Wednesday, May 25, 2022

WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard: 450 WestJet dollars welcome bonus and receive your first checked bag free on all WestJet flights


WestJet and RBC have further extended the offer of earning 450 WestJet dollars 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 can be applied directly as a cash discount towards flights that you book with WestJet.

Breakdown of the Welcome Bonus

  • 450 WestJet dollars when you spend $5,000 on the card within the first three months 
  • 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

Features and Benefits

When you hold the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, you and up to 8 guest travelling on the same reservation can each check your first bag for free. That is at least a $30 savings per person per direction of flight. If you have a family of four and you all check bags in both directions on a round trip that's $240 in savings right there. The crazy thing is you don't even have to purchase those actual flight tickets on your WestJet RBC World Mastercard! So long as you are a cardholder, which will be identified by your WestJet Rewards number you can take advantage of this benefit.

The second and potentially most valuable benefit that this card comes with the annual Companion Voucher. You get it each year when you pay your annual fee on the card and it can provide some amazing value. Prior to March 2016 this offer was limited to Canada and the Continental U.S. but that was expanded to be able to use on any WestJet operated flight. The way it works is that when you purchase one ticket with WestJet you can get a companion ticket for as a little as $119. Here are the annual companion ticket options (prices don’t include taxes, fees and charges):

  • Canada and the Continental U.S. for $119
  • The rest of WestJet's network for $399
What does this mean? Well, it means it can save a boat load of money when you travel as the beauty of the voucher is that it works on any economy fare class including Premium at anytime with no blackouts. So you could book a more expensive Premium Fare to Hawaii and get your companion in Premium as well for only $399 + taxes and fees! Or it can provide huge savings on last minute travel when fares tend to skyrocket (this is typically when we here Rewards Canada have used them as a lot of our travel is not planned very far in advance)

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


The card earns WestJet dollars and earns those dollars as follows:

  • 2% back in WestJet dollars on flights or packages with WestJet or WestJet Vacations
  • 1.5% back in WestJet dollars on all other eligible purchases

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

RBC and WestJet have now had the 450 WestJet dollar offer in place for quite sometime so it may beg the question if this will remain as the standard welcome bonus offer on the card. That being said it could change at anytime and drop back down to the 250 WestJet dollars that this card normally offered. If you are planning any travel with WestJet this card holds a ton of value just for those checked bag fees and everything else is icing on the cake!

Apply for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard here

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