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Unexpected Ways to Earn Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles

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August 31st, 2021

The thing about being stuck inside with nowhere to go for over a year? Your Travel To-Do List starts to get seriously long. When the world begins to open up and welcome tourism back, be ready to check some of those destinations off your list. And with so much travel catch-up to do, it doesn't hurt to get a little more creative with how to get there. Some advice? Take advantage of the many ways you can earn Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles® and give yourself a little (ok, a big) boost to getting to your next vacation spot. Since HawaiianMiles don’t expire, you can bank all the miles you’ll be earning until you’re ready to travel!

While you've probably already flown and loved Hawaiian Airlines before, chances are you aren't taking advantage of the many ways you can score its frequent flyer miles. Because, pro tip: There are a lot. Unlike most airline loyalty programs that are based on the cost of the ticket, HawaiianMiles bases its airline miles earned on actual travel. In other words, a mile flown is actually a mile earned. Miles also never expire and there are no blackout dates. Oh, and did we mention that flight redemptions start at just 7,500 HawaiianMiles? That means the folks at Hawaiian Airlines are getting you off the ground, in the air, and on to your next dream getaway as fast as possible.

OK, now to get down to business...how to get these Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles into your account. Check it out:

First, you'll need to enroll in the HawaiianMiles loyalty program to earn miles on every flight.

Then, make sure you have a Bank of Hawaii checking account. Bank of Hawaii is the only local bank where you can earn HawaiianMiles. Turn every purchase into miles with the Bankoh Hawaiian Airlines® Visa® Debit Cardwhere you'll earn 1 mile for every $2 in qualified purchases. If you're going to work out that debit card, make sure it's working for you!

Lastly, and this is the easy part, shop! Take a spin around the HawaiianMiles Marketplace, a database of local and national stores and restaurants that offer bonus miles when you make a purchase using your contactless Bankoh Hawaiian Airlines® Visa® Debit Card (no germs and no delays, thank you very much). The best part? The bonus HawaiianMiles you earn with this program are not subject to the standard debit mileage caps.

Here are some favorite unexpected ways to shop and stock up on miles by–and here's the fun part–just doing the things you already love.

Leonards Bakery

1. Turn your next wardrobe refresh into a miles-earning blitz

Check out Kahala® or Tori Richard® for the latest in aloha wear . The bonus? Earn an additional 3 miles per $1 spent on your new fashion statements. Now that's something sure to never go out of style.

2. Deck out your pad

With work from home becoming the new normal, refreshing your space has become more valuable than ever. Spruce things up with the tools and resources at City Mill while earning an additional mile for every $1 spent.

3. Give in to your sweet tooth

From fresh malasadas at Leonard's Bakery™ to ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls at Cinnamon's to a big stack of roasted macadamia nut pancakes at Big City Diner, indulge in these tasty treats while earning up to an additional to 2.5 miles per $1 spent.

4. Use Your Bank of Hawaii contactless debit card

Now through December 31, 2021, Bank of Hawaii is giving away 5 Million HawaiianMiles! Our biggest giveaway could help you get to your next getaway.  All you have to do to enter is use your Bank of Hawaii contactless debit card (all Bank of Hawaii debit cards are eligible, not just the Bankoh Hawaiian Airlines Visa Debit Card!) Every purchase offers one entry into the giveaway (every contactless purchase receives double entry). Each month, 10 winners will receive 100,000 HawaiianMiles. Plus, one lucky grand prize winner will receive 1 Million HawaiianMiles at the end of the giveaway. Just tap to pay, and you could be on your way to your next big adventure. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Learn more about the Bank of Hawaii 5 Million HawaiianMiles Giveaway.

In short? You could be earning tons of miles for the things you buy every day. Make sure to set up a HawaiianMiles account, sign up for a contactless Bankoh Hawaiian Airlines® Visa® Debit Card and make what you buy, fly! So when it's safe to travel again, you'll find yourself up into the air and on to the next adventure easier and faster than ever.

The mention of HawaiianMiles Marketplace partners is not an indication of affiliation or endorsement by Bank of Hawaii. The individuals and owners of any other trademarks, logos, brands or other designations of origin shown, named or mentioned herein did not sponsor, endorse or preview this article.

No purchase or transaction necessary to enter. Open to legal residents of the state of Hawaii, 18 or older. Starts 12:00:01 am September 1, 2021 and ends 11:59:59 pm December 31, 2021. Odds of winning depend upon number of eligible entries.  Approximate retail value of an individual prize ranges from $3,000 to $30,000. For complete rules and eligibility, visit boh.com/5millionmilesrules Sponsor: Bank of Hawaii, Inc

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