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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 has meant the card rarely if ever had a change to its basic sign up bonus. Well good news folks, RBC has upped the ante for a limited time. The card still comes with its standard 15,000 point sign up bonus which is enough for a short haul flight but now RBC is throwing in a $100 travel credit. To earn the credit simply spend $100 on travel within the first 6 months of having the card and RBC will credit you the $100. Not to mention the card earns 1.25 RBC Rewards points on travel purchases so you’ll be getting some extra points on that travel purchase prior to getting the credit.
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. In fact, if you convert points to BA and then redeem those British Airways Avios for a reward ticket within the first 6 months and put the taxes and fees on the Avion card, you have your travel purchase that meets the criteria for a credit. For example, converting the 15,000 RBC Rewards points you get for receiving the card to British Airways Executive Club will give you enough Avios for a handful of flights from Canada to the U.S.:
Read more about Utilizing British Airways Executive Club for flights in North America.
If converting the points isn’t an option, then as mentioned before those 15,000 points are enough for a short haul flight 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.
- Limited Time Offer: Earn a $100 travel credit on your
first travel-related purchase of $100 or more within six months of
- Ability to book flights with
any airline with no blackout periods, extremely useful when there are
no seat sales
- Receive 15 000 welcome RBC Rewards points (up to $350 of value)
- 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