Joe who writes asthejoeflies gave us his thoughts on not chasing a deal and highlights why he will not be doing the JetBlue deal. I may be biased because I am based in New York where JetBlue has their hub. I might also be biased because my life situation is different than his and many others who feel this deal is not worth it. That being said, I have been putting serious thought behind the deal. Yes, you need to take a round trip flight before August 31 and submit proof before July 4.
Here’s Why I Think You Should Do It
If you can make the deal work, the JetBlue points do not expire and you could use it whenever you have a need. Worst case scenario, you spent some money for a flight and have a bunch of points with JetBlue. My suggestion? Be entrepreneurial and book an award flight for someone and sell it to them.
If you don’t want to sell the points, you could also play around with exchanging your JetBlue points into other programs on points.com
The transfer rates are not ideal and you’ll need to pay a cash copay to transfer, but if you can make the promotion work and find a good mileage run this could be your exit strategy.