Get Out the Tissues: JetBlue Guts Their Partnership With Amazon!

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I love using shopping portals to collect extra miles & points for the purchases I was going to make anyway.

JetBlue has been the only airline that consistently offered bonus miles for Amazon purchases.  But that is coming to an end.

As of March 27, 2018, you will only earn 3 JetBlue points per $1 spent at Amazon when you are connected to the JetBlue in-flight Wi-Fi.  As great as the JetBlue Wi-Fi is, this is a big bummer. 🙁

JetBlue Guts Their Amazon Partnership
Starting March 27, 2018, You’ll Only Be Able to Earn 3 JetBlue Points per $1 spent at Amazon While Connected to the JetBlue In-Flight Wi-Fi. So These Lovely Mint Class Seats Just Became Even More Appealing!

Here are the details.

JetBlue Guts Amazon Partnership

Yesterday I received an email letting me know that JetBlue is changing their partnership with Amazon.

Until now, you’ve been able to earn 3 JetBlue points per $1 on all Amazon purchases.  But effective March 27, 2018, you will only earn 3 JetBlue points per $1 with Amazon while you are logged into the JetBlue in-flight WiFi. 🙁

You can still earn cash back through a handful of shopping portals.  But the portal bonuses are limited to only certain categories of purchases.

JetBlue Guts Their Amazon Partnership
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Other Ways to Earn JetBlue Points or Save With Amazon

Folks can earn JetBlue points on all purchases made with the Barclaycard JetBlue Plus Card, Barclaycard JetBlue Card, or Barclaycard JetBlue Business Card.  And JetBlue is a transfer partner of both AMEX Membership Rewards & Citi ThankYou points.

If you’re looking to save on your Amazon spending, the Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa earn 5% cash back on all Amazon & Whole Foods purchases if you’re an Amazon Prime member.  And 3% cash back for everyone else.

And you can get the Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card even if you’re over the Chase “5/24” limit.  But if you’re new to the miles & points hobby, I do NOT recommend applying for it.  Because there are much more valuable rewards credit cards to start with.

Bottom Line

Folks who loved earning bonus JetBlue miles for their Amazon spending are in for a shock!

Starting March 27, 2018, you will only earn 3 JetBlue points per $1 spent at Amazon while you are connected to the JetBlue in-flight WiFi.

You can still earn cash back at Amazon with a few shopping portals.  But the categories are limited.

Great deals never last forever!  It’s a shame to see this one go.

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