Barclays and JetBlue have just rolled out some best-ever offers on their co-branded credit cards, offering up to 100,000 TrueBlue points.
JetBlue Card 100K bonuses
- Earn 50,000 TrueBlue points after spending $1,000 within 90 days
- Earn an additional 50,000 TrueBlue points after spending a total of $6,000 within 12 months
In other words, you’re looking at 100,000 TrueBlue points after spending $6,000, which is phenomenal. Personally I value TrueBlue points at ~1.3 cents each, so to me the points are worth $1,300. Do note that unfortunately redemptions for JetBlue’s excellent Mint product usually offer less value per point.
Are the JetBlue credit cards worth it?
Both $99 annual fee credit cards have largely overlapping benefits, including the following:
- Earn Mosaic status when you spend $50,000 on the card in a year
- Receive a 5,000 point anniversary bonus (which I value at ~$65)
- Get 10% of your points back every time you redeem for flights
- Save 50% on eligible inflight purchases, including drinks and food
- Get a first checked bag free for the cardmember and up to three companions on the same reservation
I’d say that these cards could be worth keeping in the long run if you fly JetBlue with any frequency. The 5,000 point anniversary bonus offsets about two thirds of the annual fee (by my valuation), and the remaining ~$35 should be covered by the checked bag benefit, savings on inflight purchases, and 10% back on redemptions.
We’re seeing some fantastic bonuses on JetBlue’s personal and business cards. If you fly JetBlue with any frequency then I think these bonuses are absolutely worth it, as 100,000 points can get you ~$1,300 worth of travel, or potentially even more with the 10% of points you get back after redemptions.
That being said, if you’re limited in terms of how much you can spend or how many cards you can apply for, there are some cards I’d consider first, which offer more flexibility. For example, I’d rather pick up something like the Chase Sapphire Preferred with an 80K bonus, if I didn’t have either.
Do you plan on applying for these JetBlue 100K offers?