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RBC Visa Business Platinum Avion First Year Fee Waived

UPDATE- Application needs to be done over the phone or in person only. See comment section. 

I was actually pretty shocked to see this promotion, as RBC rarely waive their annual fees, granted the RBC Visa Business Platinum Avion is a business card, rather than personal. Either way, I am just happy to see this offer. Below are the highlights of this credit card:

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before May 31, 2017)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 20,000 sign up bonus Avion points (after the first purchase)
  • Earn up to 5 points for every $1 spent on the RBC Rewards eMall
  • Earn 1 Avion point for every $1 spent on all purchases

I find Avion points extremely valuable. I have already written a more extensive post on What to do with Avion Points. Avion has several transfer partners:

  • American Airlines, AAdvantage
  • Asia Miles
  • British Airways, Executive Club, Avios
  • Esso, Esso Extra
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, Shoppers Optimum
  • WestJet, WestJet Rewards, WestJet dollars

Personally, I have been transferring my points to either AAdvantage or Executive, depending on which program I want to top up my account to, as well as timing transfer bonuses.

Otherwise, Avion also offers a fixed rewards redemption that can also make sense, if you are purchasing a flight ticket instead. You will want to optimize the reward tiers to get the most value.

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