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Introducing the WestJet RBC Promotion

8 June 2012

As you know, I am a sucker for deals, especially when they are financial deals. I was on one of my favourite websites, Red Flag Deals and came across a great deal that is currently being offered by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).

The deal that is being offered is that if you apply for the WestJet RBC World MasterCard, you will receive 100 WestJet dollars AND a $99 round trip companion flight.

There is also a secondary deal with the WestJet RBC MasterCard which offers a bonus of 50 WestJet dollars on your first purchase.

How does the deal work?

Well as I mentioned, to get the deal you will have to first apply (and of course get approved) for the WestJet RBC World MasterCard.

The $99 companion fare is valid once you have purchased another seat on any WestJet operated flight in Canada or to the continental US.

One thing that you need to keep in mind is that the $99 companion ticket does not include any taxes, fees or surcharges.

Now the 100 WestJet dollars can be used towards any flight with WestJet, best of all, it does include the $99 companion fare.

Is this deal worth it?

Now the fact is, the WestJet RBC World MasterCard offers 1.5% back in WestJet dollars on every purchase, and 2% back in WestJet dollars when you purchase WestJet flights or vacations.

It also includes a premium suits of insurance coverage, which includes trip interruption insurance, out of country/ province emergency medical coverage and much more.

The only problem I have with this credit card is that the annual fee is $79, however the secondary deal is that through the WestJet RBC MasterCard, the annual fee is only $39.

The WestJet RBC MasterCard allows you to earn 1% back in WestJet dollars on every purchase, and 2% back in WestJet dollars when you purchase WestJet flights or vacations.

This deal will be around till September 30th, 2012. Be sure to lock it in before it flies away! icon wink Introducing the WestJet RBC Promotion

What do you think of this deal from RBC?



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Comments (4 )

Raif Wrote:

Anyone in this day and age that charges a fee for their card is not in step with other major retailers. Even the cash back no annual fee cards are all over these idiots. The only people that can benifit on these fee cards are those that use corporate refund plans who allow their employees to claim points or credit perks, not all do.

Sensei Wrote:

I understand what you are saying, but the only benefit to paying an annual fee in this case is receiving a rewards card that gives you a specific type of rewards you other wise don’t get. That said, I am not a fan of annual fees, monthly fees, well fees of any kind but they are there and all we can do is live with it and work around it :)

Maureen Wrote:

Well let me tell you about my experience with the RBC mastercard promotion of companion fare being offerred throught Westjet. I applied online in response to this promotion prior to Sept. 30, 2012, went through the credit check process and recieved a RBC westjet mastercard in the mail, activated the little gem but when I asked why the correspondence did not expand on the companion fare offer, I was told that the card which I received did not qualify for this offer – I explained that this was the only card noted on the promotion and was given the same line. The card was cancelled at my request within 30 minutes of being activated.

On duped customer!!!!!

Sensei Wrote:

If you don’t mind me asking, was the credit card you received the world mastercard? or the standard Westjet card. Either one gives a bonus in points, but the WestJet World MasterCard gives the better bonus (free companion ticket)

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