On this page you will find all the important information about the RBC Rewards program.
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- how to earn RBC Rewards points
- how to use RBC Rewards points
- how to manage RBC Rewards points
- The best credit cards
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RBC Rewards points can be earned on a number of credit cards linked to this loyalty program.
Note that there are 2 types of RBC Rewards credit cards:
- Avion(Voyages in French)
- Rewards (Récompensesen français): points earned with these cards cannot be used for travel or for transferring points to other programs
RBC Avion Rewards cards are:
- RBC Avion Visa Infinite
- RBC Avion Visa Platinum card
- RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege card
- RBC Avion Visa Infinite Business
- RBC Avion Visa Platinum Business card
Other RBC Rewards cards include:
There are three main uses for RBC Rewards points:
- To pay for trips
- To transfer points to other programs
- To purchase gift cards
Paying for Travel with RBC Rewards points
There are two ways to use RBC Rewards points for travel purchases:
- Through the fixed rate schedule
- Through the flexible rate schedule
The RBC Rewards Fixed Rate Schedule
This is where you’ll get the most out of your RBC Rewards points.
RBC offers a fixed rate schedule split into 6 levels depending on the type of flight:
|TYPE OF FLIGHT||RBC POINTS REQUIRED||MAXIMUM TICKET PRICE EXCLUDING TAXES|
Any flight within a province, territory or U.S. state, or to a contiguous province, territory or U.S. state
|Discover North America
Any flight anywhere in Canada or the United States, except Hawaii or Alaska.
Western Canada or U.S. to Mexico, Hawaii or Alaska, Eastern Canada to Bermuda, Central America or the Caribbean
|Go on holiday
Eastern Canada or United States to Mexico, Hawaii or Alaska, Western Canada to Bermuda, Central America or the Caribbean
Any flight from a major point of departure in Canada or the United States to destinations in Europe
Any flight from a major point of departure in Canada or the United States to destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, the Middle East, Africa or South America.
The most interesting use is when the price of the flight you want to book is close to the maximum amount (excluding taxes and surcharge ).
The RBC Rewards Flexible Rate Schedule
It is also possible to use RBC points through the flexible rate schedule. This is the famous “100 points = 1$”.
Here, 15,000 points can be used for $150 off your trip.
Just use this when you:
- Redeem points for travel rewards without using the Air Travel Rewards Redemption Schedule;
- Redeem points for a hotel stay, car rental, cruise or vacation package;
- Redeem points for one-way, business or first class airfare;
- Book your trip less than 14 days in avance;
- Pay more than the maximum dollar value set for a category;
- Pay all taxes, fees and surcharges.
Converting RBC Rewards points to other programs
One of the great things about the RBC Rewards Avion program is that you can convert your RBC Rewards points to other partner programs like American Express or Marriott Bonvoy.
Here are the transfer partners and the normal exchange rate.
|PARTNER PROGRAM||CONVERSION RATE|
|1,000 points = $10 Westjet dollars|
|10,000 points = 10,000 Avios miles|
|10,000 points = 10,000 Asia miles|
|5,000 points = 3,500 AAdvantage miles|
|5,000 points = 10,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points|
From time to time, RBC Rewards organizes point conversion promotions such as +30% to British Airways Executive Club. So keep an eye out for these promotions to convert your points at the best possible rate!
Buying gift cards with RBC Rewards points
If buying travel with points isn’t for you… there’s another way to use your RBC Rewards points: purchasing gift cards.
We generally don’t recommend this method for points as valuable as American Express Membership Rewards, but RBC Rewards regularly runs gift card promotions (especially for hotels.com cards)!