JetBlue Unveils Details for New MasterCard

JetBlue Unveils Details for New MasterCard

March 1, 2016         Written By Lynn Oldshue

JetBlue Airways announced its departure from American Express over a year ago, but the details of their new co-branded credit card with MasterCard and Barclaycard are just now emerging.

Many of the features of the JetBlue Rewards MasterCard remain the same as they were with American Express, such as the 50% discount on certain in-flight purchases. The card still has a $40 annual fee, as well as a $50 annual bonus for users who purchase qualifying getaway packages.

In addition to the benefits already on the card, the new MasterCard features an enhanced rewards program. Cardholders can now earn four TrueBlue points per $1 spent with JetBlue, and two points per $1 spent at grocery stores and restaurants. All other purchases made on the card are worth one point per $1. After redeeming their points, users can earn 5% of their points back.

Great news for international travelers: the JetBlue Rewards MasterCard now has no foreign transaction fee. The American Express card had a 2.7% transaction fee for purchases made outside of the United States.

In addition, new users can earn $100 as a companion discount if they spend more than $500 on their cards before the end of June, 2016.

If you currently have a JetBlue Card from American Express, you should be receiving the new version of the card in the next few weeks. The new card can be activated after 6 a.m. EST on March 21. New cardholders will be able to apply for a separate card in the near future, but Barclays has not announced the details for that card just yet.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of March 1, 2016. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Lynn Oldshue

Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
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