JetBlue has a fare sale going with prices from just $34 or 1500 TrueBlue points one-way. At the same time, American Express is offering a 25% transfer bonus, which will allow you to transfer points from Membership Rewards to TrueBlue at a 1:1 ratio. While not necessarily the most valuable use of Membership Rewards points, there are some opportunities for a cheap getaway whether on cash or points.
- Flights from $34 one-way (1500 TrueBlue points + $5.60)
- See available routes here, though note that prices were lower-than-advertised on some routes
- Must book by 11:59pm Eastern Time tonight (May 3rd, 2017)
- Valid for travel between May 9th and June 14th, 2017. (Blacked out 5/24/17-5/30/17)
- “Blue fares” do not include any checked bags
Some of these prices are quite good, though most are only available mid-week (Tuesday/Wednesday). It’s worth clicking through on the routes that interest you as I did see slightly lower prices on several routes I checked.
- 25% bonus when transferring from Amex Membership Rewards to JetBlue’s TrueBlue
- Transfer 250 Membership Rewards points and receive 250 TrueBlue Points
- Valid through May 31, 2017
TrueBlue points are worth about 1.5 cents towards the cost of airfare. With this transfer bonus, you can send Membership Rewards points to JetBlue at a 1:1 rate. That’s far from the most valuable use of Membership Rewards points, but isn’t a terrible deal, either. If you also hold a JetBlue Plus credit card, you should also receive a 10% rebate on redeemed points, increasing your per-point value a bit.
H/T: One Mile at a Time
Paying a sale price always beats the regular price. If you can find dates and routes that work for you, there are some opportunities to save a few bucks, especially considering the fact that the sale is for close-in (May and June) travel. For those who previously loaded the Amex Offer for $40 back on $200 at JetBlue (highly targeted and no longer available), the prices could get even better. While I don’t think I’ll be transferring Membership Rewards to JetBlue, I can imagine that ~1.5 cents per point might be enough for some to consider moving points to take advantage of the sale.