JetBlue Spring Promotion: Economy Class Awards 15% Discount Until 25 April 2019 (Many Restrictions)

JetBlue TrueBlue has published a Spring Promotion allowing members to book Economy Class awards at a 15% discount until the end of the day, Thursday 25th April 2019.

The redemption options are valid for flights April 29 – June 20, 2019 but excludes weekend travel and Mint (Business Class) flights as well as a blackout week in May.

This promotion is highly restrictive and might only be of interest to people who’d look at Economy Class redemptions in the time frame provided which is April 29 – June 20.

TrueBlue has dynamic pricing for their awards based on the cash price of the flight at the time of booking. The more expensive a flight the more miles you need to use and vice versa.

You can access their promotion landing page here.

Time to stretch those TrueBlue points even further (as in 15% further!)

  • Book an award flight by April 25, 2019. Applies to new bookings only & cannot be applied to existing bookings.
  • Fly April 29–June 20, 2019 (excludes May 22-May 28, 2019).
  • Valid on Monday-Thursday travel (excludes Friday, Saturday or Sunday and travel in Mint®).
  • When you search for an eligible award flight, the fare that you see will automatically include the discount.

So this promotion excludes weekend travel including Fridays, no MINT bookings as well as the week of May 22-28. Pretty weak promotion in my book, and only worth it if you plan to redeem some miles for a flight today.

In case you don’t have enough TrueBlue points, American Express (USA) is a transfer partner, though I would not recommend transferring a large amount of Amex MR points for an Economy Class redemption on JetBlue.

Conclusion

As mentioned above I’m not a big fan of promotions that have such tight restrictions as it pretty much negates much of the value which is already pretty thin with 15% discount.

It could be useful to take advantage of this promotion if a member doesn’t have all too many miles in the account and seeks to redeem them asap to clean out the account.

These are the Terms & Conditions for the promotion in detail:

Fares must be purchased using TrueBlue points by 4/25/19 (the earlier of 11:59 PM EST or local) for flights Monday-Thursday between 4/29/19-5/21/19 and 5/29/19-6/20/19 (not available on 5/22-5/28/19). Fares will automatically include a 15% discount on the base fare point requirement for Award Flight redemption. Fares are subject to availability; may not be available on all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; exclude Mint; and are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Offer is limited to registered TrueBlue members in good standing redeeming Award Flight fares using TrueBlue points for new bookings only; offer not valid in connection with monetary flight fares, purchases on partner airlines or code share or interline flights, JetBlue Vacations packages, previously booked Award Flights or any other product or service. Point of Sale: U.S. domestic only. 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 and is subject to change as required by law. View more information on taxes and fees. Award Flight fares are one-way (unless otherwise indicated) and nonstop; point requirement and government taxes/carrier fees may be higher for roundtrip flights, for flights from destination city to origin city or for connecting itineraries. Checked Baggage Allowance/Fees: For Blue fares, first checked bag is $30 and second bag is $40. For Blue Plus, first checked bag is included and second bag is $40. For Blue Flex fares, two checked bags are included. Additional Baggage Terms (all fares): Additional bags (over two) are $150 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. View baggage fees and other optional services and fees. Change/Cancellation Fees: All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight’s departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. All changes and cancellations A) for Blue and Blue Plus: for fares under $100, $75 per person plus difference in fare; for fares between $100 and $149.99, $100 per person plus difference in fare; for fares between $150 – $199.99, $150 per person plus difference in fare; for fares over $200, $200 plus difference in fare B) for Blue Flex fares, difference in fare only. C) For Mint fares, $200 plus difference in fare. View Change/Cancel fees information. Additional Change/Cancellation Terms (all fares): For changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited). TrueBlue Terms and Conditions apply. Proper documentation required for boarding.

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