19 Best Ways To Earn Lots of JetBlue TrueBlue Points [2017]

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Note: Any offers mentioned below for the JetBlue Card are no longer available at Upgraded Points.

JetBlue might not have the same kind of extensive route network compared to Delta Air Lines or American Airlines, but they have gained a reputation for having a good product and solid service.

In this post, you’ll learn about the ways you can use credit cards to earn JetBlue True Blue points and other fun ways to earn even more points. Soon you’ll have tons of TrueBlue points to redeem any way you want!

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 member immediately by just signing up on JetBlue’s site. Once you’ve set up an account, you’ll be ready to earn True Blue points.

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 when you 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. This was an excellent offer, so don’t miss the next one that comes around!

Earn True Blue Points With Credit Cards

There are several credit cards that can help you earn True Blue points. Some earn True Blue points directly, while others earn transferable points that can be transferred to your True Blue account.

1. Barclaycard JetBlue Co-Branded Credit Cards

After a long relationship with American Express, JetBlue decided to partner with Barclaycard, which now issues three co-branded cards. When you get one of these cards, you can earn a big chunk of points thanks to the different sign-up bonuses offered by each.

CREDIT CARDCARD INFO
The JetBlue Plus Card

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  • Earn 30,000 bonus points
  • Earn 6 points per $1 on JetBlue purchases and 2 points per $1 at restaurants and grocery stores.
  • Annual Fee: $99
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The JetBlue Card
  • Earn 10,000 bonus points
  • Earn 3 points per $1 on JetBlue purchases and 2 points per $1 at restaurants and grocery stores.
  • No annual fee
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First, let’s look at The JetBlue Plus Card (our top recommendation). It earns 6 points per dollar on all purchases with JetBlue. This makes it a particularly useful card if you are paying for JetBlue flights regularly.

The JetBlue Business Card also earns 6 points per dollar with JetBlue. Both of these cards also allow you to earn Mosaic status with JetBlue by spending $50,000 on the card in a calendar year. Depending on your spending, this could be an easy way to earn Mosaic status.

Both cards come with a $99 annual fee but generally come with a hefty sign-up bonus.

If you’d prefer a card with no annual fee that earns True Blue points directly, look no further than The JetBlue Card. With this card, you’ll earn 3 points per dollar when making purchases with JetBlue. However, you cannot spend your way to Mosaic status with this card.

All three of these cards also have two bonus categories: restaurants and grocery stores. You will earn 2 points per dollar on these purchases regardless of which JetBlue card you choose.

Hot Tip: Check out the most valuable benefits of the JetBlue Plus Card!

2. Amex Membership Rewards Credit Cards

JetBlue Points can also be transferred from Amex Membership Rewards at a rate of 250:200. Sometimes you can take advantage of promotional periods that bump up the transfer rate to 1:1.

Generally, you can find better ways to redeem Membership Rewards points but they can come through in a pinch if you need a JetBlue flight. Try to wait for promotional transfer rates so you can get more value out of your Membership Rewards points.

(Use our transfer partner calculator to easily find out how many JetBlue points you’ll get when transferring from AMEX)

Recommended Amex Personal Cards

CREDIT CARDCARD INFO
The Platinum Card® from American Express

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • Up to $200 Uber Savings Annually.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit. Terms Apply.
  • Annual Fee: $550
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Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
  • Earn 25,000 points.
  • 3x points for flights booked directly with airlines.
  • 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and at US supermarkets. Terms Apply.
  • Annual Fee: $0 for the first year, then $195
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The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
  • Earn 10,000 Membership Rewards® points. Terms Apply.
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • Our Review

Recommended Amex Business Cards

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The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN

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  • Earn up to 75,000 Membership Rewards® points.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit. Terms Apply.
  • Annual Fee: $450
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The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points
  • Get 3x points - Choose 1 out of 5 categories. Terms Apply.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175
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The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express
  • Earn 2X points on everyday business purchases such as office supplies or client dinners. Terms Apply.
  • Annual Fee: $0
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3. Citi ThankYou Points Credit Cards

Recently, Citi added JetBlue as a transfer partner in the ThankYou Points program. Just like with Membership Rewards, the transfer ratio is 250:200 but can be bumped up to a 1:1 ratio during transfer bonus promotions.

Without a transfer bonus, there are better ways to redeem your ThankYou Points but they’re great to have if you really need them.

There are three cards that earn ThankYou Points:

CREDIT CARDCARD INFO
Citi Prestige® Card
  • $250 Air Travel Credit each year
  • Annual Fee: $450
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Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
  • 2 ThankYou® Points per dollar spent on dining at restaurants and entertainment
  • Annual Fee: $0
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Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
  • 3 ThankYou® Points per $1 spent on Travel, including Gas
  • Annual Fee: $95 (Fee waived for the first 12 months)
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You’ll need either the Citi Prestige® Card or the Citi ThankYou® Premier Card to have the ability to transfer your ThankYou Points to JetBlue or any other airline.

Earn Points Through Shopping and Dining

Like many other airlines, JetBlue has an online shopping portal and a dining program that can help you earn even more miles on your purchases.

4. ShopTrue Shopping Portal

JetBlue has a 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 dollar.

Keep tabs on these bonus deals to see when your favorite retailers are offering more points than usual for a limited period of time.

jetblue shopping
An example of the available JetBlue shopping partners in the ShopTrue portal, where you can earn extra points just for shopping with common retailers.

The process for using the shopping portal is easy. Follow these steps to participate:

  1. Go to ShopTrue.
  2. Sign in with your JetBlue TrueBlue points account number, or sign up (for free) if you haven’t done so already.
  3. Search for a product or store.
  4. Click on the store’s bonus points offer (e.g. 2 points/$).
  5. Select “Shop Now” on the loaded page.

    jetblue shopping 2
    You’ll get a pop-up when you redirect to the store you wish to shop at through the JetBlue shopping program, which will ask you to submit your email so you can be notified when you earn points for your purchases.
  6. Enter your email address if you’d like ShopTrue to notify you when you’ve earned points, or click “save and continue.”
  7. The store website will load, and you can shop like normal.
  8. 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!

5. The TrueBlue Dining Program

trueblue dining program
TrueBlue Dining is another great dining portal where you can earn airline miles just for going out to eat at your favorite restaurants. Plan a date or simply go to your favorite places!

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 True Blue point per dollar when dining at restaurants in the network.

JetBlue Mosaic members will earn double that, receiving 2 TrueBlue points per dollar (see more about how to earn Mosaic status below under Airfare and Flights).

Follow these simple steps to see how it works:

  1. Go to TrueBlue Dining.
  2. Register/log in with your TrueBlue account number.
  3. Enter the details of any credit card you want to use at restaurants.
  4. Search for restaurants near you using the search bar at the top of the page.
  5. Pay for your meal or bar bill using the credit card you registered to earn 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 “Earn More” to find out about special opportunities for earning bonus points.

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.

6. Other Retail Purchases

Makes sure you see if JetBlue has partnered with other retail partners so you can earn some bonus True Blue points.

CompanyProduct or serviceBonus points
1800flowers.comIncludes flowers and edible gifts from 1800baskets.com, 1800flowers.com, Fruitbouquets.com, Cheryl’s Fannie May, and The Popcorn Factory20 points/$1, use code TB20
ClubWWine2,500 points when you join and make first purchase, 1,000 bonus points for every 24 bottles purchased, plus more points for every purchase
Newspaper RewardsNewspaper subscriptionsVaries, e.g. Get the WSJ 39-week subscription for 2072 points
TextureMagazine subscriptions20 points/$1
Thanksagain.comThousands of merchants at 170+ U.S. airports5 points/$1 spent, plus 100 points at sign up
TileSmartphone app for finding your lost, misplaced, or stolen valuablesUp to 1,500 points when you make purchases with the app

The above retail options for earning bonus points are pretty standard. Perhaps one of JetBlue’s retail partners will have just what you need so you can earn a few bonus points.

Earning Points for Travel With JetBlue and Partners

JetBlue has many ways to earn points within its own points rewards system, but they also have a bunch of partners you can use to earn points as well.

7. Airfare & Flights

Purchase JetBlue flights or flights on any of JetBlue’s airline partners to earn TrueBlue points the old-fashioned way – taking a flight.

If you purchase your seats with The JetBlue Plus Card, you’ll earn 6 points per dollar on tickets (as well as any goods and services) purchased directly from JetBlue.

Note that JetBlue tickets purchased through a third-party site such as Expedia will not earn 6 points per dollar.

Flying With JetBlue Partners

jetblue partners
There are 40 JetBlue partners in total. This is not an official alliance, but it is an impressive partnership!

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 AirlineTrueBlue Point Accrual
Singapore Airlines1 point/1 mile in Business, 1 point/2 miles in Economy
Emirates Skywards1 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 Airlines1.5 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 Airways250 TrueBlue points per segment
South African Airways1 points/1 mile + 25% bonus in Business, 1 point/1 mile in Economy, 1 point/2 miles in Discounted Economy

Before you jump in and add your True Blue number, make sure it’s the best choice when flying with one of JetBlue’s partners. Depending on your future travel plans, you might be better off earning with another frequent flyer program.

Flying JetBlue Airlines

jetblue trueblue point earning system
Earn 3-5 points per dollar with the TrueBlue program, depending on your fare type.

Every dollar 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 dollar as a bonus.

That’s 6 points per dollar spent on JetBlue tickets!

Depending on the seats you choose, it’s actually possible to earn 7 or 8 points per dollar 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 3-5 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 dollar of the ticket price, but these tickets are more expensive since they are flexible.

Of course, all of the above points-earning possibilities are in addition to the 3-6 bonus TrueBlue points you’ll earn if you purchase with a JetBlue credit card.

Overall, that means you could earn between 9 and 11 points per dollar 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!

8. Earn More With Mosaic Badge

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 three ways:

  1. Earn 15,000 points within a calendar year
  2. Fly 30 flight segments (that’s one-way) and earn at least 12,000 points within a calendar year.
  3. Spend $50,000 in a calendar year on The JetBlue Plus Card or The JetBlue Business Card.

 

earn a trueblue mosaic badge
There are two ways to earn the JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic badge: get 30 segments plus 12,000 flight points in a year, or simply reach 15,000 flight points in a 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 11 TrueBlue points per dollar spent on JetBlue flights (5 points per dollar for Blue Flex seats + 3 points per dollar on flights bought at JetBlue.com + 3 points per dollar for your Mosaic badge).

9. Bonus Deals For JetBlue Flights

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 NameWhat you have to doWhat you’ll earn
High Five Bonus3 round-trip or 6 one-way flights within a calendar year5,000 points
Lucky 7 Bonus7 round-trip or 14 one-way flights within a calendar year7,000 points
Go Long Bonus10 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 program earns points
JetBlue goes so far as to reward you for flying with your pet. You’ll earn a badge and 300 bonus TrueBlue points for each segment you fly with your pet.

10. Car Rentals, Car Sharing, and Parking

jetblue rental car partners
Earn additional TrueBlue points with Avis, Budget, Hertz, and more!

Get bonus points when you drive a rental or park a vehicle using one of JetBlue TrueBlue’s partners.

Rental CompanyPoints
AvisUp to 600/rental of 3 days or more through (use code MUAA043)
Budget100/day, 200 points/day for Mosaic members (use code MUAZ059)
CarmelUp to 6/$1
Parking Spot300 for 1st stay, 50/stay when spending $75 or more
Payless100/day, 200/day for Mosaic members
Zipcar500 to join

Make sure to stay up-to-date on the latest promotions from the above partners, as offers do change.

11. Book With Hotel Partners

JetBlue has also partnered with several hotel chains, rewards programs, and hotel booking aids to offer bonus points. These points are generally given on a per stay basis.

In the table below, you’ll find information from some of the hotel partners and rewards programs that have partnered with JetBlue.

HotelPoints/StayHotelPoints/Stay
HiltonVariesMarriottVaries
IHGVariesMorgans Hotel GroupUp to 1,000 points per stay
La Quinta750 pointsRocketmiles1,000 to 10,000 per night

Hot Tip: Pay attention to the details of the hotel partnerships to ensure you earning your True Blue points.

12. Hotel Partner Credit Cards

There are a number of hotel credit cards that you could use to earn points and transfer to JetBlue TrueBlue. However, the transfer rates to JetBlue (and other airlines) are often terrible so it’s advisable to use these points for hotel award nights instead.

CREDIT CARDCARD INFO
Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card
  • 5 Points Per $1 Spent at Marriott Rewards and SPG hotels.
  • Annual Fee: $85
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Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
  • Earn 5x points at IHG hotels and 2x points on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants.
  • Annual Fee: $0 first year, then $49
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Chase Hyatt Credit Card
  • 3x points at Hyatt properties and 2x points at restaurants, airfare purchased directly from the airline and car rental agencies
  • Annual Fee: $75
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13. Book Vacation Packages

vacation with Jetblue getaways
Take your next vacation with JetBlue Getaways. You’ll not only get a packaged vacation deal, but you’ll earn points doing it!

JetBlue Getaways provides opportunities to book a vacation package to die for. These deal earn 6 TrueBlue points per dollar since you are purchasing through JetBlue.

If you plan on booking a getaway and want to earn some JetBlue points for your effort, JetBlue Getaways is the way to go.

14. Book With Cruise Lines Around the World

Earn 2 TrueBlue points per dollar on cruises.

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.

jetblue cruises
You can earn extra JetBlue points by booking your next cruise vacation with the airline. You’ll earn a varying amount of points here; for instance, this Carnival cruise earns 2x points.

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 Earnings for JetBlue Points

There are tons of other ways to earn TrueBlue points that don’t fit into any of the above categories. Some of these options could give you a nice boost to your True Blue balance.

15. Home & Security Services

jetblue solar points
Earn points with NRG Home Solar when you sign up for the product through the JetBlue program link. You could earn at least 5,000 points!

JetBlue TrueBlue has partnered with some companies that will give you points in return for purchasing their products or services.

CompanyProduct/ServiceBonus Points
LifeLockIdentity protection4,500 points for Ultimate Plus membership; 3,750 points for Advantage membership; 3,000 points for Standard Service
NRG HomeElectricity (For residents of IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA)2 points/$1 on monthly bill. 5,000 bonus points after 2nd bill

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.

16. 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.

17. Fill Out Surveys Online

TrueBlue has partnered with two data collection companies. You can earn True Blue points by taking surveys with either.

Data Collection CompanyBonus Miles Offer
e-Rewards350 points for completing first survey, plus extra points for each additional survey completed
Points for Surveys400 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!

18. Collect Hundreds of Badges

You can earn some extra True Blue points by earning badges by completing simple tasks such as linking your Facebook and Twitter accounts or sharing things on social media.

jetblue trueblue badges
The first TrueBlue badge you earn when you join the program is the Welcome badge, which is worth 100 TrueBlue points.

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 a 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!

19. Share Points With Family Pooling

jetblue family pool
JetBlue is one of the few airline loyalty programs that allows you to link your accounts together with your family so that you can all share in earning and redeeming!

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 then combine them.

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 such as a group award trip is easier when everyone is involved in the earning process!

Learn more about JetBlue’s Family Pooling option.

Other Methods

Buy JetBlue TrueBlue Points

If you’re looking to boost your balance because there’s a redemption that you really want to make (in the very short-term) then you could look at buying JetBlue points. We do not recommend buying points just because there’s a good promotion on as points can devalue overnight. This is only a viable strategy (in our opinion) if you’re in real need of a top up for a specific redemption just around the corner.

Final Thoughts

The JetBlue credit cards provide some great ways to earn TrueBlue points. Each card earns bonus points for groceries and restaurants.

Take advantage of JetBlue’s partners, shopping and dining programs, and even their badges to earn more TrueBlue points.

JetBlue Plus Card

JetBlue Plus Card

FAQ

How much is a TrueBlue point worth?
TrueBlue points carry a value of around 1.4 cents ($0.014) per point. When redeeming Mint Class seats, the value is even better at about 1.7 cents per point.

How do I get TrueBlue points for past flights?
If you took a flight on JetBlue in the past but didn’t receive points, contact JetBlue to claim your points.

Travel that is still eligible for points must have occurred within the last year (defined as the previous 364 days). Make requests through your account under “Manage My Points.” Scroll down to “Request missing points” and enter your ticket number.

You may also call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) to make requests for points.

How do I keep JetBlue points from expiring?
Luckily, TrueBlue points never expire, so you won’t have to do things like earn points by taking surveys simply to keep them from expiring. Instead, TrueBlue members can earn and use points at their own pace.

How many TrueBlue points do I need for a free flight?
JetBlue used to have a 5,000-point minimum to redeem award flights. Now the minimum is only 3,500 points. This is the equivalent of about a $49 ticket.

What is the JetBlue credit card?
JetBlue has a partnership with Barclaycard, and they have three different cards: The JetBlue Card, The JetBlue Plus Card, and The JetBlue Business Card.

How else can I earn JetBlue TrueBlue points?
You can also transfer Membership Rewards or ThankYou Points to your True Blue account. These points can be transferred at a 250:200 ratio.

There are tons of American Express Membership Rewards cards including the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express and The Platinum Card® from American Express.

Citi offers three cards that earn ThankYou Points including the Citi Prestige® Card.