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There’s a new bonus that will let you earn up to 50,000 JetBlue points.
Here’s the rub…
It involves taking out a loan from BestEgg, which will give you one JetBlue point for every dollar loan you take out, up to 50,000 points for a $50,000 loan.
There’s no prepayment penalty for a BestEgg loan, so you could pay off the loan immediately if you’d like and not pay interest.
The catch is, Best Egg charges an origination fee on its loans.
There’s no catch to checking what you qualify for. Best Egg will show you a loan offer without a hard pull on your credit report.
But at best you’ll get $250 or so in savings out of this, assuming you get a $50,000 loan with a 0.99% origination fee, and pay it off immediately.
If you were already planning to get a loan, then it might be a decent deal. Though there are other loan providers who will give you a loan without an upfront origination fee, like Sofi, so better to check your rate and options with one of those first.
50,000 JetBlue points could get you around 5 one way trips from New York to Los Angeles when the fare is low. Or a one way trip in JetBlue Mint Class, with points left over on days it’s going for under $600 in cash.
It’s rare to see bonuses from JetBlue much more than the 30,000 points offered by the JetBlue Plus, which has a $99 fee and is like buying the points for 1/3 of a cent each.
But with the cost and steps involved, not to mention the questionable chance that you’ll get an offer with a low origination fee, this deal is one with pretty limited appeal.
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