CIBC FirstCaribbean and JetBlue announced a new partnership with Mastercard, the global technology company in the payments industry, to launch two credit cards for customers in five Caribbean markets where JetBlue operates. The new JetBlue Mastercard and JetBlue Select Mastercard by CIBC FirstCaribbean will provide cardmembers 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.
In November 2023, these 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.
“We are delighted to join with our partners Mastercard and JetBlue, the preferred airline brand flying between the US & the Caribbean. Together we will make a formidable partnership allowing us to bring added value to JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty members regionally,” said Chief Executive Officer of CIBC FirstCaribbean, Mark St. Hill.
The JetBlue Mastercard by CIBC FirstCaribbean has no annual fee and allows cardmembers 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 cardmembers 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 cardmember 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.
CIBC FirstCaribbean customers applying for the cards will be able to do so effortlessly online via the bank’s Digital Client On Boarding platform.