American Express Velocity Escape Guide

The American Express Velocity Escape Card is a Velocity point-earning card with no annual fee, and as a result comes with very few additional benefits outside of earning points – but it does that one thing well.

The Velocity Escape Card is a great entry-level offering as a gateway into the world of Velocity points earn. Continue reading…

American Express Essential Guide

The American Express Essential Card comes with a range of benefits that are appealing to the mainstream consumer – but not necessarily those that are reward points focused. I’d say that rewards points are a benefit of the card, rather than a focus.

The card has no annual fee (as a feature of the card, not an offer), comes with smartphone screen insurance, and 0% on balance transfers for 12 months.
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American Express Qantas Premium offering 30,000 Qantas Points and lounge invites

American Express are offering 30,000 bonus Qantas Points for new cardholders of the Qantas Premium card who sign up and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within the first three months of approval.

There’s also 2 Qantas Club invitations each cardholder year and complimentary Qantas Wine Premium Membership included with the card, and the card offers a neat benefit of 2 Qantas Points per $ spent on Qantas products and services, and 1 Qantas Points per $ everywhere else (except for Government charges).

With a $249 annual fee, this is a useful card for committed Qantas Points earners. Continue reading…

American Express Business Accelerator Guide

The American Express Business Accelerator is a useful card for those looking to pick up a dedicated business credit card AND maximise their points earn.

The card is aimed at sole traders or small to medium size businesses, and of course you’d want to be sure you can put the majority of your transactions through an American Express to be able to take advantage of the points on offer.

If you can, then you’ll be able to earn 2 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent, up to 100,000 points per year (or $50,000 in spend, equivalent to just over $4,150 per month on average) after which the earn rate drops down to 1 Membership Rewards points per dollar. Continue reading…