Update: Offer expired.
A friend called me earlier today to let me know that he applied for JetBlue Plus World Elite Mastercard and received 60K bonus points rather than the stated 30K points:
I went on DDF to ask if anyone else had a similar experience and lo and behold, someone else applied for the card online and got 60K as well, despite the application saying 30K!
After some further digging, a common denominator was that both of them added an additional user to the card. Was that enough to trigger a 60K signup bonus? Or is this just a fluke that happened to 2 DansDeals readers?
The DDF user reports adding the additional user over the phone the day after he activated his primary card.
I’d love to hear about more data points and if other readers have or have not received a 60K signup bonus and whether they added an additional user to their cards.
JetBlue points are worth about 1.5 cents each, so a 30K signup bonus is worth about $450 of JetBlue flights while a 60K bonus is worth about $900 of JetBlue flights.
-JetBlue Plus cardholders also receive 10% of their points back every time they redeem points, making those signup bonuses even more valuable. 33.3K points is is worth about $500 and 66.6K points is worth about $1,000 of JetBlue flights.
-If you enrolled in JetBlue’s PointMatch you can get 10% back from all the points earned from that promotion as well every time you use those points.
-The Plus card has a $99 annual fee, but the signup bonus easily takes care of that the first year.
-The Plus card offers 5,000 points upon every card anniversary. With the 10% rebate that’s like getting 5.55K points good for $83.25 of JetBlue flights, making the subsequent effective annual fee less than $16.
-The Plus card offers a free checked bag for the cardholder and up to 3 passengers on the same reservation. That’s a value of up to $160 in waived checked bag fees per round-trip.
-JetBlue points never expire.
-The Plus card offers an annual $100 statement credit when you book a $100+ JetBlue vacation package.
-If you spend $50K in a calendar year on the Plus card then you’ll get JetBlue Mosaic status for the remainder of the calendar year and for the following calendar year.
Mosaic status 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.
-The Plus card offers 6 points per dollar on JetBlue purchases. That’s on top of the 3-11 points per dollar that you earn for the flight itself, which makes for a nice rebate on JetBlue flights.
-The Plus card offers 2 points per dollar on restaurants and grocery stores.
-The card offers a 50% rebate for in-flight purchases of cocktails, food, JetBlue movies and other eligible purchases.
-The cards has no foreign transaction fees.
Have you received a 60K signup bonus for your JetBlue Plus card? Hit the comments!