JetBlue offers a sign-up bonus on a pair of credit cards. The JetBlue Card earns 10,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days. With the higher-tier JetBlue Plus, the bonus increases to 40,000 points, also after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. There’s also a 5,000 bonus points on your card anniversary.
The JetBlue Plus comes with a $99 annual fee. That’s partly because it offers significantly more bonus miles and higher rewards earnings rate than the base JetBlue Card. The Plus earns 6 points per $1 spent on JetBlue purchases; twice as many as the JetBlue Card. The Plus also offers a free first checked bag for the cardholder and up to three guests.
If you’re at the very least, an occasional Jet Blue flyer, you should benefit from one of these credit card bonuses. The question is whether the JetBlue Plus, and its 40,000 bonus points are worth the $99 annual fee.
If you meet the minimum spending requirements for the JetBlue Card, bonus points are worth around $145 in airfare when redeemed. For the Plus, if you meet those same spending requirements, the annual fee will pay for itself more than 3.5 times over. When redeemed for JetBlue airfare, bonus points will net you $336, less the $99 annual fee.
There’s also a JetBlue credit card bonus for business owners. The JetBlue Business is similar to the companion Plus card, including the $99 annual fee. But, the Business card earns you 50,000 points when you spend $1,000 in the first three months. It also comes with the 5,000 bonus points on your card anniversary.
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