RBC rolls out its own suite of RBC Offers for holders of Avion co-branded credit cards. RBC Offers tend to get less attention than Amex Offers due to the deals historically being less lucrative.
However, for the second time this year, RBC has introduced a great Marriott RBC Offer, in which cardholders can earn 7x Avion points on $300–500 (CAD) spent across two transactions at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Canada. This offer expires November 22, 2023, and it’s certainly worth considering for your next Marriott hotel stay.
Earn 7x RBC Avion Points at Canadian Marriott Hotels
Between September 22 and November 22, 2023, you can earn 7x RBC Avion points at Canadian Marriott hotels with the latest RBC Offer.
To be eligible for the 7x earning rate, you must spend between $300–800 (CAD) at Canadian Marriott properties, on up to two transactions. The maximum cumulative amount spent to be eligible for 7x Avion earnings is $800 (CAD), bringing the total amount of points up for grabs to 5,600 Avion points.
You must load the offer and book your stay before October 22, 2023, and the 7x earning rate is valid for stays through to November 22, 2023.
Note that this offer is targeted, so you’ll want to check your email inbox and the offers available on the Avion Rewards app and online dashboard to see if you’re eligible. If you are, simply follow the prompts to load the offer onto your card, and you’re all set.
This Avion offer should be targeted towards all personal Avion co-branded credit cards, including the RBC Avion Visa Platinum, the RBC Avion Visa Infinite, and the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege.
It’s worth noting that these three cards currently have record-high offers available through to
The full terms and conditions for this offer are as follows:
*Offer is non-transferable. To take advantage of this offer, you must activate it by clicking the “Load Offer” button between September 22 and October 22, 2023 before booking your hotel stay. Once activated, you will earn 7 times (7X) the Avion points you normally earn (“Bonus Points”) for every one dollar ($1.00) when you: (i) pay at least $300 up to a max of $800, including taxes and fees (“Minimum Spend”) on one guest room/suite (based on single or double occupancy) (“Qualifying Purchase”), at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Canada (“Participating Hotel”) on stays between September 22, 2023 and November 22, 2023, inclusively (“Offer Period”) and, (ii) pay using one of your eligible RBC Royal Bank rewards earning credit card(s) shown on this page (“Eligible RBC Credit Card). Limit of 2 Bonus Points offer per client. Offer limited to bookings of 10 rooms or less and must be booked on https://www.marriott.com/en/
destinations/canada.mi; offer excludes hotel stays booked through third party online retailers or other wholesalers. Participating hotels include all Marriott Bonvoy brands in Canada. Offer applies to the room amount only. Additional charges not reflected on your reservation at the time of booking are excluded from Qualifying Purchases and Minimum Spend. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer or applied retroactively to previous purchases. Cancellations or price adjustments that reduce the price of your Qualifying Purchase below $300 will cancel your Avion Bonus Points. Individual hotel cancellation policies in place at the time of reservation will apply. Reservation changes are subject to availability and any rate differences. Visit www. https://www.marriott.com/en/ destinations/canada.mifor full booking terms. Avion Bonus Points may appear on the account statement tied to your Eligible RBC Credit Card up to 30 days from the time of Qualifying Purchase, provided your credit card account was in good standing at that time. RBC Avion Bonus Points will not be applied as a payment towards the balance of your credit card account. Marriott International, Inc., not Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”), is responsible for the Discount, terms, and conditions applicable to your booking and stay, as well as your Qualifying Purchase. RBC reserves the right to cancel, modify or withdraw this offer at any time, even after you have activated it. Please visit rbc.com/offers.
Currently, Marriott Bonvoy is also offering members an additional 1,500 bonus points per stay until December 6, 2023, for its global promotion. This 7x Avion offer will stack on top of that, since the credit card used during the stay doesn’t affect eligibility for Marriott promotions.
Enhance Your Stay with Marriott STARS and Luminous
If you’re planning a stay at a Canadian Marriott hotel and you wish to further elevate your stay, booking your stay with Prince of Travel through Marriott STARS or Marriott Luminous entitles you to additional benefits at no additional cost.
Participating hotels, including the St. Regis Toronto, The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, and The Ritz-Carlton Montreal, can be booked via Marriott STARS. Meanwhile, a wider range of properties, including JW Marriott and W Hotels, such as the W Montreal, W Toronto, and the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, can be booked via Marriott Luminous.
The Marriott STARS or Luminous rates are the same as the best available flexible rate, which can be higher than prepaid rates, member rates, or corporate rates that you may also have access to.
The bookings are made directly on Marriott’s website by your travel advisor, so as long as you use your RBC Avion credit card with the offer loaded, you’ll be able to benefit from the 7x bonus.
RBC Offers Are Getting Better
Marriott Bonvoy releases co-branded credit cards with American Express here in Canada, and up until now, all promotions have been run in conjunction with Amex. The promotions usually offer a statement credit after hitting a spending threshold at specific hotels.
For anyone who’s concerned about Marriott’s relationship with Amex, that’s not likely to be jeopardized anytime soon, as Amex is the sole issuer of Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit cards in Canada.
Moreover, RBC Offers have been improving in quality over the years, and a few of them are gathering more interest.
As an example, for the 2022/2023 ski season, RBC Avion Rewards offered a “Buy One, Get One Free” promotion for lift tickets at various ski resorts across Canada, including Blue Mountain, Mont Tremblant, Lake Louise, and more.
The offer page hasn’t been updated for the 2023/2024 ski season, but we’re hoping that it’s offered once more this year.
It’s great to see RBC stepping up their Offers game as we head into 2024, and moving forward, we hope to see RBC Offers become more competitive when compared to Amex Offers. However, it looks like RBC is heading more in the direction of promotions and complimentary experiences rather than statement credits, which is something Amex offers regularly.
RBC has released a targeted promotion for Avion cardholders, in which members can earn a total of 7x Avion points at Canadian Marriott hotels between September 22 and November 22, 2023. The elevated earning rate is for up to two transactions that total up to $800 (CAD).
Check your email or login to your Avion account to see if you’ve been targeted, and keep in mind that registration is required before your first eligible stay. You have until October 22, 2023 to register, so be sure to do so before then if you have an upcoming Marriott stay.
RBC Offers have certainly become much more interesting lately, with bonus points on Marriott stays, discounted ski passes, and free après ski experiences as some examples. Let’s hope this isn’t the last time we see something interesting from RBC, and hopefully the offers become even better going forward.