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Rewards Black Friday Sale - Ipad mini 3 and Ipad Air 2 - 40% off RBC POINTS

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Rewards Black Friday Sale - Ipad mini 3 and Ipad Air 2 - 40% off RBC POINTS

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December 2, 2014
Hey guys,

First time posting something points redemption related but this might be worth looking into if you've got your RBC rewards points unredeemed. So they're running a BF/CM promo and they've discounted the Ipad mini 3 & the Air 2 to 40% off the RBC points. Limited quantity as well.

40% OFF Apple iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 16GB - Space Grey - 44,000 pts
https://points.rbcrewards.com/Catalogue ... ctId=10835


40% OFF Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB - Space Grey - 55,500 pts
https://points.rbcrewards.com/Catalogue ... ctId=10824
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dannyphones wrote:
Nov 26th, 2014 4:02 pm
Not bad I guess? Like paying no tax?
Beats paying regular pts. lol
I had pts to spend so why not. :)
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4flava wrote:
Nov 26th, 2014 4:08 pm
Beats paying regular pts. lol
I had pts to spend so why not. :)
future shop is selling for 499 so it's almost a wash. If you got points go for it.
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May 25, 2007
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This doesn't sound like such a good deal when compared to travel use of points. I got a $1000 Christmas round trip ticket to Maui using 45000 points. I had to pay $125 tax on that but $1000 value for 45000 points versus $500 value for 44000 points. Where`s the beef? Just bought a 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 at Staples US for US$199. That's CA$255 landed with taxes, shipping, parcel fee and exchange. Less than half the price of the iPad. Has MicroSD support allowing expansion to 64 GB. It's hard to see the value of this iPad deal.

Kudos for posting RBC Rewards deals. These are the kind of deals you don't always hear about. Thanks.
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homerjkb wrote:
Nov 26th, 2014 4:48 pm
This doesn't sound like such a good deal when compared to travel use of points. I got a $1000 Christmas round trip ticket to Maui using 45000 points. I had to pay $125 tax on that but $1000 value for 45000 points versus $500 value for 44000 points. Where`s the beef? Just bought a 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 at Staples US for US$199. That's CA$255 landed with taxes, shipping, parcel fee and exchange. Less than half the price of the iPad. Has MicroSD support allowing expansion to 64 GB. It's hard to see the value of this iPad deal.

Kudos for posting RBC Rewards deals. These are the kind of deals you don't always hear about. Thanks.
Which card gives $1000 for 45K points?
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Dec 11, 2010
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Honestly my belief is you should never use your RBC points unless you are getting 2% value from your purchases, be it through plane tickets, car rentals, etc ... In this example you use 55000 points ($55000 spent), so 2% would be $1100 , which you are not getting so I would pass. At the very worst case you should never spend for less than 1.5% ($55000=$825), you can always transfer RBC to AA or Avios for some great deals on trips to Hawaii from west coast if you are somewhat flexible ..... pretty sure you could almost get 2 tickets to Hawaii using AA points starting at 50K, worst case 70k .. but pretty sure again thats only west coast ..
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The only thing I use my points for is gift card at Esso, 3000 for every $25 is as close to a 1 for 1 trade as I ever see and its something I'll use anyway.
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Nov 29, 2011
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He would have had to use 55,000 points.....45,000 points is a maximum of 900 , 55,000 maximum of 1100
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Still I'd rather use my 45,000 points for a 900 flight rather than a $500 Ipad but I guess it could be good for those who don't want to travel.
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SP2010 wrote:
Nov 26th, 2014 5:37 pm
Honestly my belief is you should never use your RBC points unless you are getting 2% value from your purchases, be it through plane tickets, car rentals, etc ... In this example you use 55000 points ($55000 spent), so 2% would be $1100 , which you are not getting so I would pass. At the very worst case you should never spend for less than 1.5% ($55000=$825), you can always transfer RBC to AA or Avios for some great deals on trips to Hawaii from west coast if you are somewhat flexible ..... pretty sure you could almost get 2 tickets to Hawaii using AA points starting at 50K, worst case 70k .. but pretty sure again thats only west coast ..
Ok, just double checked, so it is 70000 pts to fly with AA from west coast to HNL for 2, tickets for mid Feb about 800 bucks each at least, so $1600 for 70000pts is just over 2%, better to save for something like this.
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I literally just read the email from RBC and thought if someone would post this.
I think if you want to fly BA, the current conversion to Avios is really how you make RBC points worthwhile!
If you dont plan to travel, and you don't want to spend cash for an iPad, this is not bad at all!

But think about this, 55k points ~= 55000 dollar spent (not considering bonus points) and an ipad cost around 550 after tax, so its around 1% rebate?
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Nov 1, 2009
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73,000 points if you redeem through BestBuy/Future Shop option
55,000 with this special = good deal
don't forget, this includes shipping to your door and all taxes
good option for those who have a lot of points to use
I like it and have redeemed for 1.

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