Earn up to 40,000 Asia Miles with the best ever bonus on the RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum Card

RBC is now making a push for their co-brand Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Visa card with the release of the best ever bonus offer seen for this card. Right now until the end of October when you apply for and receive the RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum Card you can earn up to 40,000 Asia Miles. This a 5,000 mile jump over the offer we have seen in the market since 2018.

 Here is how the new bonus is broken down:

  • Step 1: Enjoy a 15,000 Asia Miles welcome offer upon approval†
  • Step 2: Get 25,000 Asia Miles when you spend $7,000 CAD on qualifying purchases in the first 3 months†

It does have a big of hefty spend requirement however the target market for this card should have no problem spending that amount to earn the bonus. It is also nice to see the entire bonus is awarded on approval and spend – no waiting until you card anniversary to receive all the miles this time!

Here are the rest of the card details:

  • Earn 1 Asia Mile for every $1 CAD in local spend
  • Earn 1.25 Asia Miles for every $1 CAD equivalent of foreign currency you spend using your card
  • Earn double Asia Miles for every $1 CAD spent on Cathay Pacific purchases online
  • 10% Asia Miles redemption discount on non-air travel awards12
  • Complimentary first year Green Tier membership to Cathay Pacific’s exclusive Marco Polo Club
  • Get comprehensive travel insurance coverage7
  • Instant fuel savings at Petro-Canada – Link your card to your Petro-Points card to instantly save 3¢/L on fuel2 and earn 20% more Petro-Points‡ at Petro-Canada3 when you pay with your linked card.
  • Get $0 delivery fees for 12 months from DoorDash16

    Add your eligible RBC credit card to your DoorDash account to:

    Get a 12-month complimentary DashPass subscription17– a value of almost $120

    Enjoy unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees on eligible
    orders of $12 or more when you pay with your eligible RBC credit card

  • Earn more Be Well points at Rexall – Link your card to your
    Be Well card to: Earn 50 Be Well points for every $1 spent on eligible
    products at Rexall when you pay with your linked card and scan your Be
    Well card16

This card has a niche market and that is the semi-frequent to frequent Cathay Pacific flyer. By that we mean the 2 Asia Miles per $1 spent online for Cathay Pacific flights. Someone who does buy Cathay Pacific tickets with some frequency will stand to earn quite a few Asia Miles by using this card for those purchases. This is especially big for those who travel for business and are allowed to buy the tickets themselves and have their employer or clients reimburse them. On top of that you also have the complimentary Green Tier in the Marco Polo club the first year you have the card so that you can get a small taste of Cathay Pacific elite status. 

Once you hit that $7,000 spend level you’ll receive the 40,000 miles plus have at least 7,000 more miles from the spend which will give you enough miles for a one way premium economy ticket between Vancouver and Hong Kong:

Miles required for a one flight YVR-HKG

Or a round trip flight on Air Canada in Economy Class between Vancouver and Toronto:

Miles required for a round trip flight YVR-YYZ

Wrapping it up

Just as we have seen RBC do with their British Airways co-brand card we now see the bank provide the best ever offer of up to 40,000 Asia Miles for their RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum Card. This card definitely has its target market and that is the Cathay Pacific flyer. Its key selling point being the 2 miles per dollar earned when buying flights with Cathay Pacific, which is the highest out of any card in Canada. So if you fly Cathay Pacific frequently and have Asia Miles as your primary frequent flyer program but don’t have this card yet now may be the time to check it out.

Click here to learn more about and to apply for the RBC Cathay Pacific Visa  Platinum Card.

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