CALGARY - 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 charges.
"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 earn 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.