I consider myself a long-time admirer of JetBlue Airways due to their extra legroom in every seat and awesome customer service.
The rest of the industry agrees that JetBlue stands out in the airline industry. For the last 11 years (2005-2015), JetBlue has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America” by J.D. Power & Associates.
Moreover, JetBlue’s points-earning program, TrueBlue, has some unique ways to earn points!
In this post, you’ll learn about all of the interesting earning options available, plus get strategies you can use to reach your TrueBlue points goal. Soon you’ll have tons of JetBlue TrueBlue points to redeem in any way you want!
Table of contents
- Using The JetBlue Card and American Express Credit Cards
- Earning Points for Travel With JetBlue and Partners
- Specialty JetBlue Points Earnings Opportunities
- U.P. Pro Tips
- In Conclusion
Table of Contents
- Using The JetBlue Card and American Express Credit Cards
- Earning Points for Travel With JetBlue and Partners
- Specialty JetBlue Points Earnings Opportunities
- U.P. Pro Tips
- In Conclusion
Using The JetBlue Card and American Express Credit Cards
We love getting points using our credit cards, and TrueBlue points can be earned using the new Barclaycard line up. First, you’ll need to get signed up to the loyalty program and credit card.
Here’s how to get started.
Sign Up for a JetBlue TrueBlue Account
Like many other airline programs, you can become a JetBlue TrueBlue points member immediately. There’s no special code or invitation needed; simply sign up online.
Start earning TrueBlue points today by signing up at trueblue.jetblue.com.
Your TrueBlue membership number will appear under “My Account.” Keep that number handy, as you’ll use it to earn extra points with JetBlue’s various partners.
Check under Current Deals to see if there are any promotions going on at sign-up. For example, there may be a chance to earn extra points if you fly within a set time period after registering your account.
In spring 2015, JetBlue offered newly registered members 7,000 TrueBlue points for booking a one-way or round-trip flight and traveling by June 18, 2015. This was an excellent offer, so don’t miss the next one that comes around!
1. The JetBlue Card Sign-Up Bonus
After a long haul with American Express, JetBlue recently began a new relationship with Barclaycard, and now they’ve issued three co-branded MasterCards.
For a limited time, you will receive 5,000 True Blue points after you spend $1,000 on the card in the first 90 days. There is no annual fee with The JetBlue Card, The JetBlue Plus Card and The JetBlue Business Card both cost $99 per year.
Transferring JetBlue Points from Amex Membership Rewards
JetBlue Points can also be transferred from Amex Membership Rewards at a rate of 250:200. Sometimes you can take advantage of certain bonus point promotional periods as well. There are over ten different Membership Rewards cards.
(Use our transfer partner calculator to easily find out how many JetBlue points you’ll get when transferring from AMEX)
2. JetBlue Category Bonuses
Category bonuses include the kind of spending you probably do regularly, such as shopping and dining out. These everyday expenses can add up to tons of points over the course of a year.
Luckily, The JetBlue Card offers 2x points for every $1 spent on grocery stores and restaurants!
Check out additional ways to earn bonus points on common purchases below.
3. Use the ShopTrue JetBlue Shopping Portal
JetBlue TrueBlue has its own shopping portal called ShopTrue, which gives members opportunities to earn points through their favorite merchants when shopping online.
The JetBlue shopping portal has over 700 participating retailers offering up to 19 points per $1 spent.
Keep tabs on these bonus deals to see when your favorite retailers are offering even more points than usual for a limited period of time.
The process for using the shopping portal is easy. Follow these steps to participate:
- Go to shoptrue.jetblue.com.
- Sign in with your JetBlue TrueBlue points account number, or sign up (for free) if you haven’t done so already.
- Search for a product or store.
- Click on the store’s bonus points offer (e.g. 2 points/$).
- Select “Shop Now” on the loaded page.
- Enter your email address if you’d like ShopTrue to notify you when you’ve earned points, or click “save and continue.”
- The store website will load, and you can shop like normal.
- Be sure you are still logged in to the portal before you purchase through the store.
Watch the front page of the ShopTrue portal and the Bonus Offers page for special points-earning opportunities!
4. Sign Up for the TrueBlue Dining Program
In November 2015, JetBlue and the Rewards Network announced their partnership to award members with TrueBlue points for dining at over 11,000 restaurants worldwide.
Though somewhat lower value than other dining programs out there, you will still earn 1 TrueBlue point per $1 you spend eating out at restaurants in the network.
JetBlue Mosaic members will earn double that, getting 2 TrueBlue points per $1 spent (see more about how to earn Mosaic status below under Airfare and Flights).
Follow these simple steps to see how it works:
- Go to truebluedining.com/join.
- Register/log in with your TrueBlue account number.
- Enter the details of any credit card you want to use at restaurants.
- Search for restaurants near you using the search bar at the top of the page.
- Pay for your meal or bar bill using the credit card you registered to earn points (use your JetBlue credit card to earn the most points!).
Right now you can sign up, add a credit card to your account, and start earning immediately. However, there’s no account center set up at the moment, so you’ll need to give them a call at 1-866-634-9633 if you need to make any edits to your account.
Click on “Earn More” to find out about special opportunities for earning bonus points. (There were none available at the time of writing this article.)
From experience with dining programs like this one, bonus offers in the Earn More section are usually in the thousands of points for accomplishing a simple task.
An example is going to a participating restaurant within 30 days of account opening, spending over $30 there, and then writing a review.
Once you do all of this, you’ll receive 1,000 bonus points–definitely an easy way to earn! Hopefully, TrueBlue points will have more opportunities like this posted soon.
Hot Tip: Use The JetBlue Card when you eat at restaurants participating in the dining program to earn 2x points for every $1 spent. You’ll earn these points in addition to what you already earn through the dining program and as a Mosaic member.
5. Other Retail Purchases
When all else fails in the above everyday spending areas, perhaps one of JetBlue TrueBlue points’ retail partners will help you earn some bonus points.
|Company||Product or service||Bonus points|
|1800flowers.com||Includes flowers and edible gifts from 1800baskets.com, 1800flowers.com, Fruitbouquets.com, Cheryl’s Fannie May, and The Popcorn Factory||20 points/$1, use code TB20|
|ClubW||Wine||2,500 points when you join and make first purchase, 1,000 bonus points for every 24 bottles purchased, plus more points for every purchase|
|Newspaper Rewards||Newspaper subscriptions||Varies, e.g. Get the WSJ 39-week subscription for 2072 points|
|Points.com Magazines||Magazine subscriptions||Up to 3,200 points when you subscribe|
|Spafinder||Spa and wellness gift cards, gift boxes, and other gift accessories||3 points/$1|
|Texture||Magazine subscriptions||20 points/$1|
|Thanksagain.com||Thousands of merchants at 170+ U.S. airports||5 points/$1 spent, plus 100 points at sign up|
|Tile||Smartphone app for finding your lost, misplaced, or stolen valuables||Up to 1,500 points when you make purchases with the app|
The above retail options for earning bonus points are pretty standard—except one. In regards to partnerships with miles and points programs, Tile stands out as unique from this list.
So, what is Tile?
Tile is an app that allows you to purchase several tags to attach to your most important items, like your phone, wallet, keys, laptop, etc. Once you put the tag on the object, the app will tell you where it is at all times.
This is such a handy app for those of us who are always misplacing our keys between the couch cushions (or in our pocket—derp!). It’s similarly helpful for people who want to be able to track down their valuables when they get stolen.
You may be wondering how you can find your phone if its lost and the app is on it. Well, in this case, you’d access your account on the app from someone else’s phone, enabling you to then find your own. So easy!
My only wish is that it was available in the Microsoft store for Windows devices.
Earning Points for Travel With JetBlue and Partners
JetBlue has many ways to earn points within its own unique points rewards system, but they also have a bunch of partners you can use to earn points as well.
6. Airfare & Flights
Purchase JetBlue flights or flights on any of JetBlue’s airline partners to earn TrueBlue points the old-fashioned way: by sitting in the seat.
Note that JetBlue tickets purchased through a third-party site (e.g., Expedia) will not produce this bonus.
Flying With JetBlue Partners
Since JetBlue is not a member of any airline alliance, your options are limited for earning TrueBlue points with other airlines.
However, the airlines they do partner with are pretty awesome! All you have to do is add your TrueBlue number on the passenger info page at booking to get the points.
The following are some of the JetBlue partners and the points you can earn by flying them:
|Partner Airline||TrueBlue Point Accrual|
|Singapore Airlines||1 point/1 mile in Business, 1 point/2 miles in Economy|
|Emirates Skywards||1 point/1 mile + 50% bonus in First, +25% bonus in Business, 1 point/1 mile in Economy Flex, 1 point/2 miles in Economy Saver|
|Hawaiian Airlines||1.5 points/2 miles in Business F and P, 1 point/2 miles in Business A and Economy Class (W, Y, Q, B, N, M H), 0.5 points/2 miles in Economy Class K & L|
|Silver Airways||250 TrueBlue points per segment|
|South African Airways||1 points/1 mile + 25% bonus in Business, 1 point/1 mile in Economy, 1 point/2 miles in Discounted Economy|
Flying JetBlue Airlines
Every $1 spent on a JetBlue flight will yield 3 TrueBlue points simply for being a TrueBlue member. If you purchase your flight via JetBlue.com, you’ll earn an additional 3 TrueBlue points per $1 spent as a bonus.
That’s 6x points total per $1 spent on JetBlue.com tickets!
Depending on the seats you choose, it’s actually possible to earn 7x or 8x total points on your JetBlue flights. JetBlue has 4 different seating levels: Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Flex, and Mint.
In addition to the individual benefits each level offers, you’ll earn between 3x-5x points per dollar, plus extra bonus points depending on which level you choose.
Blue Flex is the most lucrative since it will yield 5 TrueBlue points for every $1 of the ticket price.
Of course, all of the above points-earning possibilities are in addition to the 3-6x bonus TrueBlue points you’ll earn if you purchase with a JetBlue credit card.
Overall, that means you could earn between 9x and 11x points on your JetBlue ticket purchases!
Hot Tip: Request your seat to have “Even More Space” on JetBlue flights. This is an add-on to your ticket purchase that typically yields an extra 200 points per flight. Sweet!
JetBlue shies away from having traditional tiers for its most loyal customers.
Tiers in airline programs usually mean a customer who has reached certain membership status will earn points faster. Instead of offering a certain membership status to a customer for being a frequent JetBlue flyer, they offer a badge.
The Mosaic badge can be earned in one of two ways:
- Earn 15,000 points within a calendar year
- Fly 30 flight segments (that’s one-way) and earn at least 12,000 points within a calendar year.
A couple benefits of the Mosaic badge are 15,000 bonus points added to your TrueBlue account, plus an additional 3 points for every $1 spent on JetBlue flights.
In total, you’ll have the potential to earn a whopping 11x bonus TrueBlue points per $1 spent on JetBlue flights (5x for Blue Flex seats + 3x flights bought at JetBlue.com + 3x for Mosaic badge). Phenomenal!
Learn more about the hundreds of ways to earn with even more badges below under “U.P. Pro tips!”
Want to rack up tons of points? Some bonus point deals exist that can help you reach your goal.
These bonus points are more attainable for those of us who fly on JetBlue only a few times a year.
|Deal Name||What you have to do||What you’ll earn|
|High Five Bonus||3 round-trip or 6 one-way flights within a calendar year||5,000 points|
|Lucky 7 Bonus||7 round-trip or 14 one-way flights within a calendar year||7,000 points|
|Go Long Bonus||10 long haul one-way flights (e.g., New York City to San Francisco)||10,000 points|
The only rule here is the flights you take to reach these bonus goals have to be paid with money and not points; they cannot be award flights.
Hot Tip: Bring your pet on board and earn bonus TrueBlue points. You can earn 300 bonus TrueBlue points on every flight segment you fly with your pet as a TrueBlue member through JetBlue’s free JetPaws program. JetPaws is dedicated to making your trip go smoothly with your pet—and you’ll earn extra points while you do it! Helpful for you, your pet, and your points wallet! That’s a triple win!
7. Car Rentals, Car Sharing, and Parking
Get bonus points when you drive a rental or park a vehicle using one of JetBlue TrueBlue’s partners.
|Avis||Up to 600/rental of 3 days or more through (use code MUAA043)|
|Budget||100/day, 200 points/day for Mosaic members (use code MUAZ059)|
|Carmel||Up to 6/$1|
|Hertz||No current offers|
|Parking Spot||300 for 1st stay, 50/stay when spending $75 or more|
|Payless||100/day, 200/day for Mosaic members|
|Zipcar||500 to join|
How cool is it that Zipcar is a partner? Lots of my friends in New York City use this car sharing program when they’re moving big items around or if they want to escape the city for a day.
It’s so convenient to hop in a car whenever you need one without having the responsibility of a car all the other times.
Now, people can join Zipcar and receive 500 TrueBlue points in the process. Awesome! I only wish they offered per-rental bonus points, too!
Make sure to stay up-to-date on the latest promotions from the above partners, as offers do change or disappear and reappear over the course of a year.
8. Book With Hotel Partners
JetBlue TrueBlue points are partnered with several hotel groups, rewards programs, and hotel booking aids offering bonus points. Bonus points are given usually on a per stay basis.
In the table below, you’ll find information from all the hotel partners and rewards programs.
|Honors Hilton Worldwide||Varies (see link)||Marriott Rewards||Varies (see link)|
|HotelTonight||1,000 (stay by 1/31/2016), then 250 for next 2 bookings||Morgans Hotel Group||Up to 1,000 points per stay|
|IHG Rewards Club||Varies (see link)||Rocketmiles||1,000 to 10,000 per night|
|La Quinta Inns & Suites||250 (750 through 3/31/2016!)|
These points can then be turned into TrueBlue points after linking your account to JetBlue. Instructions on how to do this for each program are provided through the links in the above table.
HotelTonight and Rocketmiles are hotel search aids with some amazing listings. Check them out and earn TrueBlue points when you enter your account number.
Hot Tip: Many of the hotel partners offer limited-time promotions requiring you to book by a certain date and stay by a certain date. Make sure you adhere to these rules. Pay attention to updates to their next promotion deadlines, so you can earn the maximum number of points for your hotel stays!
Hotel Partner Credit Cards
There are a number of hotel credit cards that you could use to earn points and transfer to JetBlue TrueBlue. They are included in the following table.
9. Book Vacation Packages
JetBlue Getaways provides opportunities to book a vacation package to die for.
How does a 4-day, 3-night resort stay with round-trip flights from New York to Orlando sound for $469 per person? Pretty sweet, if you ask me!
The deal gets even sweeter when you factor in 6 TrueBlue points for every $1 you spend on the JetBlue site. That’s 2,814 points earned per person, on top of the awesome time you’ll have!
10. Book With Cruise Lines Around the World
Earn 2 TrueBlue points per $1 spent on cruises at cruises.jetblue.com.
Cruise to destinations around the Carribean, South America, Europe, and more! When you search for a cruise, look for the link “Earn TrueBlue points on your sailing.”
The pop-up will tell you exactly how many points you should expect to earn on that particular cruise.
Keep an eye out for special deals on the front page of the cruise site, as additional bonus points may be offered for certain cruise lines and dates.
Specialty JetBlue Points Earnings Opportunities
There are tons of other ways to earn TrueBlue points that don’t fit into any of the above categories. I consider these “special.” Some of these options will result in tons of points at no extra monetary cost to you.
11. Home & Security Services
JetBlue TrueBlue has partnered with some companies that will give you points in return for purchasing or showing an interest in their products or services.
|LifeLock||Identity protection||4,500 points for Ultimate Plus membership; 3,750 points for Advantage membership; 3,000 points for Standard Service|
|NRG Home||Electricity (For residents of IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA)||2 points/$1 on monthly bill. 5,000 bonus points after 2nd bill|
|NRG Home Solar||Solar-powered electric/energy||5,000 points for consultation; 25,000 points for installation of solar panels on home|
I love that you can earn 5,000 JetBlue points just from getting a consultation with NRG Home Solar. Why not? You don’t have to buy anything from them in the end! With Jetblue, 5000 points are worth a lot!
As an example, you’d only need 4,800 TrueBlue points to take a one-way, short-haul flight in the U.S. (e.g., New York City to Washington, D.C.).
Before you decide to purchase services, always compare prices of the above companies with other providers. There could be better deals elsewhere that would outweigh the bonus points benefit on offer.
Even if they don’t have a better price, another company could also offer better service.
12. Gift Registry With Points.com
Points.com teamed up with TrueBlue to offer you the chance to earn points as gifts for special occasions. Simply sign up for free, create your registry page, and start sharing it with your friends and family.
Depending on people’s generosity, you could potentially earn thousands of points with an option like this on the table!
This makes it easy to earn more points and reach your goals, perhaps saving up for that honeymoon trip or gap-year of solo travel.
13. Fill Out Surveys Online
As you may already know, filling out surveys is one of my favorite ways to earn some extra miles or points. I’m happy to report that JetBlue is a participant in this method!
TrueBlue has partnered with two data collection companies to earn points:
|Data Collection Company||Bonus Miles Offer|
|e-Rewards||350 points for completing first survey, plus extra points for each additional survey completed|
|Points for Surveys||400 points for completing first survey, plus extra points for each additional survey completed|
With e-Rewards, you’ll earn e-Rewards currency which can then be transferred into TrueBlue points through the Reward Center.
Points for Surveys will automatically transfer the points you earn on these surveys and add them to your TrueBlue account. So easy!
U.P. Pro Tips
14. Collect Hundreds of Badges
Probably my favorite of all the unique ways to earn TrueBlue points is Badges. Yes, the Mosaic Badge is one of these, but there are hundreds more and some are super easy to earn.
For instance, I banked 375 points in a few minutes by earning six different Loyalty Badges.
I visited the badges page 10 times, linked my Facebook and Twitter accounts, and shared a few things on my social media (e.g., the map, the badge I earned, etc.).
There are also Travel Badges that involve taking flights with JetBlue to various destinations. You would have to be quite the ambitious traveler to earn all 325 of these, but having even a few will get you thousands of points.
For instance, if you frequently fly to one location, you’ll earn one of the “practically a local” badges, which are marked at 1,000 points each for flying 10 times to a destination.
JetBlue makes earning badges kind of like a game or competition. As you reach badge levels, you are ranked against the community of TrueBlue members who participate.
Make it even more of a competition by involving your friends and family to see who can earn the most!
JetBlue is one of the only airline programs that offers an easy way for family members to combine and transfer points among the group. The TrueBlue Family Pooling system allows two adults and up to five kids to earn and collect points individually.
There are no bonus JetBlue points associated with Family Pooling. However, there are more opportunities to earn the points, since you’re all earning separately and then pooling the points together.
Reaching a big goal like a group award trip is easier when everyone is involved in the earning process!
Learn more about Family Pooling on the TrueBlue site.
The JetBlue Card offers some great ways to earn TrueBlue points. It provides bonus points for groceries and restaurants, and it doesn’t even have an annual fee! That’s awesome!
A great way to earn TrueBlue points even without the credit card is by using Badges. This game-like system is one of the most fun ways to earn among all the miles and points programs out there!
Learn more about the JetBlue TrueBlue program by reading our loyalty program review.