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.
ANZ are offering 120,000 Qantas Points, 75 Bonus Status Credits and $150 back for new cardholders of the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black until 31 March 2019. 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 120,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Points and $0 annual card fee on the American Express companion card for new cardholders of the Altitude Black Mastercard and American Express bundle until 27 November.
The Westpac Altitude Black bundle also comes with lounge access, insurance, World Mastercard benefits and access to Amex Invites.
There’s also up to 75,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Points and $0 annual card fee for new cardholders of the Altitude Platinum two-card bundle until 27 November.
St.George have extended its offer of 80,000 bonus Qantas or Amplify points plus a reduced first-year annual fee of $179 with the Amplify Signature Visa until 31 October. Included are two complimentary airport lounge passes each year plus a unique ‘birthday bonus’ that gets you 10% bonus on all points earned from the previous 12 months.
ANZ are also offering 75,000 bonus Qantas Points and $75 back for new cardholders of the ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum until 31 March 2019. The card offers a decent earn rate and comes with complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership.
American Express are offering a partner exclusive 90,000 Velocity Points for new cardholders of the American Express Velocity Platinum until 14 November. The card includes one free domestic flight on Virgin Australia and two complimentary lounge invitations each cardholder year.
Virgin Money have extended their 80,000 Velocity Point offer for new cardholders of the Virgin High Flyer Visa until 31 October, 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 Visa gets you 40,000 Velocity points for signing up, plus a complimentary Virgin Australia domestic return flight, two single-entry Virgin Australia domestic lounge passes and no overseas transaction fees on purchases.
American Express Membership Rewards
Business owners can pick up 120,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points as a new cardholder of the Platinum Business Charge card until 4 February 2019.
Another option for business owners is the 100,000 Gateway Membership Rewards Points on offer for new cardholders of the Amex Business Explorer until 4 February 2019.
The top-of-the-line Citi Prestige card is offering up to 410,000 bonus Citi Rewards points, which transfer to most partners like Velocity, KrisFlyer and Asia Miles at a ratio of between 2:1 and 3:1. Do note a high $150,000 annual income requirement.
The Citi Signature card has an annual fee of $195 for the first year and is offering up to 310,000 bonus Citi Rewards points for new cardholders, which transfer only to Velocity, KrisFlyer and Emirates Skywards. Note the lower annual income requirement of $75,000 p.a.
|Card||Bonus Points||Annual Fee||Offer end date|
|ANZ Frequent Flyer Black||120,000 Qantas Points |
+ 75 Status Credits
+ $150 credit
|$425||31 March 2019|
|Westpac Altitude Black Bundle||Up to 120,000 Qantas Points||$250 p.a. + $50 for Qantas opt-in fee for the Mastercard|
$0 card fee for the first year for the Amex
|Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle||Up to 75,000 Qantas Points||$0 annual card fee for the first year + $50 Qantas opt-in fee for the Visa|
(ongoing $150 p.a. for the Visa and $49 p.a. for the Amex)
|St.George Amplify Signature||80,000 Qantas Points||$179 for the first year ($279 p.a. ongoing)||31 October|
|ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum||75,000 Qantas Points|
+ $75 credit
|$295||31 March 2019|
|American Express Velocity Platinum||90,000 Velocity Points||$375||14 November|
|Virgin Money High Flyer Visa||80,000 Velocity Points||$289||31 October|
|ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa||40,000 Velocity Points||$225||No current offer end date|
|American Express Membership Rewards|
|American Express Business Platinum Charge||120,000 Premium Ascent Membership Rewards Points||$1750||4 February 2019|
|American Express Business Explorer||100,000 Gateway Membership Rewards points||$395||4 February 2019|
|Citi Prestige Visa||410,000 Citi Rewards points||$700||31 March 2019|
|Citi Signature Visa||310,000 Citi Rewards points||$195 for the first year,|
$395 p.a. ongoing
|31 March 2019|
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