WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

Flytrippers opinion: Highest-ever offer on this card with simple airline points.
Flytrippers Valuation
of Welcome bonus (net value)
ends March 14th

via RBC secure application link
$ 556

Rewards: $675

Card fee: $119

Earn WestJet Rewards
more valuable rewards
Get $600 with bonus + $75 on min. spend

• $675 for any flight
w/ WestJet
• $675 for any flight
w/ Sunwing (later in 2024)
How to unlock bonus
spend $5,000
in 3 months

Interest rates:
Purchases: 20.99%
Cash advances: 22.99%
Cash advances (QC): 21.99%
Card eligibility
min. income: $80k
OR $150k household

Welcome bonus eligibility
must not currently have this card
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Summary of Flytrippers' review

WHY GET THIS CARD

  • Excellent welcome bonus of $556
  • Very simple WestJet Rewards
  • Optional renewal bonus
  • Good travel insurance coverage
  • 1st free checked bag on WestJet
  • Companion ticket or 4 lounge passes

WHO SHOULD GET THIS CARD

  • Those who want rewards of the more simple type
  • Those who want to travel on WestJet (or Sunwing later in 2024)

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Card details

Welcome bonus structure (3 separate bonuses)
(RECORD-HIGH INCREASED OFFER)

300 WestJet dollars Bonus after 1st purchase (no minimum amount)
300 WestJet dollars Bonus after spending $5,000 (in a maximum of 3 months)
*100 WestJet dollars Bonus after renewing the card
*NOT INCLUDED IN OUR FLYTRIPPERS VALUATION

600 WestJet dollars Total with the 2 main parts of the bonus
*700 WestJet dollars Total with the 3 parts of the bonus
*NOT INCLUDED IN OUR FLYTRIPPERS VALUATION

Earn on the minimum spending requirement

75 WestJet dollars Minimum earn on the minimum spending requirement of $5,000 (at base earn rate of 1.5%)

Total rewards by unlocking the welcome bonus

675 WestJet dollars Main parts of the welcome bonus + earn on the minimum spending requirement to unlock it
*775 WestJet dollars Welcome bonus + earn on the minimum spending requirement to unlock it
*NOT INCLUDED IN OUR FLYTRIPPERS VALUATION

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Value of the welcome bonus offer

$300 Bonus on approval (300 WestJet dollars)
$300 Bonus after min. spend (300 WestJet dollars)
$75 Earn on minimum spend (75 WestJet dollars)
–$119 Card fee (deducted from Flytrippers Valuation)

$556 Total net value by unlocking the welcome bonus alone

Learn more about our Flytrippers Valuation of welcome bonuses

Effective return rate

11.1% Return on the minimum spending requirement ($556 on $5,000 in 3 months)

‣Learn more about effective return rates (coming soon)

Rewards acquisition summary

$675 Rewards you get for $119

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Value of redemption options (welcome bonus)

For each available redemption option, here is the value of the 675 WestJet dollars you get by unlocking the welcome bonus:

$675 Flights booked with WestJet

‣Learn more about the best redemptions of WestJet dollars (coming soon)

Value of redemption options (per point)

For each available redemption option, here is the value per WestJet dollar to help you understand:

$1/WestJet dollar Flights booked with WestJet 

‣Learn more about the basics of the values per point (coming soon)

Redemptions for flights

The more simple type of rewards redemption, with a fixed value. It is worth less but gives you more flexibility. WestJet dollars are really simple, as you can use them to simply erase the base fare on any flight booked with WestJet (and Sunwing soon). 

Redeem your 675 WestJet dollars for:

675 WestJet dollars Discount of $675 on flights booked with WestJet

‣Learn more about the best redemptions of WestJet Rewards (coming soon)

Expiry
WestJet dollars never expire, whether or not you have the card.

Learn more about WestJet dollars expiry (coming soon)

Pooling
WestJet dollars cannot be pooled with travel companions.

Learn more about pooling WestJet dollars (coming soon)

Logistics
WestJet dollars can be redeemed directly on the WestJet website or app.

Learn more about how to get started with WestJet Rewards (coming soon)

Rewards program summary
Rewards: WestJet dollars
Source: Airline rewards 
Type: More simple
Flytrippers Valuation: $1 per WestJet dollar
Minimum value: $1 per WestJet dollar
Maximum value: $1 per WestJet dollar
Transferable: No

Learn more about rewards programs basics (coming soon)

Earn rates

2 WestJet dollars per $ (2%):

  • WestJet flights or packages

1.5 WestJet dollars per $ (1.5%):

  • Everywhere else

‣Learn more about credit card earn rates (coming soon)

Earning with additional cards

Fee for additional cards: $59
Quantity allowed: N/A
Minimum age: N/A

‣Learn more about additional cards (coming soon)

Companion voucher (2-for-1 ticket)
You can get a 2-for-1 ticket every year for $119 (Canada and USA) or $399 (everywhere else). This covers only the base fare, not the taxes and fees.

‣Learn more about the WestJet companion voucher (coming soon)

4 airport lounge passes (INSTEAD of the companion voucher)
You can exchange your companion voucher for 4 passes to access WestJet-affiliated lounges, only when flying WestJet.

‣Learn more about the WestJet airport lounge benefit (coming soon)

Free checked bag on WestJet
Cardmembers get the 1st checked bag free on WestJet flights (as do up to 8 travel buddies on the same booking).

‣Learn more about the WestJet free bag benefit (coming soon)

Free DashPass from DoorDash
Get DoorDash’s DashPass free for 12 months, which gives you free delivery and other great perks on food delivery.

‣Learn more about the RBC DashPass benefit (coming soon)

3 ¢/L off at Petro-Canada
Link your card and save 3 ¢/L and get 20% more Petro-Points.

‣Learn more about the RBC Petro-Canada benefit (coming soon)

Free global access to Boingo Wi-Fi
Access over 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide through the Boingo program, including in-flight on select airlines.

‣Learn about the Boingo Wi-Fi program (coming soon)

WestJet Elite Status lift
Earn $500 in qualifying spend for every $15,000 charged to your card, up to 3 times per calendar year.

‣Learn more about the WestJet elite status lift benefit (coming soon)

Membership in the Mastercard Travel Pass by DragonPass for airport lounge access
Warning: Many cards offer membership AND free lounge access passes; this one just gives membership and no free passes.

‣Learn more about airport lounge access (coming soon)

Insurance included

Medical travel insurance for 64 and under (15 days)
Medical travel insurance for 65 and over (3 days)
Flight delay insurance ($250 per person, $500 per occurrence; 4hr min.)
Baggage delay insurance
Trip interruption insurance
Rental car insurance
Hotel burglary insurance
Travel accident insurance
Purchase insurance
Extended warranty

‣Learn more about the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard’s insurance coverage (coming soon)

Insurance not included

Trip cancelation insurance
Lost or stolen baggage insurance
Mobile device insurance

‣Learn more about the different types of insurance coverage (coming soon)

Card eligibility
Minimum income: $80,000 (personal) OR $150,000 (household)
Age: Majority in your province
Estimated credit score: Good or Excellent
Credit bureau: TransUnion Canada

Learn more about credit card eligibility requirements (coming soon)

Welcome bonus offer eligibility
You must not currently have the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

Learn more about credit card welcome bonus eligibility rules (coming soon)

Offer end date
Offer ends March 14th, 2024

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Card details
Issuer: RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)
Network: Mastercard
Card Type: Credit card
Product Type: Personal card

‣Learn more about credit card types (coming soon)

Fees and rates
Card fee: $119/year
Fee for additional card: $59
FX fee: 2.5%
Purchases annual interest rate: 20.99%
Cash advance and balance transfer annual interest rate: 22.99%
Balance transfer fee: Up to 3% of transfer amount
Cash advance fee: $5.00

Learn more about why Flytrippers recommends ignoring fees and rates (coming soon)

Get up to 700 WestJet dollars1 with the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

• Plus a Round-Trip Companion Voucher Every YearWhere can 700 WestJet dollars take you?Cover a round-trip fare to many WestJet destinations, that’s up to $700 in savings! (pay the taxes, fees, charges and other ATC).31

• Sun & Sand – Fly round-trip from Toronto (YYZ) to Cancun (CUN)

• Lights & Glamour – Fly round-trip from Calgary (YYC) to Las Vegas (LAS)

• Fresh Ocean Air – Fly round-trip from Vancouver (YVR) to Los Cabos (SJD)Offer Details

• Get up to 700 WestJet dollars1: 300 WestJet dollars upon your first purchase1  300 WestJet dollars when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months1 100 WestJet dollar one-time anniversary bonus1

• Get free first checked bags for the primary cardholder and up to 8 guests on the same reservation4

• Earn WestJet dollars 1.5% on everyday purchases and 2% on flights or packages with WestJet or WestJet Vacations8

• WestJet dollars never expire10 Use your WestJet dollars to book flights anytime so you can travel when and where you want.

• No blackout periods.

• Travel coverage including emergency medical insurance20 as well as trip interruption insurance21, hotel burglary18 and rental car insurance19. Even eligible purchases you make on the card are protected.

• Link your RBC card with a Petro-Points membership to and instantly save 3₵ per litre on fuel12 and always earn 20% more Petro-Points13 at Petro-Canada.

• Free Boingo Wifi for Mastercard holders11 at over 1 million hot spots

• Get $0 delivery fees for 12 months from DoorDash^Add your eligible RBC credit card to your DoorDash account to:- Get a 12-month complimentary DashPass subscription± – a value of almost $120- Enjoy unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees on orders of $15 or more when you pay with your eligible RBC credit card

Refer to RBC page for up to date offer terms and conditionsAll placements where an RBC affiliate link is used must transparently acknowledge this, to the effect of: This post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer for more info. Example disclaimer: The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into The Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.1 To qualify for this offer, you must apply for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard card exclusively via this page between November 1, 2023 and March 14, 2024 (“Offer Period”) and be approved by Royal Bank of Canada. Once approved for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, please allow 4-6 weeks after the first purchase transaction date for the welcome bonus of 300 WestJet dollars (“Welcome WestJet dollars”) to appear in your WestJet Rewards account, accessible at westjet.com/account. To be eligible for the additional 300 WestJet dollars (“Additional WestJet dollars”) you must have applied for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard card during the Offer Period and have been approved by Royal Bank of Canada. The Additional WestJet dollars will be awarded to you if a total of $5,000 or more in qualifying net purchases and pre-authorized bill payment transactions (“Qualifying Transactions”) are posted to your WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard account within the first 3 months of your account open date, provided your account is open and in good standing at the time you reach $5,000 in Qualifying Transactions. Please allow 4-6 weeks after this requirement is fulfilled for the Additional WestJet dollars to be awarded to your WestJet Rewards account. Qualifying Transactions exclude cash advances (including balance transfers, cash-like transactions and bill payments that are not pre-authorized charges that you set up with a merchant), interest charges, fees, and any credits for returns or adjustments. An additional one-time Anniversary bonus of 100 WestJet Dollars (“Anniversary Bonus WestJet dollars”) will be awarded to your WestJet Rewards account within 12-16 weeks after the one-year anniversary of your account opening, provided your credit card account remains active and in good standing at the time the Anniversary Bonus WestJet dollars are awarded. The Welcome WestJet dollars, the Additional WestJet dollars and the Anniversary Bonus WestJet dollars are not available to existing or former WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard primary cardholders applying for or transferring to a WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard as of the Offer Period. The Additional WestJet dollars and the Anniversary Bonus WestJet dollars do not apply to product changes from another RBC credit card to the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. Additional cardholders are not eligible for this offer. This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer, except as otherwise set out. Royal Bank of Canada and WestJet reserve the right to modify, cancel or withdraw this offer at any time. This offer may be revoked at any time if we suspect you may be manipulating or abusing it, or engaging in any suspicious or fraudulent activity, as determined by Royal Bank of Canada in its sole discretion.31 WestJet dollars required for destinations specified are based on an analysis conducted by WestJet completed during the period from September 1-15, 2023, for economy bookings departing from Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver International Airports. For travel in high-demand periods, the amount of WestJet dollars required for these destinations might be higher. Subject to availability. Due to travel restrictions, government recommendations and passenger demand, available destinations may vary. WestJet dollar value does not include taxes, fees, charges and other ATC (Air Transportation Charges) which will apply. For full details please visit westjet.com/700wsd.

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This content is not sponsored. However, this page may contain some affiliate links that allow Flytrippers to earn a commission at absolutely no cost to you. Thank you for using our links and helping us keep all our content free for everyone. This helps us fulfill our mission of helping Canadians travel more for less.

The views and opinions expressed on this page are purely our own. They have not been provided, approved, endorsed, or ratified by any third party mentioned on the site.

Financial institutions are not responsible for updating or ensuring the accuracy of the information on Flytrippers’ website. All the information was independently collected by Flytrippers and not provided by financial institutions.

All offers described on the Flytrippers website are subject to the financial institutions’ latest terms and conditions, which can be found on their official website. No efforts are spared to ensure this page is up to date but offers from financial institutions change quickly. It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of these offers on their website. Flytrippers will not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the offers or the result of your actions.

Flytrippers’ website does not contain all available credit card offers or all available credit card products on the market. In addition, Flytrippers never shares an offer if it is not considered advantageous for some travelers, at its sole discretion.

No author on Flytrippers’ website is a financial advisor, a financial planner, a legal professional, or a tax professional. No author on Flytrippers’ website can in any way be considered as such.

All articles, pages, and content on Flytrippers’ website are merely personal opinions of a general nature and are for informational purposes only and should not be considered advice for specific situations. It is your responsibility to perform your own personal research to ensure that travel rewards are appropriate for your own situation.

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