The Royal Bank of Canada has set up a RBC Avion Holiday Boutique in the Halifax Shopping Center, for RBC Avion Credit Card holders. This weekend my oldest daughter and I went shopping at the Halifax Shopping Center, specifically to check out the boutique. I would have been worried about the crowds at the mall, it being less than three weeks from Christmas and a Saturday, but I knew we had an advantage. We were going to be treated like VIP’s as RBC Avion card holders!
Our VIP treatment started right away, when we pulled into the parking lot. I could immediately see how packed it was, with cars and people. I started getting tense, until I saw the RBC Avion sign for the preferred parking area. A nice young man pulled aside the cord, so I could park in a reserved spot, only seven cars from the front door of the mall! We felt very important!
We went off shopping for about two hours, and hit almost every store in the Halifax Shopping Center! Our feet were killing us and we were so thirsty. We decided this was the time to check out the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique! The first thing we noticed is how beautiful it is. It is decorated with white furniture, white dimmer lamps, Christmas decorations, Christmas trees and tree branches with lights. When we walked in we felt excited that we were entering a private VIP area.
We walked in and although it was a little busy, there was plenty of staff around, waiting to help relieve us of our jackets and heavy bags. As RBC Avion card members they wrapped our presents for free and would store them until we were done shopping for the day.
We walked over to the cafe to see what they had for refreshments. My daughter was immediately blown away by the strawberry water, shortbread cookies, hot chocolate and chocolate pretzels. There were also apples, for those looking for a healthy option.
The chairs were very comfortable and we took advantage for a long time. I was happy to see that quite a few families with small children were also taking advantage of the lounge. You could see, it was making the mother’s day, to be able to sit down and rest for a few minutes, in a private area! Listen to what my daughter thought about being a VIP:
I was very impressed with the time and effort RBC put into the lounge for their customers. I have always believed RBC to be a company that actually cares about keeping their customers happy and going the extra mile. This lounge reinforced that belief for me. The only thing I would recommend, that they should add for next year, is a cell phone charging station. The RBC Avion Holiday Boutique at the Halifax Shopping Center is open until December 31st.
Did you know the RBC® Visa Infinite Avion® has been Ranked #1 in overall satisfaction among loyalty credit cards?
Some of the benefits of having a RBC Avion credit card are:
- Earn 1 RBC Rewards point for every dollar spent on purchases. Plus, earn bonus points when shopping through the RBC Rewards eMallTM. Redeem points for gift cards, travel and financial rewards.
- Premium and Extensive Insurance package including trip cancellation and protection for your trip, hotel, rental vehicle, and purchases.
- Choose air travel rewards from the Air Travel Redemption Schedule starting as low as 15,000 points and fly on any airline, anytime with no blackouts, or seat restrictions†.
- Book travel rewards instantly. Only the RBC Rewards program has an online booking tool that’s powered by Travelocity‡. I have used this tool and it’s amazingly easy. I have booked hotel rooms the night before I needed them and received an email confirmation right away!
“Disclosure: I am part of the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”