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[Royal Bank] Upgrade to RBC Visa Infinite Avion for 15000 bonus points and $0 fee for first year

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[Royal Bank] Upgrade to RBC Visa Infinite Avion for 15000 bonus points and $0 fee for first year

Regular $120 fee is waived for the first year, 15000 points are worth $125 in gift cards or $150 in WestJet dollars.
Offer is available for current RBC Visa Rewards Gold card holders (but it doesn't hurt to ask in the branch) - on the phone they do not know about the promotion. Visa Infinite Avion, Visa Platinum Avion, Cathay Pasific Visa Platinum, British Airways Visa Infinite, and Rewards Visa Preferres cardholders are not eligible for the offer. Application must be submitted by April 30th.
Just called RBC to confirm that there will be no hard feelings (or retroactive fees) if I switch back to the original card or close the account altogether within the first year. Points are promised to appear in the first statement.
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To get this upgrade you will need to call the number on the back of your credit card, and ask them. You can cancel this card and switch back to your original credit card within a yea, and you can also keep all those RBC reward Points.
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I think if you have Mortgage, Visa, Bank account, and a TFSA account, you can get the fees waived. I am not sure if it applies to the Avion card though
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just tried calling in and the rep said that there was no promotion on. perhaps i should call in another couple of days to try again.
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Spamate wrote:
Mar 21st, 2013 9:31 pm
just tried calling in and the rep said that there was no promotion on. perhaps i should call in another couple of days to try again.
I have a Gold Card and got the mail today
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sudesingh wrote:
Mar 21st, 2013 10:23 pm
I have a Gold Card and got the mail today
These promotions are usually account specific.
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That's quite possible. Also I had an appointment with RBC financial planner and told him that I'd need some perks to consider switching to the RBC mutual funds :)
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Yeah account specific, you need to be sent the letter.
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This is account specific. I am with RBC and have a mortgage, TFSA, and mutual funds with them. I get this offer everytime I have an appointment with them. The fee for the Visa Infinite Visa is waived for one year. I already have two Mastercards, one with Sears, one with MBNA, don't really need another one!
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Went to RBC branch on Saturday - not just they did not know about the deal themselves but it took a call placed by the RBC branch staff to Visa and RBC Visa centers to make them agree that promotion should be applied.
You don't just need to be eligible for promotion but posses the letter - and the promotion will need to be applied to your file manually. Hassle, but still worth it - one hour spent for $150 in WestJet dollars or $125 in gift cards for free, - pretty good hourly rate. Plus very good insurance options if you are planning a travel this year.
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Honestly why pay for a credit card when there is 7 others that are free. MBNA has been the best to me I think to date.
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This one is free for one year and gives away $150. I will downgrade back to free card in September after my vacation - it is allowed, I checked four times.
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I called and signed up for this with no issues and I did not receive any letter.
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Did you need to have the VISA Gold? ive got the Signature rewards and wouldnt mind jumping on this!
0MGWTF wrote:
Mar 26th, 2013 1:50 pm
I called and signed up for this with no issues and I did not receive any letter.
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Psyclist wrote:
Mar 26th, 2013 3:57 pm
Did you need to have the VISA Gold? ive got the Signature rewards and wouldnt mind jumping on this!
No, any Visa card that has an annually fee less then the Infinite Avion would be applicable. If you get a nice enough agent, they do have the power to waive the fee for anyone. It is considered an upsell for them, so the success rate should be high.

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