Register here and book any JetBlue award by 11:59 PM ET on June 19 (this coming Monday) for travel between now and July 31, 2017, and you’ll get a 15% rebate on the points redeemed. You do have to have enough points upfront to pay the full price. The 15% discount will be returned to your TrueBlue account four to six weeks after the end of July.
Unlike previous promotions, there are no blackout dates and days of the week that the discount doesn’t apply to. Here are the conditions of the promotion:
JetBlue’s loyalty program is revenue based, meaning the number of points you need is based on the ticket price. JetBlue points are worth roughly 1.5 cents each toward a ticket. Read this post to learn the basics about JetBlue awards. When points are revenue based, award sales are certainly the best time to redeem as you’ll get a higher value for each point.
For example, a one-way ticket between Orlando and Newark in late July would cost $88:
With the current 15% discount, you’d pay 5,500 TrueBlue points upfront and get a rebate of 825 points.
You’d be getting 1.88 cents of value per TrueBlue point, which is excellent.
One of the highest value awards is for Mint Class between New York and Los Angeles and New York and San Francisco. During the valid sale dates, you can get a fully flat bed in a fully enclosed Mint Suite for 42,200 TrueBlue points. After the rebate, that would be only 35,870 points.
Scott wrote extensively about the amenities and price that make Mint “By Far The Best Deal on Domestic Business Class” so check out that post for more information on why I’d take advantage of this discount to book Mint Class.
How to Get TrueBlue Points Fast
If you didn’t get a surplus of TrueBlue points from the Virgin America/JetBlue points match promotion last month, you can transfer 250 Membership Rewards to 200 JetBlue points if you’re short of the award you want. With this discount on awards, that may make sense,but make sure to run the numbers first.
You wouldn’t be able to earn the bonus points in time for booking with the current promotion, but the JetBlue Plus card comes with 30,000 TrueBlue points for spending $1,000 on the card within three months. Other valuable benefits include (but aren’t limited to) a free checked bag, 50% off inflight purchases, and a 10% rebate of TrueBlue points on each redemption. If you have a JetBlue Plus card, you can stack this promotion with the rebate benefit from the card for even more savings.
Terms and Conditions
*Restrictions: You must register for this offer at https://trueblue.jetblue.com/web/trueblue/June17Redemption prior to booking eligible travel. Offer valid only for JetBlue Award Flights purchased using TrueBlue points directly on jetblue.com between now and 6/19/17 (the earlier of 11:59 PM EST or local) for flights between 6/15/17 and 7/31/17. Points will be redeposited to TrueBlue account used to book the eligible Award Flight. New bookings only. Offer not valid for previously booked flights or changes to a previously-booked flight. 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 points back. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the travel period ends on 7/31/17 for points to be posted to your TrueBlue account. Offer is limited to registered TrueBlue members in good standing redeeming Award Flight fares using TrueBlue points and is not valid in connection with monetary flight fares, taxes/fees, partner or code share or interline flights, JetBlue Vacations packages, previously booked Award Flights or any other product or service; offer cannot be partially redeemed, is not redeemable for cash, and has no cash value. Additional restrictions apply. Proper documentation required for boarding. TrueBlue Terms and Conditions apply.
Book your 15% off JetBlue awards by June 19, 11:59 PM ET at the latest. Be sure to register before booking if you want the rebate. The discount is valid on travel now through July 31, 2017. If you have the JetBlue Plus card, then you’ll get an additional 10% rebate of TrueBlue points on your redemption.
If you’ve got JetBlue points and an idea for a summer getaway, check your dates now!
Hat tip Running With Miles