5 everyday things you can do with RBC Rewards points

Apr 22 2019, 11:24 pm

Earning (and spending) money is a huge part of adult life, and it’s something you do almost every single day, whether it’s in person at the store, or by shopping online. And since you’re making purchases on the regular, it’s only natural that you should get something back. Right?

RBC believes that you should. In fact, the bank has done something that no other financial institution in Canada has done with their rewards program. If you’re an RBC customer, you’re about to unlock a whole new world with your RBC Rewards points thanks to the Pay Bills with Points feature.

Already, the RBC Rewards system is designed with members at the centre of everything. And there are now more ways than ever to use your RBC Rewards points when you need them most. After all, you deserve a rewards program that seamlessly integrates into your life. Here’s a look at five ways you can use your RBC Rewards points to your advantage.

Shop at any store nationwide

Whether you’re shopping for one or a family of four, you end up spending a lot of time at the mall. This includes shopping for new clothes, homewares, groceries, a TV, stationery supplies, the list goes on. So when it comes to covering the bill, every little helps.

Thankfully, you can use your RBC Rewards points for everyday purchases at any store in Canada when you use an eligible mobile wallet to tap for your purchase (iOS, Android, and Samsung Pay).

Pay your bills

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Bill payments are the least fun part of adulting, alongside debt and existential dread. But now RBC’s Pay Bills with Points feature lets you save your cash, and instead, use your points to pay for your bills. This is a first in Canada and it benefits you in the best possible way.

You can redeem your points to make a same-day bill payment to any Canadian payee or credit card using RBC online banking or through your RBC banking app, just as you normally would when paying your bills. Yes, this makes the whole adulting thing a little easier!

Treat yourself to something new


Should you need a reason to treat yourself to something new? We think not — but RBC Rewards points are the perfect incentive. When it comes to redeeming your points, you’ve got plenty of choices. Maybe you would love a pair of Apple AirPods, a new TV from Best Buy, new household items, or summer wardrobe essentials? With RBC Rewards, you can explore a wide selection of brands online or in-store to redeem your points as you desire.

Achieve your travel goals

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If you’ve been fantasizing about taking a vacation this summer, you’re not alone. This could involve taking a dream trip to South America, backpacking across Europe, or embarking on a trip to Asia. You could soon turn your plan into a reality with RBC’s market-leading travel rewards.

You can redeem your rewards points for doing just about anything – flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, tours and more. British Airways, WestJet Rewards, American Airlines, and Asia Miles, are among the programs you could transfer your RBC points to. All you have to do is decide where you want to go.

Donate to charity

If one of your goals for 2019 was to start giving back, RBC Rewards can help you do that. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping others and now you can use your RBC Rewards points to support charities like Ronald McDonald House Charities, Hope Air, The David Foster Foundation, and Own the Podium.

For more information and to become an RBC Rewards member, visit RBC now.

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