WestJet and RBC have brought back the 450 WestJet dollar + $0 companion fare offer for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard that we saw a few short months ago. The 450 bonus WestJet dollars are awarded when you spend $5,000 in the first three months and is available on new applications made until January 5, 2022. The $0 companion fare voucher is currently available for applications made until December 5, 2021 but may be extended if we see TD extend the Buddy Pass offers on their Aeroplan cards past that date.
Breakdown of the Welcome Bonus
- 450 WestJet dollars when you spend $5,000 on the card within the first three months
- $0 companion fare voucher awarded 4-6 weeks after first purchase
- Complimentary DoorDash DashPass for 12 months offeriing unlimited deliveries from qualifying restaurants with $0 delivery fees
on orders of $12+ when you pay with the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard
$0 Companion Voucher
cardholders who apply and are approved for the card will receive a
companion voucher where you will only have to pay the taxes, fees and
charges on economy class bookings for WestJet flights in Canada, to the
U.S., Hawaii or Mexico. That means the majority of WestJet’s network
is covered by this voucher. The only destinations not included are their
Transatlantic routes to Europe. Cardholders can also choose to use the
voucher for premium seats or Transatlantic bookings and pay the standard $119
to $399 fee. The voucher must be used for a WestJet booking within one year of card open date
which is the same rule that we have become accustomed for the regular
vouchers that comes on this card.
If you choose to use it to on
flights to Hawaii or Mexico this $0 companion fare 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 450 WestJet dollars you can earn for spending $5,000 on the card in
the first three months and you have no less than $730 in value ($849 –
$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 Hawaii 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)
Spending on the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard will now count towards your annual elite tier qualifying spend. Status Lift awards $500 in tier qualifying spend after spending $15,000 in purchases on the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. This is awarded up to three times in a qualifying year meaning you can earn a maximum of $1,500 in tier qualifying spend annually. That is halfway to Silver status on credit card purchases alone.
Limited time introductory offer from September 1 to December 31, 2021.
To celebrate to launch of Status Lift all WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard cardholders will earn that $500 in tier qualifying spend with only $5,000 in purchases instead of $15,000!
Learn more about Status Lift in our separate post here
Wrapping it up
you’ll want to apply for the card between now and December 5 if you want to lock in that $0 companion fare voucher. After that date we don’t know if the promotional voucher will
continue to be offered. You also might want to think about the getting the card sooner than later if the new Status Lift benefit appeals to you since you only need to spend a third of the amount on the card between September and December to get the tier qualifying spend. That means that first $5,000 spend mark to earn the 450 WestJet dollars will also earn you $500 in tier qualifying spend.