Posted by Chuck on May 20, 2019
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Published on May 20th, 2019 | by Chuck

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Increased Signup Bonus on JetBlue Cards; 60,000 for Business Version and 50,000 for Personal Version

Update 5/20/19: JetBlue has sent out e-mails to loyalty members advertising this deal, just a reminder it has been available since May 2nd.

The Offer

JetBlue Business | JetBlue Plus Personal

  • Signup for the JetBlue Business card and earn 50,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. Earn an additional 10,000 points when a purchase is made on an employee card.
  • Signup for the JetBlue Plus personal card and earn 50,000 points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days and payment of annual fee.

Card Details

JetBlue Business card:

  • Full Review Here
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 6x points per dollar spent on jetBlue purchases
    • 2x points per dollar spent on restaurants and office supply stores
    • 1x points per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • 10% uncapped rebate on all points you redeem
  • 5,000 anniversary points on card renewal
  • Annual fee of $99 (not waived the first year)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Free checked bag for you and up to three travelling companions when you use your jetBlue card to book a jetBlue flight
  • Mastercard World Elite Benefits

JetBlue Plus personal card:

  • 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

I believe the business offer is highest ever, though it does require adding an employee card. Previous best was 50,000 points. Barclays usually requests business documents as well, so that’s something to keep in mind (update: readers report this may no longer be the case).  The nice thing is that this won’t report to your personal credit report.

For the personal Plus card, it’s usually 30,000, so this 50,000 deal is a nice increase, though we have seen that one higher at 60,000 points.

JetBlue points are worth between 0.97¢ & 1.89¢ and award flight prices are tied to the cash rate. That means 50,000 points is worth between $485 and $945 in JetBlue/Hawaiian flights, minus the $99 annual fee.

We will be adding these to our list of the best credit card bonuses.. As always if you have questions regarding Barclays credit cards, read this post first.

Hat tip to reader L. and to r/churning



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Chaser123
Chaser123

Any idea how long you have to wait after a Barclay shutdown to re apply again?

The Man
The Man

Reason for shutdown?

anthony
anthony

He applied for the Barclays Jetblue card

Chaser123
Chaser123

None given but I was funding USBank Buxx cards for a couple years with it. I was just an AU on the account. Following this closure, last year, I applied for a jetblue card, which I received. When I called to activate it, they told me my new account was closed because of past history with Barclays. I am somehow blacklisted with them. I get through the app process but they immediately shut me down. Oddly, jet blue thinks I have the card and I get the 10% rebate. (At least I did the first year). I fly JB frequently, this would be a useful card to me.

John
John

These cards are subject to 6/24.

Chong786
Chong786

6/24 is a soft rule so YMMV

JF
JF

Even if its a soft rule, I don’t remember seeing any DP’s of people 10/24 or more getting approved. So a lot of us don’t have a good chance.

Lc
Lc

Yeah.. not enough ppl mentioning they can’t get approved for this card here. If you do apply and get approved plz mention your X / 24 status.

JaeJae
JaeJae

DP: I was approved for the Aviator Biz last month with 11/24 but 0/12 and 5 inquiries/12 months on Transunion. I had to call recon after pending and got some questions on the nature of the inquiries. I told the rep I was trying to organize my expenses into different cards and she seemed okay with that and approved the card. She didn’t bring up the # of cards in the past 24 months. Some other DPs on reddit also indicate that it’s more #/12 that matters.

Imnotsureyet
Imnotsureyet

I received the previous bonus about 18 months ago and cancelled the card. Is there a certain amount of time I need to wait to receive the bonus again?

Corran
Corran

24 months (from cancellation??) it would seem. I was just denied a new Red Aviator. I had waited for what I thought was the requisite 6 months from shutdown (held that card for 13 months). Was told at recon that I couldn’t get the same card again for 24 months. I am 6/24 as well, not including business cards.

Beefer
Beefer

Little late but no. With barclays you get the bonus if you are approved. The issue is being approved.

SideshowBob233
SideshowBob233

Oh the timing!!!! Was just going to have P3 apply today.

Chucks
Chucks

P3? Jr.? Or something kinky going on?

Larry
Larry

“Barclays usually requests business documents”

What are they looking for?

Imnotsureyet
Imnotsureyet

Both times I applied for business card late last year, I was not asked for any business docs and was approved.

mjonis
mjonis

I think DoC is referring to the wording in the offer where the Employee Card will require documentation. I’ve got another Barclay Business card and no documentation was required (sole proprietorship with SSN). Now, it may be diff. if you use an EIN. However, I’m also following to see what exactly they require for the employee card. Even without it though, 50k for $1,000 spend is still better than the 40k offer, IMO.

Ric
Ric

I just recently applied for Red Aviator Business, and they instantly approved me, this was my first-time application with Barclay’s; however, I hold a business CIP and Business Amex Marriott Bonvoy. That said, I guess they only ask for documents if you don’t have any other business cards in your credit history YMMV.

Glenn
Glenn

and since those cards don’t report, how in the world would Barclay know you have them?

Redbluefire
Redbluefire

They still report to a business credit file, just not to your personal credit file.

LC
LC

no one mentioning how tough it is to get approved for barclays card for us churners? Gl if you apply.

Aloha808
Aloha808

5/24 780 FICO $80k income got approved, but only with a $2.5k credit line lol. No documentation required.

Thomas
Thomas

getting approved at 5/24 is not a unique DP

Aloha808
Aloha808

Oh relax. Just trying to help

Levi
Levi

So if Biz card doesn’t report to personal credit reports… safe to assume it doesn’t count towards Chase’s 5/24 count?

Joe
Joe

Yes correct

Tigris23
Tigris23

To avoid possible business documentations for adding the employee, would it be possible to sign up for 50k first and then add the employee (after approved and card activated) for the additional 10k bonus?

Levi
Levi

I added at application… granted I was approved w/o any additional documentation, but all it asked for was name DOB and address

Em
Em

instant approval, eh? How many cards (from all banks and from Barclays) have you gotten in the last year or so?

Joey
Joey

Adding an AU to the business card, will that result in it showing up on AU’s credit report?

Lillian Martin
Lillian Martin

Yes

Joe Jones
Joe Jones

I’m at 9/24 with a legit sole proprietorship. Just applied with SSN and requested an employee card for my P2. Got a “we need to call you for further information” message. We’ll see how this goes…

mike
mike

Any updates?

Joe Jones
Joe Jones

Nope, haven’t gotten the call yet…

Joe Jones
Joe Jones

Denied due to too many cards in past 24 months. I am at 9/24 according to TU.

Andree
Andree

Any data points on JetBlue/Barclays matching sign up bonus? We signed up last month for JetBlue Plus at 40K.

SuitCase
SuitCase

A couple of years ago when I signed up for a 40k a few weeks before 60k came out, I saw DPs of status matches over secure message being rejected, so I wrote a letter asking for a match. They granted it.

mjonis
mjonis

Lots of DP for Barclays matching offers, but has to be within 30 days, AFAIK. They do this routinely for the AAdvantage cards and Arrival+ they provide. I imagine JetBlue co-branded would be the same. It may take 1-2 billing cycles for the adjustment to post though.

Aloha808
Aloha808

I applied for JB biz 4/5… got the 40k bonus. Then requested a match via secured message to new offer 5/2… just got the match yesterday.

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

These days, it seems like the rule with Barclays is no more than 3 current personal cards max with them and 1 biz card max with them. Anyone currently carrying more of their cards than that?

Aloha808
Aloha808

I’ve got 2 biz cards with them.

ramen
ramen

Biz count towards 5/24?

USam
USam

No

Jay
Jay

Curious if the biz is available for people over 6/24.

somy
somy

just a data note. applied (sole prop.) for biz version with no employee cards and was instantly approved with a CL of 14k.

Sam
Sam

What’s your x/24 status?

somy
somy

I am around 9/24

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