The reason we collect points and miles is to reach our travel goals. For many people, those goals are to travel to aspirational locations and/or getting to those places in luxurious style, be it castles, temples, ancient ruins or beaches with crystal clear water.
People say that JetBlue can’t take you to those places, so why bother with True Blue points. I’ll reply that you can fly on JetBlue to Costa Rica and I’ll put this view up against any of those other jaw-droppers.
It’s also not everyone’s goal to fly off to an exotic location. Maybe they just want to be able to fly around the US to see family and friends. Whichever of those are your goals, I’d suggest giving this increased sign-up bonus from JetBlue a look.
Increased Sign-Up Bonus
The JetBlue Plus card has increased the sign-up bonus to 60,000 points. That’s great news for those who can use the airline to get where they want to go. I always seem to find a use for JetBlue points, either for one of our trips to New York or when Sharon wanted to fly to Rhode Island. If you want to read about the JetBlue Card in general, my review is located here: JETBLUE PLUS CARD REVIEW
Right now, Barclays has increased the sign-up bonus on the JetBlue Plus card to 60,000 points if you spend $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days and pay the $99 annual fee. This is a relatively easy spending goal to hit if you just put your everyday expenses on the card.
With those miles, you have a variety of places to travel, which includes many locations in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Why are JetBlue points, which are called TrueBlue points, so great?
JetBlue’s frequent flyer program is easy to understand. The cost of an award ticket is related to the cash cost of a ticket. The more expensive a ticket, the more points that flight will cost. This means you’re not going to get any exceptional value from JetBlue points, but it also means you’re going to be able to use your points on any flights where there are tickets available. No having to worry about award space or the airline telling you that in order to use your miles you have to fly at 6AM with two connections.
Having the number of points pegged to the cash price also means that if there’s a fare sale (and JetBlue does love their fare sales), the number of points needed to book that ticket will go down accordingly. This is a great way to stretch the value of your points.
Additional Benefits Of The Card
If getting a flight for almost free isn’t good enough, the JetBlue Plus card also has some additional benefits.
Free First Checked Bag – The cardholder and up to 3 travel companions on the same reservations who purchased Blue fares each receive their first checked bag free on JetBlue-operated flights that don’t include first checked bag free. All ticket purchases must be made with your JetBlue Plus Card, and the primary cardmember’s TrueBlue member number must be entered at the time of booking.
This benefit can save a family of three $210 in checked bags fees on a single trip. Award tickets do get the benefit as long as the reservation is made under the primary cardmember’s account. This is a good reason for keeping the JetBlue Plus card for the long term.
10% Rebate on Redeemed Points – You’ll get 10% of the points back every time you redeem them. Points are deposited into your account usually within 4-6 weeks.
Earn 5,000 Bonus Points Annually – Every year, after your account anniversary, you’ll receive 5,000 bonus points.
Family Pooling – This isn’t a benefit of the JetBlue Plus card but it’s worth mentioning that JetBlue allows family members to pool points into a single account. This makes it easier to combine a few smaller account balances and have enough points to redeem for a flight. If you’re doing this, just make sure you book through the account who has the JetBlue Plus card to get the 10% rebate.
The increased 60,000 point sign up bonus for the JetBlue Plus Card is the highest offer since 2018. Those points are good for any JetBlue flight with no blackout dates. Having points in a revenue-based frequent flyer program like JetBlue is a great option because there are no worries about finding available award space for multiple people. Your Mileage May Vary if this is a good offer because maybe JetBlue doesn’t fly to where you live.
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