JetBlue TrueBlue is changing its partnership with Amazon, and it’s not looking great for frequent online shoppers.
Only In-Flight Amazon Purchases to Earn Triple Miles
Right now, TrueBlue members can earn 3X points per eligible dollar spent at the internet retailer via a designated shopping link. Effective March 27, Amazon shoppers won’t earn any bonus miles unless shopping while logged in to Fly-Fi during JetBlue flights.
The change in partnership comes as a blow to those who frequently shop online. Amazon partners with only a handful of cash-back sites, none of which are airline/travel shopping portals. The offer was a lucrative one while it lasted, and some Reddit members report having earned thousands of points by utilizing their unique shopping links with Amazon.
Keep in mind that purchases made in-flight on the carrier’s high-speed Wi-Fi called Fly-Fi will continue earning triple points on eligible Amazon orders. Fly-Fi is free to use and is available on all JetBlue-operated aircraft.
How to Maximize Amazon Purchases
Some cash-back credit cards, such as Chase Freedom and Discover it Cashback Match, include Amazon in their rotating quarterly shopping categories. With those cards, you can earn 5 percent cash back on up to $1,500 every quarter, so it’s best to use such credit cards when shopping at the online retail giant during one of the bonus quarters.
You also can create an account at one of the cash-back sites that partners with Amazon and click through to your purchase for a percentage of your money back. To check which portal offers the best rates, consult CashBackMonitor.com.
If you fly JetBlue often, don’t forget to use the airline’s unique link when shopping during a flight. Make sure to keep your cart empty before logging in and add items after going through the portal for your purchase to be tracked correctly.
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