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Here’s some great news if you’re looking to stock up on JetBlue TrueBlue points. The standard sign-up bonus on The JetBlue Plus Card is 30,000 TrueBlue points after spending $1,000 in the first three months. But, there’s currently an offer that will give you double the points as a sign-up bonus.
That’s right, you can score a 60,000 TrueBlue-point sign-up bonus after you spend just $1,000 within the first three months of account opening. Note that the $99 annual fee isn’t waived the first year and you’ll have to pay it before the sign-up bonus will be awarded. This offer is only available for “first-time cardmembers with new accounts only.”
Is the card worth it? If your airport is served by JetBlue, the answer is certainly yes. TPG‘s Nick Ewen extracted $569 of value from the card his first year, and that was with the standard 30,000-point sign-up bonus. Based on TPG’s latest valuations, the 60,000 point sign up bonus would get you at least $780 in free JetBlue flights alone.
Beyond the lucrative sign-up bonus, the JetBlue Plus Card is a no-brainer due to its 6x earning on JetBlue flights, free checked baggage allowance, 10% rebate on award redemptions and 50% savings off in-flight purchases. Plus, an 5,000-point anniversary bonus makes up for two-thirds of the annual fee in future years.
As a data point, I signed up for this offer. The application went to pending, so I called Barclaycard’s reconsideration line (866-408-4064). I was routed directly to an analyst who confirmed some aspects of my application. After a short hold, I was able to be approved immediately by transferring part of my credit line from another Barclaycard credit card account. Shortly later, I received an email confirming the approval:
This is an excellent offer on an already great JetBlue card. With the standard 30,000-point sign-up bonus, this card already provided tons of value. Now, it’s even more of a no-brainer given that the sign-up bonus has been doubled.
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Are you going to sign up during this offer?
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.
- 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 amextravel.com.
- 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.
- Terms Apply.
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