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It’s Time To Mileage Run! Earn Up To 75K Bonus JetBlue Points After Just 1 Round-Trip If You Have Or If You Transfer Points To Virgin America!

Update, 6/28:

I remember when JetBlue cried foul back when American attacked them in 2004 with $69 nonstops from JFK and Chicago to Long Beach and launched their AVBOS/AVNYC promotion, which offered a free round-trip ticket to anywhere in the world if you flew twice on American from Boston or JFK to Florida or California. I got 8 free systemwide tickets with that promotion and used 1 voucher to fly free from Sao Paulo to Tokyo with stopovers in Dallas, JFK, Los Angeles and Miami.
12 years later JetBlue has launched their most generous promotion in response to losing the bidding war for Virgin America.

-I sent in and got my match confirmation right away, but JetBlue got bogged down quickly and they are playing catch-up to respond to people. Keep checking your email for your registration confirmation and post a comment about when you registered and if you received confirmation yet.
-Multi-city itineraries (like JFK-Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach-JFK do count for this promotion.
-Officially, tickets booked before registration and 2 one-way tickets won’t count, though it’s possible that the system would credit the points anyway.
-The name on your SPG account does not need to match the name on the Virgin account and nearly all transfers have been completed in less than 24 hours. You can only make 1 transfer to a Virgin America account per 24 hour period.


Originally posted on 6/24:

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Earn Up To 75K JetBlue Points After 1 Round-Trip If You Have Or If You Transfer Points To Virgin America!

JetBlue is offering bonus points for flying 1 round-trip flight if you have Virgin America Elevate points as follows:

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You need to email JetBlue a screenshot of your Virgin America point balance, name, and member number (along with your JetBlue member number) by 7/4 to participate. You can transfer Starpoints to Virgin America in just 1 day, so even if you have no points currently, a transfer of 40,001 Starpoints would give you 50,001 Virgin America Elevate points to qualify for the highest offer.

You can earn Starpoints on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.

You can also buy Starpoints for 30% off currently. Normally they cost 3.5 cents each, but with this sale they are just 2.45 cents each. If you you have 20,001 Starpoints already you can buy another 20K for $490 with this sale and then transfer them into 50,001 Virgin America points as 20,000 Starpoints converts into 25,000 Virgin America points and 40,000 Starpoints converts into 50,000 Virgin America points.

You can have a friend buy Starpoints as well and transfer them to your Virgin America account to get to the full 50,001 Virgin America points.

Points also transfer from Citi or AMEX to Virgin America, but at a paltry 2:1 ratio rather than the 20K:25K ratio that Starwood offers.

After emailing JetBlue and getting confirmation you just need to book and fly on any paid roundtrip on JetBlue by 8/31 to earn 75K bonus JetBlue points as shown in the chart above!

The bonus points will post within 4-6 weeks after the flight. The bonus points are in addition to the regular points you’ll earn from the paid flight.

Don’t have anywhere to fly? It can definitely be worth taking a mileage run to earn 75K points.

For example you can fly in and out of Boston from JFK for $120 or from Newark for $116.

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Or you can fly from Newark to Boston for $102 round-trip if you spend the night:

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What are these points worth?

Virgin America points:

Virgin America points will never expire, as long as you earn or redeem a point every 18 months.

Here’s a look at what your points will be worth for various one-way Virgin flights (Prices were researched on 6/24 and will fluctuate). Note that Starpoint rates listed below are assuming that you maximize the 25% point bonus for transferring Starpoints in blocks of 20,000 points (which you may or may not be able to do depending on the number of passengers, so you may have leftover miles):
1. Los Angeles to Las Vegas on 7/12 is $38.10 or 1,173 Virgin points (about 938 SPG)+$5.60. That’s a value of 2.78 cents per Virgin point (38.10-5.60/1,173) and 3.46 cents per Starpoint.
2. Newark to Los Angeles on 8/17 is $138.10 or 6,056 Virgin points (about 5,236 SPG)+$5.60. That’s a value of 2.18 cents per Virgin point and 2.72 cents per Starpoint.
3. Chicago to Los Angeles on 8/23 is $128.10 or 5,568 Virgin points (about 4,454 SPG)+$5.60. That’s a value of 2.2 cents per Virgin point and 2.75 cents per Starpoint.

The exact point requirements will vary based on the price of the Virgin flights, but those are some pretty sweet values!

You can also redeem points on partner airlines and you can view rates via this link.
Partners include Hawaiian, Singapore, and Virgin Australia with low or no fuel surcharges and Emirates or Virgin Atlantic with high fuel surcharges.

For example:
-A roundtrip from JFK nonstop to Frankfurt on Singapore is just 20K Virgin miles (about 16K SPG) in coach.
-A roundtrip from JFK nonstop to Honolulu on Hawaiian is 35K Virgin miles (about 28K SPG) in coach or 80K Virgin miles (about 64K SPG) in business.
-A roundtrip from JFK nonstop to London on Virgin Atlantic is 15K Virgin miles+$475 (about 12K SPG) in coach, 25K Virgin miles+$790 (20K SPG) in premium economy, or 35K Virgin miles+$1,150 (about 28K SPG) in upper class, Virgin’s version of business class with an on-board bar with access to their highly-rated clubhouse lounges.
-A roundtrip from Los Angeles nonstop to London on Virgin Atlantic is 25K Virgin miles+$475 (20K SPG) in coach, 30K Virgin miles+$790 (about 24K SPG) in premium economy, or 50K Virgin miles+$1,150 (40K SPG) in upper class.
-A roundtrip from Los Angeles or San Francisco nonstop to any of the Hawaiian islands on Hawaiian is 20K Virgin miles (about 16K SPG) in coach or 50K Virgin miles (40K SPG) in business.
-A roundtrip from San Francisco to Hong Kong or Seoul on Singapore is just 40K Virgin miles (about 32K SPG) in coach.
-A roundtrip from Los Angeles to Tokyo on Singapore is just 40K Virgin miles (about 32K SPG) in coach.
-A roundtrip from Los Angeles to Sydney on Virgin Australia is just 40K Virgin miles (about 32K SPG) in coach, 60K Virgin miles (about 48K SPG) in premium economy, or 80K Virgin miles (about 64K SPG) in business class.


JetBlue points:

-If you open a JetBlue Plus World Elite Mastercard you’ll get a 10% rebate whenever you use points, making the 75K points worth more than 82K points. Plus you’ll get 9-17 points per dollar on JetBlue, free checked luggage, 5,000 bonus points on every card anniversary, $100 cash back annually for spending $100+ on a JetBlue vacation, a 50% rebate for in-flight purchases, and no foreign transaction fees. If you spend $50K annually on the card you’ll also get Mosaic status which includes free changes and cancellations on JetBlue tickets for the Mosaic member and for everyone on their itinerary, 2 free checked bags, 15K bonus points for earning Mosaic status every year, free even more speed checkin and security access, early boarding, 3 additional points per dollar spent, free alcoholic beverages onboard, and a dedicated Mosaic 24/7 customer service line.

-JetBlue points never expire. JetBlue also allows families to pool their points together.

Here’s a look at what your points will be worth for various one-way JetBlue flights (Prices were researched on 6/24 and will fluctuate).
1. Chicago to JFK on 7/26 is $78.10 or 4.8K points+$5.60. That’s a value of 1.51 cents per point (78.10-5.60/3,700). JetBlue Plus cardholders would effectively pay 4,320 points, a value of 1.68 cents per point.
2. JFK-Los Angeles on 8/22 is $138.10 or 9.2K points+$5.60. That’s a value of 1.44 cents per point. JetBlue Plus cardholders would effectively pay 8,220 points, a value of 1.61 cents per point.
3. Long Beach-Las Vegas on 7/4 is $43.10 or 2.2K points+$5.60. That’s a value of 1.7 cents per point. JetBlue Plus cardholders would effectively pay 1,980 points, a value of 1.89 cents per point.


In summary, you can expect a value of at least 2.2 cents per point from Virgin America points on their flights, so 20K Starpoints would earn at least $550 of Virgin America flight. Or you can redeem 20K Virgin America points for a round-trip flight to Europe!

That’s a very compelling use of Starpoints alone due to the 25% bonus for transferring points which will make your Starpoints worth at least 2.75 cents each. That’s more than Starpoints cost to buy with the current sale.

If you are also flying JetBlue by August, or if you want to take a mileage run for about $120, you can parlay those Virgin America points into another 75K JetBlue points that can be worth 1.5-1.7 cents each if you’re not a cardholder ($1,125-$1,275 of JetBlue flights) or 1.6-1.9 cents each if you are a cardholder ($1,200-$1,425 of JetBlue flights).

If you have no Virgin America points, then transferring 40,001 Starpoints would earn you 50,001 Virgin America points (At least $1,100 in Virgin America flights or 2.5 round-trips to Europe) and 75K bonus JetBlue points ($1,125-$1,425 in free JetBlue flights in addition to the points that you’ll earn from the JetBlue flight) after taking 1 paid round-trip JetBlue flight.

Will you participate in this promotion? Hit the comments!

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161 Responses to “It’s Time To Mileage Run! Earn Up To 75K Bonus JetBlue Points After Just 1 Round-Trip If You Have Or If You Transfer Points To Virgin America!”

  1. mordy Says:
    1

    when transferring from spg to elavate do the names need to match?

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  2. Question Says:
    2

    VX miles expire after how long?

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  3. Dan Says:
    3

    @mordy:
    I haven’t seen data points for that. If you try let us know!

    @Question:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/61695

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  4. Mendy Says:
    4

    Do I need to send screenshot, then transfer, then take a flight?

    What to do in what order? Thanks.

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  5. emak Says:
    5

    Can a flight booked with JetBlue points also count to trigger the bonus?

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  6. Joe Says:
    6

    So, in theory, im “buying” 75K points at the small cost of a round trip (transfer aside) I dont get it, whats the catch?

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  7. Dan Says:
    7

    @Mendy:
    No, the screenshot needs to show that you have Virgin America points!
    So transfer, then screenshot, then flight.

    @emak:
    No. Paid flight only.

    @Joe:
    No catch, enjoy!

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  8. Mo Says:
    8

    Any way to keep elevate points alive if you don’t fly on VA for 18 months?

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  9. Abraham Says:
    9

    Isn’t the catch that the Starpoints you transfer are now permanently Virgin America points so much less flexible?

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  10. Dan Says:
    10

    @Mo:
    Any earning or burning extends them.

    @Abraham:
    Well, yes.
    But the value of the Virgin+JetBlue points far outstrips the Starpoints.
    Especially given SPG’s uncertain future.

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  11. Dan's the Man Says:
    11

    Are you sure JetBlue doesn’t care how I get the Virgin miles?

    Also if my wife and I both have Starwood points that we could transfer can we both get the 75K bonus from JetBlue even if we have our JetBlue miles pooled together?

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  12. Mendy Says:
    12

    I have a jet blue flight this Sunday can I do this all after the flight?

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  13. Dan Says:
    13

    @Dan’s the Man:
    JetBlue is only asking for the account balance, not how you earned the points.

    Each JetBlue member can earn the 75K points.

    @Mendy:
    It seems like you need to book flights after emailing them and getting confirmation.

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  14. Flatbush Guy Says:
    14

    If I have Virgin Atlantic points can I transfer them to Virgin America?

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  15. Dan Says:
    15

    @Flatbush Guy:
    No.

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  16. Tommy Says:
    16

    Hi Dan,
    You write “You can transfer Starpoints to Virgin America in just 1 day or 2,” are you sure it doesnt take longer? Do you need to do some kind of expedite?
    Thank you

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  17. josh Says:
    17

    Not sure if losing 50k starwood points (40k) to go into virgin is worth it

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  18. Dan Says:
    18

    @Tommy:
    That’s how long it takes for Virgin America.

    @josh:
    You’re talking about earning 1.25 Virgin America+2 JetBlue points for each Starpoint. It’s worth it.

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  19. Ben Says:
    19

    Awesome, great post! doing for the wife and it, 150k trueblue, and I am mosiac

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  20. Avi Says:
    20

    Anyone here ever book a Singapore flight to Frankfurt using 20,000 VA points? what are the taxes on the ticket? Does it need to be book RT or OW is possible for 10,000 points?

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  21. Dan Says:
    21

    @Ben:
    Nice!

    @Avi:
    One-way would be 12K, round-trip is 20K.
    Taxes should be $147 round-trip or less, but if you call, let us know the exact amount.

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  22. n00b Says:
    22

    how to transfer from SPG site – cant figure it out

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  23. Sam Says:
    23

    If I have MR POINTS how long does it take to transfer?

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  24. Avi Says:
    24

    @Dan: I did call, Singapore didn’t approve the ticket so I could not know the exact amount, was told by agent that with Singapore you need to HUCA sometimes to get them to approve the bonus tickets.

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  25. Dan Says:
    25

    @n00b:
    https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/redeem/travel.html#transferAirMiles
    @Sam:
    Instant.

    @Avi:
    Signup for a Singapore account and search for saver award space on their website before calling.

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  26. Sam Says:
    26

    If I have MR POINTS on an account that was cancelled best place transfer them to?

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  27. bob einstein Says:
    27

    can i sign up for for an v. elevate account (i don’t have one currently) and just push the points over? i.e. does the elevate account need to be open for a while already?
    ty

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  28. Dan Says:
    28

    @Sam:
    There is no “Best” place, it depends on your needs.

    @bob einstein:
    You can.

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  29. Sam Says:
    29

    In this case is it better to transfer them straight to virgin or spg?

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  30. Peteco Says:
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    One important caveat here is that Starpoints take 1 or 2 days, and there is a real possibility that in that time JetBlue will change the rules to not allow transfers to count. In that case, you will be stuck with your points were you don’t want them.
    I don’t think the above scenario is unlikely at all, considering that while I type, JetBlue is probably realizing what’s going on.

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  31. Nate Says:
    31

    Do you yourself need to take the jetblue flight or can you just buy someone a flight and associate it with your account and still get the 75K bonus?

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  32. Dan Says:
    32

    @Sam:
    Direct to Virgin.

    @Peteco:
    I don’t think the DoT would let them get away with that.

    @Nate:
    You need to take it.

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  33. Welder Says:
    33

    @Ben:

    “Points awarded in conjunction with this promotion are considered bonus points and do not count towards earning Mosaic status.”

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  34. Miz Says:
    34

    Dan, where does it say the round trip booked by Jetblue points does not count to trigger the bonus. The only part of T&C that seems to be relevant reads” “Offer does not apply to non-revenue travel”. But flights booked using Jetblue points are revenue travel, so this part specifically denotes that a round trip award flight works as good as a paid flight.

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  35. Mendel Says:
    35

    Why are you so confident they won’t say it’s targeted to those who received the email?

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  36. Peteco Says:
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    @Dan: Terms say they can change it when they want. If they change the rules before the transferred points show up, you won’t be able to claim that they are changing it retroactively for you. They don’t care if you dealt with Starwood before the change, as Starwood is not part of this promotion.

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  37. Dan Says:
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    @Miz:
    Why do you think flights booked with JetBlue points are revenue travel??

    @Mendel:
    Because it’s on their site and says nothing about it being targeted.

    @Peteco:
    That DoT won’t see if that way. That would be a highly deceptive practice.

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  38. Me points Says:
    38

    Dan is it not worth it to use amex points for transfer?

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  39. itsyehuda Says:
    39

    Will transferring SPG to VX, same last name work?

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  40. Dan Says:
    40

    @Me points:
    100K AMEX=50K Virgin, plus pay excise fee.
    40K SPG=50K Virgin, and no excise fee.

    @itsyehuda:
    Probably, but I haven’t seen any data points on that.
    If you try, let us know!

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  41. Sam Says:
    41

    There are taxes to transfer MR 2 virgin?

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  42. yankel Says:
    42

    @Avi: https://www.virginamerica.com/cms/elevate-frequent-flyer/partners/airline-partners/singapore-airlines

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  43. yankel Says:
    43

    @Peteco: there is no way for JB to know how you got your virgin points… they want a screen shot… and its doubtful they are going to ask for statements or other forms on docs to prove you actually flew… they are angry that virgin is being bought by alaska and trying to win the customer…

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  44. MIMB Says:
    44

    Dan- I think Jetblue needs to approve people for the promotion before booking flights correct?

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  45. yankel Says:
    45

    @yankel: @Avi: jfk-fra using virgin points is 12k + $75 for a one-way.

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  46. Miz Says:
    46

    @Dan:

    You are right. Jetblue considers award tickets as non-revenue tickets.
    http://www.jetblue.com/p/jetblue_coc.pdf (page 3)

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  47. Joe1234 Says:
    47

    Does the paid flight have to be on my name or can I book for someone else through my account?

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  48. Dan Says:
    48

    @Sam:
    Yes.

    @MIMB:
    Yes.

    @Joe1234:
    Only the passenger will get the bonus points.

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  49. Anonymous Says:
    49

    @dan is there any reward program that would make sense to transfer to spg then to virgin

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  50. Dan Says:
    50

    @Anonymous:
    No.
    You would be better off just buying the SPG with the sale.

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  51. Anonymous Says:
    51

    Dan, are going to do this?

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  52. Morris Says:
    52

    What if I already have a paid flight for August booked will that count.

    Or do I have to book a new flight.

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  53. Waterpri Says:
    53

    If I already booked a jet blue flight can I use that flight for this purpose or must I book another flight?

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  54. sam Says:
    54

    Dan,

    I logged it to my Elevate account to search for Singapore JFK-Frankfurt awards..but I dont see how I can do that… any advise?

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  55. Bruce Says:
    55

    @Dan:
    Darn

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  56. LS90 Says:
    56

    @Dan

    I have 30k in virgin. Is it worth it to buy 20k more spg points for $490 to get to the next tier?

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  57. Dan Says:
    57

    @Anonymous:
    I emailed to register.

    @Morris:
    Officially a new flight, but YMMV if that will be required.

    @sam:
    You need to call to book partner awards.

    @LS90:
    Definitely.

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  58. jfk Says:
    58

    can transfer to virgin from UR?

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  59. Joshing Says:
    59

    I already have a jet blue reservation for August. Must I book a new flight with Jet Blue after I email them with screenshot or as long as I fly I am ok even though booking was made before I emailed them?

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  60. Joshing Says:
    60

    Sorry Dan. I see Morris asked same question. What does YMMV stand for?7

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  61. Eli Says:
    61

    @ Joshing:
    Your mileage may vary = no way of knowing for certain.

    Dan, you said to hit the comments – as someone who lives in Chicago with no particular interest in travel to California or Hawaii, and most of my trips are to UK or NYC, it would seem unlikely to be worth while for me. Agree?

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  62. JD Says:
    62

    Dan, do we have any idea at what ratio will Virgin America points be converted to Alaska miles?

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  63. Richard Yee Says:
    63

    Email for this JetBlue promotion is pointsmatch@jetblue.com

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  64. Simmy Says:
    64

    Dan,
    As someone who does not have too much time to travel within the next two months making it hard for me to catch a Jetblue flight this is my question for you:
    Can I book a flight in my name and simply not make the flight? (Will it still count?)

    -Paying $150< for 75K Jetblue points seems more than worth it to me
    Thanks!

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  65. joe Says:
    65

    did anyone get a reply from jetblue after they emailed?

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  66. Zal Says:
    66

    Can I transfer points from my wife’s spg account to my virgin account?

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  67. Dan Says:
    67

    @jfk:
    No.

    @Joshing:
    Officially it’s for new bookings, but YMMV.

    @Eli:
    Still could be uses for both points.

    @JD:
    Probably 1:1, but that’s a guess.

    @Richard Yee:
    It’s in the post as well.

    @Simmy:
    You need to actually fly.

    @joe:
    Yes, I’m registered.

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  68. Anonymous Says:
    68

    @Dan: Virgin points cleared for both me and my wife. Settles the name match question.

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  69. Joe Says:
    69

    Can you open a jet blue account and an elevate account?
    Or they both had to be open before?

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  70. Anonymous Says:
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    @Zal: mine just cleared from my account into my wife’s

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  71. itsyehuda Says:
    71

    @Zal: My points cleared into both mine and my wife’s account.

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  72. itsyehuda Says:
    72

    @Dan: Points cleared into both accounts.

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  73. Shimi Says:
    73

    Thank Dan!
    Great deal!
    Any idea on cheap jet blue flight out from Fll?

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  74. Moshe Says:
    74

    Question: if I don’t plan on flying on these airlines in the near future, do you think I could sell the Virgin & Jet Blue points for more than I can currently sell my SPG points (which is 1.5 cents)?

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  75. sam Says:
    75

    Dan why do you keep saying that I have to fly when it doesn’t explicitly say that in the T&C. I am thinking to book a JB flight and have my son fly as I have no time for this petty stuff. Thoughts?

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  76. Ralph Says:
    76

    My screenshot doesn’t have my last name on it just the first name any idea how to fix that?

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  77. Ralph Says:
    77

    My screenshot from Virgin America is not showing my last name any suggestions how to fix this?

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  78. eli Says:
    78

    the people who’s points cleared into their wife’s account, is her legal last name the same as yours?

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  79. Daniel Says:
    79

    Hi Dan

    @Tommy asked if it takes 1 or 2 days to transfer point from SPG to Virgin America, and you replied “That’s how long it takes for Virgin America”.

    I just transferred points from SPG and called in to make sure and they said it will up 7-10 days. Are you saying I should expect it to transfer in 1 or 2 days?

    Best

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  80. Rishabh Says:
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    @Daniel: The points were in my account within 15 hours.

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  81. Baruch Says:
    81

    Btw I booked last week with virgin America from jfk-lhr and costs 15k plus $650 fees not $475

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  82. SoCal Dude Says:
    82

    @Ralph: First & last name show in upper right corner along w/total points.

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  83. Joseph Says:
    83

    Can you book a flight and not fly?

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  84. Jay Says:
    84

    BDL>DCA>BDA on Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10 for $70.60 RT.

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  85. GTR Says:
    85

    @Ralph:

    I think the number is all that matters.

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  86. Deal guy Says:
    86

    When transferring from Citi TY points, how long does the transfer usually take?

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  87. itsyehuda Says:
    87

    @Ralph: you need to widen the browser window

    Go full screen if that doesn’t do it try increasing your resolution or zooming out

    ReplyReply
  88. Thingywingy Says:
    88

    What’s the expiration policy on JetBlue points?

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  89. Moshe Says:
    89

    @dan Is there any way to tranfer from ink or ur

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  90. GTR Says:
    90

    24hrs and still waiting on an SPG purchase and first transfer of 20,500. Got an SPG transfer request confirm stating it could take up to six days. I know it rarely takes as long as they reserve, but just a data point.

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  91. Anonymous Says:
    91

    @eli: u need to do on a pc

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  92. Alex Says:
    92

    Emailed JetBlue last night, still no response. Anyone get a response since Moitzai Shabbos?

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  93. Miriam Says:
    93

    Can I use a JB flight flown by a family member 2 weeks ago?

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  94. Daniel Says:
    94

    @Rishabh: Thank you.

    My SPG points transferred into Virgin America overnight.

    You can only do one transaction per 24 hours – so if you are looking to take advantage of the SPG 20,000 = + 5,000 transfer bonus (like I am) you will have to make two separate transfers.

    Thank you Dan.

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  95. asher Says:
    95

    what is the email fro JetBlue to send them this info?

    Thank You

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  96. mendy Says:
    96

    @daniel you can make one transfer of 40,001

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  97. Mountain Man Says:
    97

    For the record Virgin America points to Hawaii are a great value, perhaps better than Avios (though you have redeposit fees). From LAX or SFO you can get a one way to OGG for less than 10k. From Denver it’s as low as 12.5k each way.

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  98. eli Says:
    98

    different last names worked for the transfer too

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  99. yossi Says:
    99

    can i transfer from AAadvantage?

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  100. RACHEL Says:
    100

    HI DAN,
    I HAVE SPG, JET BLUE, AA, ADVANTAGE,HYATT, HILTON, POINTS
    DO I HAVE TO FLY NOW ? OR JUST TRANSFER FOR FUTURE FLIGHTS AND RECEIVE A VOUCHER ?

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  101. Mike Says:
    101

    Does this work with 2 separate Jet Blue One Way fares? I have several one way trips coming up.

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  102. Yoel Says:
    102

    Do I need to get confirmation from JetBlue before buying the ticket ?

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  103. Anonymous Says:
    103

    @Mendy: Good to know 🙂

    Thank you.

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  104. GTR Says:
    104

    Purchased points posted around 24hrs after purchase. 2nd transfer initiated. Hopefully both post early this week and I can get confirm right after.

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  105. Jay Says:
    105

    @Miriam: I assume you are joking

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  106. Ak Says:
    106

    Any idea how long after we send the email to register that we will get confirmation that we are enrolled?

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  107. Anonymous Says:
    107

    @Ak: Nobody is sure…some folks received them on FRI but since then the list that JB has to respond to is getting longer & longer & we don’t know if they’re working on weekends. Go to DDF for more updated data.

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  108. Anonymous Says:
    108

    I just transferred spg to virgin america and it says it will take 4-6 business days. Is that accurate, I thought it should take 1-2 days? Also, once I am registered, do I need to book a flight by July 4 or Aug 31, or do I need to book my travel for a date before Aug 31?

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  109. Anonymous Says:
    109

    @Anonymous: my SPG transfer took approx 12 hours over the weekend.

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  110. NYSF Says:
    110

    Jetblue emailed back confirming registration for me in about 24 hrs:
    You are now registered for #GoForthWithJetBlue Points Match!

    Way to let your independent flag fly! To take advantage of the #GoForthWithJetBlue Points Match and earn your bonus TrueBlue points, just book and take a roundtrip JetBlue flight by August 31, 2016.

    Once you fly, your points will automatically be added to your TrueBlue account within 4 – 6 weeks.

    Thanks again for spreading your wings!

    See you onboard soon,
    The TrueBlue Team

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  111. Shawn Parker Says:
    111

    To @NYSF

    Which screenshot did you send them? Was it of the entire “elevate” page?

    I have a bit of a problem because I mistakenly dont have the right D.O.B. on my elevate account and Im worried if send a screenshot of the whole page theyll give me problems, and I just opened up the account yesterday.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thnaks!

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  112. CG Says:
    112

    Going to JetBlue’s website, and looking for deal directly I couldn’t find it. Could it be that they ended it?

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  113. Ralph Says:
    113

    I just got off the phone with JetBlue and just received the confirmation email that I’m registered
    The agent did say they got backed up from the weekend

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  114. Dan's the Man Says:
    114

    @Ralph: Calling got them to send you the confirmation email faster?

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  115. DavidS Says:
    115

    Question for all – do any of your Elevate dashboards that you sent to JetBlue indicate you just signed up (my sign up date says 6/25/16). Just wondering if I’m going to be the only one….Thanks

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  116. jpp Says:
    116

    Do you need to fly or can you just book the ticket?

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  117. enwhycee Says:
    117

    You need to fly

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  118. itsyehuda Says:
    118

    @DavidS: Yes, those of us who just signed up have dashboards indicating such.

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  119. Anonymous Says:
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    @itsyehuda: And you were approved from JetBlue, no problems?

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  120. Anonymous Says:
    120

    @Ralph:
    Yes 🙂
    And I just booked my ticket DTW- BOS

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  121. ajk Says:
    121

    how long does the transfer of spg- virgin take? a full day?

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  122. itsyehuda Says:
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    @Anonymous: I didn’t get the email yet, but have seen positive data points from another member on the forums.

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  123. Anonymous Says:
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    @ajk: Mine was less than 24 hours. I initiated transfer on Sunday, the 26th. By mid-morning of 27th they points had hit my account. I topped off above 50k with a Membership Rewards transfer, which was almost instant (under 5 minutes).

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  124. Anonymous Says:
    124

    Once I get approved from Jet Blue, can I book a ticket for someone else or do I need to book a ticket for myself?

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  125. Stephen Says:
    125

    Received an email confirming that I am registered. Will book a flight for the weekend BDL-DCA for sometime in August.

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  126. Flatbush Guy Says:
    126

    Has anyone received a response from JetBlue after submitting the email w the Elevate points yet?

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  127. Jeff Says:
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    @Flatbush Guy: I haven’t heard back from JetBlue either. I sent mine in over 36 hours ago.

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  128. Marland Says:
    128

    Just wanted to provide an update.

    Created Elevate account 4 days back with same street address as my friends starwood account (different last names)
    Transferred last night 9 pm EST from SPG to ELevate
    10 am EST today, I see points in my account

    Hope this helps people out!

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  129. hi Says:
    129

    ewr-pbi rt fll-ewr counts ?

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  130. Jeff Says:
    130

    @hi: That doesn’t look like a round trip to me. The offer is not for two one ways or an open jaw.

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  131. anonn Says:
    131

    how do the virgin points stack up for someone who travels mostly domestically (US)?

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  132. Roadbird Says:
    132

    Emailed my request to JB on Saturday @11am, received the confirmation of enrollment on 6/27 at 11:55pm.

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  133. Mountain Man Says:
    133

    Would any multi city work say DEN-BOS and BOS-JFK vs. just booking DEN-JFK with a stopover in BOS?

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  134. An Says:
    134

    Dan, is there a link to ways to use partner airlines from the Balt/Washington area?

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  135. lmfao Says:
    135

    What do you get from citi points to V/A?

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  136. Anonymous Says:
    136

    @Shawn Parker:
    I sent the an image that matched the example they gave here under the How to Participate subheading:
    https://trueblue.jetblue.com/web/trueblue/pointmatch

    It only shows first and last name so DOB shouldn’t be an issue.

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  137. Dan's the Man Says:
    137

    Is it ok if I book the roundtrip JetBlue flight for my wife on the same itinerary as mine? I have the JetBlue credit card and want us both to get the free bag so I need her to be booked on my itinerary. This will still count as her roundtrip for her to qualify for the Points Match, right?

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  138. davidmal Says:
    138

    what is my real value I’m Gaining

    40k SPG = 50,000 Virgin ok even trade…. or negative if you didn’t want Virgin
    $120 = 75,000 Jetblue
    Jetblue points worth = $1,125

    so I’m getting $1,000 of points maybe more … maybe less
    to do a point run?

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  139. ??? Says:
    139

    I am a little confused how do I sign up? Is it through pointsmatch@jetblue.com and if yes, then what does the email need to contain?

    Thanks.

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  140. Anonymous Says:
    140

    Can I buy tickets for someone else (like my parents) and get the 75000 points

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  141. Spencer F Says:
    141

    Emailed my screenshot on 6/25 in the morning, received confirmation on 6/27 in the evening.

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  142. sam Says:
    142

    48 hours passed since I submitted my screenshot… No response yet..still waiting…

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  143. Jess Says:
    143

    I dont have any spg points and there is a limit of only buying 30,000 points per calendar year so what’s the best way to get the rest of the points to get my 75,000 jet blue points ..

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  144. Menachem Says:
    144

    can i transfer from my spg account to my wifes virgin america? spg just told me no. so, im creating an spg account for my wife so i transfer 40k from my spg account to hers. but they say the transfer wont be instant, it needs to wait 30 days to verify we live at same address? is that correct? any ideas?

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  145. Jay Says:
    145

    @Menachem: “The name on your SPG account does not need to match the name on the Virgin account and nearly all transfers have been completed in less than 24 hours. “

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  146. Jay Says:
    146

    @Jess: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/90357
    “There is an annual maximum purchase of 30K Starpoints per account, so if you need 40K or 40,001 Starpoints you’ll need to have a friend buy Starpoints as well.
    That friend can then transfer points into your Virgin America account. However you can only make 1 transfer to a Virgin America account per 24 hour period, so after transferring 20K (or 20,001+ points) from one Starwood account to Virgin America, you’ll need to wait 24 hours to do the 2nd transfer.”

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  147. Oscar Says:
    147

    I mistakenly include in the screenshot the 50k spg transfer. I hope that wont be an issue.

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  148. ANONYMOUS Says:
    148

    Its been over 24 hours since I sent my email to JetBlue and havent heard back yet. How long is it taking for everyone? Also, if I dont hear back in the next few days, what does that mean and will I still hear back after july 4th?

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  149. Gary Says:
    149

    @Mike: I just got off the phone with JetBlue. Even without asking about one-way flights, the agent said that you could take 2 one-way flights to fulfill the flight requirement. She even reiterated it, when I mentioned that the requirements stated “round trip”.

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  150. Moshe Says:
    150

    @dan seems to only show my first name on virgin account summary
    Is that ok? How do I get it to show last name?

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  151. Dan Says:
    151

    @Moshe:
    Top of the screen has your full name.

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  152. ADub Says:
    152

    Been waiting for JetBlue email reply since Saturday night…decided to call now, spoke to nice lady at TrueBlue, she found my email, registered while on the phone, received confirmation email, booked a flight to Vegas to spend 58 minutes there, and then flying back home. (Maybe enough time for one pull on the slots – who knows??😀😀)

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  153. Ben Says:
    153

    Dan, i just opened a new Virgin Elevate account. Is there a minimum number of points that i need to show in the account in order for Jetblue to approve me? Would 500 points be enough?

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  154. Anonymous Says:
    154

    @ADub: I called earlier and they said I have to wait for the confirmation email, did you say anything specific for which they were able to process it over the phone?

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  155. mayer Says:
    155

    does this promotion requires to book the ticket on specific dates or available any dates so i can fly already this week?

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  156. walter Says:
    156

    I can’t get the full name and mileage at the top of screen to show, tried changing resolution, different browsers, using tablet, nothing works. It is the landing page, but doesn’t want to display like in the jetblue sample screenshot. Don’t know what else to try, any suggestions, thanks

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  157. Daniel Says:
    157

    @dan I sent in the email showing that I had 50,001 Virgin America points yesterday around 11 AM PST. Still no word from JetBlue. How long should it take to get the match confirmation?

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  158. Eric Says:
    158

    I transferred SPG to Virgina Elevate over 24 hours ago and it has not transferred. I guess it’s being backed up b/c of the sudden increase in transfers?

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  159. yitz Says:
    159

    dan,
    as i do not have any spg as of this moment but have 300k in amex what is your advice as to the value of this deal ? could i go about acquiring spg points quickly ?

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  160. Dan Says:
    160

    @yitz:
    Buying SPG is the way to go. Points will post within an hour.

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  161. Nate Says:
    161

    Anyone else get this – 50,001 points. What am I missing?

    The points balance proof you provided doesn’t meet the requirements of the promotion. If you would like to try again, please resend a screenshot that includes all of the information as shown below.

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