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JetBlue has just announced a great promotion for travel over the coming months. TrueBlue members can earn double base points (which even count towards status) for flights through April 30, 2017.
In order to be eligible you need to register and book by March 23, 2017, and registration is required prior to booking eligible travel. That means that unfortunately previously booked travel doesn’t count towards this promotion.
Ordinarily you earn three base points per dollar spent on airfare, plus an additional three points per dollar spent on tickets booked through JetBlue’s website. That means through this promotion you’re earning a total of six base points per dollar spent, and a total of nine TrueBlue points per dollar spent. Mosaic members earn an additional three points per dollar spent.
That doesn’t include the points you earn through your credit card for booking the ticket. For example, if you pay with The Platinum Card® from American Express you’d earn 5x points per dollar spent on airfare, or if you pay with the JetBlue Plus Card you’d earn 6x points per dollar spent on airfare.
Those are just points that can be redeemed, but you’re also earning 6x base points towards Mosaic status. You can earn Mosaic status through one of two means:
- 30 segments plus 12,000 base flight points
- 15,000 base flight points
At six points per dollar during the promotion period, this means you could earn Mosaic status for as little as $2,000 in spend, assuming you have 30 segments (with no segment requirement, you’d need to spend at least $2,500). See here for more information on Mosaic perks.
Lastly, keep in mind that JetBlue is also offering new members 5,000 bonus points after they take their first flight by April 16, 2017, so you can potentially stack the two promotions.
If you’re planning travel on JetBlue, then I’d by all means recommend booking during the promotion period. The good news is that the promotion period lasts for about three weeks, which is longer than usual.
As a non-Mosaic member paying with the JetBlue Plus Card you can earn a total of 15x points per dollar spent on JetBlue during the promotion period, which is great. Those points can be redeemed for ~1.5 cents each towards the cost of a ticket, meaning that’s a return of over 20% on your JetBlue spent.
If you’re a Mosaic member you can earn an additional 3x points, and if you’re a new member you can earn 5,000 bonus points after your first flight.
(Tip of the hat to @FFBonuses)