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JetBlue announced a limited-time promotion where, when you redeem TrueBlue points for an award flight by 11:59pm EST tonight (August 1) for travel between September 4-October 31, you’ll save 25% on the points necessary down to a lower limit of 5,000 points for any redemption.

You can find details here, but departures must be Monday-Thursday or Saturday, and this is valid for new bookings only.

To take a couple example cities mentioned on the promo page, I priced out a roundtrip between Boston and Fort Lauderdale in August and my total came to $240. That same trip cost 16,200 TrueBlue points plus $5 in taxes and fees. So TrueBlue points on this itinerary worked out to 1.45 cents each.

The same itinerary a month later priced out at exactly the same $240, but in terms of points, it was just 12,200 TrueBlue points plus $5, roughly 25% less, so my points were worth 1.9 cents each. Getting better.

A trip to Nassau in the Bahamas in October (admittedly not the best time down there, but still, it’s the Caribbean) from New York is starting at around $323.

With this promo, it costs 11,000 TrueBlue points and $82 in taxes and fees, so points work out to a value of 2.2 cents each.

TrueBlue members earn 6 points per $1 spent on flight purchases at, and cardholders of the JetBlue Amex earn an additional 2 points, for a total of 8 points. In terms of flights, you’d have to purchase about $1,375 worth of tickets on to earn those 11,000 TrueBlue miles necessary for a flight. If you’re short on JetBlue points, you can transfer Amex points to TrueBlue at a ratio of 250 Membership Rewards points to 200 TrueBlue points.

JetBlue just announced a new “non-elite” perks program called Mosaic earlier this week that requires just 15,000 base flight points to qualify (12,000 if you’re already a TrueBlue member and have spent enough to earn those points within a calendar year) with perks such as the second checked bag free for members and everyone flying on their reservation, priority check-in and boarding, and bonus TrueBlue points based on spending. So if you’re hoarding your miles for another redemption, but are in line to be upgraded to TrueBlue Mosaic, remember, you’ll be raking in more points soon, so you could consider spending some points at a discount with this promo.

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
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Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
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