Royal Bank’s points program, Avion (or RBC Rewards) is once again offering a transfer bonus to WestJet Rewards. The offer allows you to receive a 20% bonus for the transfer. You need to convert a minimum of 1,000 Avion points:
- 1,000 Avion points = 10 WestJet dollars
With the bonus, the same 1,000 Avion points now gets you 12 WestJet dollars.
We have seen a 25% bonus before, though I suspect that it may not occur again for a while. The offer runs from
May 1, 2015 to June 15, 2015.
Personally, I prefer the 50% transfer bonus with Avios because I can get more value from there. But if you have some specific WestJet flights coming up and you prefer to lower your costs, this is a decent promotion to take advantage of. Just remember that you can start redeeming your WestJet Rewards when you hit 25 WestJet dollars.