JetBlue and CIBC FirstCaribbean on Wednesday announced a new partnership with Mastercard to launch two credit cards for customers in Barbados and four other Caribbean markets where the airline operates.
The new JetBlue Mastercard and JetBlue Select Mastercard by CIBC FirstCaribbean will provide card members exclusive rewards, benefits, and an opportunity to earn TrueBlue points that can be used to travel to more than 100 destinations in JetBlue’s network.
This month, the cards will for the first time be available to residents in Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Cayman Islands. As an added benefit, both products offer a welcome bonus of either 10 000 or 30 000 TrueBlue points by meeting the purchase requirements during the first 90 days of opening the credit account.
“As a leading airline in the Caribbean, JetBlue maintains its commitment to delivering innovative programmes and products to more of our loyal customers in the region. We’re excited to launch our partnership with CIBC FirstCaribbean and Mastercard to offer our customers even more benefits,” said Chris Buckner, VP Loyalty and Partnerships, JetBlue.
“The JetBlue Mastercard and JetBlue Select Mastercard from CIBC FirstCaribbean provide our customers with added value and flexibility to earn points on their everyday purchases. With each purchase, card members are one step closer to the destination of their choice.”
Chief Executive Officer of CIBC FirstCaribbean, Mark St Hill added: “Together we will make a formidable partnership allowing us to bring added value to JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty members regionally.”
The JetBlue Mastercard by CIBC FirstCaribbean has no annual fee and allows card members to earn points for each purchase. JetBlue purchases will accumulate two TrueBlue points per US$1 spent. All other purchases — groceries, restaurants, gasoline, etc.— accumulate one point per US$1 spent.
The JetBlue Select Mastercard by CIBC FirstCaribbean, with a US$99 annual fee, allows card members to earn four TrueBlue points per US$1 spent on JetBlue purchases and one point per US$1 spent on all other purchases. This card also offers additional benefits, including a free checked bag for the card member and up to three travel companions when the card is used to purchase flights operated by JetBlue. It also provides a US$100 annual statement credit on the purchase of a JetBlue Vacations package. (PR)