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Avion Rewards FAQs

Avion Rewards – General FAQ

For RBC Royal Bank credit card customer service, please send us an e-mail or call 1-800-769-2512. If you are a commercial cardholder, please call 1-888-769-2534.

If you are a business or commercial credit card client you will be asked for an Identification Word (known only to you). This is your password to access your Avion Rewards account.

You may have already selected an Identification Word on your RBC Royal Bank credit card application. If not, you can select one by calling 1-800-769-2512. If you are a commercial cardholder, please call 1-888-769-2534.

Please visit the Become a Member tab on avionrewards.com to see the list of eligible products.

As a client with an RBC Commercial Avion Visa card, you are able to access Avion Rewards and earn Avion points. However, at this time, you will not be assigned to either the Avion Premium or Avion Elite membership level.

As an RBC Commercial Avion Visa cardholder, you will continue to be able to:

  • Earn Avion points when you make purchases with your card
  • Choose how you want your Avion points allocated - roll up points to the company, roll-up to one person or keep the points with each individual cardholders.
  • Redeem or convert Avion points to use as you wish – redeem points for travel, merchandise and gift cards or convert your points to points, miles or other “partner rewards” offered through partners’ loyalty programs that we designate from time to time for this purpose.
  • Access The Avion Collection - From the golf green, to the red carpet, to dining & entertainment, you can unlock access to this ever-growing catalogue of exclusive experiences and benefits.

If you have one of these credit card products plus an Avion Rewards eligible product, you will have access to the Avion Rewards program.

If you only have one of these credit cards and do not have an Avion Rewards eligible product, you will not have access to the Avion Rewards program. However, you will be able to access Offers through the RBC Mobile app and RBC Online Banking.

No. The RBC Bank Visa Signature Black, RBC Bank Visa Signature Black Plus and RBC Bank Visa Platinum are RBC Bank credit cards and are part of the U.S. RBC Rewards program. However, if you have a Canadian Avion Rewards account and one of the credit cards listed above, you are able to transfer the points earned with these RBC Bank credit cards to your Canadian Avion Rewards points account.

When transferring points from your U.S. RBC Rewards points account to your Canadian Avion Rewards points account, points are converted at a 2 to 1 ratio – meaning for every 2 RBC Rewards points transferred from your U.S. RBC Rewards points account, you will receive 1 Avion point from Royal Bank of Canada. Once points are transferred, they will be governed by the Avion Rewards Terms and Conditions at Royal Bank of Canada. For complete terms, conditions and restrictions that apply to the U.S. RBC Rewards program, please visit www.rbcbankrewards.com or call 1-888-257-6837.

There are several ways to earn Avion points. Depending on the product you hold, you can earn points on:

I. Net purchases made with an eligible points-earning credit card, or when you make debit purchases with an eligible RBC personal deposit account that is enrolled in the Value Program.

II. Additional / bonus points earning opportunities and/or offers available from merchants, retailers or service providers from time to time

III. RBC Group Advantage members can also enjoy more ways to earn, save and be rewarded with Avion points through exclusive offers. Learn more(RBC Group Advantage, opens new window).

The following RBC Royal Bank credit cards earn Avion points on net purchases and are points-earning credit cards:

  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege
  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege for Private Banking
  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite
  • RBC Avion Visa Platinum
  • RBC ION Visa
  • RBC ION+ Visa
  • RBC Rewards Visa Preferred
  • RBC Visa Gold Preferred
  • RBC Visa Platinum Preferred
  • Signature RBC Rewards Visa
  • RBC Rewards Visa Gold
  • RBC Rewards+ Visa
  • RBC U.S. Dollar Visa Gold
  • RBC Visa Classic II
  • RBC Visa Classic II Student
  • RBC Mike Weir Visa
  • RBC Avion Visa Business
  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite Business
  • RBC Royal Bank Visa CreditLine for Small Business
  • RBC Commercial Avion Visa

You will be able to access Avion Rewards by signing into avionrewards.com or the Avion Rewards app and accept the Avion Rewards Terms & Conditions.

Thereafter, you will be assigned an Avion Rewards Core Account where you will be able to earn Avion points on eligible offers, as well as discounts and cash back from merchants through the Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension.

Note: The Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension is only available on mobile and through Safari on iOS.

Eligible personal RBC clients without an eligible points-earning credit card and/or an eligible personal deposit account that is enrolled in the Value Program are able to access Avion Rewards and will be given an Avion Rewards Core Account upon enrollment into the Avion Rewards Program.

If you have one of the following products you will be assigned to an Avion Rewards Core Account:

The following RBC Personal Deposit Accounts that have not been enrolled in the Value Program:

  • RBC Advantage Banking, RBC Day to Day Banking, RBC No Limit Banking, RBC No Limit Banking for Students, RBC Signature No Limit Banking, RBC Student Banking, RBC VIP Banking, U.S. Personal and RateLink Essential.

The following RBC Personal Credit Cards:

  • RBC Cash Back Mastercard, RBC Visa Cash Back, RBC Cash Back Preferred World Elite Mastercard, RBC Visa Classic Low Rate Option, RBC RateAdvantage Visa, RBC Visa Platinum.

The following RBC Personal Investment Products:

  • Life Income Fund (LIF), Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RSP), Canadian Market-Linked GIC, Income Builder GIC, Non-Redeemable GIC, One-Year Cashable GIC, Prime-Linked Cashable GIC, RateAdvantage GIC, RBC Canadian Banking MarketSmart GIC, RBC Canadian Utilities MarketSmart GIC, RBC ESG Market-Linked GIC, RBC North American MarketSmart GIC, RBC US MarketSmart GIC, Redeemable GIC, US Dollar Term Deposit.

The following RBC Installment Loans, Lines of Credit and Home Equity Financing:

  • Government Sponsored Student Loan, Personal Instalment Loans, RBC Employee Student Loan, RBC Energy Saver Loan, RSP Loan, Royal Credit Line, Royal Credit Line for General Program, Royal Credit line for Professional in Medical & Dental Studies, Royal Credit Line for Professional Studies (i.e. MBA/EMA, Law, Masters of Accounting, Master of Finance, Master of Science in Business Mgmt), Royal Credit Line for Special Programs, Royal Credit Line for Students – Students Studying Abroad, Adjustable Rate Mortage (ARM), Construction Mortgage, Fixed Rate Mortgage, Investment Properties Mortgage, Low Down Payment Mortgage, Manufactured Home Construction Mortgages, Ratecapper Mortgage, RBC Homeline Plan, Reverse Mortgage, Variable Rate Mortgage.

Avion Rewards members with an Avion Rewards Core Accounts do not earn Avion points on every purchase, however you are able to earn Avion points, cash back and discounts from offers depending on the products you hold.

Avion Rewards Core Accounts with a transacting product (eligible RBC personal debit or credit cards), can:

  • Earn Avion points and cash back through offers
  • Earn Avion points from welcome bonus when acquiring a new eligible RBC product
  • Save with cash back and discounts from partner retailers through the Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension

Avion Rewards Core Accounts without a transacting product (for example RBC Installment Loans, Lines of Credit and Home Equity Financing Products, Investments ) can:

  • Earn Avion points from welcome bonus when acquiring a new eligible RBC product
  • Save with cash back and discounts from partner retailers through the Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension

For more information on RBC products that are eligible for the Avion Rewards Core Product Account, please visit the Avion Rewards Terms and Conditions.

The following RBC personal deposit accounts are eligible to be enrolled in the Value Program:

  • RBC Day to Day Banking
  • RBC Advantage Banking (includes RBC Advantage Banking for students)
  • RBC Signature No Limit Banking
  • RBC VIP Banking
  • RBC No Limit Banking (discontinued)
  • RBC Student Banking (discontinued)
  • RBC No Limit Banking for Students (discontinued)
  • RBC Day to Day Savings
  • RBC Enhanced Savings
  • RBC High Interest eSavings

Learn more about the Value Program or explore accounts now.

If you are opening a new account, you can enroll it in the Value Program at the same time you open the account. If you open an account online, simply enroll in the Value Program when you are invited to do so. If you already have an eligible account, an RBC advisor can enroll your account in the Value Program for you. Please book an appointment, call 1-800-769-2511 or visit a branch.

Yes, the points earn rate may differ for each account if you have multiple accounts enrolled in the Value Program. This is because each account will be assessed individually to evaluate the number of eligible product categories you have associated with each account, which determines the rate at which your account(s) earn Avion points.

For example, if you have two personal deposit accounts enrolled in the Value Program and 5 eligible product categories:

  • One account would have 3 product categories, which means you would earn 1 Avion point for every $3 spent on debit in-store and online using the enrolled account.
  • The second account would have the remaining 2 product categories, which means you would earn 1 Avion point for every $5 spent on debit in-store and online using the enrolled account.

No. To access your banking accounts online, please sign in to RBC Online Banking.

There are several ways to find out how many Avion points you have:

  • Sign in to RBC Online Banking. From the Account Summary page select "Go to Avion Rewards" within the Avion Rewards section.
  • If you are an RBC Royal Bank credit cardholder, check your monthly credit card statement to see how many Avion points you have available to redeem.
  • If you are an eligible Personal Banking client, view your Avion points in your Vantage Snapshot within the RBC Mobile App.
    a) Sign in to the RBC Mobile app.
    b) Tap More.
    c) Tap Vantage Snapshot. Your points will be listed under Available Points Balance.
  • View your Avion points by signing in to avionrewards.com or on the Avion Rewards app.5
    a) Sign-in to avionrewards.com or the Avion Rewards app.
    b) After signing in, you will see your points balance on the Home page.
    c) Click on the "Rewards Activity" to see your points activity.

Note: Only primary and co-applicant credit card holders have access to sign in to view their points.

To see the ways you can redeem your Avion points, Avion Rewards members can either:

Sign into avionrewards.com or the Avion Rewards app and go to the navigation bar:

  • Avion Rewards members who are eligible to redeem points for travel can select Travel to browse how you can redeem your points for flights, hotels, vacation packages, car rentals and more. Note: Redemptions for travel are not available for points held in an Avion Rewards Core Account.
  • Select Shop to browse the Avion Rewards online catalogue, featuring merchandise, gift cards, charitable donations, RBC Financial Rewards®, and more.
  • Select Transfer to consolidate your points or to convert your points to points, miles or other partner rewards offered through partners’ loyalty programs.

Sign into RBC Online Banking or the RBC Mobile app

  • To pay down your credit card balance, pay back a purchase with points, send an Interac e-Transfer with points or pay a bill with points.

Note: The ways in which you can redeem your points is dependent on the eligible RBC product you hold. Please review the Avion Rewards Terms & Conditions to see the eligibility criteria for each of these redemption options.

Exclusive offers and travel advantages are available to all RBC Avion Visa Infinite and RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders. Click below to learn more about these additional benefits:

Pending Points are the approximate amount of points you’ve earned since your last credit card statement.

They’ll become Available Points with your credit card next statement provided that the transactions they are based on haven’t since been cancelled or returned.

Pending Points will not reflect the following:

  • Bonus points that may be applied to a transaction
  • Transactions from a business roll-up account

You’ll be able to spend Pending Points once they become Available Points with your next credit card statement provided that the transactions they are based on are completed and have not been subsequently cancelled or returned.

If you are an RBC Avion Visa Infinite Business, RBC Avion Visa Business or RBC Commercial Avion Visa applicant. points roll-up allows you to combine the Avion points earned on all your employees' Avion Visa Infinite Business/Avion Visa Business/ Commercial Avion Visa cards into one account, and pool your points between your business and personal Avion cards

No, Avion points do not expire. Avion points are yours to use as long as your Avion Rewards eligible account remains open and in good standing. However, your points will be forfeited twelve (12) months after (i) you voluntarily close your account or (ii) RBC closes your account for any reason other than for cause.

Avion Rewards – Travel

Yes. You can redeem Avion points for vacation packages, hotels, car rentals, hotel and flight combinations, travel gift cards and cruises.
No. Clients with an Avion Rewards Core Account are not able to redeem their points for travel at this time, however, you are able to redeem for travel-related gift cards.

No. If you are eligible to redeem Avion points for travel you must sign in to Avion Rewards to book online, or over the phone with Avion Rewards Travel.

Avion Rewards Travel

1-877-636-2870, Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. EST, or Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST. If you are a commercial cardholder, please call 1-888-773-7057.

Note:

  • For telephone travel bookings, a $30 booking fee will be charged per ticket or per hotel booking.
  • Avion Rewards members with an Avion Rewards Core Account only are not able to redeem for travel at this time.

You can enjoy flexibility and benefits when converting your Avion points to points, miles or other "partner rewards" offered through partners’ loyalty programs that we designate from time to time for this purpose.

All Avion Rewards members can convert their points to WestJet dollars, which can then be applied like cash towards WestJet marketed and operated flights and WestJet Vacations packages, at any time, for travel to any of WestJet’s destinations in North America, Mexico, Hawaii, Europe and the Caribbean - even during seat sales! 100 Avion Rewards points converted equals 1 WestJet dollar.

Only RBC Avion credit card holders can convert their Avion points to Asia Miles, BA Avios, or American Airlines AAdvantage miles which provides the ability to redeem for business class travel and access to the oneworld alliance partners. Avion points are converted to Asia Miles or Avios at a one to one ratio. For every 10 Avion points which are converted, you will receive 7 AAdvantage miles

More details about converting your Avion points.

This is dependent on the product you hold.

Select RBC Credit cards offer various travel insurances. Find out what insurance your card carries.

If your RBC credit card does not have travel insurance or you want to top-up your insurance, you can purchase insurance for your trip separately.

You should familiarize yourself with change and cancellation policies before you complete your booking. After you book travel through Avion Rewards, you will receive a confirmation email that includes important information about changing or cancelling your travel plans. The chart below outlines any Avion Rewards Travel booking fees or charges that may be applicable if you need to change or cancel your travel plans.

In addition, the travel supplier for your reservation (i.e. airline, tour operator, etc.) may also impose change or cancellation fees. Contact Avion Rewards Travel at 1-877-636-2870 to find out more.

You must contact Avion Rewards Travel at 1-877-636-2870.

If you are an RBC ION Visa or an RBC ION+ Visa cardholder, you can redeem your Avion points at the rate of 172 Avion points = $1 CAD towards rail travel.

If you have any other travel eligible Avion Rewards product, you can redeem your Avion points at the rate of 100 Avion points = $1 CAD towards rail travel.

Note: Avion Rewards members with an Avion Rewards Core Account only are not able to redeem for travel at this time.

Only RBC Avion credit card holders are eligible to redeem their Avion points for flights on the Air Travel Redemption Schedule.

Clients with one of the following products are RBC Avion credit card holders:

  • RBC Avion Visa Platinum
  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite
  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege
  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege for Private Banking
  • RBC Avion Visa Business
  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite Business
  • RBC Commercial Avion Visa

Only RBC Avion credit card holders are eligible to redeem their Avion points for flights on the Air Travel Redemption Schedule. Before booking, you should keep in mind:

  • Check the number of points needed for your destination in the Air Travel Redemption Schedule.
  • Destinations have a Maximum Ticket Price (All taxes and service fees are separate and are not part of the maximum ticket price). In the event that a ticket costs more than the allowed amount, the additional cost can be charged to your credit card or you can use your Avion points at a rate of 100 points = $1 CAD.

For example:

A flight from Toronto to Vancouver has a Maximum Ticket Price of $750 CAD. If the base fare of the flight you select is $825 CAD, you can charge the excess amount of $75 ($825-$750=$75), (plus taxes and fees) to your credit card or redeem points at a rate of 100 points = $1 CAD (75x100= 7500 points)

If the base ticket price exceeds the Maximum Ticket Price, the additional cost can either be charged to your credit card or you can use any remaining points at a rate of 100 points = $1 CAD to pay for the amount over the maximum ticket price. Terms and Conditions.

For example:

A flight from Toronto to Montreal requires 15,000 Avion points and has a Maximum Ticket Price of $350 CAD (all taxes and service fees are separate and are not part of the ticket price.)

The base fare of the flight you select is $400 CAD. This amount exceeds the maximum ticket price ($350 CAD) by $50.

You can either charge the excess amount of $50 (plus taxes and fees) to your credit card, or use any remaining points at a rate of 100 points = $1 CAD (50x100=5 000 points).

For RBC Avion credit card holders who do not want to redeem from the Air Travel Redemption schedule, there is no Maximum Ticket Price for airline tickets.

Yes. If you are an Avion Rewards members who is eligible to redeem for travel, you can pay for your flight with a combination of points and cash.

For ION or ION+ cardholders, 172 points = $1 CAD and other Avion Rewards travel eligible products can be redeem for 100 points for $1 CAD towards the cost of your travel. A minimum of 1,000 points must be redeemed and the remaining balance can be paid with a credit card.

RBC Avion credit card holders who are redeeming Avion points for flights from the Air Travel Redemption Schedule can use their credit card to pay for taxes and fees and any amount above the Maximum Ticket Price.

RBC Avion credit card holders can also purchase additional points to use towards flights on the Air Travel Redemption Schedule and must have at least half of the required points for their booking in order to purchase additional points. The minimum amount of points to purchase is 1,000 and maximum is 15,000, and every 1,000 points costs $40 CAD plus applicable taxes.

Yes. There are three ways to redeem Avion points for first or business class seats.

Select either first class or business class before searching for flights. Then, redeem the required number of Avion points for the destination of your choice, up to the Maximum Ticket Price as indicated in the Air Travel Redemption Schedule. The Maximum Ticket Price excludes any applicable taxes, surcharges and fees. Finally, pay for the price difference between the Maximum Ticket Price and the total price of your first or business class ticket by redeeming your points at the rate of 100 points = $1.00 CAD.

For example:

Redeeming for a flight from Toronto to Vancouver from the Air Travel Redemption Schedule requires 35,000 points for a Maximum Ticket Price of $750 CAD. The Maximum Ticket Price excludes any applicable taxes, surcharges and fees. If the cost of the flight you select in business class is $1,000 CAD, you can pay for the price difference of $250 by redeeming 25,000 additional points (100 points = $1 CAD). In total, you would need to redeem 60,000 points.

OR

If you are an RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege for Private Banking, RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege, RBC Avion Visa Infinite Business or RBC Commercial Avion Visa cardholder, you can pay for the entire price of a first or business class ticket (including any applicable taxes, surcharges and fees) by redeeming your points at the rate of 100 points = $2.00 CAD.

For example:

If a flight from Toronto to Vancouver in first class costs $3,200 CAD (including any applicable taxes, surcharges and fees), you would need to redeem 160,000 Avion points (100 points = $2 CAD)

OR

Convert your Avion points to WestJet dollars or to British Airways Avios, American Airlines AAdvantage Miles or Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Converting your Avion points gives you the flexibility to redeem for rewards and benefits these programs offer, including for first or business class seats. Once converted, points cannot be transferred or converted back to Avion points.

All travel reservations made over the telephone will be subject to a $30 booking fee per ticket or hotel booking.

Yes. If the airline you have selected provides this service, you may pre-select your seat while booking travel online or after you have completed your redemption

Note: If fees apply, payment for your seat selection is by credit card only.

Children under the age of 2 can be booked online for all types of travel except flights. To book a flight for a child under the age of 2, please call Avion Rewards Travel at: 1-877-636-2870. (Commercial card holders call 1-888-773-7057.)

Unfortunately, at this time, booking travel to Cuba or Iran is unavailable through the Avion Rewards website, mobile app and the Avion Rewards Travel call centre. If you want to travel to Cuba or Iran, please call 1-800-ROYAL-1-2.

Avion Rewards – Shop

The Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension delivers a simple and rewarding way to shop directly in Safari on your iPhone to get cash back deals and exclusive offers from your favourite stores.

Start browsing to discover offers, coupons and discounts shown when browsing merchants on Safari. If the merchant you searched for does not have an offer available, the Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension will also present you with offers from alternate merchants that have offers available in the same category as the merchant you originally searched for.

Once you are ready to checkout, RBC Pay (a feature within the Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension) allows you to autofill your RBC credit card info easily for fast checkout.

The Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension is available on Mobile for iOS users on the Safari browser.

Once you have activated an offer through the Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension and have fulfilled the offer requirements, your cash back will be deposited after the return window for the retailer has passed. Cash is awarded once a month.

  • If you have an RBC personal deposit account, your cash back will be deposited into your personal deposit account.
  • If you do not have a RBC personal deposit account, you will receive your cash back onto your Avion Rewards Access Card.

Please note:

  • Whether you have a personal deposit account or an Avion Rewards Access Card, cash back earned through Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension will not be awarded until Sept 2022 or thereafter due to the return windows of the participating retailers.

The Avion Rewards Access Card is how Avion members who do not have a personal deposit account will receive their cash back from offers fulfilled though the Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension.

Note: The Avion Rewards Access Card will become available in September 2022 and will launch in coordination with the timing of applicable offers and when cash back is first awarded to Avion Rewards members.

Once you have activated an offer through the Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension and have fulfilled the offer requirements, your cash back will be deposited after the return window for the retailer has passed.

Depending on the merchants return policy, you can expect your cash back in either 30, 60 or 90 days. Cash is awarded once a month.

Cash back from online offers will be added to your Avion Rewards Access Card on a monthly basis, once the return window of the merchant has passed. Eligible members will be able to see all transactions added to and money used from the access card when logged into the Avion Rewards website or Avion Rewards app. Instructions on how to add the access card to Apple or Google wallet will be shown as well.

Note: The Avion Rewards Access Card will become available in September 2022 and will launch in coordination with the timing of applicable offers and when cash back is first awarded to Avion Rewards members.

As an Avion Rewards member you will be able to access offers through the Avion Rewards App, avionrewards.com, the Avion Rewards ShopPlus browser extension, RBC Online Banking, and the RBC Mobile App.

If you do not have an Avion Rewards eligible product, eligible clients will have access to the Offers portal through both the RBC Mobile app and RBC Online Banking.

Shop the Web allows members to browse for items directly from within the Avion Rewards website or the Avion Rewards app, compare prices from multiple retailers and see price drops, offers, and more.

Visit the Shop page on the Avion Rewards website or the Avion Rewards app to learn more about Shop the Web.

To redeem your Avion points for merchandise from Apple, sign in through Avion Rewards.

  • Select the Apple logo in the Redeem with Points section on the Home page or the Shop page.
  • Shop the Apple catalogue to find the item(s) you want.
  • Select the item(s) of your choice and add it to your Cart.

Complete your purchase by redeeming your Avion points or by using a combination of points plus your credit card.

1. We can only accept returns on engraved items that arrive to you in a damaged state. If you received an engraved item that is damaged, just call us at 1-800-769-2512 for help. If you are a commercial cardholder, please call 1-888-769-2534.

Your order will be shipped to the Canadian address we have on file for your RBC Royal Bank Online Banking profile.

Note: Orders cannot be shipped to a Post Office Box.

We don't currently offer Apple Education Pricing in the Apple catalogue.

If you'd like to buy AppleCare Protection or AppleCare+, visit Apple's website or take your products to an Apple Store within 60 days of your purchase.

In the event that your order is lost, stolen, missing or if you want to return/exchange an item, just call us at 1-800-769-2512 and we'll be happy to help. If you are a commercial cardholder, please call 1-888-769-2534.

To return an item, call us within 14 days of the item being shipped.

Orders are usually shipped within 7-10 business days. We'll send you an email with tracking information when your order is shipped. Shipping lead times for each item are shown on the catalogue check out page. We'll send you an email with tracking information when your order is shipped.

We don't currently offer the option to pre-order Apple products through our catalogue.

You'll need Avion points for at least 20% of the total value of your purchase. You can pay for the remaining 80% of the order with your Avion points, your credit card, or a combination of both.

To redeem your Avion points for merchandise from Best Buy, sign in through Avion Rewards.

  • Select the Best Buy logo in the Redeem with Points section on the Home page or the Shop page.
  • Select the Best Buy link in the top navigation menu under Shop & Redeem.
  • Browse the Best Buy catalogue to find the item(s) you want.
  • Select the item(s) of your choice and add it to your Cart.*
  • Choose home delivery, or Quick and Easy reserve in store pick-up where available, for your item(s).
  • Complete your purchase by redeeming your Avion points or by using a combination of points plus your credit card.

* Please be advised that there is currently a limit of one unit of the same item per order. If you wish to redeem for more than one unit of the same item per order, a separate order must be placed for each subsequent unit.

Avion Rewards members can access over 50,000 of the hottest tech items from Best Buy’s‡ online catalogue. You’ll have access to weekly sales, the latest products, and free shipping on almost every item, which is an exclusive benefit for Avion Rewards.

If you do not have the required Avion points for your redemption, you can pay for the remaining balance with your credit card. On the order summary screen, you can enter the amount of points you want to redeem and charge the balance to your credit card to complete the transaction, if needed.

Yes, you are entitled to the same warranty you would be when purchasing directly through Best Buy.

Your order will be shipped to the Canadian address we have on file for your RBC Royal Bank Online Banking profile.

Note: Orders cannot be shipped to a Post Office Box.

If your order was shipped to you, you may return your item(s) by mail. To start the return process, you will need to call us at 1-800-769-2512. You cannot return a shipped-to-home item at a Best Buy store.

For Quick and Easy Store Pickup orders, you may return the item(s) in-store, at any Best Buy store within Canada. It cannot be returned by mail. All items that you return in store will be refunded by the issuance of a Best Buy gift card for the full value of the purchase price of the original item(s) you ordered, even if you have paid for your item(s) using Points and/or a credit card.

For all returns, you will need the following:

  • If you picked up your item(s) in store, the Ready for Pickup email that was sent to you
  • If your item(s) were delivered to you, the "Purchase Order Number" that was indicated on the confirmation email that was sent to you after placing your order; and
  • Original packaging of the item(s) being returned.

Most items must be returned within 14 to 30 days but some product lines have special restrictions or return policies.

Please see the Avion Rewards® Redemption, Return and Exchange Terms & Conditions for Best Buy‡(opens in new window) for specific information about shipped versus in-store returns.

We currently do not offer the Low Price Guarantee with Rewards redemptions using points and/or cash.

Call us at 1-800-769-2512 to request the return for drop shipment or special delivery items. You will receive a gift card in the amount of your return's purchase price. If you are a commercial cardholder, please call 1-888-769-2534.

Yes, so long as it's returned within its window. Please see the Avion Rewards® Redemption, Return and Exchange Terms & Conditions for Best Buy‡(opens in new window) for more information.

Your order will be shipped to the Canadian address we have on file for your RBC Royal Bank Online Banking profile.

Note: Orders cannot be shipped to a post office box.

Shipping is included on almost every available item (special delivery items notwithstanding).

Subject to availability, you also have the option to pick up items at Best Buy locations through the Quick and Easy Store Pickup. You will see this option prior to online checkout. It shows which Best Buy locations have your chosen items available for in-store pick up. Not all items are available for this option. If available for Quick and Easy Store Pickup, the item(s) will be on hold at the Best Buy location for up to 3 days after you receive your Ready for Pickup email. You will need to present the email confirmation and 2 pieces of valid ID that matches the name on the order. At least one piece of ID should be government-issued photo ID.

Please see the Avion Rewards® Redemption, Return and Exchange Terms & Conditions for Best Buy‡(opens in new window) for more information.

No, your points must be redeemed through the Avion Rewards website. Select Best Buy from under the Shop & Redeem menu in the top navigation to browse the Best Buy catalogue. Then, select the product you want, and add it to your cart.

Please be advised that your redemption may include an environmental handling fee (EHF) as may be required in your province. These fees are used to support provincial recycling and disposal programs, and are collected on products made with materials such as metal, glass, and plastic that can be recycled into other products. EHFs are also collected on products that may contain substances that are hazardous to the environment.

To learn more and to see how these fees are applied on a province by province basis, please see Best Buy's Environmental Handling Fees details.

Please contact RBC Royal Bank credit card customer service at 1-800-769-2512. If you are a commercial cardholder, please call 1-888-769-2534.

Some items on our merchandise catalogue offer a manufacturer warranty. You will need to contact the manufacturer directly to take advantage of the manufacturer’s warranty. Please refer to your product packaging or the manufacturer’s website for contact information. If required by the product manufacturer, please contact RBC to obtain a proof of purchase. Please contact RBC Royal Bank credit card customer service at 1-800-769-2512. If you are a commercial cardholder, please call 1-888-769-2534.

Pay Credit Card with Points allows you to redeem your Avion points towards your RBC points-earning credit card balance. You are not redeeming for individual items, or redeeming for items at the point of sale, but redeeming Avion points to make a payment towards your credit card balance

Here's how to use Pay Credit Card with Points:

  • Sign in to Avion Rewards and then click the “Transfer” menu in the top navigation. From here select “Pay Credit Card Now” option.
  • Select the amount you wish to redeem;
  • Redeem your points.

Please note that it usually takes 2-3 days for your redemptions to appear in your credit card account.

Yes, you can pay down your RBC points-earning credit card balance with Avion points using the RBC Mobile app. The redemption process works similarly to how it does through the Avion Rewards web site–just choose the RBC points-earning credit card you would like to pay, the dollar denomination and corresponding amount of points you wish to redeem. The RBC Mobile app is available for iOS and Android.

No, you can only redeem Avion points to pay down your RBC points-earning credit card balance through Pay Credit Card with Points.

Eligible Avion Rewards members with an RBC points-earning credit card can use their points to redeem towards eligible transactions as a statement credit in the RBC Mobile Banking app.

Note: Clients must have an RBC points-earning credit card in order to Pay Back Purchases with Points and RBC Commercial Avion Visa is not eligible.

Here’s how to Pay Back Purchases with Avion points:

  • Sign in to RBC Mobile Banking
  • Go to credit card transaction details page
  • Double click on any particular transaction
  • There will be transaction details like purchase date, merchant name etc. and a Pay with Points button
  • Click on the Pay with Points button and go to the Pay Back with Points page where transaction details appear along with the current full points balance that is available
  • Choose any amount of points to use to “offset” all or even just a portion of the purchase amount
  • Redemption is completed with a confirmation and Avion points will be deducted from account balance right away
  • A credit will be posted on credit card account within 1-2 business days with a description of “rewards redemption – merchant name”

Note: This feature is only available in the RBC Mobile app.

Pay In-Store with Points is a capability available in the RBC Launch app that allows you to redeem your Avion points for purchases completed in stores with an eligible mobile wallet (iOS and Samsung).

Any purchase transactions between $1 and $250 CAD completed through an eligible mobile wallet using your device qualify.

iOS

  • Make sure you’ve downloaded the RBC Launch app. Sign in with your credentials and enable push notifications. There are 2 ways to redeem:
  • Sign in to the RBC Launch app. Select the transaction banner at the top, and redeem points towards your last purchase with Apple Pay.
  • Turn on push notifications for the RBC Launch app. We’ll let you know when your purchase is eligible to redeem points.

Samsung

  • Get started by selecting the Samsung Pay app icon or by swiping up from the bottom of your screen.
  • Select Pay with Avion Rewards Points and choose how many points you’d like to use towards your purchase.
  • Tap to pay, and your purchase is complete.

The full purchase amount will be charged to your credit card for your purchase and a statement credit for the points redemption will be applied on your credit card account within 2-3 business days from the date of your purchase. Your statement credit will indicate which merchant your transaction was made with.

You will still continue to earn Avion points for the full purchase amount even when you redeem points for that purchase.

All redemptions are final and cannot be cancelled or reversed once submitted. The points redeemed will remain as a statement credit towards your account balance even when you return or refund your purchase. The number of points redeemed may vary during promotional campaigns.

Note: Push notifications may display account information, such as account balance and transaction information, on the screen of your device in a locked state and in your device notification center. You can disable push notifications in your notification settings.

Launch and authenticate into the RBC Launch app and select the Settings page. You have the option to toggle on or off the Pay In-Store with Points feature.

Avion Rewards – Manage Points

Yes. If you’re an eligible Avion Rewards member and a member of the Hudson’s Bay Rewards program, you can:

  • Convert your Avion points to Hudson’s Bay Rewards points.

OR

  • Turn on auto-convert to have your Hudson’s Bay Rewards points automatically converted to Avion points.

With auto-convert, your current Hudson’s Bay Rewards points will automatically be converted to Avion points on an ongoing basis, until you turn it off. When auto-convert is turned on, you won’t be able to convert Avion points to Hudson’s Bay Rewards points.

You must be a member of the Hudson’s Bay Rewards program in order to complete either of the conversions above, and the Hudson’s Bay Rewards account must be in the same name as your RBC Royal Bank credit card account.

For one-time conversions, a minimum of 500 Avion points must be converted and they can only be converted in increments of 2 Avion points thereafter. For auto-convert, your Hudson’s Bay Rewards points will be automatically converted to Avion points when you have a minimum of 40 points in your Hudson’s Bay Rewards account and in increments of 4 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points thereafter.

Note: At this time, RBC ION Visa and RBC ION+ Visa cardholders are not eligible to convert their Avion points to the Hudson Bay Rewards Program and vice versa.

To turn on auto-convert:

  • Sign in to Avion Rewards
  • Select Transfer in the top navigation menu.
  • Select Hudson’s Bay Rewards from the Convert Points menu.
  • Select the tab, Auto-convert your Hudson’s Bay Rewards points, and follow the steps.

Note: At this time, RBC ION Visa and RBC ION+ Visa cardholders are not eligible to convert their Avion points to the Hudson Bay Rewards Program and vice versa.

No, we don’t currently offer this option. You can only convert Avion points to Hudson’s Bay Rewards as a one-time conversion with a minimum of 500 Avion points.

Transfer points gives you the ability to consolidate your Avion points where you need them most. Through a simple set of steps, you can transfer Avion points from one points account to another. Check out the individual perks and benefits of your points-earning account to see where you can maximize the value of your points.

Note: Points are transferred on a 1:1 basis, meaning the number of points you transfer will not change from one points-earning product to another. In addition, there is no fee to transfer points.

If you have more than one Avion points account, you can transfer points between most accounts that appear on your profile. Transfers are only eligible between points accounts that you own. Points earned by an authorized credit card user, belong to the primary credit cardholder.

Yes, you can combine the Avion points you have earned using your eligible personal deposit account (by making in-store or online debit purchases) with the Avion points you have earned with your personal, and business credit card and vice versa.

Here’s how to combine your Avion points between points-earning products:

  • Log in to avionrewards.com and click the "Transfer" menu.
  • On the landing page, select "Transfer Now” in the “Transfer Points” option. You can transfer points between the products shown in the drop-down menu.
  • Within "Transfer Points", you can set up a one-time transfer or an auto-transfer so that all the points you earn with your points-earning product(s) can be pooled to one points account, making it easy to keep track of your points in one place and get you closer to your redemption goals.

Note: Points are transferred on a 1:1 basis, meaning the number of points you transfer will not change from one points-earning product to another. In addition, there is no fee to transfer points.

No. There is no minimum or maximum. You can transfer Avion points between accounts as you need, with no limits. Also, if you realize that you have transferred too many points in a points account, or into the wrong points account, you can always transfer them back, with no fees.

When you transfer Avion points from your U.S. Dollar Visa Gold points account to another Avion points account (non U.S. dollar), the points will be transferred at a rate of 1:1.

No. Avion points transfers are final, and cannot be reversed or cancelled. However, if you choose the wrong points account for your transfer or need the points back into the account you transferred from, you can just set up another transfer. Don’t worry, you will not pay any fees, or experience any loss in the transfer.

Yes. If your business banking profile is linked to your personal banking profile, you can transfer points to or from your business rewards account online.

If your business banking profile is not linked to your personal banking profile, you can transfer points from or to your business rewards account by calling us at 1-800-769-2512.

Avion points will be awarded based on how many points you have earned up until the day you opt out. As long as your personal deposit account remains open (and in good standing?), you will not lose the points you have previously earned when you opt out of the Value Program.

If you close a personal deposit account that is enrolled in the Value Program:

  • The monthly fee rebate1 you receive will be based on the number of eligible product categories you had and the specific account activities you completed (pre-authorized payment, direct deposit, eligible bill payment) in the previous calendar month. If you close your account on a day other than the last day of the calendar month, your monthly fee rebate will be pro-rated and paid on your next statement cycle date.
  • Avion points are earned up until the day the account is closed and are based on debit purchases made from the first day of the calendar month through the date you close your account.

After closing your personal deposit account, you have 12 months to use your Avion points, which can be redeemed by calling the RBC Advice Centre at 1-800-769-2512.

Yes you can. You will be able to redeem Avion points you have earned (based on the rates associated with the closed account) for up to 12 months after closure. You can also transfer your points to any active points account you have and redeem from there. If you are not ready to redeem your points, be sure to transfer them to an active account before your 12 months are up.

Avion Rewards – How It Works

If you are an RBC client, review the list of eligible Avion Rewards products. Should you have an Avion Rewards eligible product, you can simply sign into Avion Rewards through the Avion Rewards website or app. If you are new to Avion Rewards, you will need to also accept the Avion Rewards Terms & Conditions upon first sign in.

Ampli is a Canadian cash back app that is powered by Avion Rewards. Ampli lets you earn cash back in your Ampli account on both online and in-store purchases at more than 125 brands, such as Lowe's, DoorDash, Rexall, H&M, Sephora, Lyft, and Indigo.ca.

To start earning cash back with Ampli, by:

  • Downloading the Ampli app
  • Signing up and securely connecting your Canadian debit and credit cards
  • Pay with your connected card online and in-store at participating brands and earn cash back automatically

Once you have accumulated a minimum of $15 CAD in cash back in your Ampli account, transfer cash back into your bank account with a free Interac e-Transfer®. Plus, connected RBC credit cards can earn even more cash back on select offers.

Note: Ampli is available to all Canadians, therefore you do not need to be an RBC client to join. For more information or to sign up for Ampli Powered by Avion Rewards visit: ampli.ca

The Avion Rewards program has 2 membership levels, Avion Premium and Avion Elite.

  • If you have an RBC Avion credit card, you are an Avion Elite member and will receive benefits associated with that membership level.
  • All other Avion Rewards eligible products qualify for the Avion Premium level.

Note: Your membership level provides you with additional benefits such as offers, however the number of points required to make a redemption is tied to either your RBC card product or your Avion Rewards Core Product Account.

You can apply for an RBC Avion credit card and once you have been approved and have activated your card, you will automatically have access to all benefits associated with the Avion Elite membership level.

If you cancel your RBC Avion credit card, you will no longer have access to the benefits associated with the Avion Elite membership level since having an RBC Avion credit card is required in order to be part Avion Elite.

Avion Rewards provides members many ways to earn Avion points. Depending on the Avion Rewards eligible product you hold, eligible members are able to earn Avion points from:

  • Purchases made with an eligible RBC points-earning credit card
  • The Value Program. Simply enroll an eligible personal deposit account and start earning Avion points on qualifying debit purchases made online or in-store.
  • Offers available on the Avion Rewards Shop page. Simply load your available offers to earn bonus Avion points on qualifying purchases and follow the steps on how to claim your offer.
  • When acquiring a new eligible RBC product, with an associated welcome points offer.
  • With qualifying purchases using your eligible linked RBC card at our select merchant partners like Petro Canada. Eligible clients receive 20% more Avion points at Petro Canada when they pay with their linked RBC points-earning credit card.

Eligible personal RBC clients without an eligible rewards credit card and/or an eligible personal deposit account that is enrolled in the Value Program are able to access Avion Rewards and will be given an Avion Rewards Core Account upon enrollment into the Avion Rewards Program.

If you have one of the following products you will be assigned to an Avion Rewards Core Account:

RBC Personal Deposit Accounts that have not enrolled in the Value Program:

  • RBC Advantage Banking, RBC Day to Day Banking, RBC No Limit Banking, RBC No Limit Banking for Students, RBC Signature No Limit Banking, RBC Student Banking, RBC VIP Banking, U.S. Personal and RateLink Essential.

RBC Personal Credit Cards

  • RBC Cash Back Mastercard, RBC Visa Cash Back, RBC Cash Back Preferred World Elite Mastercard, RBC Visa Classic Low Rate Option, RBC RateAdvantage Visa, RBC Visa Platinum.

RBC Personal Investment Products

  • Life Income Fund (LIF), Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RSP), Canadian Market-Linked GIC, Income Builder GIC, Non-Redeemable GIC, One-Year Cashable GIC, Prime-Linked Cashable GIC, RateAdvantage GIC, RBC Canadian Banking MarketSmart GIC, RBC Canadian Utilities MarketSmart GIC, RBC ESG Market-Linked GIC, RBC North American MarketSmart GIC, RBC US MarketSmart GIC, Redeemable GIC, US Dollar Term Deposit.

RBC Installment Loans, Lines of Credit and Home Equity Financing that are not tied to a business banking profile

  • Government Sponsored Student Loan, Personal Instalment Loans, RBC Employee Student Loan, RBC Energy Saver Loan, RSP Loan, Royal Credit Line, Royal Credit Line for General Program, Royal Credit line for Professional in Medical & Dental Studies, Royal Credit Line for Professional Studies (i.e. MBA/EMA, Law, Masters of Accounting, Master of Finance, Master of Science in Business Mgmt), Royal Credit Line for Special Programs, Royal Credit Line for Students – Students Studying Abroad, Adjustable Rate Mortage (ARM), Construction Mortgage, Fixed Rate Mortgage, Investment Properties Mortgage, Low Down Payment Mortgage, Manufactured Home Construction Mortgages, Ratecapper Mortgage, RBC Homeline Plan, Reverse Mortgage, Variable Rate Mortgage.

Please visit the Avion Rewards Terms and Conditions to learn more about the Avion Rewards Core Product Account.

Pay Credit Card with Points allows you to redeem your Avion points towards your RBC points-earning credit card balance. You are not redeeming for individual items, or redeeming for items at the point of sale, but redeeming Avion points to make a payment towards your credit card balance

Here's how to use Pay Credit Card with Points:

  • Sign in to Avion Rewards and then click the “Transfer” menu in the top navigation. From here select “Pay Credit Card Now” option.
  • Select the amount you wish to redeem;
  • Redeem your points.

Please note that it usually takes 2-3 days for your redemptions to appear in your credit card account.

No, you can only redeem Avion points to pay down your RBC points-earning credit card balance through Pay Credit Card with Points.

Yes, you can pay down your RBC points-earning credit card balance with Avion points using the RBC Mobile app. The redemption process works similarly to how it does through the Avion Rewards web site–just choose the RBC points-earning credit card you would like to pay, the dollar denomination and corresponding amount of points you wish to redeem. The RBC Mobile app is available for iOS and Android.

Eligible Avion Rewards members can use their Avion points to send an Interac e-Transfer by sending to a payee through RBC Online Banking or the RBC Mobile app.

RBC Commercial Avion Visa, RBC Avion Visa Business and RBC Avion Visa Infinite Business credit cards, select Avion Rewards Core Product Accounts and single credit card only clients are not eligible to send an Interac e-transfer with points.

Please visit the Avion Rewards Terms & Conditions for more information on eligibility criteria.

Here’s how to send an Interac e-Transfer by redeeming Avion points:

In the RBC Mobile app:

  • Login and select the yellow circle with an arrow in the navigation menu
  • Choose Send or Cancel an Interac e-transfer;
  • Choose Avion Rewards, instead of RBC Account at the top of the page;
  • Enter the dollar amount to be sent –the number of points required will be automatically converted and displayed;
  • Select Continue and review the details;
  • Once you are ready to proceed, click “Send Now”.

On RBC Online Banking:

  • Login and select the “Send an Interac e-Transfer” in the right hand navigation under Transfers and Payments.
  • If you have more than one Avion Rewards account, choose the one that will fund the points;
  • Choose the payee;
  • Enter the dollar amount to be paid–the number of points required will be automatically converted and displayed to convert into points;
  • Once you are ready to proceed, click “Send Now”.

You can use your Avion points to pay any bill that can be set up as a payee through RBC Online Banking or the RBC Mobile app.

RBC Commercial Avion Visa, RBC Avion Visa Business and RBC Avion Visa Infinite Business credit cards, select Avion Rewards Core Product Accounts and single credit card only clients are not eligible to send an Interac e-transfer with points.

Please visit the Avion Rewards Terms & Conditions for more information on eligibility criteria.

Here’s how Pay Bills with Points works:

In the RBC Mobile app:

  • Login to Avion Rewards and select the “Transfer” menu in the main navigation. Select the “Pay Bills Now” option from this landing page.
  • If you have more than one Avion Rewards account, choose the one that will fund the points;
  • Choose your payee;
  • Enter the dollar amount to be paid–the number of points required will be automatically converted and displayed;
  • Select Continue to review the transaction;
  • Select Pay Now to submit the payment

On RBC Online Banking:

  • Go to the Pay Bill and Transfer Funds page and select the Pay with Avion points tab;
  • If you have more than one Avion Rewards account, choose the one that will fund the points;
  • Choose the payee;
  • Enter the dollar amount to be paid–the number of points required will be automatically converted and displayed to convert into points;
  • Click submit to complete the payment

Through the Value Program, Avion points are reported monthly and take into account all in-store and online debit purchases from, and returns to, an enrolled personal deposit account.

For example, say you purchase a $300 blender with your debit card in December and received your Avion points. In January, you return the blender and get a $300 credit to your personal deposit account, but you also make $500 in debit purchases. For January, you would be awarded points for $200 of your debit spend ($500 in debit purchases minus the $300 return). Alternatively, if in January you do not make any debit purchases and only return the $300 blender, you would not be awarded any points for January and 300 points will be removed from your points account.

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