Jetstar’s Platinum MasterCard reduces earn rate to 0.5 Qantas Point per dollar spend

After a series of major changes in 2016 that added points caps, increased annual fee and excluded payments to the ATO for the Jetstar MasterCard range, Jetstar is now giving the Platinum Mastercard variant another blow by reducing the points earn rate to 0.5 point per dollar on spend starting from 7 May. The details have been added to their FAQ page.

Until 6 May, you can still earn 1 Qantas point per dollar capped at $2,500 per statement period but will be halved to 0.5 point per dollar from 7 May onwards. The annual points cap of 100,000 and annual fee of $169 for the Platinum Mastercard will remain the same.

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Macquarie Visa Black and Platinum Card

There are two types of Macquarie Visa credit cards on offer, the Macquarie Black and the Macquarie Platinum card. Both cards offer a choice of rewards program and competitive points earn rates, including the ability to redeem your points for a vast array of rewards, or alternatively, to directly earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points.

Both cards come with Macquarie Personal Travel service, while the Black card throws in a range complimentary travel insurances. Continue reading…

100,000 bonus NAB Rewards points on offer with NAB Rewards Signature Visa

Earlier in 2017, NAB launched new Visa-only credit cards linked to their new rewards program, NAB Rewards, and the NAB Rewards Signature Visa is the highest points-earning card in the NAB Rewards line-up.

The card is currently offering 100,000 bonus NAB Rewards points (equivalent to 50,000 Velocity points or 33,000 Asia Miles) with a $4,000 minimum spend requirement within 60 days of account opening and 0% p.a. for 6 months on balance transfer.
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Designed for the everyday shopper, the Coles Rewards Mastercard has a low annual fee and good flybuys earn rate

The Coles Rewards Mastercard is a no-frills card designed for the everyday shopper—there are no travel perks such as lounge access — as it’s a supermarket-branded card after all.

However, when it comes to standalone Visa/Mastercard credit cards that earn points into flexible points programs with decent points earn rates, the options are very limited, and the Coles Rewards Mastercard deserves to be considered for its relatively low annual fee, a solid points earn rate from spend, and no international transaction fee on purchases when shopping online or overseas. Continue reading…

American Express Qantas Premium offering 30,000 Qantas Points and lounge invites

American Express are offering 30,000 bonus Qantas Points for new cardholders of the Qantas Premium card who sign up and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within the first three months of approval.

There’s also 2 Qantas Club invitations each cardholder year and complimentary Qantas EpiQure Premium Membership included with the card, and the card offers a neat benefit of 2.25 Qantas Points per $ spent on Qantas products and services, and 1.25 Qantas Points per $ everywhere else (except for Government charges).

With a $249 annual fee, this is a useful card for committed Qantas Points earners – the overall earn rate just increased to 1.25 Qantas point per dollar spend on most eligible spend after the recently announced earn rate changes. Continue reading…