Today marks the kick off of the expansion of the WestJet Rewards program as their new Elite Tiers come into effect. We covered the details of the new Elite Status portion of WestJet Rewards back in September on our Canadian site.
encourage participation and grow the new Elite program WestJet is
running two Elite promotions. The first is a status match and the second
is a fast track to status offer.
Status Match Offer
will give you Gold Elite status if you hold Top Tier status (2014 or
2015) in another Canadian frequent flyer program. That really only gives
you two options, Air Canada Altitude and Canadian North Aurora Rewards.
Even though they state Top Tier, the terms and conditions state:
“is defined as having achieved status through the equivalent of a
minimum 25,000 qualifying miles or a minimum of 25 qualifying flight
segments in that program during a calendar year. “
means that anyone holding Air Canada Altitude status should receive
Gold Status with WestJet Rewards. Also if you hold Canadian North Aurora
Rewards Diamond Status you should be matched to Gold as well. To get
the status match you have to email your credentials to WestJet by
January 31, 2015. You can find all the details here.
Fast Track Offer
you don’t hold status with Air Canada or Canadian North you can Fast
Track to Gold status by simply achieving $1,500 in qualifying spend on
WestJet flights by January 31, 2015. To participate in the Fast Track
offer you have to register your WestJet Rewards number which you can do