Earn more points by using American Express & supermarket / gift cards for bonus points

The American Express Platinum Edge is in many points-collector’s armoury for maximum points earn given the Membership Rewards bonuses on offer for supermarket (3 points per $) and fuel (2 points per $) spend.

The Edge, along with the Qantas Premium American Express (at 2 Qantas Points per $ at supermarkets) provide a useful way to increase your points earn if you know which supermarkets will provide the extra points. And from there, you can then also purchase gift vouchers at those supermarkets for other merchants, to widen your additional point earn opportunities.

Here’s a summary of the three key retailers – the supermarkets that offer bonuses, a list of the gift cards they sell, and some hidden bonus point retailers which also trigger bonus points per $ on spend.

Supermarkets qualifying for bonus points with American Express
Bi-Lo
Coles and Coles Online
IGA and Foodland
Flemings
Safeway
Woolworths and Woolworths online, Thomas Dux & BigW
Food For Less
Fishers
Fresh Provisions
Macro Wholefood
Superbarn
Franklins
Harris Farm Markets
Petrol stations qualifying for bonus points with American Express
Coles Express
Ampol
Shell
7-Eleven
BP
Safeway Petrol
Woolworths Petrol
Peak, Gull
Caltex, Caltex Woolworths
Mobil, Quix

Note that there are some fuel station gift card retailers in the list below, so you can up your fuel earn to 3 points per $ on the Platinum Edge by buying fuel station gift cards from the supermarket to use for payment at the pump.

Gift cards available at supermarkets that trigger bonus points

Here’s the latest list – if you have any more to add, let me know in the comments!

There’s no guarantee that all of these gift cards can be paid for using your credit card, but usually this is the case.

RetailerColes (surcharge)Woolworths (surcharge)
Accor Gift CardYes
AMF Bowling Gift CardYes
AirtaskerYesYes
Animal JamYes
BCF (Boating, Camping, Fishing)YesYes
Best Restaurants of AustraliaYesYes
BondsYesYes
Bonds KidsYes
Boost MobileYes
Bras N ThingsYes
Bunnings WarehouseYes
City Beach AustraliaYesYes
Coles ExpressYes
Coles Gift CardYes
Coles Group & Myer Gift CardYes
Cotton OnYesYes
Country RoadYesYes
David JonesYes
Dinner & MovieYesYes
duskYes
DymocksYesYes
EB GamesYesYes
Event CinemasYesYes
Facebook (Games & Apps)YesYes
Flight CentreYes ($6.95 $200, $4.95 $100)Yes
Forever NewYesYes
FreedomYesYes
Good Food Gift CardYesYes
Google PlayYesYes
Hoyts MoviesYesYes
isubscribeYes
iTunesYesYes
JayjaysYesYes
JB Hi-FiYesYes
Just JeansYesYes
KathmanduYes
Lebara MobileYes
Mix Gift CardYes
MyerYes
NetflixYesYes
Optus MobileYesYes
Peter AlexanderYesYes
PlayStation StoreYes
QuickflixYesYes
RebelYes
Red BalloonYesYes
SanityYes
SkypeYes
SmiggleYesYes
SportsGirlYesYes
SpotifyYes
Steam GamesYes
Supercheap AutoYesYes
Telstra Prepaid Sim Starter KitYes
The Good GuysYes
The IconicYes
WestfieldYes
Ticket MasterYesYes
Toys R usYesYes
TypoYesYes
Vodafone SimYes
Wish Gift CardYes
WoolworthsYes
Xbox LiveYesYes

If a fee is needed for a gift card and it’s not noted, or gift cards for a retailer have disappeared, please let us know in the comments.

Other retailers that Amex (possibly) add bonus Membership Rewards points on transactions

Take these with a pinch of salt, but according to the folks at AFF the Platinum Edge may also earn bonus Membership Rewards points at other retailers as follows:

  • Masters – 2 points per $
  • Dan Murphy’s Online – 3 points per $
  • Supabarn – 3 points per $
  • Kaligo – 10 points per $
Earn more points by using American Express & supermarket / gift cards for bonus points was last modified: January 17th, 2018 by Keith
Earn more points by using American Express & supermarket / gift cards for bonus points was last modified: January 17th, 2018 by Keith