Last updated on May 13th, 2020
JetBlue’s already-attractive personal and business credit cards now come with a beefed-up bonus, available as a limited-time offer. To attract more “elite” customers and businesses, JetBlue and Barclays Bank now feature upgraded signup bonuses for two of their top-tier cards. Business owners who issue cards for their employees will particularly benefit from this offer.
Here’s how the limited-time offer breaks down:
The JetBlue Business Card
The JetBlue Business Card is designed for business owners who frequently travel for work and favor JetBlue when booking business trips. It’s a points-earning juggernaut that enhances the wallet of any business owner who flies domestically for conferences, client meetings, and workshops. It also features perks like free checked bags (some restrictions apply), an anniversary bonus, discounts on in-flight purchases, and more. The annual fee of $99 may seem high but is reasonable when compared to the benefits that accompany it.
Cardholders already earn up to 6X points for every dollar they spend with the card. Thanks to this time-sensitive bonus, new cardholders can earn up to 60,000 bonus points, too. This can be achieved by spending $1,000 using the card within the first 90 days of opening an account, which earns 50,000 points. An additional 10,000 points are available for account holders who issue employee cards. This applies the first time an employee card is used to make any purchase within 90 days of the account’s open date. Cardholders must request an employee card within 30 days of opening their account.
JetBlue’s points valuations land at approximately 1.3 cents per point. This means that a signup bonus of 50,000 points equates to approximately $650. An increased bonus of 60,000 would weigh in at $780. Even after factoring in the signup bonus of $99, this adds up to substantial savings for business owners who will use this card to purchase travel with this airline.
This lucrative sign-up bonus applies to consumers as well as business owners. Consumers who act quickly can also take advantage of this one-time deal when they sign up for the JetBlue Plus Card.
The JetBlue Plus Card
The JetBlue Plus Card is JetBlue’s higher-end consumer credit card. Designed for frequent travelers – and JetBlue frequenters – it’s an enticing rewards card. Offering many of the same perks that its business counterpart boasts, it also rewards cardholders with up to 6X points for every dollar spent. It proffers a free checked bag, anniversary bonus, and in-flight-savings as well as other great benefits. Like the Business Card, the Plus Card is well worth an annual fee of $99 when considering the perks that accompany it.
Originally boasting a signup bonus of 40,000 points, for a limited time the JetBlue Plus Card features a beefed-up introductory offer that awards 60,000 bonus points to new cardholders who pay their annual fee and subsequently spend $1,000 on purchases within 90 days of opening their account. That’s an additional 20,000 points than previously available – equivalent to an extra $260. It’s also a substantial upgrade to the signup bonus available with the JetBlue Card, which awards only 10,000 points ($130) for the same spend.
What are JetBlue’s Destinations?
Earning points using any of the JetBlue credit cards is fairly easy, and you’ll get bonus points for purchases directly with JetBlue. JetBlue services more than 100 destinations in the following countries:
- The Bahamas
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Maarten
- Saint Lucia
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Fort Lauderdale
- Los Angeles
- New Orleans
- New York City
- San Francisco
Interested consumers and business owners who wish to take advantage of this fleeting airline offer must act before April 30, 2020.