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WestJet has brought back another elite status match offer. This one is very similar to the fall offer that ended on December 15. The major difference is the programs you can match from. The fall offer had quite a few airlines from Canada, the U.S. and even the U.K. This time you can only match from two Canadian airlines programs, Air Canada Altitude and Porter Airlines VIPorter.

From now until January 31 you can submit the form on WestJet’s Status Match Offer page with all your details like name, WestJet Rewards # and proof of status from Altitude or VIPorter showing your name, current status valid through to a minimum February 29, 2020. Once approved, you will then receive WestJet Rewards Silver or Gold status until March 31, 2020 as follows:

To extend your status beyond March 31 you can take part in their challenges two challenges. Challenge one requires only one flight on WestJet by March 31 to extend your status to June 30 as follows:

  • AC Altitude and Porter members must take minimum one WestJet flight anywhere
  • US carriers: AA, Alaska and UA must take minimum one U.S.transborder flight
  • British Airways members must take minimum one transatlantic flight

And if you want to extend your status even further (into June 2021) you must meet the following Challenge 3 spending requirement:

  • Gold members with a minimum qualifying spend of $2,500 between the date of upgrade in Challenge 1 and June 30, 2020 will retain Gold status for another year, until June 30, 2021. Silver members that have a minimum qualifying spend of $1,500 between the date of upgrade in Challenge 1 and June 30, 2020 will retain Silver status for another year until June 30, 2021

And that’s all of it in a nutshell! So a quick recap, if you have status with any of the above listed airlines you can receive automatic status with WestJet for the next 2.5 months. If you want to have the status extended you must meet the Challenge 2 and 3 requirements as set out above. Also, apologies for the Eminem quote in the title….

You can learn more about and register for this offer here.

Also remember that right now WestJet is offering an increased sign up bonus on their WestJet Rewards World Elite Mastercard. This offer provides 350 WestJet dollars after your first purchase on the card! And it provides the best annual companion voucher in Canada!

Related: Why my wife and I each grabbed our own WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercards


This post is a duplicate of that posted on our Canadian blog

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