Earlier this morning, I posted about the Mystery Deal Promotion that JetBlue is running right now where members of their TrueBlue program received an email today with a special promotion code with a random discount. (Assuming you are opted in for JetBlue’s promotional emails.)
Thanks to the guys over at TFD, I also found out that the $20 off, $30 off, and $50 off promotion codes are reusable and not unique! Of course, that means that we’re all sharing these codes and they’re floating around right now.
The best part is that if you book the flights as one-ways, you can actually score up to $100 off your roundtrip flight!
This got me to thinking creatively. Normally short-haul flights to popular destinations on JetBlue, such as San Francisco to Las Vegas or San Francisco to Long Beach, are heavily discounted already. Now, if you apply this promotion code on TOP of the discount…. wow, hello $18 roundtrip deal from San Francisco to Long Beach! (Or so I thought…but it gets better!)
To confirm this, I actually just booked a pair of roundtrip tickets (booked them as separate one-ways) from SFO to LGB without a problem! Since the prices for each way came out to $59 for Thursday to Monday travel, I thought that the $50 off promotion code would mean I would be paying $18 roundtrip. I found a happier surprise when the total actually came out to $7 each way or only $14 roundtrip!!!
The promotion code actually gave an even better discount! I don’t know if this is an error with programming or just how the airfare is reflected, but I’m not complaining!
How do you get in on this amazing deal? I’ll repost the details and instructions here: (Keep in mind this promotion is only valid for travel between now and November 7, 2012)
- Mystery savings: $20-$300 off total base fare
- Enter promo code from email exactly as it appears (case sensitive)
- Book by 11:59 PM ET on September 14, 2012
- Travel now through November 7, 2012
- Valid from U.S. point of origin only (including Puerto Rico)
- One-time use only, cannot be combined with other offers, no partial redemptions
- Not valid on previous bookings
How to book:
- Promo codes can only be redeemed online at jetblue.com/promo
- Search flights for travel now through 11/7/12
- Enter a promotion code (see below)
- Both outbound and return dates must fall within offer period (9/14-11/7/12) in order for discount to apply
- You must select flights in order for discount to appear. Once selected you will see the discount amount displayed in the itinerary subtotal on the right side of the flights page.
The promotion codes:
I posted a few over at my morning entry, but the only one you should be interested in is the $50 off code, of course. Just book one-way tickets and snag the best deal you can find! Use promo code 8W2DQ3S4 for $50 off. (More promo codes in the morning entry.)
Whoooo! Roundtrip flights for $14 are always a cause for celebration! 🙂 And of course if you’re in other parts of the country, look for short-haul flights in your area too!
p.s. if you’re interested, you better snag these up pretty fast since you can bet that at $7 each way, these tickets are not going to last long!!!
UPDATE at 2:18 PM Pacific on Fri. 9/14/12: It looks like JetBlue has caught on and effectively killed this (perhaps mistake price/programming) deal. All one-way flights will now show up as HALF of the promo code (so $25 off for the $50 off code). Roundtrip tickets show up with the full $50 off discount value. With a crazy price like this where JetBlue is clearly losing money per passenger, I was wondering when JetBlue was going to clamp down on this. (Not to mention the discounts didn’t add up mathematically either.)
Hopefully many of you readers who wanted to travel booked already! If not, you can still use the promo code to get a little bit of a discount. Just remember next time an amazing deal alert shows up: you snooze, you lose!