JetBlue Bonuses, Virgin America Signup Promo, and $25 Best Buy Offer
Hope everyone had a great weekend. For a Monday pick-me-up, here are some nice promotions (travel and otherwise)…
$25 off at Best Buy
A new American Express Sync promotion offers a $25 statement credit on a purchase of $250 or more at Best Buy.
If you don’t need anything during the promotion period, you can lock in the savings by purchasing a gift card for future use. (But note certain types of gift cards are excluded in the fine print, and I would also avoid buying gift cards online as they’re often processed by a third party which wouldn’t trigger the credit. Merchandise bought online should be fine, though.)
Many Best Buy stores also sell other retailers’ gift cards (such as Amazon).
To double dip, be sure you have (or sign up for) a My Best Buy loyalty account since a $250 purchase would earn $5 worth of loyalty points.
To triple dip, combine with other eligible promotions or coupons that may be offered by the retailer.
If this offer is not in the Offers For You tab when signed in to your American Express account, you can add it via Twitter (hashtag #AmexBestBuy) or Facebook. If you don’t know how, please see my Amex Sync primer.
Don’t forget to check out the long list of other Amex Sync offers, many still valid at this writing.
Three JetBlue bonuses
JetBlue has a number of summer/fall promotions worth noting, including:
- Earn 5,000 bonus points for travel to Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. (Register and book by Sep. 2, travel between Sep. 2 and Dec. 11, 2014.)
- Earn triple points on flights to/from Washington-National. (Register and book by July 29, travel by Aug. 30, 2014.)
- Earn triple points on flights between Long Beach, CA and Anchorage, AK. (Register, book, and travel by Sep. 2, 2014.)
As always, please pay careful attention to the terms of each offer you participate in.
Virgin America signup bonus
If you’re not already a member of Virgin America’s loyalty program, there is currently a promotion for new members. You can earn:
- 500 bonus points for signing up.
- Additional bonus points after completing your first flight by Dec. 31, 2014. (2,500 points for Main Cabin, 5,000 for Main Cabin Select, or 7,500 for First Class.)
Those who are already members can earn bonus points for referring new members, so find/make some friends who aren’t in on the game yet. 😉
Restaurant Week reminder
Finally, don’t forget LA Restaurant Week starts today and similar events in other cities are coming up later in the year.