transfer bonus runs through January 31st, 2023. Don’t forget that Bilt Rewards is also a Hawaiian transfer partner and is offering a 100% bonus on Feb 1st, 2023 only.

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Booking Lie Flat Business Class to Hawaii

This is arguably the most difficult award space to find, but when you do, like shown below, it can be had for as little as 40k Hawaiian miles. With this 20% transfer bonus…that’s just 34k miles per person each way.

When award space is available it will look like what’s shown below


Zach, can I book this another way?

Yep, you don’t need Hawaiian Miles to book this route, you could also book with the following currencies:

The easiest is a partner of everyone:

  • Virgin Atlantic

But you can also book with:

  • Jetblue
  • Korean


If you’re looking to book flights to Hawaii…or make use of Hawaiian miles on some of their partners, this could be an advantageous time to transfer.

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based. 

Welcome Offer

60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months

80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon

Annual Fee


Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

Super solid welcome offer.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

  • 3x on dining
    •  including eligible delivery services for takeout
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
  • $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Primary rental car coverage is my favorite

There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back. .

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

1 Comment

  • Gina February 2, 2023

    ALERT, ALERT, amazing AMEX Gold card point bonus 90,000. (valuation) $1,980.00!!! If you transfer the points for business class flights the value can be worth sooo much more. The spend is requirement is $4,000.00 in 6 months for the most useful AMEX card to earn points. This is my link

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