Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, 3:49 pm
-If you register via the link above and book award tickets today for travel by 6/30 you’ll get a rebate of 15% of your points.
-Offer not valid for previously booked flights or changes to a previously-booked flight.
-Points will be automatically deposited to the TrueBlue account used to book travel.
-In the event you cancel your reservation, or change your reservation so that it no longer complies with the terms for this offer, you will not receive any TrueBlue points back.
-Please allow 4-6 weeks after your flight for points to be posted to your TrueBlue account.
If you matched your status from another airline to JetBlue you can even cancel your flights for free.
If you have a JetBlue Plus World Elite Mastercard you always get free checked bags and a 10% points rebate, but in this case you’ll get a 25% rebate. The card comes with a 30K signup bonus for spending $1,000 in 90 days. It has a $99 annual fee but it also comes with 5,000 bonus points (5,500 after the rebate) every year that pretty much covers the cost of the card. There is a no annual fee JetBlue World Mastercard, but it doesn’t give free bags or a points rebate.
What’s are JetBlue points worth? It all depends on the flights you take, but here are 3 examples:
1. JFK-Chicago on 5/24 is $63.10 or 3.7K points+$5.60. That’s normally a value of 1.55 cents per point (63.10-5.60/3,700). With the 15% rebate you’ll pay 3,145 points after getting back back 555 points and the value will be 1.83 cents per point (63.10-5.60/3,145). With a 25% rebate you’ll pay 2,775 points after getting back 925 points and the value will be 2.07 cents per point (63.10-5.60/2,775).
2. JFK-Los Angeles on 5/29 is $148.10 or 10K points+$5.60. That’s a value of 1.425 cents per point (148.10-5.60/10,000). With the 15% rebate you’ll pay 8,500 points after getting back back 1,500 points and the value will be 1.68 cents per point (148.10-5.60/8,500). With a 25% rebate you’ll pay 7,500 points after getting back 2,500 points and the value will be 1.9 cents per point (148.10-5.60/7,500).
3. JFK-Fort Lauderdale on 5/31 is $85.10 or 5.3K points+$5.60. That’s a value of 1.5 cents per point (85.10-5.60/5,300). With the 15% rebate you’ll pay 4,505 points after getting back back 795 points and the value will be 1.76 cents per point (85.10-5.60/4,505). With a 25% rebate you’ll pay 3,975 points after getting back 1,325 points and the value will be 2 cents per point (85.10-5.60/3,975).