American Express is offering $0 monthly fee for the first year for new Card Members of the American Express Cashback Credit Card.
This is the newest product being offered by American Express as they participate in the Australian cashback market.
Digging into the benefits of the American Express Cashback Credit Card
|Card||American Express Cashback Credit Card|
|Cashback||1% Cashback per $1 spend on purchases, with no cap
0.5% Cashback per $1 spent at government bodies in Australia
|Points earned from spend||N/A|
|Included insurances||Smartphone Screen Cover, Card Refund and Purchase Cover (PDS)|
|Overseas transaction fee||3% of the converted amount|
|Mobile wallet||Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay|
|Annual fee||$10 ongoing Monthly Fee|
How does the Cashback work?
Card Members will receive cashback on their purchases according to the following rates:
- Earn 1% Cashback per $1 spend on purchases, with no cap
- Earn 0.5% Cashback per $1 spent at government bodies in Australia
For a purchase to be eligible for Cashback, it must be at least $1 and the value of each purchase will be rounded down to the nearest dollar before Cashback is calculated.
BINGE Basic Subscription
Card Members will receive a BINGE basic subscription, valued at $10 per month and essentially offsets the monthly fee of the Card. BINGE comes complete with some of the world’s best shows, including the biggest dramas, plus comedy, reality, crime, docos, movies and more.
American Express Plan It
American Express launched ‘Plan It’ in mid-2020, which allows Card Members to create instalment plans that allow for equal payments to be distributed over a 3, 6 or 12 month payment period. There is a monthly fixed fee to access this feature, with up to 10 Plan It plans with a minimum of $150 balance able to be created.
Other card benefits
The other key benefits that come with the Cashback Card are:
- Smartphone Screen Cover: up to $500 of screen repairs if you accidentally break your smartphone screen, with a 10% claim excess
- Card Refund and Purchase Cover
- American Express Entertainment Lounge Access
Unparalleled mobile wallet integration
American Express cards support Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay, meaning you can use this card on your smartphone for easier payments.
With this feature set up, it means you could still use your NFC-enabled phone to make purchases with your American Express account, even if your physical card is lost or stolen and pending replacement.
To apply for an American Express Cashback Credit Card, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You’re an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- You have no history of bad debt
It is great to see American Express branching into new types of cards to appeal to a wider consumer. For those that are looking to reduce their monthly credit card bill rather than receive rewards for flights and other merchandise, then the Cashback Card may well be for you.
If Cashback is not your thing, and you are looking for cards that offer points to redeem for travel and other rewards, then make sure to review other American Express Cards that are on offer.