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This is awesome. RBC® Avion Visa Infinite Card has extended its richest bonus points offer till date, up to 55,000 points, until Jan 31st, 2023. The offer includes a 35,000 welcome bonus, and an additional 20,000 bonus with $5000 spend in the first six months. RBC rewards points are some of the most flexible and transferable travel points, for casual and frequent travellers alike. I personally enjoy the simplicity of redeeming RBC rewards points, be it to purchase flight ticket at a fixed rate, or by transferring it to another loyalty program, or using it as statement credit with a simple conversion rate. There is a lot to like here, let’s take a closer look;

RBC® Avion Visa Infinite Card  – Apply Now 

RBC Avion Visa infinite

  • Eligibility: Personal income of $60,000 or a minimum household income of $100,000
  • Annual Fee: $120 CAD
  • Welcome Bonus:
    • up to 55,000 welcome points (Apply by Jan 31, 2023);
      • 35,000 Welcome Points on approval
      • 20,000 bonus points with $5000 spend in first six months
  • Earning Rate:
    • 1.25 RBC Rewards points on eligible travel related purchases
    • RBC Rewards point for every dollar spent
  • Additional Benefits: 
    • 12-month complimentary DashPass subscription – Enjoy $0 delivery fee on DoorDash orders of $12 or more, by simply linking the RBC card to the account
    • Link RBC card with a Petro-Points membership to instantly save 3₵ per litre on fuel at Petro-Canada stations and earn 20% more Petro-Points and 20% more RBC rewards points
    • Extensive Insurance Coverage
      • Trip cancellation and Trip interruption insurance
      • Out of Province/Country Emergency Medical Insurance
      • Emergency Purchases and Flight Delay Insurance
      • Travel Accident Insurance
      • Auto Rental Collision/Loss Damage Insurance
      • Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance
      • Purchase Security & Extended Warranty Insurance
      • Mobile Device Insurance included – up to $1,500
    • Luxury Visa Infinite benefits such as first in line service for exclusive events and hotel and dining exclusives via www.visainfinite.ca
    • The Avion Collection: Access to a catalogue of exclusive experiences, offers and savings, across many areas of interest
  • Redeeming RBC Rewards points
    • Ultimate flexibility: Avion cardholders can redeem for travel at fixed rates – any airline, any flight, any time. No blackouts or seat restrictions, even during peak peak seasons;
      • Quick Getaways (Within or to an adjacent province/territory, including US states) = 15,000 points(Max Ticket Price* $350)
      • Explore North America (Anywhere in Canada/U.S. except Hawaii and Alaska) = 35,000 points (Max Ticket Price* $750)
      • Holiday Destinations (Western Canada/U.S. to Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska. Eastern Canada to Bermuda, Central America, Caribbean) = 45,000 points (Max Ticket Price* $900)
      • Take a Vacation (Eastern Canada/U.S. to Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska. Western Canada to Bermuda, Central America, Caribbean) = 55,000 points (Max Ticket Price* $1100)
      • Visit Europe (Major gateway in Canada/U.S. to destinations in Europe) = 65,000 points (Max Ticket Price* $1300)
      • See the World (Major gateway in Canada/U.S. to destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Middle East, Africa, South America)= 100,000 points (Max Ticket Price* $2000)*Excluding any applicable taxes, surcharges and fees.
    • Convert RBC rewards points to other loyalty programs – with a 55,000 bonus, you can convert as following;
      • 55,000 British Airways Avios
      • 55,000 Cathay Pacific Asia miles
      • 38,500 American Airlines AAdvantage miles
      • 550 WestJet Dollars
    • Simple Conversion Rate: Avion cardholders can also redeem for all types of travel including flights, additional fees and other travel options using this simple conversion 100 points = $1 CAD
    • Use points for anything from paying bills and paying your card balance to redeeming for Gift Cards and Merchandise

Refer to RBC page for up to date offer terms and conditions

Take Away

With a conservative estimate, the 55,000 signup bonus is worth $1100 (using fixed rate redemption). RBC® Avion Visa Infinite Card comes with ultimate redemption flexibility, and I appreciate a card that allows earn and burn without mental gymnastics of complicated redemptions. Personally, I am waiting for the next RBC ‘Avion to Avios’ transfer bonus promotion, so that I can leverage my travel options even further – Qsuites anyone?