18 Ways to Earn JetBlue Points

JetBlue flights, vacation packages and everyday purchases can fuel your TrueBlue points stash.
Sean Cudahy
Sam Kemmis
By Sam Kemmis and  Sean Cudahy 
Edited by Meghan Coyle

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Like many airlines, JetBlue Airways offers a loyalty program and awards its members frequent flyer miles. After joining JetBlue’s TrueBlue program, you’ll be eligible to earn TrueBlue points, which can be used to redeem air travel in the future.

How do you earn TrueBlue points? There are various ways — and taking a flight on JetBlue is just one.

Since JetBlue’s points never expire, once you start earning, points will remain in your account forever — or at least until you redeem them.

1. Fly with JetBlue

The most obvious way to earn frequent flyer miles with any airline is through air travel.

JetBlue awards TrueBlue points based on how the ticket cost, rather than the distance flown.

The number of points per $1 depends on a few factors, such as the type of fare, how it was booked and if a flyer has Mosaic elite status.

For standard main cabin (“Blue”) fares and higher-level fares, flyers earn the following:

  • 3 TrueBlue points per dollar spent on base airfare.

  • An additional 3 points per dollar for a ticket booked directly through JetBlue.

  • An additional 3 points per dollar for Mosaic elite status (of any level).

Flyers earn less with a restrictive Blue Basic fare, the airline's basic economy (which also has limitations such as no free seat selection, carry-on bag or ticket changes).

  • 1 TrueBlue point per dollar spent on base airfare.

  • An additional 1 point per dollar by booking directly with JetBlue.

  • An additional 3 points per dollar for Mosiac elite status.

2. Fly on a JetBlue partner airline

People flying on a JetBlue partner airline can choose to earn JetBlue points, instead of the miles of the airline flown. Partner airlines include:

Provide a TrueBlue member number when booking a flight on one of these partners to earn TrueBlue points for your flight. Earnings vary by airline, but in most cases expect to earn about 1 TrueBlue point for every 1-2 miles flown — depending on the airline and fare type.

JetBlue also has a few additional partner airlines, like Aer Lingus and Turkish Airlines, but flyers cannot earn or redeem TrueBlue points on flights with those carriers.

Keep in mind, JetBlue no longer partners with American Airlines after a federal judge struck down the carriers’ Northeast Alliance in 2023.

3. Earn elite status

JetBlue offers four tiers of Mosaic elite status, which flyers can earn by racking up Mosaic tiles over the course of a year.

As mentioned above, Mosaic members earn an extra 3 TrueBlue points for every $1 spent on JetBlue fares.

Plus, after reaching a new Mosaic tier, you’ll get to select a perk from a menu of “Mosaic Perks You Pick.” And one of those perk options is 15,000 bonus TrueBlue points. NerdWallet values 15,000 TrueBlue points at around $225.

4. Earn a credit card welcome bonus

As is true for many loyalty programs, the fastest way to earn TrueBlue points is by applying for a co-branded credit card and earning a welcome bonus.

JetBlue has two consumer credit cards, each of which offers a welcome bonus:


Annual fee

Welcome bonus

JetBlue Card


Earn 10,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days.

JetBlue Plus Card


Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases and paying the annual fee in full, both within the first 90 days, with the JetBlue Plus Card.

For context, 50,000 TrueBlue points could get you a round-trip flight to Europe in economy as part of JetBlue’s expanding transatlantic service, or it could mean multiple domestic flights.

5. Spend strategically on your JetBlue credit card

As lucrative as a welcome bonus can be, it’s typically a one-time perk for new credit cardholders. One of the best ways to continue replenishing your supply of TrueBlue points — even when not flying — is to strategically charge everyday expenses to your JetBlue credit card.

Both JetBlue consumer cards not only earn bonus points on purchases made with the airline, but also on restaurant and grocery store spending.


JetBlue Card

JetBlue Plus Card

Annual fee



JetBlue purchases

Earn 3 TrueBlue points per dollar spent.

Earn 6 TrueBlue points per dollar spent.

Restaurant and grocery store purchases

Earn 2 points per dollar.

Earn 2 points per dollar.

Other purchases

Earn 1 point per dollar.

Earn 1 point per dollar.

Cost-saving travel perks

50% savings on in-flight cocktail and food purchases.

50% savings on in-flight cocktail and food purchases.

First checked bag free for you and up to three companions on same reservation.

$100 statement credit after buying a JetBlue Vacations package of at least $100.

Annual TrueBlue points bonus


5,000 bonus points each year.

Barclays JetBlue Plus Credit Card
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When you use a card to pay for a JetBlue flight, you’ll earn 3 or 6 (depending on the card) points per dollar, as shown above. That’s on top of up to 3 points per dollar on the base airfare, three points per dollar for booking directly with the airline and 3 points per dollar for Mosaic members.

That means a JetBlue Plus Card holder with Mosaic status could earn 4,500 points for a $300 flight.

6. Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards® points

Have some points gathering dust in a Chase Ultimate Rewards® account? Transfer them to your TrueBlue account at a 1:1 ratio. This might not be the most exciting way to use Chase points, but it offers a decent value given that NerdWallet values JetBlue points at 1.5 cents each.

To transfer, log into your Chase account, navigate to the Ultimate Rewards® portal, then to “Transfer Partners” and finally to the JetBlue transfer page.

7. Transfer AmEx Membership Rewards points

American Express Membership Rewards points transfer to JetBlue at a 250:200 ratio.

That means if you transferred 20,000 AmEx points to JetBlue, you would end up with 16,000 TrueBlue points — a 20% loss.

Because of that, this option makes sense only if you’re trying to get rid of a few remaining Membership Rewards points or have a specific JetBlue redemption in mind.

To transfer, navigate to the “Transfer Points” tab in the Membership Rewards portal, select “View All,” then look for the JetBlue option.

8. Transfer Citi ThankYou points

Citi ThankYou members can also transfer points to JetBlue’s TrueBlue program, but the transfer ratios depend on the credit card.

Citi Prestige® Card and Citi Premier® Card holders can transfer ThankYou points to TrueBlue at a rate of 1:1.

On the other hand, Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card and Citi Rewards+® Card holders can transfer at a 1,000:800 ratio — 1,000 ThankYou points would become 800 TrueBlue points.

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• 3 points per $1 on air travel and hotels.

• 2 points per $1 on dining out and entertainment.

• 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.

• 3 points per $1 on air travel and hotels, supermarkets, gas stations and restaurants.

• 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.

• 2 points per $1 on dining out and entertainment.

• 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.

• 2 points per $1 on supermarkets and gas stations (on up to $6,000 in purchases per year).

• 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.

• Rewards are rounded up to the nearest 10 points on every purchase.

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9. Stay at an IHG hotel

JetBlue has a partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts, allowing customers to earn TrueBlue points on qualifying stays at most properties.

Customers who enter their JetBlue loyalty number can earn up to 2 TrueBlue points per $1 spent on stays. Remember, this would be instead of earning IHG One Rewards points.

JetBlue’s partnership with IHG also allows Mosaic members to select IHG One Rewards Platinum Elite status from the menu of Mosaic Perks You Pick.

10. Rent a car from Avis or Budget

This one’s simple: Every time you want to rent a car from Avis or Budget, book through the JetBlue partners page. There's a field to enter your JetBlue member number and earn 100 TrueBlue points per day — 200 points if you're a Mosaic member. Plus, typically there are other discounts available, including up to 35% off base rates, by booking as a JetBlue member.

11. Shop through JetBlue’s virtual mall

Like many airlines, JetBlue has an online shopping portal that allows members to earn TrueBlue points at participating online retailers.

You’ll earn points based on the amount spent by navigating to an online shopping site after clicking through the TrueBlue Shopping portal before making a purchase.

Many retailers participate, including Macy’s, Gap and Apple. The points will usually appear in your account within 30 days.

12. Dine out with TrueBlue Dining

Several airlines offer their own dining rewards program, and JetBlue is no exception. With TrueBlue Dining, you can earn 3 points per $1 spent at over 10,000 participating restaurants — and earning is easy and automatic.

Register your credit or debit card with TrueBlue Dining (it doesn't have to be a JetBlue credit card, either). Use your card to pay for your meal, and points will automatically be credited to your account — no need to check in or activate anything.

Even if it doesn’t seem like a lot of participating restaurants are in your area, you can still sign up, link your card, then be pleasantly surprised when the points appear in your account.

Plus, you can double dip on rewards by paying with a dining rewards credit card. That way, you can collect both credit card rewards for your spending and TrueBlue points. You can register multiple cards into the TrueBlue Dining program, too.

13. Pool points with friends

While not technically a way to earn JetBlue points, TrueBlue offers a unique pooling option that lets you add points to a mutual pool with up to six other friends. Each pool has a leader who manages members and points. (To our knowledge, there are no checks and balances on this potential keeper of the points, so choose your leader wisely.)

Pools can consist of adults and children, so this can be a good way to reap the benefits of TrueBlue points earned by the kids. The pool leader has to be at least 21 years old.

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Once you join a pool, you contribute all your points to it. So those with a big stash should think twice before plunging in.

You’re allowed to join only one pool (which makes sense since you contribute 100% of your points). However, once you leave a pool, you’ll be able to take your points with you.

14. Book a JetBlue vacation

You can earn extra points by booking a JetBlue Vacations package, which bundles airfare with hotels, car rentals and other activities.

Most people earn 6 points per dollar spent on the airfare portion of the bundle and 1 point per dollar spent on the hotel and car rental portions.

Mosaic members earn 9 points per dollar spent on airfare booked as part of a JetBlue Vacations package.

15. Book with Paisly

Paisly is an online travel agency run by JetBlue that allows travelers to add hotels, car rentals, theme park tickets and more to their purchase when booking a flight with JetBlue. It promises to serve you deals, including 35% off rental cars and hotel price matching. Plus, you'll earn 1 point per dollar spent on stays, activities and theme park tickets to Universal Orlando Resort.

For rental cars, you'll earn 100 TrueBlue points per day, up to five days (and Mosaic members earn 200 points per day).

16. Sign up for Peacock

JetBlue now has a partnership with NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, which you can access in flight.

Plus, TrueBlue members can earn 1,000 points by signing up for the paid service.

17. Take surveys through Jet Opinions

If you're looking for a relatively mindless task to do as you tune in to your billionth Zoom meeting, this one can at least earn you TrueBlue points. Fill out surveys through Jet Opinions. Earning rates vary by survey, but JetBlue promises you'll get 400 points for completing the first survey. That's worth about $6 in value, but it's also minimal effort.

18. Spend money at the airport

JetBlue’s partnership with Airport Rewards allows members to earn TrueBlue points on eligible purchases at the airport.

To earn TrueBlue points for that $6.50 bottle of water on the airport concourse, you’ll register with the company Thanks Again, link your credit or debit card, then, you’ll be on your way to earning 1 point per dollar on purchases at more than 100 airports.

And that’s on top of whatever credit card rewards you would earn by swiping the card.

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