Update on the JetBlue TrueBlue/Amazon earnings partnership: Please Wait


Waiting for your JetBlue TrueBlue points from Amazon purchases? You might need to wait just a little bit longer than previously anticipated. The company updated the fine print on the offer page at some point between December 29th and January 19th to add “at least” to how long it will take for points to be credited.

The T&Cs of the JetBlue TrueBlue Amazon promo changed ever so slightly to set more realistic (and less speedy) expectations
The T&Cs of the JetBlue TrueBlue Amazon promo changed ever so slightly to set more realistic (and less speedy) expectations

This is not too surprising given the way Amazon reports affiliate earnings to partners. Typically the results are delivered monthly, 60 days after the period closes. That means the report for October earnings was issued at the end of December. And then JetBlue has to process that and get the points into the accounts. This means that for a transaction in early December when the program launched will likely not be reported to JetBlue until the end of February and then credited to TrueBlue accounts after that. The total lag could be 90 days depending on when the order posts.

It is still essentially free points if you’re going to be shopping on Amazon anyways. But it is also a slow play, not a good way to quickly earn. And it turns out the earn will be even a little slower than initially predicted. Turns out we’ll all need just a bit more patience on this one.

n.b. I saw the revised text for the first time on this FT thread.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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