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[Royal Bank] RBC Westjet Renewal Fee Waived - YMMV

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[Royal Bank] RBC Westjet Renewal Fee Waived - YMMV

Just sharing my recent experience regarding my RBC westjet credit card that was up for renewal this month.
I phoned in to cancel my CC as it was not going to be used anytime soon due to covid.
The representative offered to waive the annual fee, without being prompted, instead of cancelling and re-applying at a later date.
Worth a try, searched forum and did not see this posted, be gentle.

How do I cancel a credit card?
Call us at 1-800-769-2512 any time. Select a language and then option 3.
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Sep 26, 2006
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Which one do you have? Mine just came up and I had called and they didnt make any offer, just said to switch cards
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Got rid of mine as soon as the pandemic started.
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jambo87 wrote: Which one do you have? Mine just came up and I had called and they did make any offer, just said to switch cards
WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard
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billrush wrote: Got rid of mine as soon as the pandemic started.
Good thinking, unfortunately mine didn't renew till this month
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Aug 25, 2006
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YMMV -- I called in to cancel my card (and my wife) -- didn't even offer. They said they can't do it -- BS -- as I had it done last year.
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Jan 2, 2009
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Ontario
I also cancelled it yesterday, and RBC was nice enough to refund the entire annual fee although I was already 3 months into the renewal. I didn't see myself using it for at least a year, so no point in keeping it.
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xcell wrote: YMMV -- I called in to cancel my card (and my wife) -- didn't even offer. They said they can't do it -- BS -- as I had it done last year.
When I called in, all I said was that I was cancelling because of covid and that I would reapply at a later date.
Rep instantly offered to waive fee instead of going through the approval process all over again later.
Guess I got lucky, sorry.
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Sep 29, 2010
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a travel credit card probably isn't worth the plastic it is printed on these days...
insurance is useless. airlines not returning credit.
i cancelled. can re-apply when flights return to some semblance of normal.
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Toronto
jcg1545 wrote: When I called in, all I said was that I was cancelling because of covid and that I would reapply at a later date.
Rep instantly offered to waive fee instead of going through the approval process all over again later.
Guess I got lucky, sorry.
Had the exact same card. Called in to cancel 2 days ago and was only offered to switch to a non-fee. No offer to waive (and I asked for it)
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greatgordini wrote: a travel credit card probably isn't worth the plastic it is printed on these days...
insurance is useless. airlines not returning credit.
i cancelled. can re-apply when flights return to some semblance of normal.
Agreed, but when offered a waived fee for the year, it saves me reapplying later.
Can cancel it next year at this time if covid is still affecting travel.
Also, keeps my current companion voucher intact.
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Sep 26, 2006
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Just called again, they stated since I've had mine waived the last 3 years they can no longer offer a credit.

Damn them.
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Downvoted, really???
Just trying to share, I did state YMMV, not my fault.
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jambo87 wrote: Just called again, they stated since I've had mine waived the last 3 years they can no longer offer a credit.

Damn them.
Waived last 3 years, nice!
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I called, and couldn't even get to a human.
😱
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What about the points you correct ? Are they tied to the Credit Card or WestJet account
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jambo87 wrote: Just called again, they stated since I've had mine waived the last 3 years they can no longer offer a credit.

Damn them.
Doesn’t this kinda make sense?

You don’t deserve a fee waive for special circumstances if you’ve skirted through a fee everyone else has paid for the last 3 years.
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jcg1545 wrote: Agreed, but when offered a waived fee for the year, it saves me reapplying later.
Can cancel it next year at this time if covid is still affecting travel.
Also, keeps my current companion voucher intact.
The biggest issue is the member reward fights have been devalued to the point they basically don't exist anymore. The companion fare is almost just as useless, doesn't save much overall. The card is basically a churn card now unless they keep the minimum spend where it is.
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b0ne wrote: I called, and couldn't even get to a human.
I was on hold for 20min+ waiting to speak to a rep as well.
But for $119, it was worth it.
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amplified wrote: The biggest issue is the member reward fights have been devalued to the point they basically don't exist anymore. The companion fare is almost just as useless, doesn't save much overall. The card is basically a churn card now unless they keep the minimum spend where it is.
I use this card for the free luggage and companion coupon mostly.
Not used as my daily CC.

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