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 Money is offering up to 100,000 bonus Qantas Points and 75 bonus Status Credits for new cardholders of the Qantas Premier Platinum until 30 June 2020, comes with 2 Qantas Club lounge invitations and 0% p.a. for 18 months on Balance Transfers. 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 140,000 Qantas Points on offer for new Card Member until 1 July 2020. 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.
The Westpac Altitude Platinum Credit Card has 60,000 Qantas Points or 80,000 Altitude Points on offer for new cardholders until 5 August 2020. Earns decent Qantas or Altitude Points on spend and comes with a range of complimentary insurances.
St.George, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne are offering 60,000 bonus Qantas Points for new cardholders of the Amplify Platinum – Qantas Rewards until 30 September 2020, includes 0% p.a. for 6 months on Balance Transfer plus a range of complimentary insurances with a $99 annual fee.
American Express is offering 55,000 Qantas Points and $450 Qantas Travel Credit for new cardholders of the Qantas American Express Ultimate. It’s one of the highest-earning Qantas Point cards and comes with a range of premium travel benefits.
St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne are also offering up to 200,000 Amplify Rewards Points (equivalent to 100,000 Krisflyer Miles when transferred) plus a discounted first year annual fee of $139 for new cardholders of the St.George Amplify Signature – Amplify Rewards variant until 30 September 2020.
Westpac is offering 150,000 Altitude Points (equivalent to 50,000 KrisFlyer Miles when transferred) for new cardholders of the Westpac Altitude Black until 5 August 2020. The card comes with 2 Priority Pass lounge invitations per year and a range of insurances.
ANZ is offering 150,000 bonus ANZ Rewards Points (equivalent to 50,000 KrisFlyer Miles when transferred) for new cardholders of the ANZ Rewards Black. Includes complimentary insurances plus Apple Pay and Google Pay support. Spend criteria, eligibility criteria, T&Cs, fees and charges apply.
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.
Business owners can pick up 150,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points as a new Card Member of the American Express Platinum Business Charge card until 29 July 2020.
The American Express Platinum Charge have 80,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points on offer for new Card Members, 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.
|Card||Bonus Points||Annual Fee||Offer end date|
|Qantas Premier Platinum Mastercard||Up to 100,000 Qantas Points |
+ 75 Status Credits
|$299 p.a.||30 June
|Qantas American Express Business Rewards Card||140,000 Qantas Points||$450||1 July
|Westpac Altitude Platinum Mastercard||60,000 Qantas Points||$150 + $50 Qantas Rewards fee||5 August 2020|
|St.George, BankSA and BOM Amplify Platinum - Qantas Rewards||60,000 Qantas Points||$99 p.a.||30 September 2020|
|Qantas American Express Ultimate||55,000 Qantas Points + |
$450 Qantas Travel Credit
|$450||No current offer end date|
|St.George, BankSA, and BOM Amplify Signature - Amplify Rewards||100,000 KrisFlyer Miles|
|$139 p.a. for the first year, $279 p.a. ongoing||30 September 2020|
|Westpac Altitude Back||50,000 KrisFlyer Miles (equivalent)||$250 p.a.||5 August 2020|
|ANZ Rewards Black||50,000 KrisFlyer Miles (equivalent)||$375 p.a.||No current offer end date|
|American Express Membership Rewards|
|American Express Business Platinum Charge||150,000 Premium Ascent Membership Rewards Points||$1750||29 July
|American Express Platinum Charge||80,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points||$1,450||No current offer end date|