Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Offer Extended - $0 companion fare + 350 WestJet dollars with the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

Similar to what we saw from TD and Aeroplan RBC and WestJet have extended the offers on their co-brand credit cards. Namely, the $0 companion voucher offer on the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard has been extended to June 30 from May 31. The card also retains its 350 dollar bonus on first purchase and the 2x dollars on select purchases. The base level WestJet RBC Mastercard also continues with its increased welcome offer of 100 WestJet dollars.

Here are details of the extended offers:

WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

A very healthy 350 WestJet dollars after first purchase plus 2x the WestJet dollars on groceries, restaurants and food delivery for the first 3 months is the new offer for this card. This means you'll earn a 3% return for each dollar you spend in those categories instead of 1.5%. I like this welcome offer as you only have to spend $1 to get that initial welcome bonus of 350 WestJet dollars and you don't have to stress about meeting any minimum spend requirements. You can simply go out and buy your groceries, support your local restaurants and have your food delivered and earn those 2x dollars - doesn't matter whether you spend $50 or $5,000 in the span of those 3 months.

The welcome bonus doesn't end there however. If you are a regular visitor to Rewards Canada you most likely know the World Elite version of the card has featured a $0 companion voucher since late February and it continues to be part of the new welcome offer released today. This voucher is valid for flights to all WestJet destinations excluding their Trans-Atlantic routes. You have one year from the date the voucher is issued to book your travel and with flight schedules typically going out almost a year this effectively gives you almost two years before you actually have to travel. To receive the $0 companion voucher you must apply for the card by June 30.

If you choose to use it to on flights to the Caribbean, Hawaii or Mexico this new promotional voucher provides the cardholder with an additional savings of $399 as that is the typical fee when using vouchers to those destinations. Add this to the 350 WestJet dollars you get on the first purchase and you have no less than $630 in value ($749 - $119 annual fee). I say 'no less' as that's not taking into the savings already provided by the voucher on the actual ticket price. For example if you book a flight to the Caribbean which is $500 per person before taxes and fees that second voucher is saving you the full $500. On top of that you can always look at getting a second card in your household, especially if you travel as a group of four or more as you'll can take advantage of using two vouchers. (see Why my wife and I each grabbed our own WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercards)

Apply for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard here


WestJet RBC Mastercard

WestJet RBC Mastercard

The card that almost never seems to have an increased welcome bonus got an increased welcome bonus today! You'll earn the standard 50 WestJet dollars on your first purchase with the card and then if you spend $1,000 on the card in the first three months you'll receive an additional 50 WestJet dollars for 100 WestJet dollars in total. This card has a $39 annual fee but does come with an annual credit card companion voucher for round-trip travel within Canada and the continental U.S. for $199 CAD (plus taxes, fees and other ATC charges)

Apply for the WestJet RBC Mastercard here


Wrapping it Up

Looks like both major airlines in Canada are holding a steady course with their co-brand cards by offering healthy welcome bonuses that include companion passes (Buddy Pass with AC). The only difference is that WestJet has put a closer in end date on their offer but it does appear they are taking it as a month to month approach versus quarterly (or so ) as seen with TD/Air Canada. Overall these are still some great offers from WestJet that are prime for the picking to help you save some serious cash on your future travels.

Here are further details on the cards:



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