Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New sign up bonus for the RBC Visa Infinite Avion - Up to 30,000 RBC Rewards Points


The RBC Visa Infinite Avion is one of the most popular travel points cards in Canada thanks to some heavy advertising on RBC's part.  This popularity had meant the card rarely if ever had a change to its basic sign up bonus. However that seems to be changing now as RBC seems to be feeling the heat from all the competition! For the summer the offered a $100 travel credit on top of the 15,000 point sign up bonus that normally comes with the card but as of today that offer is over to be replaced with a new one.

Now when you apply for the RBC Visa Infinite Avion you can earn up to 30,000 Bonus RBC Rewards points. You'll get 15,000 upon approval  and then 15,000 more on your card anniversary date. Smart move on RBC's part to try to get you to pay the annual fee twice but still a decent offer seeing what you can pull out of 30,000 RBC Rewards points.

We have written quite extensively about the card over the years and as you may well know we rank it quite high in our annual Top Credit Card Rankings primarily due to the card being a hybrid card where you can convert those points to airlines such as British Airways. Twice a year RBC runs a bonus offer for transferring to BA which ranges from 30% to 50%. So if you hold onto the RBC Rewards points for when a 50% offer comes along you'll be sitting on 45,000 Avios which is enough for three round trip flights from Canada to the U.S. on the following routes:


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Or two round trips on the following routes:

Read more about Utilizing British Airways Executive Club for flights in North America.


Another option for BA is to redeem for flights between Toronto and Dublin, Ireland. Only 26,000 Avios in the office season, so with some spending on the card you could easily reach enough to get 2 round trip tickets for that route as well. Read how you can do that here.

If converting the points isn't an option, then as mentioned before those 30,000 points are enough for two short haul flights to neighbouring provinces or states. You'll want to push the value you get out of those points however so we recommend reading our article on How to maximize value out of the RBC Avion Airline Award Chart.



RBC Visa Infinite Avion

  • Start Avioning Today and get up to 30,000 RBC Rewards Points¹ (Up to $700 in value after the 1st year^)
    - Thats 15,000 Welcome Points and an extra 15,000 Anniversary Points after your first year
  • Ability to book flights with any airline with no blackout periods, extremely useful when there are no seat sales
  • Up to a 2.3% return on your spending depending on which reward ticket you book
  • Option to transfer RBC Rewards Points to WestJet Rewards, British Airways Executive Club, American AAdvantage, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Look for the transfer bonus to BA several times per year!
  • A complete suite of insurance coverage and benefits
  • Unwritten ability to redeem for Business Class tickets although at a lower rate of return when compared to the Avion Reward chart
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