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This morning I saw on Twitter from both Pizza in Motion and Wandering Aramean that JetBlue was selling roundtrip tickets for $19.99 via Amazon. Technically you were purchasing a JetBlue game and the “winner” was to receive the free ticket. This was definitely a too-good-to-be-true purchase and I definitely was not going to miss out. I knew the chances were slim as there was a limited amount, but I figured since it did not get announced until an hour or two prior to the sale there was some chance.
I had a few browsers open on my phone, computer, tablet, etc. to increase my chances. I had my two little kids home today at noon while the sale was to start and leading up to the 12pm sale I pretty much ignored them. I kept on refreshing my browser and there was nothing. I kept on doing this for a good 30 minutes, while putting my daughter in her Elsa outfit and changing a dirty diaper. Never once did I see the item for sale but it did continuously jump from “Currently Unavailable” to “Available from 3rd Parties”. Ultimately, they sold out and not one person I know was able to purchase one. Definitely a waste of time, but I pretty much knew that going into it. But, I’ll probably try to purchase them again as they are going on sale again this December 18th at 3pm ET!
On the JetBlue Twitter feed you’ll see many unhappy campers, especially claiming that people set up bots to purchase them. Although I am happy to see JetBlue acknowledge this and look into it. Hopefully those that did purchase them through this method will get them revoked. Although if now, I am sure you’ll find some of these re-sold, I’d assume at around $200.
While these vouchers were eligible to be redeemed for all of 2018, I have used a similar certificate in the past from JetBlue. They come with MANY blackout dates depending on the route. The flight has to have certain voucher seats available, not just any seat available. So you might find that an expensive flight is unfortunately ineligible. You also need to pay taxes/fees, which is pretty much nothing if flying domestic, but if you fly international it could cost you around $100/ticket. Still a nice deal if you are able to purchase the certificate for only $19.99 and have some flexibility.
Anyone able to purchase one of these? If so congrats. If not, goodluck on December 18th, but I definitely wouldn’t arrange your day around it!