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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Best ever welcome bonus for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard - 450 WestJet dollars with $5,000 spend in 3 months


We said the market would heat up in Canada when the new Air Canada Aeroplan program launches and for the most part that has now been the case for a few months. We've already seen the amazing offer for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard that came out in September, the statement credit boost on the MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard and of course now we've seen all the welcome bonuses on the new Aeroplan cards. So it's no wonder that we're seeing more boosted offers come out and the latest to be revealed today is this one for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

This new offer is the highest ever bonus seen on the card, to the public that is, as they did run a 450 offer like this a few months ago to a select targeted group of WestJet Rewards members. 

The offer provides 250 WestJet dollars upon activation of the card and then an additional 200 WestJet dollars when you spend $5,000 within 3 months of account open date. That means you need to spend on average $1,667 per month. This offer is available for new applications made until January 31, 2021.

Everything else about the card remains the same - you'll get the first checked bag free for yourself and up to 8 others travelling on the same reservation. With checked bags on WestJet running between $30 to $35.40 for the first bag you can already see how this card can provide some huge savings on WestJet travel.

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Then the card has its companion voucher benefit that you can use for travel anywhere on WestJet's network for travel in Economy or Premium Class. Business Class is not included. Essentially what this voucher is that you buy one ticket at a regular price and you can have a companion travel with you for only $119 in Canada and the Continental U.S. and $399 anywhere else WestJet flies plus you have to pay the taxes and fees. Seeing that Premium Economy tickets can run into four figures for round trip getting one of them for only $399 can provide some immense savings. If you have a family of four or more it can make sense to have two separate WestJet RBC World Elite Credit Cards as that will give you two companion vouchers to use. This is exactly Why my wife and I each grabbed our own WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercards. In the couple of years of both of us having the cards we have saved thousands of dollars on flights, especially when we had to buy last minute travel which as we all know tends to be really expensive!

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The WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard does have a $119 annual fee that comes on it but when you look at getting 450 WestJet dollars with it (so a net benefit of 331 dollars to start) and then the baggage fee savings and companion voucher benefit you can see how this card can be extremely valuable to get if your travel on WestJet! Even if you have just one WestJet flight planned and none after that, being able to use the equivalent of 331 dollars towards that flight can make this card worth getting. 

Click here to learn more about this offer and to apply for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

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