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
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
$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 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
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.