Bank of Melbourne is offering 60,000 bonus Qantas Points for new cardholders of the Amplify Platinum Visa – Qantas Rewards until 24 February 2022, with a minimum spend requirement of $3,000 within the first 3 months of approval.
New cardholders are also eligible for 0% p.a. for 24 months on Balance Transfer, which you need to have requested upon card application.
The Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum Visa – Qantas Rewards offers a decent earn rate of 0.5 Qantas Point per dollar on spend, which for a $99 card fee per year, is respectable.
The Amplify family of cards includes cards offered by St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. This guide covers the earn rates and benefits of the Bank of Melbourne Platinum Visa – Qantas Rewards variant. We cover the Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas Rewards in a separate guide.
Amplify Platinum cards – Amplify Rewards
- St.George Amplify Platinum – Amplify Rewards
- BankSA Amplify Platinum – Amplify Rewards
- Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum – Amplify Rewards
- St.George Amplify Platinum – Qantas Rewards
- BankSA Amplify Platinum – Qantas Rewards
- Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum – Qantas Rewards
How you could use the bonus points from this card
All redemption figures above exclude any accompanying taxes, fees and charges. Points redemption price data is provided by a third-party. For an exact total redemption cost, please consult with the airline directly.
Disclaimer: These are example redemptions only and due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, some of these routes may not be currently available.
Digging into the details of the Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum Visa – Qantas Rewards
The Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum Visa – Qantas Rewards offers 0.5 Qantas Points per dollar spent on eligible purchases. From 1 January 2022, this will be capped at a maximum of $100,000 annually. Bonus Qantas Points are not included in the cap.
|Card||St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA
Amplify Platinum Visa - Qantas Rewards
|Loyalty program||Qantas Frequent Flyer|
|Points earned from spend||0.5 Qantas point per $ spend
(From 1 January 2022, earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 up to a maximum of $100,000 spent on eligible purchases annually. Bonus Qantas Bonus Qantas Points not included in the cap)
|Insurance||Overseas travel insurance, extended warranty on purchases etc. (PDS)|
|Overseas transaction fee||3% of the converted amount|
|Card fee||$99 p.a.|
Finally, its worth noting the card terms in relation to loyalty points are here.
Qantas Points vs. Amplify Rewards
The Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum also has an Amplify Rewards variant that earns 1 Amplify point per $1 on spend uncapped which, as mentioned above equates to 0.5 Velocity Points, Krisflyer or Enrich Miles when transferred. While the Qantas Rewards variant directly earns 0.5 Qantas Point per $1 on eligible spend, capped at $100,000 annually from 1 January 2022 onwards.
We cover the details of the Amplify Rewards and its frequent flyer transfer partners in a separate guide.
St.George, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne Apple Pay & Google Pay support
St.George, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne cards support Apple Pay & Google Pay, meaning you can use this card on your smartphone for easier payments. Find out more in our guides for each of the compatible services.
The Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum – Qantas Rewards could still be useful for those who are looking for a non-Amex card with decent Qantas Points earn, without a particularly expensive card fee.
Bonus offers can be hit and miss on the Amplify range, but when they are on offer, these cards are worth considering. Those looking for more features like lounge access and other travel perks however might find the Amplify Signature more appealing.