Tag Archives: Hawaiian Airlines

Bilt Rewards: Earn 900 Points for Linking All 9 Airline & Hotel Accounts to the App [Updated]

Updated at 1pm PT on 12/16/21: According to Richard Kerr (Director of Travel Rewards at Bilt Rewards): “looks like we have an out of date email going out; you earn 100 miles per account you link for each of our 7 airline and 2 hotel partners for a total of 900 points.”  Based on that info, you can link all 9 of Bilt Rewards current airline and hotel partners to earn a total of 900 points.  Richard also said: “More ways to earn points without the card coming soon – but we hope you’ll get the card.”  I’m looking forward to seeing the future earning opportunities with Bilt Rewards.


Good afternoon everyone.  A few days ago, I signed up for the Bilt Rewards program (even though I do not have an apartment or pay rent).  Bilt Rewards allows you to earn points for paying rent, but you can also earn points with the Bilt Rewards Credit Card (read Frequent Miler’s review).  If you are new to Bilt Rewards, you can sign up with Frequent Miler’s code to skip the waitlist (FM4BILT).  Once you sign up, download the Bilt Rewards app (iOS and Android).  There is currently a promo where you can earn 300 points for linking your America Airlines, Emirates, and Hawaiian Airlines accounts to the app.  The points post instantly, but you need a minimum of 1,000 points to transfer to an airline partner.

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6 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Hawaiian (100%), United (100%), Alaska (60%), Etihad (60%), American (35%) & Hyatt (30%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 6 offers that end this month.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are 6 offers that end soon.  Up first, Hawaiian Airlines is offering up to a 100% bonus, depending on the number of Hawaiian Airlines Miles you purchase.   This offer expires on October 24.

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Pet Peeve: Airline Travel Bank Funds that are Difficult to Use

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your Memorial Day Weekend is going well.  While planning our upcoming trip to Hawaii (and dealing with expensive rental cars), I had to make some airline flight changes and rediscovered my pet peeve regarding airline travel bank funds.  I have run into this issue with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue, but I’m sure the issue exists on other airlines too.  Nick at Frequent Miler ran into a related issue with United Airlines yesterday.

For our original Alaska Airlines flight home from Hawaii, we had a redeye flight from Lihue (LIH) to Los Angeles (LAX).  I decided to use my $300 incidental travel credit from my JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Credit Card to pay for upgraded seats which includes 4 more inches of legroom, a free alcoholic beverage, and early boarding.  The upgraded seats cost $133.99 each for a total of $267.98.

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American Express Waiving Membership Rewards Points Transfer Excise Tax Through 12/31 & Refunding Previous 2020 Charges

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I was checking my American Express online account and I saw a credit balance of $1.80 on my American Express Everyday Credit Card.  I never use this card, so I was surprised to see that the credit was a Membership Rewards Airline Tax Offset Fee Credit.  I did some digging and learned that this refund is related to a $1.80 charge from February that I paid to transfer 3,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points to my Delta account to book an award ticket.  I also learned that American Express is waiving the excise tax fee for domestic airlines through December 31, 2020 (including Delta, JetBlue, and Hawaiian).

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Redeem IHG, Hawaiian & Frontier Miles for Gift Cards with Points.com (Including Amazon, Walmart & More)

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  A few days ago, I read that Best Western suspends use of points toward gift cards or merchandise and that Southwest Rapid Rewards Can Not Be Redeemed For Gift Cards Due To Covid-19.  I did some digging and found out that it is possible to redeem IHG Rewards Club Points, Hawaiian Airlines Miles, and Frontier Airlines Miles for gift cards (both physical and electronic) with Points.com.  In this post, I will show you how to redeem points from those 3 programs into gift cards and calculate the value from these redemptions (spoiler: the redemptions are not very good).  Here is the complete list of gift card options available as of today (I combined the list into 1 big image).

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