ANZ are offering 100,000 bonus ANZ Rewards Points and $100 back for new cardholders of the ANZ Rewards Black.
This guide covers the earn rates, caps and benefits of the ANZ Rewards Black card.
A minimum spend of $4,000 within the first 3 months of approval is required to receive the bonus points and the $100 credit, which helps offset the $375 annual fee. Eligible purchases cover most transactions, with the normal exclusions of fees, cash, cash equivalent transactions, balance transfers and transactions for gambling or gaming.
ANZ Rewards points converts at a ratio of 2:1 to Velocity Points and 3:1 to KrisFlyer miles and Asia Miles, which means the current bonus point offer is equivalent to 60,000 Velocity Points or 40,000 KrisFlyer miles/Asia Miles.
How you could use the bonus points from this card
All redemption figures shown are examples only and exclude accompanying taxes and fees. Points redemption price data is provided by a third-party, so inaccuracies may be present. Please check with the airline directly for a complete and accurate total redemption cost.
Digging into the details of the ANZ Rewards Black
ANZ Rewards Black earns ANZ Rewards points, which is ANZ’s own rewards program. We like flexible points programs here at Point Hacks—they allow you to earn points in a single program with the ability to move them to a partner program of choice (such as Velocity) at a later date.
|Card||ANZ Rewards Black Visa|
|Loyalty program||ANZ Rewards|
|Points earned from spend||2 Reward Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases up to $5,000 per statement period, then 1 Reward Point per $1 spent on eligible purchases above $5,000 per statement period|
|Included insurances||International travel insurance, purchase security and extended warranty coverage, plus rental excess cover for Australian car rental, and interstate flight inconvenience insurance (PDS)|
|Overseas transaction fee||3% of the converted amount|
With the ANZ Black Rewards Visa, you’ll earn 2 Rewards points per $ spent on eligible purchases up to $5,000 per statement period, then 1 Rewards point per $ spent on eligible purchases above $5,000 per statement period.
This is the equivalent of 0.66 KrisFlyer miles or Asia Miles, 0.010 Airpoints or 1 Velocity Point per $ spent on eligible purchases.
Those earn rates are what we call the ‘effective earn rate’—they are what you would effectively earn from your spend after your ANZ Rewards points have been transferred over to the partner frequent flyer program. Note that minimum points transfer amounts apply.
The card includes international travel insurance, purchase security and extended warranty coverage, and up to nine additional cardholders ($65 p.a. per additional cardholder). Read the full PDS here.
There’s also rental excess cover for Australian car rental, and interstate flight inconvenience insurance (again, domestically). This card has a $75,000 minimum income requirement.
This guide references some of the benefits of insurance policies provided with this card.
You should read the PDS and obtain independent professional advice before obtaining this product.
There is also an airport lounge access benefit provided by Veloce Lounges—the full list of available airport lounges is available at that link.
ANZ Apple Pay & Google Pay support
ANZ cards support Apple Pay & Google Pay, meaning you can use their cards on your smartphone for easier payments. Find out more in our guides for each of the compatible services.
Summing up: ANZ Rewards Black
Once you look at the effective earn rate of Velocity, Asia Miles, KrisFlyer miles and Air New Zealand Airpoints on a per $ basis, then ANZ Rewards Black offers the most compelling earn rate of the ANZ Rewards range and is competitive against other cards in the market at this level of annual fee.
Note that ANZ Rewards points do expire—points must be used to claim a reward three years after the end of the year in which the points were earned, or they will be cancelled.
With a program like ANZ Rewards, the key benefit is in the additional options that having many program transfer partners on offer gives when it comes to redeem your hard-earned points. It does make managing your points a little more time-consuming as you have to factor that into your travel plans.
ANZ would also like us to include the following disclaimer.
Reward Points accrue in accordance with the ANZ Rewards – Rewards Program Terms and Conditions booklet (please call 13 13 14 for a copy). Purchases which are not eligible to earn Rewards Points are described in the ANZ Rewards – Rewards Program Terms and Conditions booklet, e.g. fees, cash, cash equivalent transactions, balance transfers and transactions for gambling or gaming purposes will not earn Reward Points.