4 New Barclaycard JetBlue Cards Available Now

It was announced a while back that JetBlue would switch from American Express to Barclaycard as their credit card issuer. And today JetBlue announced the creation of four new credit cards. Three of the cards are available to the public. One of the cards will automatically be given to people who had the American Express JetBlue Card, but will not be available publicly.

There was already lots of information about the cards, but there’s an extra card that wasn’t talked about and in general this unveiling looks better than expected.

JetBlue Card

JetBlue Credit card

This is the basic card with no annual fee. You earn three points on JetBlue purchases, two points at restaurants and grocery stores and one point on all other purchases. You will receive a bonus of 10,000 points if you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days.

  • 10,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in 90 days
  • 3x points on JetBlue purchases
  • 2x points on restaurants and grocery stores
  • 1x points on all other purchases
  • No annual fee
  • No foreign transaction fees

JetBlue Plus Card

JetBlue Credit Plus card

This is the surprise in today’s announcements. This card comes with a $99 annual fee and comes with some additional benefits. You will earn six points on JetBlue purchases instead of three. You will also receive a 5,000 point bonus every year after your account anniversary. This card also has a free checked bag for the primary cardmember and up to three companions on the same reservation. And when you use your miles, you will get a 10% redemption bonus. The card comes with a 30,000 bonus offer if you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days. This card would be the obvious choice for someone who often flies on JetBlue.

  • 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in 90 days
  • 6x points on JetBlue purchases
  • 2x points on restaurants and grocery stores
  • 1x points on all other purchases
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points every year after your account anniversary
  • Get 10% of your points back every time you redeem to use toward your next redemption
  • $100 statement credit after you purchase a Getaways vacation package
  • All Mosaic benefits for one year after you spend $50,000 or more on purchases annually with your card
  • Free checked bag for the owner and up to three companions on the same reservation
  • No foreign trasaction fees
  • $99 Annual Fee

JetBlue Business Card

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This is the is almost the same as the Plus card, but in business version. It has the same sign up bonus, benefits and earning capabilities. The only difference is that office supplies replaces grocery stores in the 2x categories..

  • 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in 90 days
  • 3x points on JetBlue purchases
  • 2x points on restaurants and office supplies stores
  • 1x points on all other purchases
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points every year after your account anniversary
  • Get 10% of your points back every time you redeem to use toward your next redemption
  • $100 statement credit after you purchase a Getaways vacation package
  • All Mosaic benefits for one year after you spend $50,000 or more on purchases annually with your card
  • Free checked bag for the business owner and up to three companions on the same reservation
  • No foreign trasaction fees
  • $99 Annual Fee

JetBlue Rewards Card (not available publicly)

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This card is only available to existing American Express customers, who will be automatically converted. It’s details were already made public. It has a $40 annual fee and you will earn four points on JetBlue purchases, two points at restaurants and grocery stores and one point everywhere else. You do not get the free checked bag or annual 5,000 point bonus.

  • 4x points on JetBlue purchases
  • 2x points on restaurants and grocery stores
  • 1x point on all other purchases
  • Get 5 percent of your points back every time you redeem toward your next redemption
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $40 Annual Fee

Which One Is The Best Option?

If you already have the Amex JetBlue Card, then you’ll be switched automatically to the JetBlue Rewards card that has a $40 annual fee. This is in between the Basic card and the Plus card with the benefits and annual fee. You have the option to upgrade or downgrade, so the real dilemma is Basic vs Plus card.

The Plus card is the obvious choice with the higher sign up bonus. You can get a value of about 1.4 cents per JetBlue points so the extra 20,000 in sign up bonus could have a value of $280. Even with the annual fee you come out almost $200 ahead.

Does it make sense to keep paying the annual fee? Most likely yes, but it depends on how often you fly with JetBlue and how much you spend annually. For the $99 annual fee, you will earn six points per $1 spent on JetBlue flights, instead of three points and you’ll get an anniversary bonus of 5,000 points. That bonus alone is worth $70, so you just need to earn about 2,070 more points per year  to make up the $99 annual fee. The math comes to $690 spend per year on JetBlue. Keep in mind that you also get a free checked bag for you and 3 other passengers with the Plus card so that makes the choice much easier.

Then there’s the business card, which you can also get for the sign up bonus, to go along with the Plus card. But there’s no reason to keep both cards past the first year.

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