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Get up to a 75% Bonus When You Buy JetBlue Points

April 26, 2017
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Get up to a 75% Bonus When You Buy JetBlue Points
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Today through Friday, April 28, you can earn up to a 75% bonus when you purchase JetBlue TrueBlue points. This promo has a tiered structure — the more points you buy, the larger your bonus.

Here's how it breaks down:

  • Purchase 3,000-9,500 points: Get a 25% bonus
  • Purchase 10,000-29,500 points: Get a 50% bonus
  • Purchase 30,000 points: Get a 75% bonus

TrueBlue points typically cost 3.7 cents apiece including the tax recovery fee, but this promotion will lower the cost to as little as 1.7 cents per point when you buy 30,000 points for $886.88 (including tax) and get the 75% bonus of 22,500 points.

TPG values JetBlue points at 1.2 cents apiece, so even with the biggest bonus you're paying more than what these points are typically worth. However, if you're just a bit shy of an award flight, buying enough points to bridge the gap could make sense — and this promotion will at least let you do that at a discount.

Note that you can purchase a maximum of 30,000 points per transaction, and a maximum of 120,000 points per calendar year. Additionally, remember that JetBlue point purchases are processed by, so you won't earn bonus rewards for using the JetBlue Plus Card or another co-branded option. If you're looking to maximize your return on spending here, your best bet would be the Chase Freedom Unlimited, which earns 1.5% cash back on every purchase.

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Of course, buying points isn't the only way to boost your TrueBlue account balance. You could sign up for the aforementioned JetBlue Plus Card and earn 30,000 points after you spend $1,000 in the first three months. You can also transfer Citi ThankYou points to the TrueBlue program — though at a sub-optimal 2:1 ratio (currently boosted to 1,000:750). You can transfer Amex Membership Rewards points over at a 250:200 rate as well.

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