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I’m a big fan of JetBlue, and I know a lot of you are too! Based in Boston, TrueBlue points are an excellent currency for me to have (especially when they finally expand across the pond!). For those of us with a JetBlue Mastercard issued by Barclays, check your email for information on the new Pennies for Points program.

Many banks offer some form of rounding up. Typically you can toss your extra money into savings or some form of donation. My Aspiration checking account for example, rounds up all my purchases to the nearest dollar, and sends it to organizations that plant trees across the world. Maybe they planted that palm tree above…

Pennies for Points

The JetBlue Card Pennies for Points program is very easy to understand. If you make a purchase, Barclays will round up your purchase to the nearest dollar. You’ll earn a TrueBlue Point for every cent rounded up. In the comments, it looks like there might be multiple offer types. Let us know what your offer is if you got one.

Right now, the program is in pilot stage (get it?) and scheduled to run today through October 31, 2020. According to the email, the offer is only valid to select cardmembers. Even if you didn’t get the email, check your Barclays account online. Look for a button on the right side of your home screen. Click on Manage Pennies for Points, and set your maximum threshold. The threshold ensures you won’t be blindsided by too many points, but I’m not sure who would ever get up to the $500 maximum amount!

Much easier to understand in the chart here!

If you value TrueBlue points, this can be a good deal and an easy way to stock up. In my travels, I’ve redeemed TrueBlue points a total of 7 times, with an average rate of about 1.5 cents per point. You’ll need all the points you can get if you want to book a coveted JetBlue Mint seat!


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