Barclays jetBlue Plus Card – 60,000 Point Bonus

Update 5/5/21: Deal is back, not as good as the recent 100,000 point offer though. Hat tip to reader Scotty

Update 8/10/20: Still available. Hat tip to reader EB

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Barclays offering a sign up bonus of 60,000 JetBlue points after $1,000 in spend within the first 90 days of account opening on the JetBlue Plus card.

Card Details

  • Full Review Here
  • 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

This is the highest bonus we’ve seen on this card, it was last offered in late 2017/early 2018. The standard bonus is 40,000 and we frequently see 50,000 points but this 60,000 offer is extremely rare. There is also a 60,000 point bonus on the business version of this card. JetBlue award flight prices are linked to the cash price of a ticket, much like Southwest. If you have any questions about Barclays credit cards, read this post first.

If you can make use of jetBlue flights then I do think this is a great offer and I will be adding it to the list of the best credit card bonuses.

Hat tip to reader Christian R

Post history:

  • Update 4/29/20: Offer still available and being promoted by jetBlue
  • Update 2/3/20: Reposting as there is now a direct link. Hat tip to reader Yawgoog

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Scotty
Scotty

@William Charles @Chuck Barclays has updated the offers, I don’t see it going directly to their site but I could find it on jetBlue’s site which linked back to them. The Plus card has a single tier offer of 70k for $1k spend in 3 months https://cards.barclaycardus.com/banking/credit-card/jetblue/mastercard-mastercard-world-elite/banner/b2187650-ac2d-4e89-b928-7e1e88fabb7c/?referrerid=PTRBAHPATF The Biz has 2 tiers, the first is 50k after $1k in spend in 3 months and the second is another 20k after spending $6k total in 12 months https://cards.barclaycardus.com/banking/credit-card/jetblue/mastercard-mastercard-business/banner/669fced1-390f-4601-bd92-ab8ec8cf4507/?referrerid=PTRBAHPATF&xsessionid=4A197D78450097C2A8C852BF46D8C225 The Plus offer is good for only $1k spend, however the Biz offer isn’t as good compared to the previous 50k for $1k and then another 50k for $6k total in 12 months. I also saw the Plus offer in the jetBlue app.

Matt
Matt

Does anyone have a data point on how long this bonus takes to post?

Looking at booking a flight and would sign up here if SUB posts quickly.

Adam
Adam

Just used a bunch for an upcoming trip. Points are definitely worth less than they were last year, Seems like values are much closer to a cent rather than 1.2 or 1.3 like they used to be. A bit disappointing.

James Lebronx
James Lebronx

Can you redeem the points for cash?

DK
DK

I got the card when there was 100k offer in December 2020. Recently I am seeing 1.2 – 1.3 cents per point valuations. So expected worth of 1200$ first year. But the minimum spend requirement was 6k.

Scotty
Scotty

@William Charles @Chuck The 60k offer is back. Saw it in the B6 app and on the barckays website https://cards.barclaycardus.com/banking/cards/jetblue-plus-card/

Bruce
Bruce

How would you value the 60,000 point offer vs. the one on jetblue.com for a $250 statement credit + 15,000 points?

I just got approved for the $250 = 15k points last week and am now considering asking Barclays to swap this offer instead (if they will even be willing to do that).

Any thoughts on this?

cameron
cameron

That’s a Jet Blue How do you do!

NG
NG

Just applied and got approved. Was 6/24 with a 805 credit score.

I had this card in the past and closed it in Jan 2018. Would I still receive the 60K sign-up bonus?

wantjetbluecard
wantjetbluecard

Congrats! Did you get the 60K sign up bonus?

NG
NG

I did!

JetBlue Card Holder
JetBlue Card Holder

FYI – it’s because the points have become less valuable. Now, you can only redeem TrueBlue Points on a Blue Fare, which includes general boarding speed and free advance seat selection, and NOT the Blue Basic Fare. For me, I do not value the Blue Fare benefits at all because JetBlue’s seats are all very generous in size and I don’t mind waiting to get on the plane (we all get there at the same time). But, you’ll often pay 20-30% more than the Blue Basic fare. Unless you plan on flying Mint or value the Blue Fare benefits, TrueBlue points were effectively devalued 20-30%.

Jay
Jay

Having flown jetblue a fair bit in the last few years, I completely agree. With the 10% back on award flights, I was getting 1.6-2.1 c/p. Everytime I check now its a around 1 c/p. It’s a shame.