It’s no longer possible to transfer Starpoints to join JetBlue’s epic promotion as the deadline to send in your screenshot is tonight.
The promotion is reminiscent of days of yore when the mileage game was still obscure and highly lucrative. I racked tens of millions of miles from promotions like eBay anything points, Wendy’s cups, Google Checkout, dollar coins, Amazon Payments, REDcard, and more. When $125 could earn you 13.5K United miles, plus 6K Hyatt points, plus a night in any Hyatt in the world, and it could be done an unlimited number of times. When BMI awarded unlimited miles for opening accounts that transferred to BA. Or when I earned 8 round-trip tickets to anywhere American flew in the world during their 2004 attack on JetBlue. When I brought my family to Aruba for free thanks to JetBlue’s coupon bonanza. Or when we flew to Vegas for free with a free suite in the Bellagio and free Cirque tickets. Or the free Wynn and Encore suites. Never mind the hundreds and hundreds of credit cards…I could write a book about this stuff, but no doubt it’s gotten leaner in recent years.
Mileage running used to be a sport to earn lots of miles from flying. I earned over 100K AA miles for flying intra-Texas in 2006. It’s a dying sport since the airlines have stopped awarding miles based on flight distance and it’s mostly used to chase elite status.
But mileage running is alive and well for this promotion, it’s simply too good of a deal to pass up. I enrolled myself, my wife, and our 2 kids and booked us a day trip in and out of Boston for $125 each. That will net us more than 300,000 JetBlue points, a pretty sweet deal! I also matched my status to Mosaic and will apply for a JetBlue Plus card so that I’ll get back 10% of the miles used when I redeem points from the promotion.
There’s no ticketing deadline for this promotion and more sales will pop up, you just need to complete travel by 8/31.
But if you already booked tickets, post a comment about where you’re going and what you plan on doing with the bonus points!