WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard rated number
one travel rewards card in Canada
Top ranking received from MoneySense
CALGARY, September 10, 2013 - The WestJet RBC World
Elite MasterCard is Canada's best travel rewards card for
2013, according to an annual review and ranking of credit
cards in the September issue of MoneySense magazine.
The MoneySense credit card ranking examines more than 200
credit cards based on consumer goals and spending patterns.
Overall value is determined based on sign-up bonuses, fees
and added perks specific to the travel category to determine
how far your travel card will take you over a five year period.
"WestJet has worked diligently to create a rewards program
that aligns directly with our award-winning guest experience,"
said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Sales,
Marketing and Guest Experience. "From the beginning we
have taken great care in developing a transparent and simple
rewards program and the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard
worked very well with our concept. Receiving the number-one
ranking in the travel credit card category from MoneySense
tells us that we have provided the public with the kind of
service, experience and value they have come to expect from
WestJet, RBC and MasterCard."
The number-one-ranked WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard
allows cardholders to earn WestJet dollars for every purchase
made. WestJet dollars act as cash and can be redeemed in any
amount, to anywhere WestJet flies, at any time. The card also
offers a welcome bonus of $250 WestJet dollars and a yearly
companion flight for $99, plus applicable taxes, fees and
"There is tremendous choice in the marketplace and the
top ranking by MoneySense speaks to how hard we worked with
WestJet to provide Canadians with a travel rewards card that
is easy and simple to earn and redeem your WestJet dollars,"
said Linda Mantia, Executive Vice-President, Cards and Payment
Solutions, RBC. "The WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard
provides choice, flexibility and convenience on where, when
and how you want to travel with WestJet, while also giving
you the added value of an annual opportunity to save on a
big trip with our companion offer."
For a limited time, cardholders of the WestJet RBC World
Elite MasterCard and the WestJet RBC MasterCard have even
more reasons to celebrate with an exclusive opportunity to
double WestJet dollars in return for using their card
to buy WestJet flights or vacation packages this fall. Cardholders
could earn up to 6.5 per cent back in WestJet dollars when
travelling with WestJet and using their card between now and
December 15, 2013. .
is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 87 destinations in North America, Central America and the
Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet
pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally
as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,600 WestJetters
across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation
737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives
to be one of the five most successful international airlines
in the world. This year, WestJet launched its new regional
airline, WestJet Encore.
About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable
and easy-to-book travel experiences to 55 destinations in
18 countries, including the United States, Mexico and the
Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive
network and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations
offers guests a great flight schedule and a wide variety of
hotel and resort options to create fun and affordable vacation
experiences. For more information visit www.westjetvacations.com.
About WestJet Rewards
Rewards members earn WestJet dollars on WestJet flights,
vacation packages and more. WestJet dollars can be used like
cash toward the purchase of WestJet flights and WestJet Vacations
packages on any date to any WestJet or WestJet Encore destination
with no blackout periods, even on seat sales. More flights
equal more benefits, including bonus WestJet dollars and Jet-Aways.
Guests who use their WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard and
WestJet RBC MasterCard will earn WestJet dollars even faster.
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Subscribe to WestJet on YouTube at www.youtube.com/westjet
Read the WestJet blog at blog.westjet.com
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