20% Off JetBlue Award Redemptions

JetBlue’s TrueBlue program frequently offers “flash” promotions for earning or redeeming points. They’re usually both lucrative and quite specific, so won’t be useful for everyone. For example:

This week only (through July 25, 2014), JetBlue is offering a rebate of 20% of the points you redeem for TrueBlue bookings. This promotion is valid for travel between September 2 and October 31, 2014.

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It’s worth noting that this isn’t a discount but rather a rebate. So you won’t receive the discount at the time you make the booking, but rather will retroactively be refunded 20% of the TrueBlue points redeemed.

Since JetBlue has a revenue based frequent flyer program (on both the earnings and redemption side), you’re always best off redeeming points during a promotion when possible. TrueBlue points can usually be redeemed for ~1.5 cents towards the cost of an airline ticket, and through this promotion can get you roughly 1.8 cents per point worth of travel.

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For example, a flight between Tampa and New York that costs $138 would run you 9,200 TrueBlue points plus $5.60 in taxes (thanks to the new TSA fee hike).

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That means you’re redeeming 9,200 points for $132.40, which is ~1.44 cents per point (some redemptions will have a slightly higher valuation). In this case you’d get a refund of 1,840 points, bringing down your redemption cost to ~1.8 cents per point.

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