Spring Forward With JetBlue’s TrueBlue Promotions

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There are quite a few promotions going on right now for JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program. JetBlue currently flies to 95+ destinations, with one-third of them in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other international destinations south of the U.S. border.

The TrueBlue program’s current deals are great opportunities for frequent fliers of JetBlue, as well as folks who haven’t experienced the airline but may want to in the future.

First, if you haven’t had the chance to try the award-winning JetBlue experience (which has the most legroom in coach), then now is the perfect time to join the TrueBlue program. Just fly with JetBlue by April 16 to earn 5,000 bonus points to welcome you onboard.

TrueBlue points are great because they never expire, come with no blackout dates, and can be earned and redeemed with over 40 different partners. You can also share points using family pooling, where you can designate anyone as a family member and have up to 2 adults and 5 children (under 21) contributing points to a household account.

Share your TrueBlue points with family pooling to help you all travel easier and earn points faster.

There is another big promotion for Citi ThankYou cardholders: a 50% bonus on transfers of  ThankYou points to JetBlue’s TrueBlue program by April 30.

Citi ThankYou does not offer a 1:1 transfer to the TrueBlue program, but with this limited time bonus, you could earn 1:1.2 points if you have a Citi ThankYou® Premier Card, Citi Prestige® Card, or Citi Chairman® Card, meaning every 1,000 points transferred will equal 1,200 TrueBlue miles.

For Citi ThankYou Preferred Card and Citi Forward Card members, the transfer rate is normally only 1,000 points to 500 TrueBlue miles, but with this promotion, you will now earn 800 miles.

JetBlue miles don’t have a fixed value, but according to our calculations they have an average value of 1.2 cents per point. There have been rare sightings of almost 5 cents per point on their new flights to Cuba!

JetBlue Cuba Route Map
JetBlue is offering flights to Cuba, which is where you’ll likely find the most value for your TrueBlue points. Image courtesy of JetBlue.com.

This transfer offer from Citi gives JetBlue a slight advantage in value compared to typical use of your Citi ThankYou points directly through the ThankYou Travel Center, where points are worth up to 1.33 cents each.

It could even pull ahead against the Citi Prestige® American Airlines benefit that offers a value of 1.6 cents each, but it all just depends on what value your TrueBlue points return when you do a simple award search. Always be sure to do the math to maximize the value of your points!

If you have The JetBlue Plus Card, you can receive even more value since you get a 10% rebate on all points redeemed in the TrueBlue program. Citi transfers to TrueBlue can technically take up to 14 days, but there are many reports of the transfers being instant.

Bottom Line: If JetBlue flies to your area and you normally use your ThankYou points through the ThankYou Travel Service Center, transferring your points to TrueBlue can provide even more value for your points.

JetBlue operates the most flights out of its hub cities, including New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Orlando, and San Juan. They’ve also grown into the business and luxury vacation market by offering the Mint premium cabin experience between 13 cities on 70+ daily flights.

The Mint cabin offers a luxury product that no other domestic airline can beat, providing the longest lie-flat seats and most exclusive private suites for travelers who want the ultimate JetBlue experience.

JetBlue Mint Seats
Experience the best domestic premium cabin out there with JetBlue’s Mint seats. Image courtesy of JetBlue.com.

If you already fly JetBlue and enjoy the touch screen entertainment systems and free snacks (like those delicious blue chips!), then there is another promotion for you. JetBlue is offering a Spring Forward special to help you earn more and get a leap toward Mosaic elite status by offering double base points on all flights if you register and book your flight by March 23 for travel until April 30.

When flying on JetBlue, you earn 3 base points per dollar spent on flights with an additional 3 points per dollar if you book on jetblue.com, giving you 6 points per dollar. With the Spring Forward promo, you will double the base points, giving you a total of 9 points per dollar if you book on jetblue.com.

One of the best partnerships that JetBlue announced recently was with Amazon, giving TrueBlue members to the ability to earn 3X points per dollar spent on Amazon purchases through TrueBlue, both on the ground or in the air using JetBlue’s Fly-Fi (the fastest free internet in the skies).

Points earned from purchases on Amazon take a while to post (up to 60 days according to JetBlue), but this is one of the best ways to easily earn 3X TrueBlue points without flying, in addition to any points or miles you are earning from the credit card you’re using on Amazon for everyday purchases.

JetBlue TrueBlue Amazon

Final Thoughts

JetBlue is offering a lot of incentives to join the TrueBlue program, fly with them this spring, and earn tons of TrueBlue points.

If you’ve never had the real TrueBlue experience, sign up and fly by April 16 for 5,000 bonus points. Or, if you can’t wait for your next bag of blue chips and want to spring forward toward elite status while earning double base points, then register and book by March 23 for flights before April 30.

And if you are a Citi ThankYou® Premier Card, Citi Prestige® Card, or Citi Chairman® cardholder and want even more TrueBlue points, complete a transfer by April 30 to get 1,200 points for every 1,000 ThankYou points transferred to JetBlue.


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