With six out of every ten frequent flyer points coming from sources other than actually flying—and credit cards earning the bulk of those—getting the right mix of cards in your wallet is important to planning your next trip. Here is a sample of highlights from credit card providers available now.


Qantas Points

Qantas Money is offering up to 120,000 Qantas Points for new cardholders of the Qantas Premier Platinum until 2 October 2019, comes with 2 Qantas Club lounge invitations and a discounted first-year annual fee of $199. The card focuses on maximising points earn from day-day-spend with 1 Qantas Point per $1 up to $10,000 per statement period.

The American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card have 120,000 Qantas Points on offer for new Card Member until 25 September 2019. The card is targeted at smaller business owners, looking for a Charge card with the ability to earn Qantas Points, and boost the Qantas Points they can earn from their business travel with Qantas.

Westpac are offering up to 120,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Points for new cardholders of the Altitude Black Mastercard and American Express bundle until 15 October 2019.

The Westpac Altitude Black bundle also comes with lounge access, insurance, World Mastercard benefits and access to Amex Invites.

The Qantas American Express Ultimate is offering 100,000 bonus Qantas Points for new Card Members until 9 October 2019. The card comes with a host of perks including a $450 Qantas travel credit, complimentary American Express and Qantas lounge access twice a year and Qantas Wine Premium Membership.

ANZ are still offering 100,000 Qantas Points, plus $200 back for new cardholders of the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black, this is a limited time offer and can be withdrawn without notice. The ANZ Frequent Flyer Black is a good option for those looking for a non-American Express card but still want to pick up a healthy bonus. It also comes with two complimentary Qantas Club lounge access per year and a discounted Qantas Club membership for the first year.

Westpac are offering up to 100,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Points and discounted first year annual card fee for new cardholders of the American Express Westpac Altitude Blended Bundle until 15 October 2019. This is a new hybrid combo that combines the benefits of the Westpac Altitude Platinum and American Express Westpac Altitude Black cards.

St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne are also offering 90,000 bonus Qantas Points plus a reduced first-year annual fee of $179 with the Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas Rewards until 2 October 2019. Included are two complimentary Qantas lounge passes each year plus a unique ‘birthday bonus’ that gets you 10% bonus on all points earned from the previous 12 months.

Velocity Points

St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne are offering up to 200,000 Amplify Rewards Points (equivalent to 100,000 Velocity Points when transferred) plus a discounted first year annual fee for new cardholders of the St.George Amplify Signature – Amplify Rewards variant until 2 October 2019.

Virgin Money are offering up to 100,000 Velocity Points for new cardholders of the Virgin High Flyer Visa until 2 December 2019, along with travel credits and lounge passes. Ongoing, it earns 1 Velocity Point per $ across all spend up to $8,000 per month.

The ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card has 75,000 Velocity points for new cardholders, this is a limited time offer and can be withdrawn without notice. Includes a complimentary return economy domestic flight operated by Virgin Australia, two Single Entry Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge passes and no overseas transaction fees on purchases.

American Express is offering 50,000 Velocity Points for new Card Members of the American Express Velocity Platinum, this is a limited time offer and can be withdrawn without notice. The card includes one free domestic return flight on Virgin Australia and two complimentary lounge invitations each Card Member year.

American Express Membership Rewards

American Express Membership Rewards points are amongst the most flexible out there, with the ability to be transferred to key frequent flyer programs like Velocity, KrisFlyer and Asia Miles, as well as Qantas for Platinum and Business Platinum Charge Card Members.

The American Express Platinum Charge have up to 150,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points on offer for new Card Members until 25 September 2019, along with an increased $450 Travel Credit, unlimited access to certain airline lounges and a number of other useful perks including a smartphone screen insurance.

Business owners can also pick up 150,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points as a new Card Member of the American Express Platinum Business Charge card until 25 September 2019.


Offer snapshot

CardBonus PointsAnnual FeeOffer end date
Qantas Points
Qantas Premier Platinum MastercardUp to 120,000 Qantas Points$199 for the first year,
$299 ongoing
2 October 2019
Qantas American Express Business Rewards Card120,000 Qantas Points$45025 September 2019
American Express Westpac Altitude Black BundleUp to 120,000 Qantas Points$250 p.a. + $50 for Qantas opt-in fee for the Mastercard
$199 p.a. for the Amex
15 October 2019
Qantas American Express Ultimate100,000 Qantas Points +
$450 Qantas Travel Credit
$4509 October 2019
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black100,000 Qantas Points
+ $200 credit
$425No current offer end date
American Express Westpac Altitude Blended BundleUp to 100,000 Qantas Points$150 p.a. ongoing + $50 for Qantas opt-in fee for the Mastercard
$199 on the Amex Black card
15 October 2019
St.George Amplify Signature - Qantas Rewards90,000 Qantas Points$179 for the first year,
$279 p.a. ongoing
2 October 2019
Velocity Points
St.George Amplify Signature - Amplify Rewards variantUp to 100,000 Velocity points
(equivalent)
$179 for the first year,
$279 p.a. ongoing
2 October 2019
Virgin Money High Flyer VisaUp to 100,000 Velocity Points + $129 Virgin Australia flight credit$2892 December 2019
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card75,000 Velocity Points$225No current offer end date
American Express Velocity Platinum50,000 Velocity Points + one free domestic return Virgin Australia flight$375No current offer end date
American Express Membership Rewards
American Express Platinum ChargeUp to 150,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points$1,45025 September 2019
American Express Business Platinum Charge150,000 Premium Ascent Membership Rewards Points$175025 September 2019

You can also check out our full list of credit card offers as well as our best uses of points series.

Our roundup of credit card offers to know about this month was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Daniel Sciberras