How to Use the JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal to Maximize Points [2017]

JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal

Most JetBlue customers know there are a number of great ways to earn TrueBlue points, but did you know you can also earn them while shopping online?

With just a few extra clicks, you can earn bonus points by using the ShopTrue portal!

This article will walk you through exactly how to navigate the JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping portal to maximize your points.

How to Log in

JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal
This user-friendly interface is pretty simple to navigate! Image courtesy of shoptrue.jetblue.com.

In order to receive TrueBlue points for your purchases, customers must first log in to the ShopTrue shopping portal.

If you’re already a TrueBlue member, you don’t need to create a separate login – you simply use the account you already have. If you are not an existing TrueBlue member, you will need to create an account. It’s only a couple quick forms and free to sign up!

JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal
Click “Sign In” at the top right-hand corner. Image courtesy of shoptrue.jetblue.com.

The Sign In and Join buttons are clearly displayed in the top right-hand corner of the page.

Basics of Using the Portal

JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal Homepage
Browse from the homepage or by category! Image courtesy of shoptrue.jetblue.com.

Once you are logged in, you can browse retailers and special offers. There are tabs at the top of the ShopTrue page for easy navigation.

Clicking on a retailer will give the offer, a brief overview of the company, and purchase conditions. You can also use the Points Calculator to see how many TrueBlue points you could earn with a specific purchase amount.

JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal
When you click on a retailer, you’ll get more important details. Image courtesy of shoptrue.jetblue.com.

If you want to shop with a specific retailer and receive your bonus miles, you must click the orange “Shop Now” button that will direct you to the retailer’s site. Then, just complete your purchase through the site. JetBlue will automatically track your purchase through cookies, so be sure they are enabled on your browser!

Your TrueBlue points should appear in your ShopTrue transaction history as “Pending” within 5 working days. JetBlue will confirm your transaction with the retailer within 60 days. When approved, the TrueBlue points will be credited to your account.

Something to note: if you make a purchase through a retailer without going through the ShopTrue portal, there is no way to retroactively apply your bonus points at this time. However, if you’re one of those people who can often be forgetful, read below to learn about “ShopTrue Notify.”

Special Shopping Offers

JetBlue has advertised special shopping sweepstakes in the past, but they are few and far between.

For example, last winter JetBlue advertised: “Tis The Season To Shop Nonstop.” They notified customers that “you could win 65,000 bonus TrueBlue points this holiday season when you subscribe for ShopTrue newsletters by 12/31/2016.”

As you can see, this wasn’t a guaranteed bonus if customers reached a certain spending amount — just a sweepstakes. However, ShopTrue does highlight everyday retailer Bonus Offers that you can easily find via the toolbar.

JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal
Keep an eye out for special Bonus Offers! Image courtesy of shoptrue.jetblue.com.

These bonuses generally involve a retailer issuing an increased number of TrueBlue points per dollar compared to what they typically offer. These special offers tend to run for a limited amount of time only, with the deadline listed when you click the retailer.

For example, at the time of this writing, Nike was highlighting a Bonus Offer to earn 2 points per $1 rather than their normal offer of 1 point per $1.

Additionally, the ShopTrue portal has a “Coupons” tab that presents current sales and deals for applicable retailers. Clicking the specific retailer will either show you a current coupon code or tell you this is a sale that does not require a code.

JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal
Try the Coupon tab for extra savings! Image courtesy of shoptrue.jetblue.com.

Example Retailers

You may have noticed a few of the participating retailers in the photos above.

Participating retailers and potential mileage bonuses in the ShopTrue portal can change regularly. While you may not see bonuses as high as other shopping portals, if you’re collecting TrueBlue points it’s still a great option!

At the time of writing, these were some of the better-earning rates offered:

  • T-Mobile: 1,875 points for activation of a wireless service
  • Bloomberg Businessweek: 6 points per $1
  • H&R Block: 5 points per $1
  • LuggageGuy.com: 3 points per $1
  • VistaPrint: 2 points per $1
  • … and much more!
JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal
There are a ton of retailers to choose from! Image courtesy of shoptrue.trueblue.com.

ShopTrue Notify

ShopTrue Notify is a pretty nifty tool! Image courtesy of shoptrue.jetblue.com.

ShopTrue offers a helpful little option for certain shoppers who may forget to log in to the portal before shopping.

ShopTrue Notify is an extension for your browser that will automatically alert you anytime you are on a website that could earn you TrueBlue points. Plus, it’s free to download!

Using Credit Cards to Earn Extra Points

If you really want to boost your TrueBlue earnings, you’ll want to use a card that also earns TrueBlue points or can be transferred to JetBlue.

Barclaycard JetBlue Cards

Barclaycard provides 3 credit cards that earn TrueBlue points directly: 2 personal cards and 1 business card.

CREDIT CARDCARD INFO
The JetBlue Plus Card
  • 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
  • Our Review
The JetBlue Card
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points
  • Earn 3 points per $1 on JetBlue purchases and 2 points per $1 at restaurants and grocery stores
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • Our Review
The JetBlue Business Card
  • Earn 6 points per $1 on JetBlue purchases and 2 points per $1 at restaurants and grocery stores
  • Annual Fee: $99
  • Our Review

American Express Membership Rewards Cards

You can also transfer Membership Rewards to JetBlue, but the transfer rate is a poor 1:0.8 ratio. If you want to transfer Membership Rewards to JetBlue, you’re better off waiting until there is a promotional transfer bonus.

Recommended Personal Cards

CREDIT CARDCARD INFO
The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • 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
  • Our Review
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
  • Our Review
The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
  • Earn 10,000 Membership Rewards® points
  • 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x). Terms Apply.
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • Our Review

Recommended Business Cards

CREDIT CARDCARD INFO
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN
  • 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.
  • 50% more points on business purchases of $5,000 or more and 35% Airline Bonus.
  • Annual Fee: $450
  • Our Review
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points
  • Get 3x points - Choose 1 out of 5 categories.
  • Plus, 2X points on the 4 remaining categories and 1X points on other purchases. Terms Apply.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175
  • Our Review
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
  • Our Review

Citi ThankYou Points Cards

Like Membership Rewards, you can transfer ThankYou Points to JetBlue at a 1:0.8 ratio. Again, it’s best to wait for a promotion to transfer ThankYou Points to JetBlue.

CREDIT CARDCARD INFO
Citi Prestige® Card
  • $250 Air Travel Credit each year
  • Annual Fee: $450
  • Our Review
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
  • 2 ThankYou® Points per dollar spent on dining at restaurants and entertainment
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • Our Review
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
  • 3 ThankYou® Points per $1 spent on Travel, including Gas
  • Annual Fee: $95 (Fee waived for the first 12 months)
  • Our Review

Final Thoughts

JetBlue ShopTrue Shopping Portal
We totally agree! Image courtesy of shoptrue.jetblue.com.

If you collect TrueBlue points, using the ShopTrue portal is an easy way to earn a few more!

Old running shoes falling apart? Get bonus points through ShopTrue and New Balance.

Maybe you’re dreading your taxes and decide to use H&R Block to help you out. Guess what? You can earn points on that too.

Sending a bouquet of beautiful flowers to a loved one? Gift yourself some points at the same time.

It just takes a few extra clicks to log in. With all the popular retailers available, your TrueBlue points will stack up quickly!

JetBlue Plus Card

JetBlue Plus Card