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 is offering a Point Hacks exclusive 75,000 Qantas Points and $0 first year annual fee for new cardholders of the ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum card until 19 August 2020. It is a mid-tier card that earns 0.75 Qantas Point per dollar on spend and comes with complimentary insurances. The card also has a low minimum income requirement.
The American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card has 150,000 Qantas Points on offer for new Card Member until 7 October 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.
ANZ is offering up to 130,000 Qantas Points, plus $150 back and 75 Status Credits for new cardholders of the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black, this is a limited time offer and can be withdrawn without notice.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.
NAB is offering up to 130,000 bonus Qantas Points for new applicants of the NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Visa, this is a limited time offer and can be withdrawn without notice. Comes with a reduced first-year annual fee of $295 and 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 6 months.
American Express is offering 80,000 Qantas Points, $100 Wine Credit and $450 Qantas Travel Credit for new cardholders of the Qantas American Express Ultimate until 3 September 2020. It’s one of the highest-earning Qantas Point cards and comes with a range of premium travel benefits.
Qantas Money is offering up to 80,000 bonus Qantas Points and 75 bonus Status Credits for new cardholders of the Qantas Premier Platinum until 30 September 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 Westpac Altitude Platinum Credit Card has 60,000 Qantas Points or 80,000 Altitude Points on offer for new cardholders until 11 November 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.
ANZ is offering 150,000 bonus ANZ Rewards Points for new cardholders of the ANZ Rewards Black, equivalent to 75,000 Velocity Points when transferred at a 2:1 rato. Includes complimentary insurances plus Apple Pay and Google Pay support. Spend criteria, eligibility criteria, T&Cs, fees and charges apply.
NAB is offering up to 120,000 bonus NAB Rewards points (equivalent to 60,000 Velocity Points when transferred) with the NAB Rewards Signature Card. Aside from Velocity Points, you also have the option to transfer them to Asia Miles, Krisflyer Miles and Air NZ Airpoints. The card also earns bonus points for overseas spend and purchases at major department and hardware stores.
Westpac is offering 150,000 Altitude Points (equivalent to 50,000 Velocity Points when transferred) for new cardholders of the Westpac Altitude Black until 11 November 2020. The card comes with 2 Priority Pass lounge invitations per year and a range of insurances.
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 11 November 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 7 October 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|
|ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum||75,000 Qantas Points||$0 for the first year, $295 p.a. ongoing||19 August 2020|
|Qantas American Express Business Rewards Card||150,000 Qantas Points||$450||7 October
|ANZ Frequent Flyer Black||Up to 130,000 Qantas Points + $150 credit||$425||No current offer end date|
|NAB Qantas Rewards Signature||Up to 130,000 Qantas Points||$295 for the first year,|
$395 p.a. ongoing
|No current offer end date|
|Qantas American Express Ultimate||80,000 Qantas Points |
+ $100 Wine Credit and
$450 Qantas Travel Credit
|$450||3 September 2020|
|Qantas Premier Platinum Mastercard||Up to 80,000 Qantas Points |
+ 75 Status Credits
|$299 p.a.||30 September 2020|
|Westpac Altitude Platinum Mastercard||60,000 Qantas Points||$99 for the first year, $150 p.a. ongoing + $50 Qantas Rewards fee||11 November 2020|
|St.George, BankSA and BOM Amplify Platinum - Qantas Rewards||60,000 Qantas Points||$99 p.a.||30 September 2020|
|ANZ Rewards Black||75,000 Velocity Points (equivalent)||$375||No current offer end date|
|NAB Rewards Signature Visa||60,000 Velocity Points|
|$295||No current offer end date|
|Westpac Altitude Black||50,000 Velocity Points (equivalent)||$250 p.a.||11 November
|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.||11 November 2020|
|American Express Membership Rewards|
|American Express Business Platinum Charge||150,000 Premium Ascent Membership Rewards Points||$1750||7 October
|American Express Platinum Charge||80,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points||$1,450||No current offer end date|