Get the most from your online spend by earning cash back using Cashrewards

It’s been some time since I last mentioned Cashrewards, so I figured we should repost this guide – it’s one of the best ways to maximise the returns on your travel spend.

Cashrewards helps you earn cash back on your online purchases – including partner airlines, hotels, online travel agents and car rental (as well as with hundreds of other non-travel partners). This is how it all works. Continue reading…

The highest Asia Miles-earning credit cards

Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles is one of the most useful programs for redemptions in Business and First Class with Cathay Pacific and other oneworld member airlines like Qantas and Japan Airlines.

Asia Miles is a transfer partner of several bank rewards programs in Australia and, as a result, earning Asia Miles from credit card spend is one of the key ways you can get your hands on points. If you happen to put a lot of your day-to-day spend on American Express, Visa or MasterCard, there are some high points earning options out there. Continue reading…

Guide to Westpac’s Altitude Rewards credit cards and the Altitude Rewards program

Westpac’s Altitude Rewards program is a flexible points program which should be considered if you’re looking for a rewards-based credit card. You can also link the account to Qantas Frequent Flyer and earn Qantas Points.

Westpac are now running a 80,000 point bonus on the Altitude Black with a discounted $195 annual fee for the first year (usually $395 p.a.), along with 60,000 point bonus on the Altitude Platinum ($150 annual fee) card. Continue reading…

Citi offering 75,000 Citi Rewards points or 50,000 Qantas points with Citi Signature Visa, but with points earn rates changing in June

Citi are running two offers on the Citi Signature Visa – one for 75,000 Citi Rewards points, equivalent to 37,500 Velocity Points or KrisFlyer Miles if transferred out of Citi Rewards, or 50,000 Qantas Points with the Citi Signature Qantas variant of the card.

The annual fee on both the Citi Rewards and Qantas offers is also reduced to $199 in the first year, with the Qantas-linked card also incurring a $49 Qantas opt-in fee. Continue reading…

Guide to Citi Rewards – Citibank’s rewards program for its Citi-branded Visa credit cards

The Citi Rewards credit card points program is a flexible credit card points program, with the Signature and Prestige Visa as the primary linked cards.

Citi have recently announced a decision to overhaul the earn rates on their rewards cards and also adjust the transfer rate to their partner frequent flyer programs from Citi Rewards.

The upshot? With Citi being one of the first to make changes to their rewards program and linked cards, it’s not possible to see yet which bank rewards programs are coming out as being most appealing. That said, there are still several unique benefits of Citi Rewards, especially for Prestige Visa cardholders, which are worth knowing about. Continue reading…

American Express Velocity Platinum now offering 100,000 bonus Velocity points plus domestic flight and lounge passes

American Express is now offering a huge 100,000 bonus of Velocity points for new cardholders with their Velocity Platinum credit card.

The card has a $375 annual fee, with the benefits of this card helping to offset this in both the first and subsequent years including a free domestic Virgin flight, and two Virgin Australia lounge passes for use in domestic Virgin lounges. The offer runs until July 31st 2017.
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Citi Prestige Visa offering 70,000 bonus Citi Rewards Points and a vast range of perks, but with points earn rates changing on 15th June

The Citi Prestige Visa is a card for the aggressive points collector – the card has a minimum income requirement of at least $150k – and has an annual fee of $700 – but with a large number of frequent flyer program transfer partners, and a vast range of perks.

The included more valuable benefits on offer are a free hotel night (from a select list of hotels), a 4th night free hotel booking discount, and airport limo transfers.
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The highest Qantas Points-earning credit cards

Qantas Frequent Flyer is the most popular frequent flyer program in Australia, with Qantas Points in high demand from its millions of members.

Earning Qantas Points from credit card spend is one of the key ways that many Qantas Frequent Flyer members earn their points. If you happen to put a lot of your day-to-day spend on any of American Express, Visa or MasterCard, there are some high points earning options out there. Continue reading…