It’s been pretty widely publicized at this point that you can open a Hawaiian Airlines Visa Signature card through Bank of America and earn 35,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles, which can then be transferred into Hilton Hhonors points at a 1:2 ratio, earning you 70,000 Hilton points. Not too shabby. (Apply for that card here – $79 annual fee applies, and you need to spend $1,000 in 4 months).
But did you know that there is a nearly identical card issued by the Bank of Hawaii that offers the same terms? You can apply for it here — same $79 fee, same 35,000 mile bonus after $1000 in spend.
You can apply for both cards (because the banks are unrelated) and earn both bonuses with no problem at all. $158 in annual fees + $2k in spend later, you’ll have 140,000 Hhonors points. Those can be used for 2-3 nights at most top-tier hotels, and a couple of weeks worth of stays at lower tier hotels. Actually, the cash & points deal for Waldorf Hotels (30k points + $100/night) is a great deal when combined with this offer.
Plus, check point stretcher hotels here for even better discounts at a handful of properties.