I have often written about diversifying your points portfolio by earning transferable points to give you flexibility. One of these transferable points program is Avion (or RBC Rewards). One of my favourite promotions is bonus points on conversions. Currently, there is only one conversion bonus points promotion:
October 1, 2014 – November 15, 2014, you can convert your RBC Rewards points into WestJet dollars and receive a 20% bonus. You will receive 1 WestJet dollar for every 100 RBC Rewards points. You will need to convert a minimum of 1,000 RBC Rewards points, which will net you 12 WestJet dollars.
The 20% is better than nothing, but we have seen up to 25% last year and the promotion lasted even longer too. Last year the promotion lasted 2 1/2 months instead of only 1 1/2 month this time around. I am not as concerned about the time period as I am the percentage. Though now last year looks to be an amazing promotion.
WestJet is not part of any alliances, but they are partners with American Airlines.
I am a big fan of transfer bonus promotions, so I was really hoping that RBC Rewards is going to add a few more this fall. I was expecting to see a little more in October, but hopefully we will see some in November as well.