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- 50,000 points after $1,000 spend and paying the annual fee within 90 days
- 50,000 additional points after $6000 total spend within 12 months
To get the offer you can’t go directly to the card or Google the card. It’s available if you go to JetBlue.com first and click through to the products, and also available inflight; as a targeted offer over the phone; targeted by email and direct mail. (So for avoidance of doubt, I don’t have links to the offer and do not earn referral credit from applications for it.)
Update: offer link is here or just find it scrolling down on the JetBlue.com home page.
Both cards have similar earning and benefits.
- Earning: 6x on JetBlue spend; 2x restaurants and groceries
- Baggage: first checked bag free for primary cardmember and up to 3 other passengers on the same reservation booked with the card
- Anniversary bonus: 5000 points after account anniversary
- Elite status earning: Mosaic benefits after $50,000 in spend each calendar year
- Redemption benefit: 10% rebate when spending points (and if you use family pooling, you can leverage this benefit spending points from all those accounts)
- Vacation package benefit: $100 statement credit each year with $100 or more JetBlue Vacations package
- Inflight savings: 50% off inflight purchases of food and beverages (when offered) on JetBlue flights
Beyond the bonus the play here for keeping and spending on the card is earning status with the airline through spend if you’re in the New York, Boston, or South Florida markets. Otherwise JetBlue is a transfer partner of all of the major bank currencies, and you can earn their points faster with Chase, Citi, or American Express cards. So if your goal is JetBlue points, you’re better off with a transferrable points bank card.
This is a very strong bonus though. You’ll generally get 1 to 1.6 cents per point in value redeeming for JetBlue flights. Mint (business class) flights will skew towards the lower end. I value a JetBlue point at around 1.25 cents apiece, so a 100,000 point offer means $1250 worth of travel, or $1151 net of each card’s annual fee. Those are strong bonuses. It’s not clear how long they will be around.