What is with all of these cards that are offering increased sign up bonuses?? I guess there’s nothing to complain about, especially if you were planning on applying for these cards anyway. Regardless, it’s Barclay’s turn to offer increased sign up bonuses!
The Personal Card
For the everyday consumer, the personal card is the way to go when it comes to JetBlue. The card earns 6x points for JetBlue Purchases, along with 2x points on restaurants and groceries. Every other purchase is worth 1x. Every year the card will charge you a $99 annual fee, but you also receive 5,000 points every year. One of the better benefits of many airline cards include free checked bags and the JetBlue Card is no different. The cardholder will get a free checked bag, and it will also cover up to 3 people on the same reservation.
As far the sign up bonus, the typical sign up bonus is 30,000 points for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. That bonus has been increased up to 50,000 points! This isn’t an all time high (which is 60,000 points) but it’s still a substantial increased bonus.
The Business Card
The business version of the JetBlue credit card isn’t too different than the personal card. The business card still earns 6x points on JetBlue purchases, but earns 2x at restaurants and office supply stores. Every other purchase will earn 1x. It comes with a similar $99 and also earns 5,000 points every year the card is open. The Business JetBlue card also includes the same free checked bag policy of covering the cardholder and up to three travelers on the same reservation.
As far as the signup bonus on the business version of this card, it typically comes with a 40,000 point sign up bonus. This bonus has been increased to 60,000 points for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. The all time high previously on the business card was 50,000.
Overall, if you were looking to apply for a JetBlue credit card, this isn’t a bad time to do so. The personal version doesn’t come with an all time high bonus, but the business card does. Either way, we are seeing a 20,000 point increase on the cards.
According to TPG, JetBlue points are worth about 1.3 cents per point. That would put the bonuses at $650 and $780 for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. This is an incredible value as you’re getting 65% and 78% return on your spending towards the sign up bonus! Of course, the card does come with a $99 annual fee that’s not waived in the first year, but there’s still a ton of value to be had.
Will these increased sign up bonuses make you sign up for either card? Let us know below!