Wow: JetBlue Credit Card 100K Bonus

Filed Under: Credit Cards, JetBlue

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

The JetBlue Plus Card and JetBlue Business Card (each of which has a $99 annual fee) are offering the best bonuses we’ve ever seen on the cards. For each card:

  • 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.

Bottom line

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?

Comments
  1. Wow that’s great. I have the CSR so signed my wife up for CSP for 80k. We both have the AF JetBlue cards, but will likely downgrade both of our AF cards to the no AF cards and then sign up for the Business card. The awarding of TrueBlue points for the AF cards is offset to an extent as you explained but just need to reduce AFs where the card family offers that as an option.

    @ Lucky…any known issues with applying for their business card? Are they tight at Barclays?

  2. The Barclays business cards are run out of a different center than the personal cards … and the website for the business cards is complete garbage. Total train wreck. And no App unlike with the personal cards. That said get the card, pay your bills, and get the points.

  3. Looks like if you have had this card in the past you might not be able to get the bonus. “You may not be eligible for this offer if you currently have or previously had an account with us in this program”. .

  4. Good luck downgrading the card when the time comes. Tried that a few months ago when travel ground to a halt and my annual fee came due. They wouldn’t process it because a “downgrade offer wasn’t on my account”, never heard of that from any other banking institution. Despite escalating it, they wouldn’t budge. Now both Barclays and JB will lose a customer. Terrible service.

  5. @EC2: I don’t have the jetblue business card but I do have the AAdvantage aviator business card from barclaycard. I had no problems whatsoever being approved for a barclaycard business account. They even allowed me to move some of my personal credit limit to the business card.

  6. Approved for the 60k Jetblue bus bonus today and the 100k came out today. Called in and no honor of the 100k offer. Told to call back when the card comes and see what customer non service might do.

  7. Question, would a balance transfer be consider part of the $6,000 you need to spend on the first 12 months? just curious.
    Thanks

  8. Any comments on Barclays wording “may” not be eligible for bonus if you have had this card in the past? Had the personal Jetblue with a bonus received 5 years ago and cancelled the card 2 1/2 years ago.

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