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This past Tuesday, I wrote a full review the new Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines Elite World Mastercard, which features several valuable benefits like discounted award levels, companion discounts and vouchers and more. Though the card is best for travelers looking to maximize their Hawaii travel specifically, it’s a solid product.

I actually had the opportunity to make a quick 24-hour pit-stop in Hawaii last month on my way back from Australia and flew there from Sydney to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines business class. In honor of my trip, and this exciting new card, for this week’s Thursday Giveaway, I have a whole bag of Hawaiian sunshine to give away.

There are sweets, crafts, mini-books on the history of Hawaii and the famous surfer Duke Kahanamoku (pictured below), and more. In addition to the swag, I am going to give this week’s winner 10,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles to use towards their trip to the 50th state! Remember, inter-Island flights start at just 7,500 miles, so that’s more than enough for an island hop once you’re already there as well.

Famed Hawaiian surfer and five-time Olympic Medalist Duke Kahanamoku

In order to enter, leave a comment on this post telling me what you either your favorite memory from a past trip to Hawaii was, or if you haven’t been before, what you would like to see or do! Maybe a drive to the North Shore of Oahu to see some of those world-famouswaves, or you read about my trip to Kauai and picked up some tips! Either way, leave a comment on this post by 5pm ET on Monday, March 17 to be eligible. You can only enter once. The winner will be chosen at random and announced next week.

And the Winners of Last Week’s Prize of a TPG Swag Bag and 10,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points is…

In conjunction with the launch of TPG Maximizer and my New York Times Travel Show appearance, we had a giveaway asking for what your favorite tips were from my presentations. I received a lot of entries letting me know what you thought was the most helpful tip, but we could only choose one winner so the lucky recipient is reader Russ H. who said that the most valuable tip was:

“How to use Vanilla Reloads & Amex Bluebird to meet the $10k minimum spend requirements on my Citi AA Executive Mastercard for 100k miles! Also, being able to refer these presentations to coerce friends/family who need an introduction to points strategy so they stop “wasting” with their debit/credit cards!”

Congrats Russ and good luck to all who enter this week!

Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is one of the best travel credit cards on the market right now because you can use the miles to cover many expenses that traditional miles won’t cover.

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More Things to Know
  • Enjoy 70,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase
  • New - Control Your Card - Instantly secure your accounts by locking your cards with Barclays SecurHold™, plus set transaction limits and block certain purchase categories for you or your authorized users. Available only on the Barclays mobile app.
  • Book travel your way—no airline, seat or hotel restrictions—and redeem your miles for travel statement credits
  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • International Chip and PIN for use at self-service chip terminals around the world
  • Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% variable based on your creditworthiness
Annual Fee
$89 (waived first year)
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater
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