Posted by William Charles on August 12, 2017
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Published on August 12th, 2017 | by William Charles

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Barclaycard JetBlue Plus 40,000 Point Offer (Highest Ever)

There is now a better bonus of 60,000 points.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Barclaycard is offering a sign up bonus of 40,000 JetBlue points after $1,000 in spend within the first 90 days of account opening on the JetBlue Plus card.

Card Details

  • Offer valid until 1/31/18 based on e-mail sent out advertising offer
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 6x points per dollar spent on jetBlue purchases (previously 2x points)
    • 2x points per dollar spent on restaurants and groceries (previously 1x point)
    • 1x points per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Annual fee of $99 (not waived first year)
  • Free checked bag for the primary cardmember and up to three companions on the same reservation when you use your JetBlue Plus Card to purchase tickets on JetBlue-operated flights
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points every year after your account anniversary
  • Enjoy all Mosaic benefits for one year after you spend $50,000 or more on purchases after your anniversary date
  • Get 10% of your points back every time you redeem to use toward your next redemption
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $100 statement credit after you purchase a Getaways vacation package with your card
  • 50% savings on eligible inflight purchases including cocktails, food and movies

Our Verdict

JetBlue points are worth between 0.97¢ & 1.89¢ and award flight prices are tied to the cash rate. That makes this bonus worth $388 & $756 in JetBlue/Hawaiian flights, just keep in mind you are paying a $99 annual fee. This is the highest sign up bonus we’ve seen on this card, normally it’s only 30,000 points after $1,000 in spend. You can also currently earn 3x JetBlue points on all Amazon purchases and JetBlue frequently has flights on sale that we post about. There are rumors that they plan to enter the transatlantic market based on changes to their Airbus orders. I think this is a pretty good sign up bonus if JetBlue services your local area/airport, I will be adding this to our list of the best credit card sign up bonuses.

As always if you have any questions I’d recommend reading our review of this card here and also everything you should know about Barclaycard credit cards here. For example if you’ve recently applied for this card under the 30,000 point bonus you can ask for a match, but they usually don’t match bonuses. At the moment there isn’t an increased bonus on the Business version of this card, but if there is we will create a new post.

Hat tip to reader Mordechai, Matt & Odie_Arbuckle on /r/churning



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AB
AB

How easy is partner booking? JetBlue doesn’t fly here but I was thinking about their solid no AF version if I can use it for partner flights.

scott
scott

luv jetblue, like the increased reward, but that un-waved nasty annual fee gives serious pause.

DeauxBois
DeauxBois

It may not be shown in the screenshot above, but the Plus card has always come with 5,000 bonus points per anniversary year. If that remains the same on this offer, then I value that retention bonus at $60-$70 (IME, I can generally get 1.2-1.4 cpp value on B6, not including the 10% points back on award bookings). That takes a considerable amount of the sting out of the annual fee if you fly JetBlue a few times per year. Coupled with the free checked bag for you and up to 3 people on the same reservation, if you fly with family, that benefit can more than cancel out the AF. Or you could always downgrade the no-fee version before the second AF hits, in which case you’re still getting at least $380 in net value from the signup bonus (40,000 points x 1.2 cpp = $480, then subtract AF).

If they raise the signup bonus on the Biz Plus, I’ll be jumping all over it.

James
James

Is there a similar offer for their business card (I’m close to being eligible to apply for 5/24 cards again)?

Nick
Nick

Yep, denied a match over SM. Wouldn’t change my choice to get the card but damn it feels like a kick in the teeth after I spent a few HPs on it (got denied once or twice)

Peter
Peter

Do you need to actually but tickets with this card to get the free checked bag? Not simply tied to TrueBlue account like other airlines? Would rather buy tickets using CSR for travel protections, sucks if JetBlue has it setup that way.

PJ
PJ

I assume I can cancel my current JB+ and apply for this in January? I’d hate not to have it for so long since I mostly fly JB but I have more than enough points to work with.

DeauxBois
DeauxBois

There have been some DPs on Reddit indicating that as long as you wait a full statement cycle (i.e. at least 30+ days) between cancelling and re-applying, Barclays will approve new cards of the same type. So you could probably wait until December to cancel your current card, then reapply in mid- to late-January.

PJ
PJ

Great advice. Thank you

Chris
Chris

Just an FYI guys.

According to the 40K offer terms (relevant section pasted below) it is only for first-time card members with new accounts.

If you have had or plan to churn this card you might want to tread lightly.

Bonus TrueBlue Points:

The primary cardmember will earn forty thousand (40,000) bonus TrueBlue points after you spend $1,000 in Net Purchases on your Account within ninety (90) days of Account opening and your annual fee has been paid. This one-time bonus points offer is valid for first-time cardmembers with new accounts only. Existing cardmembers and existing accounts are not eligible for this offer. This is a limited-time offer and may be canceled at any time without notice. Please allow 4-6 weeks for bonus points to be deposited into your TrueBlue account after qualifying transactions have posted.

M
M

All Barclays cards have such terms.

Chris
Chris

The line below sounds like Amex 1 bonus per lifetime per card.

Is it just not being enforced?

“This one-time bonus points offer is valid for first-time cardmembers with new accounts only.”

Chris
Chris

Stoked applied yesterday when the offer popped up on Reddit.

I got in on the Jetblue 75K bonus last year when they were trying to steal Virgin America flyers. I’ve been holding those points waiting for the bonus on this card to go up. Was hoping for 50K but 40K will do don’t think it’s going to get better. The 10% points rebate is going to be nice on my stash of JB points.

NinjaX
NinjaX

its only a matter of time before B6 is 50k. its inevitable.

gene
gene

can you get a statement credit or gift card for the bonus points instead of miles or flight ticket savings…? Thanks

Joe S
Joe S

Just a data point, my wife and I were both able to get 5K credited to our accounts by a supervisor (same call) for signing up during the 30K signup (her 1 month ago, me 4 months ago). It was the first call as well, so figured it was good enough for us.

Abey
Abey

Juat wondering:

About 3 months ago i was about to book 2 round trips to Cancun for October with 43K JB points, when i wanted to pay the $157 in taxes and fees with my JB business card it said card invalid so i called up to book by phone but he had the same issue, after a while on hold someone else took over (maybe a manager) and she was able to book it and i got a confirmation plus emails and a $157 charge on the CC.
The only (problem) i have now is that i was never deducted the 43K JB miles and i can still book other flights with the miles in my account, initialy i thought maybe it takes time or so but when i recently booked for my friend a flight with his JB miles i realized the redemption is instantly. So im wondering if i have to be afraid about my tickets or it will be fine. On JB’s website and the app i can see our tickets as valid and on time.

Abey
Abey

So im currently in Cancun (Casa Magna Marriott) The tickets worked! There was only one weird issue. 2 days before boarding i realized that my seats dissapeared and there were no regular seats left to re-select so i called up and the guy gave me free “even more space” seats (usually $60 each) but i was a little nervous and constantly checked on the JB app if my seats are still there and guess what in the airport at the gate 30min before boarding time i noticed my seats dissapered again and i am actually able to buy my own seats for $60 extra so i went to the gate agent and after a while she said its very weird and its good that i checked or two people might have ended up having the same seat and she was able to give us the same seats again.
Now i dont jnow if this all happened because my points weren’t deducted in first place or just a JB error but i have my fingers crossed for the way back.

abey
abey

The way back i lost my seats 2 days before departure but i stayed calm and waited for the 24 hour check in and theni checked in on the app, i selcted new seats (all the way in the back) and then called up asking why i lost my row 7 seats, so she actually tried to give me Even more space seats but she couldnt since i already checked in, so she left a note for the gate agent, but at the gate the agent had row 8 open so she gave us seats there.
the bottom line we got two free round trip tickets to Cancun (41K True blue points) and no one noticed that it was never redeemed, also even more space seats are ovverrated, its just a little more space for your legs, not worth $60. and casa magna marriott is beautiful. (i booked the cheapest resort view room for 140K for 5 nights and we got upgraded all the way to a premium ocean view (4 upgrades). not sure if its because of my Marriott Gold status or because i showed her my Marriott personal and Business Credit Cards or because i told her its our Honeymon (lol) or because of the $20 bill i gave her “before” checking in. but all of the above surely helped.

DaWoodMan1
DaWoodMan1

1 (technically 2) DP that I’d like to add.

I have both the JB Plus and JB Business cards. I got the anniversary 5k bonus TWICE on BOTH cards when my annual fee hit. Yes that’s right, I received 10k points from BOTH cards for a grand total of 20k points when paying my annual fee.

What did I do? Well I sure didn’t tell JB or BarclayCard about the screw-up and instead booked a MINT flight that used up those points ASAP before BarclayCard or JB could claw them back.

DaWoodMan1
DaWoodMan1

1 additional DP in regards to the 10% points redemption rebate. I booked an award flight, the one I mentioned above on 5/2/17. I still have yet to receive my 10% rebate as of 8/13/17.

I’m going to call up and check what’s up with my rebate. I hope they don’t realize their goof and claw back the points and somehow screw up my award booking.

DaWoodMan1
DaWoodMan1

Ok DP, called JetBlue about the 10% rebate.

Even though the wording says “10% of your points back every time you redeem to use toward your next redemption,” (within 4-6 weeks) apparently the 10% rebate points will only be credited back to your account AFTER you take the award flight. Since I booked a Thanksgiving flight on 5/2/17, I have to wait until after Thanksgiving to get the 10% rebate points apparently.

The wording of how the 10% rebate SHOULD work seems to fly in the face of how it works in reality. Come Thanksgiving I’ll be checking my account to see if the 10% rebate posts.

P
P

Like IHG instead of AA.

Mark P
Mark P

Can confirm. I had this same discussion with Jetblue who told me the terms on the card offer are incorrect, and that points are only refunded after the flight is taken. They said that they would change the terms on their end so that Barclays does not publish the incorrect information.

Mark
Mark

Has the Jet Blue Business Card also increased the signup bonus to 40,000?

Andy
Andy

+1 Would love to know as well

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