Details of the offer
WestJet Rewards members will receive a 35% discount when they purchase at least 25 WestJet dollars in a single transaction.
For example, buying 800 WestJet dollars will cost you $1,040 after the 35% 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 35% discount on the purchase price of WestJet dollars, each WestJet dollar costs you $1.30 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 700 WestJet Dollars as a welcome bonus. This is the highest offer ever made for this card. Don’t miss it!
Here’s how you can earn up to $700 WestJet dollars:
- 300 WestJet dollars upon your first purchase
- 300 WestJet dollars when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months
- 100 WestJet dollar one-time anniversary bonus
With the WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard, you get a travel companion voucher redeemable for a round-trip flight at a reduced rate. And your purchases can bring you closer to achieving status with WestJet.
In addition, the primary cardholder and up to 8 guests receive complimentary first checked bag on WestJet flights.
With the WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard, you earn 2% in WestJet dollars per dollar of purchase when you buy a WestJet flight or WestJet vacation package, and 1.5% in WestJet dollars on everyday purchases. If you travel regularly with WestJet, it’s like earning 1.5% to 2% cash back (including at Costco) to use towards purchasing WestJet flights!
Finally, you benefit from many insurance coverages 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 other 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.