JetBlue just announced their “Happy Thanksgetting” promotion which offers a 15% point rebate on TrueBlue award travel booked by this Monday Nov 14 for travel from Nov 10 through Jan 14, 2017.
You must first register for the promotion here and book award tickets by Monday for travel between now and January 14, 2017. Points will be rebated to the member’s account within 4-6 weeks after the end of the promotion period.
Similar to the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program, JetBlue TrueBlue points are a fixed value currency and point costs are tied to the dollar cost of the flight. I am planning a weekend trip to Toronto in December and have quite a few JetBlue points. Toronto is about a 2 hour drive from Buffalo airport, so I’m considering the cheaper option of flying in and out of Buffalo to avoid the higher Toronto fares, which are driven even higher as a result of the Canadian departure taxes. Fares from Boston to Buffalo are as low as $64 each way or 3,700 points:
So with this promotion, this trip would essentially cost me 6,290 TrueBlue points instead of 7,400 after the rebate, giving me a value of 1.83 cents per point instead of 1.55 cents per point.
Although the promotion doesn’t say specifically, the T&C (see below) does say valid on “JetBlue Award Flights”, so I would assume you can book multiple award flights and get a 15% rebate on all points redeemed as long as it’s within the dates specified.
I wouldn’t go out of your way to make use of this promotion, but if you have some JetBlue points and are thinking about traveling before the middle of January, it might make sense to register for this promotion and book your travel before the Monday deadline.
Here are the terms and conditions:
You must register for this promotion at trueblue.jetblue.com/web/trueblue/happythanksgetting2016 prior to booking eligible travel. Offer valid only for JetBlue Award Flights purchased using TrueBlue points between now and 11/14/16 (the earlier of 11:59 PM EST or local) for flights between 11/10/16 and 1/14/17. 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 1/14/17 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 Getaways vacation 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.