Prior to 2018, you could earn 3 JetBlue miles per dollar on spending on Amazon. That glorious earn rate lasted for two whole years before it came to an end earlier this year.
Though the JetBlue Amazon partnership is not nearly as lucrative as it was, you can still use it — it just won’t be as lucrative as before.
Considering the fact that the JetBlue Amazon partnership was the only airline or hotel point partner out there, it was a wonder that it went on for so long.
How Can You Earn 3x JetBlue Miles/$ On Amazon Now?
JetBlue has upped the ante to only allow you to earn 3x JetBlue Miles per dollar when you’re actually flying on JetBlue airlines.
Though JetBlue never specifies why they changed the partnership, from a business standpoint, it didn’t make much sense to give so many people so many points for making Amazon purchases if they were going to do it anyway.
Looking at their marketing department’s mission, they were trying to get people to shop online through the JetBlue portal. Specifically, they were trying to get people to shop on Amazon by offering 3x points per mile.
So, their marketing department decided to only allow people to get JetBlue points when you purchase things on Amazon in-flight.
Now, the obvious issue here is not everyone flies on JetBlue.
If you tend to fly JetBlue once in a while, you might want to save up all your Amazon purchases until you get on that plane.
TrueBlue also has a program where you can pool points with one other adult and 5 children. An adult is someone 21 or older. Maybe you can work something out with a friend where you buy each other’s Amazon purchases when you’re flying and then give the points back via JetBlue pool.
You’ll get your JetBlue points 30 days from purchase.
Amazon Purchases Excluded From Earning Points
This is taken from the JetBlue site. Notable are gift cards, so you can’t buy thousands of dollars worth of gift cards and then use them in the future.
- Any product or service sold on a site linked to from the Amazon Site (e.g., a product or service listed through our “Product Ads” program or sold on a site linked to from a banner ad, sponsored link, or other link displayed on the Amazon Site);
- Wireless service plan offered through the Amazon Site and not sold or fulfilled by Amazon;
- Any product, including games and other applications, sold through the Amazon Appstore for Android;
- Any product sold on fresh.amazon.com;
- Restaurant takeout;
- Gift Card (physical and electronic)
- Any alcoholic beverage product;
- Any digital Kindle product purchased as a subscription (e.g., Kindle newspaper subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, blog subscriptions, etc.);
- Free trial subscription
- Any purchases made through an Amazon Business Account
Where Does That Leave Us With Earning Amazon Rewards?
There are still ways to earn cashback on Amazon.
The Amazon credit card gives 5 percent cashback on all purchases made on Amazon.
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