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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – JetBlue CardJetBlue Plus Card

The JetBlue cards from Barclaycard are now available. Earn 30,000 points after $1,000 spent in the first 90 days with the JetBlue Plus Card ($99 annual fee) or 10,000 points after $1,000 spent on purchases in the fist 90 days with the JetBlue Card ($0 annual fee). Get more information here.

Looking for a reason to work towards JetBlue Mosaic this year? In addition to the free drinks the airline recently announced for its elite members, flyers sporting Mosaic status are now able to redeem TrueBlue Points for Even More Space seats at an extraordinary rate. The exact cost will vary based on the cash price, but this is a great opportunity to squeeze some more value out of your points.


Here at TPG, we value TrueBlue points at about 1.1-1.4 cents per dollar, meaning that these redemptions are a steal at up to 9 cents per point in value for the top tier. If you’re a Mosaic member looking for an upgrade, this could be a great deal. It’s difficult to get tremendous value when redeeming JetBlue points for award flights, so an upgrade is worth considering — especially at the rates below.

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8 cents
9 cents
9 cents

Of course, other US-based airlines offer extra-legroom upgrades to elites for free, so while these rates may seem phenomenal on the surface (and they are), this is a guaranteed perk with American, Delta and United.

Typically, you’ll earn at least 3 points per dollar spent on airfare, but you can also earn points on flights operated by partners like Emirates. And if you’re looking for some additional points to bolster your account without flying, you can always transfer from a Membership Rewards card like Amex Platinum.

Thanks to TPG reader David K., who shared this news tip by emailing We’ll be sending out a $200 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
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