Now’s a Great Time to Sign Up for a JetBlue Credit Card

May 8, 2019

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If you’ve been waiting to sign up for any of JetBlue’s three credit cards, now is the time to act, since all three cards currently feature increased sign-up bonuses. Here are the current offers:

  • The JetBlue Card: Earn 15,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days
  • The JetBlue Plus Card: Earn 50,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days and paying the annual fee
  • JetBlue Business Card: Earn 50,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days and earn 10,000 points when a purchase is made on an employee card within 90 days of account opening

TPG’s latest valuations peg JetBlue points at 1.3 cents each. So, the 15,000-point bonus is worth about $195, the 50,000-point bonus is worth about $650 and the 60,000-point bonus is worth about $780. Although these elevated bonuses aren’t as strong as many of the top limited-time offers for May, nor will they get you $1,000 in value or more, they can still be valuable if fly on JetBlue even just a few times a year. Let’s quickly consider each of the cards.

If you fly JetBlue even just a few times a year, there may be value in having a JetBlue co-branded credit card. (Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

The JetBlue Card

Sign-up bonus: 15,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days

Annual fee: $0

Earning Rates: 3x on JetBlue purchases (3.9% return); 2x at restaurants and grocery stores (2.6%); 1x on all other purchases (1.3%)

Notable benefits: 50% savings on eligible inflight purchases on JetBlue-operated flights; No foreign transaction fees

The JetBlue Plus Card

Sign-up bonus: 50,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days and paying the annual fee

Annual fee: $99

Earning Rates: 6x on JetBlue purchases (7.8% return); 2x at restaurants and grocery stores (2.6%); 1x on all other purchases (1.3%)

Notable benefits: First checked bag free for you and up to three companions on the same reservation when you book JetBlue-operated flights with your card; 50% savings on eligible inflight purchases on JetBlue-operated flights; 5,000 points every account anniversary (worth about $65); TrueBlue Mosaic benefits for one year after spending $50,000 or more on purchases in a calendar year with your card; No foreign transaction fees; Annual $100 statement credit after purchasing a JetBlue Vacations package of $100 or more

JetBlue Business Card

Sign-up bonus: 50,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days and an additional 10,000 points when a purchase is made on an employee card within 90 days of account opening

Annual fee: $99

Earning Rates: 6x on JetBlue purchases (7.8% return); 2x at restaurants and office supply stores (2.6%); 1x on all other purchases (1.3%)

Notable benefits: First checked bag free for you and up to three companions on the same reservation when you book JetBlue-operated flights with your card; 50% savings on eligible inflight purchases on JetBlue-operated flights; 5,000 points every account anniversary (worth about $65); TrueBlue Mosaic benefits for one year after spending $50,000 or more on purchases in a calendar year with your card; No foreign transaction fees; Annual $100 statement credit after purchasing a JetBlue Vacations package of $100 or more

Bottom Line

These increased offers, which will only be around for a limited time, are mainly useful if you fly JetBlue and can get value from the card. For example, TPG Points & Miles Editor Nick Even believes the JetBlue Plus Card provides him about $252 worth of value per year for just a $99 annual fee. So, do the math and see if one of the JetBlue cards might also be a good fit for you.

For more information on the JetBlue TrueBlue program, and how to redeem your JetBlue points, see the following posts:

Featured photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy.

Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Visa® credit card

This card from Bank of America gets really interesting if you have a BofA checking, savings or investment account. Depending on the value of your combined accounts you can potentially get as much as 3.5x points on travel/dining and 2.625x points on other purchases making it the richest consumer banking bonus out there.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 50,000 bonus points – a $500 value – after you make at least $3,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening
  • Earn unlimited 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases and unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • If you're a Bank of America Preferred Rewards member, you can earn 25%-75% more points on every purchase
  • No limit to the points you can earn and your points don't expire
  • Redeem for cash back as a statement credit, deposit into eligible Bank of America® accounts, credit to eligible Merrill accounts, or gift cards or purchases at the Bank of America Travel Center
  • Get up to $200 in combined airline incidental and airport expedited screening statement credits + valuable travel insurance protections
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Low $95 annual fee
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.74% - 24.74% Variable APR on purchases and balance transfers
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $10 or 3% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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