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Westjet status match back on and easy renewal for existing Golds

Westjet status match back on and easy renewal for existing Golds

Old Sep 28, 2015, 9:50 am
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Do Gold members who receive their status via a status match receive the "one companion flight wherever we fly" (which seems like a somewhat useful benefit)?
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by Canuckmma
Aren't you Gold still from last year's matching offer SAP?

As to E75K ~ Gold, that is a question for Darren. I would say the spend would be very similar, so why not, but I don't make the rules.
Sorry I should requalify my question. I meant...I did not requalify for gold next year, but I saw the offer. So if I fly once between the dates, do I get Gold next year?
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009
Do Gold members who receive their status via a status match receive the "one companion flight wherever we fly" (which seems like a somewhat useful benefit)?
No, I think those are milestone benefits that you have to reach a certain amount of points to get
Originally Posted by superangrypenguin
Sorry I should requalify my question. I meant...I did not requalify for gold next year, but I saw the offer. So if I fly once between the dates, do I get Gold next year?
Yes. It's in the T&C fineprint
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by keitherson
No, I think those are milestone benefits that you have to reach a certain amount of points to get
Thanks - the website says:

Gold:

1 companion flight anywhere we fly

1 more companion flight at $10,000
+ another companion flight for every $5,000 beyond


...which sounded as if all Gold members got one companion flight, with additional companion flights earnt when crossing certain thresholds.
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009
Thanks - the website says:

Gold:

1 companion flight anywhere we fly

1 more companion flight at $10,000
+ another companion flight for every $5,000 beyond


...which sounded as if all Gold members got one companion flight, with additional companion flights earnt when crossing certain thresholds.
Where did you see that?

I'm going off of this: https://www.westjet.com/guest/en/rew...benefits.shtml

Milestone awards

Bonus $35 WestJet dollars
Companion flight anywhere we fly in Canada
Companion flight anywhere we fly

Silver flight benefits

Airport lounge vouchers
Advance seat selection vouchers
First checked bag free

Gold flight benefits

Airport lounge vouchers
Advance seat selection vouchers
First and second checked bags free
No fee for same-day flight changes at check-in
Priority security screening (at select airports)
Advance boarding
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by keitherson
Where did you see that?
http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/rewa...ls/tiers.shtml
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 11:01 am
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It's listed under Milestone awards still. So yeah, you have to earn them through spend.
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 12:40 pm
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Flight Benefits only for Gold Fastback, Status Match or Easy Renewal

Per the offers for Fastback, Status Match or Easy Renewal, the offer is for Gold Flight Benefits only, not Milestone Benefits.

So no companion tickets or extra % of Westjet dollars.

WestJet Rewards Fast Track 2015
Terms and conditions

This is an exclusive member offer, available by invitation only. If invited to participate, you will be able to register by email and, upon registration, will be eligible to receive Silver or Gold flight benefits until December 31, 2016 by achieving one of the following:

1) Get Silver flight benefits with minimum $1,000 qualifying flight spend on flights flown (or minimum 6 WestJet flights flown) between September 24 and December 31, 2015

or

2) Get Gold flight benefits with minimum $1,500 qualifying flight spend on flights flown (or minimum 10 WestJet flights flown) between September 24 and December 31, 2015

See Post #1 for Easy Renewal terms.
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 2:13 pm
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As a side note - these BOGO certificates are the reason I choose Westjet over Air Canada. From a dollar perspective, it is worth 2000-2500 per year for me. I use my BOGO within Canada on a $700ish flight, and my BOGO anywhere they fly to go to the Caribbean in ultra high season which is anywhere from 1000-2000 per person. Great value.
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Old Oct 19, 2015, 1:04 pm
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Does anyone know whether extending Gold via this way get new flight benefits?

If I already used up my 4 advance seat selection vouchers from the last Gold status match, will this get me 4 new ones or is this just a pure extension of the past Gold match? and I just get the Gold benefits (checked bags, priority boarding) until end of 2016?
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Old Oct 24, 2015, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by superangrypenguin
Yeppers, still Gold. I just wanted to doublecheck after canadiancow and I had a discussion on email.
SAP: is cow a WJ Gold member?
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Old Nov 1, 2015, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by Shareholder
How many WS flights did you take while Gold under the original promo? How many WS$s did you collect. Would be interesting to know what the baseline for this promo was.
My wife and I both received gold status through status match and have taken 2-3 round trip flights on Westjet and have two more scheduled before the year end. Neither of us received an offer for an extension of our gold status by taking another flight or $ spend.
Was this promo for ALL current gold or by invitation only!! Any one found a way to get 'invited'!!
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Old Nov 1, 2015, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by Retired FF
Quote: Was this promo for ALL current gold or by invitation only!! Any one found a way to get 'invited'!!
I thought it was open to all current gold members. But because it was sent by email, perhaps it was invite only. Maybe Darren can clarify.
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Old Nov 1, 2015, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by superangrypenguin
Quote: Sorry I should requalify my question. I meant...I did not requalify for gold next year, but I saw the offer. So if I fly once between the dates, do I get Gold next year?
That's how I interpreted it: fly once and re qualify.
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Old Nov 1, 2015, 8:21 am
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Westjet status match back on and easy renewal for existing Golds

Although by the look of the OP's email snapshot, it looks like new vouchers won't be issued. Also, it looks like your renewed gold status expires in December and not February 2017.
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