Tuesday, March 8, 2022

OFFER EXTENDED: 450 WestJet dollars + $0 companion fare when you get the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard


WestJet and RBC have further extended the combined offer of 450 WestJet dollars  + $0 companion fare on the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. The 450 bonus WestJet dollars are awarded when you spend $5,000 in the first three months and the $0 companion fare voucher is typically added a few weeks after you pay the annual fee on the card. The offer has been extended for new applications until May 2, 2022. WestJet has taken a different approach here than Aeroplan who have removed their Buddy Pass offers on their cards in keeping this $0 voucher offer going. It's a great opportunity for some big savings if you know you will booking travel for two or more people.

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 offering 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

New 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 and Latin American sun destinations. Cardholders can also choose to use the voucher for premium seats or Transatlantic bookings and pay the standard $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. 

Recommended reading: Why my wife and I each grabbed our own WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

Status Lift

Spending on the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard counts 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.

Recommended reading: Learn more about Status Lift here

Wrapping it up

It was nice to see WestJet not follow in the footsteps of their biggest competitor and keep its offer in place - it makes a lot of sense for a big portion of the Canadian market who fly with WestJet which are often couples or families and and an offer like this can be very attractive to them. On top of that don't forget that WestJet will allow you to use WestJet dollars towards the first ticket base fare in addition to the companion pass for the second ticket so you can effectively combine both offers off of this card into one booking to provide extra savings.

Apply for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard here

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