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Collecting Avios with credit cards

With an RBC® British Airways Visa Infinite card, you can earn Avios even when you are not flying, on almost every purchase you make*.

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Get closer to your next adventure with our Avios welcome offer. Apply now for the
RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card and get up to 30,000 bonus Avios when you spend $5,000 in the first two months^.

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Highlights of the card

  • Receive 15,000 Avios upon apporovalΛ.
  • Collect an extra 15,000 Avios if you spend $5,000 in the first 2 monthsΛ.
  • Receive a Companion Award eVoucher when you spend $30,000 in any calendar year˜.
  • Collect 1 Avios for every $1CAD spent on qualifying net purchases*.
  • Collect 2 Avios for every $1 CAD spent with British Airways and BA Holidays*.
  • 10% off British Airways flights when you use your card.

Earn Avios every day

Apply today and receive 15,000 Avios upon approval. Plus, get an extra 15,000 Avios if you spend $5,000 in the first 2 months using your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card^. This combined with an earn rate of 1 Avios for every $1 CAD spent on qualifying net purchases and 2 Avios for every $1 CAD spent on British Airways will help you get to your dream destination faster.

Earn a ticket for a companion

Redeem your Avios for a British Airways flight and if you’ve spent $30,000 CAD on your card within a calendar year we’ll give you another ticket for a companion, for the same flight and cabin˜.

More benefits with you in mind

  • 10% off British Airways flights when you book and pay with your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card∞.
  • Premium travel insurance – 31-day out of country/province emergency medical insurance2.
  • Flexible purchasing power – no over limit fee if your balance exceeds your credit limit.
  • The Visa Infinite Dining Series – unique and innovative culinary events with Canada's top chefs at the nation’s top dining rooms.
  • Commission-free travellers cheques.

New to the Executive Club?

If you're not an Executive Club member already, we’ll automatically enrol you into the Club when you get your British Airways Visa Infinite card. You’ll then be able to collect even more Avios on British Airways flights, holidays, selected car rentals and hotels as well as through other British Airways Executive Club partners.

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Except as modified herein, the capitalized terms used in these RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Companion Award Voucher Terms and Conditions shall have the meaning specified in the Executive Club Terms and Conditions found at ba.com/theclub.

This offer is only available to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence, 18 years or over, and are resident of Canada.

Λ To receive the 15,000 Avios welcome bonus, your application form must be received and approved by Royal Bank of Canada. Please allow up to 10 weeks after receipt of your card for the 15,000 Avios to be posted to your British Airways Executive Club account. If you are not currently a member of the Executive Club, you will be enrolled automatically once you are approved for the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card. Please note that the address your Executive Club account membership is registered under must match the one for your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite account at all times for the Avios to be posted to your Executive Club account. To receive the additional 15,000 Avios bonus, your application form must be received by 31 December, 2014 and approved by Royal Bank of Canada. The 15,000 bonus Avios will be awarded to you if a total of $5,000 or more in qualifying purchases and pre-authorized bill payment transactions is posted to your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite account within the first 2 full monthly statement periods (approximately 2 months from the date your account is opened), provided your credit card account is in good standing. at the time you reach $5,000 in qualifying transactions. Qualifying transactions exclude cash advances (RBC Royal Bank credit card cheques, balance transfers, cash-like transactions and bill payments that are not pre-authorized charges that you set up with a merchant), interest charges and fees. The 15,000 bonus Avios will be credited to your Executive Club account within 10 to 15 weeks after meeting the spending requirement. This offer is only available to new RBC British Airways Visa Infinite cardholders. Additional cardholders, as well as existing RBC British Airways Visa Infinite cardholders as of the offer eligibility period, are not eligible for this offer. This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer. British Airways, not Royal Bank of Canada, is responsible for this offer and the British Airways Executive Club Programme. For all Executive Club Terms and Conditions, please visit ba.com/theclub

* Earn 2 Avios per $1CAD spent on British Airways and British Airways Holidays and 1 Avios per $1CAD spent on all other qualifying net purchases when you use your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card. Avios are earned on qualifying net purchases only; they are not earned on cash advances (including RBC Royal Bank credit card cheques, balance transfers, cash-like transactions and bill payments that are not pre-authorized charges that you set up with a merchant), interest charges or fees, and credits for returns and adjustments will reduce or cancel the Avios earned by the amounts originally charged. Where applicable, Avios are awarded based on the Canadian dollar equivalent of foreign currency purchase transactions. Avios is not refundable, transferable, and has no cash value. Please allow up to 8 weeks after transactions are processed to your credit card account for the Avios to be posted to your British Airways Executive Club account.

˜ Eligible Members who spend a minimum of $30,000 CAD in qualifying purchases on their Card in a calendar year (“calendar year” refers to the time period starting from 1 January through to 31 December) will receive a maximum of one Companion Award eVoucher for that calendar year they will be able to apply towards the purchase of a flight for a companion travelling with the Eligible Member, on the same Reward flight (“Companion Ticket”). Please note that qualifying purchases exclude cash advances (including RBC Royal Bank® credit card cheques, balance transfers, cash-like transactions and bill payments that are not pre-authorized charges that you set up with a merchant), interest charges or fees, and credits for returns and adjustments will reduce or cancel the spend amount by the amounts originally charged. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for the Companion Award eVoucher to post to the British Airways Executive Club account after meeting the spending requirement. The Companion Award eVoucher entitles the Eligible Member to purchase a Companion Ticket at the time of booking a Reward flight, without having to pay for the price of the companion’s flight. Reservations and bookings for both the Reward flight of the Eligible Member and the Companion Ticket of the companion must be made at the same time, for the same flight, same date, in the same class, same cabin and on the same passenger name record (PNR) for travel on the same itinerary. Eligible Members will be responsible for paying, without limitation, the taxes, fees and carrier charges, related to the Companion Ticket. At time of publication, all Reward Flights and Companion Tickets are subject to taxes, fees, & carrier charges of approximately $660 per person based on travel from Toronto to London in economy class and approximately $1,100 per person based on business class travel. To make a booking, (including the Companion Ticket) Eligible Members must visit ba.com and log in using their membership number and PIN/Password. It is not possible to book a Reward flight or a Companion Ticket by contacting a travel agent, or at the airport. The Companion Award eVoucher may be used for flights operated by British Airways only. Travel on franchise, codeshare or alliance airlines is not permitted. Return flights must be booked at the same time the outward journey is booked. All travel must originate in and return to Canada. A Companion Award eVoucher can only be used if and when the Eligible Member is booking a Reward flight using Avios points (i.e. cannot be booked using a combination of Avios points and cash or a charge to the Card) and cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, mileage or frequent flyer programme. Full details of fare rules can be found on ba.com. All Reward flights and Companion Tickets are subject to availability and there is no guarantee the Eligible Member will be able to book a flight for a companion to the Eligible Member’s choice of flight and destination. The Companion Award eVoucher is only valid if it has been acquired in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. A Companion Award eVoucher is valid for twenty-four (24) months from the date it is issued and must be exchanged for a Companion Ticket with travel commencing from Canada before the expiry date on the eVoucher. Eligible Members must still have a Card in good standing at the time of travel. British Airways and/or Royal Bank of Canada reserve(s) the right to refuse to issue or to honor any Companion Ticket in the event that the Eligible Member is in breach of either these RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Companion Award eVoucher Terms and Conditions, their RBC Royal Bank Credit Card Agreement or Executive Club Terms and Conditions. The Companion Award eVoucher is not extendable, refundable, transferable, and has no cash or mileage value. At no time may the Companion Award eVoucher be purchased, sold, or bartered but if it is, any such eVoucher will become void. Companion Award eVouchers are applicable to new and future bookings only; they cannot be used to amend or pay for existing bookings. The Companion Ticket is subject to the Executive Club Terms and Conditions relating to Companion Award eVouchers. If the Eligible Member cancels the Companion Ticket booking more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the scheduled departure of the outbound flight from Canada, British Airways will redeposit the Companion Award eVoucher which will only be valid for the remainder of its twenty-four (24) month expiry period based on original date of issue. Reward flight bookings and Companion Tickets cancelled within twenty-four (24) hours of departure will result in the Companion Ticket eVoucher and mileage being cancelled without any possibility of being reissued or credited to the Eligible Member. Please visit the full British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions found online at ba.com/theclub.

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◊ Your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card gives you additional purchasing power to spend above your credit limit, without being charged any overlimit fees. We may allow you to spend above your credit limit by an amount that varies based on several factors, including your account payment history and spending patterns; each transaction is assessed separately and we reserve the right to refuse authorization. Your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card operates like other credit cards when you are within your credit limit. When you spend above your credit limit, you must make the Minimum Payment, that will include any balances owing that exceed your credit limit by the Payment Due Date each month.

∞ 10% off British Airways flights when you book on www.ba.com/RBC10 and pay with your RBC BA Visa Infinite card.
In order to take part in the 10% promotion, RBC British Airways Visa Infinite cardholders must log in at www.ba.com/RBC10 using their Executive Club username and PIN and make a roundtrip booking now through 31 December, 2014 and enter the promotion code CARDOFFERC in the marked box on the Price Quote page of the booking process. A 10% discount is valid on the total roundtrip price, including taxes, fees and carrier charges on mainline flights operated by British Airways purchased now through 31 December, 2014 only. Outbound travel must commence by 31 December, 2014. A 10% discount will appear during the final payment page. Fares not purchased at www.ba.com/RBC10 do not qualify for discount. Discount is not valid for flights on code share or franchise carriers. All rules of roundtrip fare purchased apply, including advance purchase, minimum stay, weekend-add-ons, and cancellation/refund rules. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid for new bookings only made by Canadian residents paying in CAD using a valid British Airways Visa card issued by Royal Bank of Canada for travel commencing from Canada to London and beyond. Discount is taken off the total roundtrip price of every ticket including taxes and fees on the same booking. 10% discount applies for up to eight passengers booked on the same British Airways booking for the same flights. Cardholder must travel to qualify for the 10% discount. Refunds from previously purchased fare types not permitted. The 10% discount not combinable with any other offer and is taken off valid, published fares only and is subject to availability. Offer is subject to British Airways fare rules and conditions of contract available on www.ba.com and may be limited or withdrawn at any time without advance notice. Other significant restrictions may apply. Newly enrolled Executive Club members, please allow 24 hours to use the promotion code. British Airways, not Royal Bank of Canada, is responsible for the terms and conditions of this offer and the British Airways Executive Club program.

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