Published on February 5th, 2017 | by Chuck19
What Works to Trigger JetBlue Portal Points with Amazon Shopping
For a couple of months now, we’ve been waiting for see whether Amazon purchases made via the JetBlue portal will track properly. Just today, the points for the first two weeks of purchases – up to December 15 – came through.
The tracking shows clearly the date and category of purchase. From there is should be easy enough to deduce which purchases got points.
Initially, the thinking was that JetBlue would post the miles after they get paid out from Amazon. Amazon typically pays out their affiliates with a two month delay from the end of the month, so December’s payment is made at the end of February. Either JetBlue has a separate payment plan or they are posting the miles before getting paid.
In any case, sounds like around two months will be the norm for the JetBlue portal miles to post.
What Works and What Doesn’t
Based on Reddit data points, we can confirm the following:
- Purchases made using an Amazon gift credit do earn the 3x portal miles
- Purchases of third-party gift cards do earn the 3x portal miles
Purchases of Amazon e-gift cards do earn 3x portal miles(No longer true) Purchases of Amazon physical gift cards do earn 3x portal miles(No longer true)
- Purchases of Amazon reload does not earn miles
Personally, I guess that all Amazon gift cards and reloads do work, and the report of reloads not working is an anomaly since Amazon tracks all these the same. Although it is visible which is a reload and which is a gift card purchase, it would be surprising for JetBlue to decide to create such a distinction on their own.
We should have many more data points soon.
Hat tip to r/churning