American Express adjust benefits and fee for the Platinum Charge Card, with up to 120,000 bonus Membership Rewards points

American Express this month have turned their eye to the benefits and fees of the Platinum Charge Card, with a new (well, returning) and enhanced benefit of Accor Plus membership, an increase in the included travel credit from $300 to $450, and an extension of the travel insurance coverage to additional card members, not just the primary cardholder.

However, the annual fee is going up from an already high $1,200 to $1,450. These benefits and changes take effect for new applicants as of 17 July, and for existing cardholders, the higher fee and increased travel credit will hit from their next fee renewal date after 1 November 2018. Continue reading…

60,000 bonus Qantas Points with the $199 annual fee HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card

HSBC are offering 60,000 Qantas Points for new cardholders of the HSBC Platinum Qantas Visa, which is now running until the 30 September 2018. This card now has one of the highest points bonuses out there for a sub-$200 annual fee Visa/MasterCard.

You’ll receive 1 Qantas Point per $ on ongoing spend up to $2,500 per statement period (month), dropping to 0.5 Qantas Points per $ after up to 7,500 points per statement period.
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Emirates Citi World Mastercard has up to 60,000 bonus Skywards Miles on offer, Emirates lounge and limo benefits with 1/2 annual fee

The Emirates World Mastercard from Citi has 60,000 bonus Emirates Skywards Miles on offer, with 50,000 bonus miles after using the card within the first 90 days after approval, and another 10,000 miles when you spend at least $500 on emirates.com.

The card also includes two Emirates lounge passes and one airport limo transfer each cardholder year (when flying Emirates). Continue reading…

Up to 75,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Rewards Points and $0 first-year annual card fee with the Westpac Altitude Platinum

Westpac are now offering revised American Express companion cards on cards in the Altitude card range, with a total of up to 75,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Points and $0 annual card fee for new cardholders of the Altitude Platinum two-card bundle until 23 October.

The Altitude Platinum is the mid-range card in the Altitude range with an ongoing annual card fee of $150 with the Visa and $49 with the higher-earn-rate American Express companion card.
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Up to 120,000 Qantas or Altitude Points with the American Express Westpac Altitude Black credit card bundle

Westpac have relaunched the American Express companion card that comes with the Altitude Black account, with this card now issued directly by American Express and they are offering up to a total of 120,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Points for new cardholders of the two-card bundle until 23 October.

The Westpac Altitude Black card is aimed at those who want a decent Qantas Point earn rate, are happy to pay the larger annual fee and will get value from some of the additional benefits. Continue reading…

90,000 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 90,000 bonus NAB Rewards points (equivalent to 45,000 Velocity points or 29,700 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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