JetBlue just launched a two day 30% redemption discount for bookings made by 11:59PM ET on April 26, 2013. You can access JetBlue’s web page for this offer here.
This offer is valid for travel on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday between May 2 and June 26, 2013. The discount is not valid for travel between May 23 and May 27, however.
The value of a TrueBlue points is usually around 1.3 to 1.5 cents, as flights are priced dynamically. Note that the minimum award cost is 5000 TrueBlue points.
Here’s an example for LAX to JFK travel
The lowest price of a direct flight on May 14 is $171.
The same flight costs 8300 points + $2.50 using TrueBlue points. The value of a point for this flight is around 2 cents with the 30% off redemption offer. This doesn’t take into account the number of TrueBlue points you would earn from a paid flight.
This would be a good time to book some award travel on JetBlue to take advantage of the award discount.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Fares must be purchased using TrueBlue points by 4/26/13 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights on Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., and, Sat. only between 5/2/13 and 6/26/13 (Discount not valid for travel: 5/23/13 – 5/27/13; TrueBlue award flights can still be booked during this window, but point fares will not be discounted); 7-day advance purchase required. Fares include a 30% discount on the base fare point requirement for Award Flight redemption, but Award Flights cannot be discounted below 5,000 points. Fares are subject to availability; may not be available on all flights; valid for new bookings only; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, nonstop, nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight’s scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. 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, purchases on partner airlines or code share or interline flights, JetBlue Getaways vacation packages, previously booked Award Flights or for any other product or service; offer cannot be partially redeemed, is not redeemable for cash, and has no cash value. Government taxes and fees apply to Award Flights, are the responsibility of the passenger, and will vary based on your departure and destination cities. The amount of government taxes/fees required for an Award Flight is listed next to the applicable point requirement for that route and is subject to change as required by law. Award Flight fares also do not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here. Discount will not apply to (and TrueBlue points cannot be used for) government taxes/fees or charges for products/services sold separately, which must be paid for using a major credit card at time of Award Flight booking. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $100 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply.