Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sep 4 Update: Upgraded RBC WestJet MasterCard, Virgin Atlantic systemwide bonus & LifeMiles 100% bonus on buy miles is back

News, Tips & Tricks
It looks like that this October will see the WestJet RBC World MasterCard upgraded to a World Elite MasterCard, which will bring with additional insurance and travel benefits including a yearly companion ticket. The annual fee is being bumped to $99 from $79 but for the extra $20 to get the annual companion ticket is well worth it! I don't have complete details but this news comes to us from Rewards Canada reader Bob who emailed me the info and was confirmed by my RBC contact today.

In the bonus offer section, two promotions to note, first is the new Virgin Atlantic systemwide bonus which includes their Vancouver route and the return of Avianca TACA LifeMiles 100% bonus on buying miles. If you are not a LifeMiles members as of yesterday don't bother but for those of you who are this is a great promotion that can get you some great reward tickets on Star Alliance for a relatively good price. Stayed tuned for a separate post on this topic.

Bonus Offers
Avianca TACA LifeMiles
- 100% Bonus LifeMiles when you purchase LifeMiles. More... Until Sep 28, 12 Applies only to members enrolled in the program prior to September 3rd, 2012.

Belavia Leader
- Double Leader Points for Belavia flights between Minsk and Erevan, Batumi, Ashgabat, Moscow, Stockholm, Helsinki, Riga, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Warsaw or St.Petersburg. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Ethiopian Sheba Miles
- Double Sheba Miles for flights between Addis Ababa and Kuala Lumpur. More... Oct 31 - Dec 31, 12

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Double Victoria Miles on all Sixt rentals Worldwide. More... Until Oct 31, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Triple Dividend Miles when renting a Compact car or larger vehicle for two days or longer at participating Thirfty locations worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Earn up to 150% Bonus Flying Club Miles + 12 Bonus Tier Points on all Virgin Atlantic flights Worldwide including Vancouver - London. More... Register by Oct 15, 12 for travel until Feb 28, 13

1 comment:

  1. My understanding is $99 annual fee, PLUS an option to get the $99 companion fare.