Details of the offer
Here are the different levels of the points purchase offer:
|WestJet dollars purchased||Percentage discount|
|25 – 50||0 %|
|100 – 400||20 %|
|500 – 900||25 %|
|1 000 – 1 300||30 %|
|1 500 – 2 300||35 %|
|2 500 – 3 000||40 %|
For example, buying 2,500 WestJet dollars will cost you $3,000 after the 40% discount:
You can purchase up to 3,000 WestJet dollars per calendar year to take advantage of this offer.
For your information, sales taxes are added to the purchase price if you pay with a Canadian address. Whereas with a U.S. address, there are no sales taxes.
Is the offer worth it?
The WestJet Rewards program is easy to calculate: according to Milesopedia’s semi-annual estimate, 1 WestJet dollar = $1.
At the current price and with the 40% discount on the purchase price of WestJet dollars, each WestJet dollar costs you $1.20 before taxes. Unfortunately, this is not an attractive offer.
A better alternative would be to sign up for the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard to get the welcome offer that will save you money on your next WestJet flight and the following benefits:
With the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, you can earn up to $450 welcome WestJet dollars.
With this card, you get a companion voucher redeemable for a round-trip ticket for $119 when you use your card. And your purchases can bring you closer to achieving status with WestJet.
In addition, the primary cardholder and up to 8 guests receivecomplimentary first checked bag on WestJet flights.
With the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, you earn 2% in WestJet dollars on WestJet flights or WestJet Vacations packages, and 1.5% in WestJet dollars on everyday purchases.
Finally, you benefit from numerous insurances Emergency Out-of-Province/Country Medical Insurance, Travel Accident Insurance, Trip Interruption Insurance, Flight Delay and Emergency Purchases Insurance, Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance, Collision Damage Waiver for Rental Cars.
Here are some other recent promotions with WestJet:
For the time being, this WestJet dollars promotion is not advantageous according to our calculations. If WestJet Rewards follows the same trend of offers related to the purchase of points and miles as other loyalty programs such as Aeroplan or Marriott Bonvoy, perhaps their next promotions of this kind will be worthwhile.