(EXPIRED) Increased 40K offer on JetBlue Business card

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The JetBlue Business credit card from Barclays is sporting a newly-increased offer good for 40,000 TrueBlue points after $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

The Offer

  • 40,000 TrueBlue points after $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days on the JetBlue Business Card
  • Find a direct link on our Best Offers page or a link and more info on our JetBlue Business Card page

Key Card Details

  • Earn 6x on JetBlue
  • Earn 2x at restaurants and office supply stores
  • Earn 1x everywhere else
  • $99 annual fee is not waived
  • 5,000 bonus points at anniversary
  • 10% point rebate on award tickets
  • 50% savings on in-flight purchases
  • Free checked bag for you and up to 3 travel companions
  • Mosaic Elite status with $50,000 spend in a calendar year (good for rest of the year in which you spend $50K and the entire next year)

Quick Thoughts

Last year, we saw a better offer on the personal version of this card, but this is the best we’ve seen on the business version. According to our Reasonable Redemption Values, TrueBlue points are worth around 1.46 cents each, making the signup bonus worth somewhere around $586 in paid flights on JetBlue. The 10% rebate on award tickets is a nice benefit that further increases value for those who use the card at bonus categories and often fly JetBlue.

There are mixed reports on Barcalys business cards reporting to the personal credit bureaus and according to Doctor of Credit they are known to ask for some business documentation for approval, so keep that in mind if you plan to apply.

Applying for Business Credit Cards

Yes, you have a business: In order to sign up for a business credit card, you must have a business. That said, it's common for people to have businesses without realizing it. If you sell items at a yard sale, or on eBay, for example, then you have a business. Similar examples include: consulting, writing (e.g. blog authorship, planning your first novel, etc.), handyman services, owning rental property, renting on airbnb, driving for Uber or Lyft, etc. In any of these cases, your business is considered a Sole Proprietorship unless you form a corporation of some sort.

When you apply for a business credit card as a sole proprietor, you can use your own name as your business name, use your own address and phone as the business' address and phone, and your social security number as the business' Tax ID / EIN. Alternatively, you can get a proper Tax ID / EIN from the IRS for free, in about a minute, through this website.

Is it OK to use business cards for personal expenses? Anecdotally, almost everyone I know uses business cards for personal expenses. That said, the terms in most business card applications state that you should use the card only for business use. Also, some consumer credit card protections do not apply to business cards. My advice: don't use the card for personal expenses if you're not comfortable doing so.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

Last updated on July 1st, 2018

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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