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JetBlue is discounting flights from New York City this week up to 80%  as part of a marketing campaign called Flight Week. Every day they’ll announce three cities that are up to 80% off the base fare for limited, last minute dates of travel. Today’s options are: St. Maarten, Ft. Myers and Liberia, Costa Rica. The trick is that you need to depart either today, tomorrow or next Monday-Wednesday (February 4-6). You can return 1/31- 2/8 depending on the city.

JetBlue flight week offers
JetBlue flight week offers

I did a quick search to St. Maarten, since I’ve never been to see the airport there, which has incredible plane watching. A $496 flight came down to $180 total roundtrip after the JFKSXM80 promo code.

It doesn't get much cheaper for fares to the Caribbean this time of year!
It doesn’t get much cheaper for fares to the Caribbean this time of year!
The planes at SXM land just feed over the public beach = incredible (or terrifying) plane watching
The planes at SXM land just feet over the public beach = incredible (or terrifying) plane watching

To search these fares, go here and then click the “Let’s Go” button and then enter the promo code (located in the image above below each city pair) on the flight search page.

Hat tip to our friends at Jaunted!

Bonus Points

JetBlue also just launched a “High Five” Bonus where you can earn 5,000 bonus TrueBlue points with the purchase of any three roundtrip flights in 2013.

Fly 3 roundtrips and earn 5,000 bonus points - it's as simple as that.
Fly 3 roundtrips and earn 5,000 bonus points – it’s as simple as that.

The terms seem simple enough: “We’re giving 5,000 bonus points to every TrueBlue member who purchases and flies three roundtrip JetBlue flights in 2013. It’s that easy. That’s 5,000 extra points to use toward any seat, anytime, on any flight operated by JetBlue. Period.”

You don’t have to register or use a promo code or anything, and the only expiration date or promotional period stated that I could find was that you have to both purchase and fly the three roundtrips within 2013, so you have a year to rack these up.

TrueBlue points can be redeemed for any JetBlue flight at the rate of about 1 cent per point, so 5,000 points = $50 in value. That isn’t going to get you too far, but it’s better than nothing!

I wrote a quick overview of the TrueBlue program in 2010 if you want a quick primer (I haven’t updated it, though not a lot has changed).

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
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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