RBC provides clarification on Avion Rewards via bank accounts/ION Cards, Brim drops their World Mastercard & a new way to access the Priority Security Lane at Toronto Pearson Airport

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We have received a reply from RBC on how their Avion Rewards redemptions
are handled when you have bank account and an ION card (but not an
Avion credit card) Here is the question we asked in our RBC Rewards has now officially become Avion Rewards post:

If you have an RBC bank account that qualifies for Avion Premium and
gets the 100 points to $1 redemption rate and you add in an ION card,
what redemption rate for travel do you get? The 100 to $1 or the 172 to

And this is what RBC told us:

The redemption rate is driven by the product the points are earned
on. If the client holds a bank account and an ION card, they will see
two points balances, and the redemption rates for each of those points
balances will be different

So it seems the points earned from the products cannot be pooled into
one for something like a travel redemption. I would assume you have to
choose from one or the other? 

Image via RBC

Brim Financial appears to have dropped the World
Mastercard from their line up of products. When you go to their site
they only list the Brim Mastercard and the Brim World Elite Mastercard as the available cards. Click here to learn more. 

American Express cards that have the Priority
Security Lanes at Toronto Pearson Airport benefit now have the option to
now receive a QR Code to access the eGates:

  • Visit go.amex/yyz and log in with your Online Services account.
  • Select the number of people travelling including yourself.
  • One-time use QR codes will be generated for you and your travel
    companions. You can scan your QR codes directly from the webpage, email
    QR code links to yourself or your travel companions or print your QR
  • When you are departing from Toronto Pearson Airport, simply scan
    the QR code at any of the Priority Security Lane1 eGates located
    throughout Terminal 1 and 3.

Click here to learn more and to grab the QR Code for when you travel.


Images via American Express 

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