For the second time this year, WestJet has sent out a targeted email offer for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, which is much better than the best publicly available offer.
$0 Companion Voucher + First Year Free
There’s a targeted email offer floating around for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, which is superior to the best available public offer.
If you’ve received the email, you’ll earn up to 450 WestJet Dollars as a welcome bonus, which is structured as follows:
- 250 WestJet Dollars upon first purchase
- 200 WestJet Dollars upon spending $5,000 in the first three months
In addition, the annual fee of $119 is waived in the first year with the targeted offer, but not with the public offer.
You’ll also get a $0 WestJet companion voucher, which is only valid for flights within Canada or to/from the continental United States. It’s important to note that this particular $0 voucher isn’t available for flights to Hawaii, or to any other destinations outside Canada and the United States.
This offer is available until October 31, 2023, so if you’re eligible to apply for it, be sure to do so before then.
A welcome bonus of 450 WestJet Dollars with no annual fee in the first year is essentially like getting a $450 discount towards your next WestJet booking. If both you and your partner were to apply for this card, you’re looking at a total of $900 to put towards WestJet flights.
If you’re interested in flying WestJet 787 business class, then the best way to save money on the fare is by applying WestJet Dollars to the booking. 450 WestJet Dollars could go a long way towards letting you experience WestJet’s premium cabin on the cheap.
$0 Companion Voucher
In addition to the welcome bonus and the annual fee waiver, the card will also offer a $0 WestJet companion voucher as a temporary benefit through the targeted email promotion.
As a reminder, the limited-time $0 companion voucher works as follows:
- Pay a $0 base fare, plus taxes and fees, for the second passenger when you pay full price for the first passenger on a round-trip flight in economy class, within Canada and the continental US (excluding Hawaii)
The WestJet companion voucher is generally considered one of the most appealing features on the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, since it can result in savings, especially during peak-season travel, as a party of two or more.
And if you don’t find value in the companion voucher, you can always convert it into a set of four WestJet lounge passes for use at the flagship WestJet Elevation Lounge in Calgary.
First Free Checked Bag + Free Wi-Fi
As a WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard cardholder, you’ll also unlock benefits that give you a better experience when travelling with WestJet.
The card offers a first free checked bag for the cardholder and up to eight other passengers travelling on the same reservation.
For an average family of four, each checking in one bag on a round-trip reservation, this could result in savings of $35.40 per checked baggage fees × 4 passengers × 2 directions of travel = $283 per trip!
As a World Elite Mastercard product, the card also offers complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi, which can be used on WestJet’s Boingo-equipped flights so that you can stay connected while in the air.
Status Lift: Spend Your Way to WestJet Status
As a reminder, qualification for WestJet status is based on your qualifying spend on WestJet flights every calendar year, with the following spend thresholds required for each status level:
The full list of status benefits can be found on the WestJet website. Silver members get free first and second checked bags, priority check-in, and airport lounge vouchers, Gold members get unlimited lounge access, and Platinum members get the highest priority for upgrades.
All status members receive a boost to the WestJet Dollars earning rate when flying with WestJet, with Platinum members topping out at an 8% earning rate.
The Status Lift benefit allows you to get closer to WestJet status with your spending on the co-branded card. You’ll earn $500 in qualifying spend for every $15,000 spent on the card, up to three times.
Therefore, if you were to spend $45,000 on the card in a year, you’d earn $1,500 in qualifying spend, which gets you halfway to WestJet Silver status.
There is a targeted email promotion for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, which offers 450 WestJet Dollars, an annual fee waiver for the first year, and a $0 WestJet companion voucher. This offer is better than the best publicly available offer, which is for 450 WestJet Dollars.
With the additional benefits of the free first checked bag on WestJet flights and Boingo Wi-Fi, this card remains a solid choice for nabbing the welcome bonus if you fly with WestJet with any degree of regularity.
Check your email inbox to see if you’ve been targeted, and then make sure to apply before October 31, 2023 to take advantage of the promotion.