Point Hacks Credit Card Guide

The highest Qantas Points-earning credit cards

Qantas Frequent Flyer is the most popular frequent flyer program in Australia, with Qantas Points in high demand from its millions of members.

Earning Qantas Points from credit card spend is one of the key ways that many Qantas Frequent Flyer members earn their points. If you happen to put a lot of your day-to-day spend on any of American Express, Visa or MasterCard, there are some high points earning options out there.

We thought we’d round up some of the highest Qantas Point earning cards on the market, with options earning at least 1 Qantas Point per $ into an overview table so you can assess the cards that are out there versus those you may have in your wallet. We also include some of the current sign-up bonuses for new card applicants.

Qantas also launched their own MasterCard in June last year.

Redemptions on A330 Business Class flights is one of the best uses of Qantas Points

The highest-earning Qantas Point credit cards

Card / Offer LinkAmerican Express
Qantas points earned / $ spent
Visa / MasterCard
Qantas points earned / $ spent
Points CapAnnual Fee ($)Our Guide
American Express Qantas Ultimate ↓1.5 points on general spend including utilities and telecom
2.5 points with Qantas
uncapped450
Westpac Altitude Black
1.25 point general spend (Amex card)
2 points on overseas spend
0.75 on general spenduncapped250 p.a. plus 50 opt-in fee for Mastercard
199 for Amex
American Express Qantas Premium ↓1.25 points on general spend including utilities and telecom
2.25 points with Qantas
uncapped249
American Express Platinum Charge ↓1 point general spend except utilities and ATO
3 points at selected restaurants
2 points on travel & overseas spend
300,000 p.a.1,450
American Express Platinum Business Charge ↓1 point general spend
2 points on selected business and advertising expenses
2 points at most restaurants in Australia
2 points on travel and overseas spend
375,000 p.a.1,750
American Express Qantas Discovery1 point general spend
2 points with Qantas
uncapped0
Diners Club Frequent Flyer + World MasterCard1.25 point with Diners
0.5 point with Mastercard

Selected Qantas purchases:
2.25 points with Diners
1.5 points with Mastercard
uncapped260n/a
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Visa ↓1 point
2 points with Qantas
$5,000
0.5 point per $ after cap up to $20,000
395
Qantas Premier Mastercard1 point on general spend
1.5 points on overseas spend
2 points with Qantas
$10,000 per month299
BoQ Specialist Signature Visa1 point domestic
1.5 points overseas
2 points with Qantas
400n/a
Qudos Bank Visa Platinum1 point
2 points with Qantas
$2,500 per month and $200,000 per year249
Macquarie Visa Black ↓1 point
0.5 point after cap
$4,000 per month299
HSBC Platinum Qantas Visa ↓1 point$2,500 per month199
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black ↓1 point$7,500 per month
0.5 point per $ after cap
425
Macquarie Visa Platinum ↓1 point
0.5 point after cap
$1,000 per month249
Citi Prestige Visa ↓0.5 point on general spend
1 point on petrol, supermarkets
and national retailers
1.5 point at major restaurants,
hotel chains and
major airlines
uncapped700+(49)
Citi Signature Visa ↓0.5 point on general spend
0.75 point on petrol, supermarkets
and national retailers
1 point at major restaurants,
hotel chains and
major airlines
$20,000 per month on regular spend outside of bonus categories444

How to analyse this list

For all the cards and offers listed on this page we are looking at two things – ‘direct earn’ credit cards, where you can only earn Qantas Points with that card – and also ‘effective earn rates’ of cards which allow points in the parent bank / credit card rewards program to be transferred to Qantas Frequent Flyer. The effective earn rate adds a way to compare the specific points earn rates for each card across various credit card rewards programs that offer different headline earn rates and transfer rates to frequent flyer programs, alongside the direct earn cards.

Each card has many other benefits too, along with other transfer partners, annual fees and terms and conditions – so be sure to check out the full guide to each card.

There’s also the signup bonus of a card to consider. A large signup bonus may help to offset a lower earn rate on a card, so bear that in mind. It depends how much spend you put through your credit card each month, and how long you keep the card for.

Each card offer, with bonus, fee and other offer information on this page will be up to date at the date of publication, however please note that we update offers over time.

Transferring to Qantas from credit card and other rewards programs

Qantas Frequent Flyer made the strategic decision several years ago to work primarily with their bank partners to offer ‘direct earn cards’ only. This allows them to have more control over their members – most members and cardholders can’t choose to transfer their points to other partners or Qantas – if you want to earn Qantas Points, you pretty much have to have a direct earn card.

There are only a couple of exceptions to this, which we cover in more detail this guide to cards that offer transfers of Qantas Points – and in addition, those cards also get offered transfer bonus promotions which increase the effective earn rates of those cards.

The exceptions are:


Some current offers for Qantas Frequent Flyer-earning credit cards


Qantas American Express Ultimate - 55,000 Qantas Points

The Qantas American Express Ultimate has 55,000 bonus Qantas Points on offer. It's one of the highest earning Qantas Point cards and comes with a $450 Qantas travel credit plus a range of premium travel benefits.

  • 55,000 Qantas Points for new applicants
  • $450 Qantas travel credit each cardholder year
  • Free access to the Sydney or Melbourne Airport American Express lounge twice a year
  • Free access to Qantas lounges twice a year
  • Complimentary Qantas Wine Premium Membership
  • Travel and purchase protection insurances (PDS)
  • 1.5 Qantas points earned per $ on eligible purchases including utilities and 0.5 points per $ on government spend
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months, with a 1% establishment fee - maximum balance transfer is $10,000 or 70% of your approved credit limit, whichever is less
  • $450 p.a. annual fee
  • Minimum income requirement of $65,000
  • Spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within 3 months of approval to trigger bonus Qantas points
  • Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer

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The American Express Qantas Ultimate earns 1.5 Qantas Point per dollar on general spend, 2.5 points per dollar on Qantas products and services and 0.5 point per $ on government spend.



Westpac Altitude Black - up to 120,000 Qantas or Altitude Rewards Points

Westpac's Altitude Black Mastercard and American Express has up to 120,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Points on offer for new cardholders. The card offers high points earn rates plus ongoing benefits, including American Express, Qantas or Priority Pass lounge invites.

  • 80,000 Qantas or Altitude Rewards Points with the Mastercard, plus 40,000 Qantas or Altitude Rewards Points with the American Express
  • $0 annual card fee for the first year for the Amex card, $199 each year thereafter
  • Holders of American Express-issued cards also eligible for bonus points from Westpac Altitude Black American Express
  • 2 x lounge passes to Sydney or Melbourne Airport American Express lounge for cardholders of the Westpac Altitude Black American Express
  • 2 Qantas or 5 Altitude Points for every $1 spent overseas, 1.25 Qantas or 3 Altitude Points for every $1 spent locally with the American Express, 0.75 Qantas or 1.25 Altitude Points for every $1 spent with the Mastercard
  • 2 x Qantas Club or Priority Pass invitations per cardholder year
  • Overseas Travel Insurance, Purchase Protection and other insurances(PDS)
  • Annual card fee for the Mastercard: $250 p.a. plus $50 annual Qantas Rewards fee if you choose to earn Qantas Points. Annual card fee for the Amex: $0 for the first year ($199 p.a thereafter)
  • $3,000 minimum spend and charged to the Mastercard within the first 90 days is required to earn 80,000 bonus points. $3,000 minimum spend and charged to the American Express card within the first 90 days required to earn 40,000 bonus points
  • Existing Westpac customers who currently hold an Altitude Platinum Visa Card or Altitude Black Mastercard, or who have held one in the last 12 months, are not eligible for the Mastercard bonus offer
  • Offer ends: 27 November 2018

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The American Express Westpac Altitude Black card earns 1.25 Qantas Points per dollar on general spend and 2 Qantas Points per dollar on overseas spend, while the Altitude Black Mastercard earns 0.75 Qantas Point per dollar on spend.



Qantas American Express Premium - 30,000 Qantas Points

The Qantas American Express Premium card has 30,000 bonus Qantas Points, offers 1.25 points per $ on eligible purchases and comes with 2 Qantas Club invitations each cardholder year.

  • 30,000 Qantas Points for new applicants after meeting spend requirements
  • Two free Qantas Club lounge invitations each cardholder year after first spend with Qantas
  • Complimentary Qantas Wine Premium Membership
  • Domestic and International travel insurance, plus a range of purchase protection insurances (PDS)
  • 1.25 Qantas points earned per $ spent on eligible purchases except for utilities and the ATO
  • 2.25 Qantas points on selected Qantas products and services
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months, a one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies - maximum balance transfer is $10,000 or 70% of your approved credit limit, whichever is less
  • $249 p.a. annual fee
  • Spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months of card ownership to trigger bonus
  • Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer

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Point Hacks receive a maximum of $180 per applicant for this card. More about this →

The American Express Qantas Premium earns 1.25 Qantas Point per dollar on general spend, 2.25 points on Qantas products and services and 0.5 point on government spend.



American Express Platinum Charge - Up to 80,000 Membership Rewards points

With 80,000 Membership Rewards points bonus available on sign up, the American Express Platinum Charge Card is a great card for those who want to earn Membership Rewards points on everyday spend with lots of new and enhanced additional benefits. Read the Point Hacks guide for the full rundown.

  • 80,000 Membership Rewards points signup bonus
  • $450 travel credit annually
  • 3 Membership Rewards points earned per $1 spent at restaurants, 2 points earned per $1 on travel spend, and 1 point everywhere else except 0.5 points per $1 for utilities and the ATO
  • Unlimited access to over 1,200 lounge across 130 countries - including Virgin Australia Domestic, Delta, Priority Pass and American Express lounges globally
  • Access to American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts perks & discounts
  • Complimentary status & memberships with a number of hotel loyalty programs including Accor Plus Membership valued at $395 per year
  • Complimentary The Australian Financial Review Premium digital subscription
  • Complimentary Travel Insurance cover extended to additional card members (PDS)
  • $1450 p.a. annual fee
  • Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer.
  • Minimum spend of $3,000 in the first 3 months is required to receive bonus Membership Rewards points
  • Charge card, not credit card - balance requires payment in full each month but with no pre-set spending limit - more about this

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Point Hacks receive a maximum of $300 per applicant for this card. More about this →

The American Express Platinum Charge earns the equivalent of 1 Qantas Point per dollar on general spend, 3 points at selected restaurants and 2 points on travel and overseas spend, uncapped.



American Express Platinum Business Charge - 100,000 Membership Rewards points

With a 100,000 Membership Rewards bonus, the American Express Platinum Business Charge card is aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses who want to maximise their points earn and travel benefits.

  • 100,000 Membership Rewards points on approval
  • 2 Membership Rewards points earned per $ spent at restaurants, airlines, accommodations and business expenses, 1 point per $ everywhere else except for utilities and the ATO
  • 55 days cash flow and Dedicated account management
  • Unlimited access to over 1,200 lounge across 130 countries - including Virgin Australia Domestic, Delta and American Express lounges globally
  • Access to American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts perks & discounts
  • Complimentary status & memberships with 6 hotel loyalty programs
  • Complimentary The Australian Financial Review Premium digital subscription
  • Complimentary Travel Insurance cover extended to additional Platinum Business Card Members (PDS)
  • $1750 p.a. annual fee
  • Spend $5,000 in first 2 months of ownership to qualify for signup bonus
  • Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer.
  • Offer expires: 26 September 2018

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The American Express Platinum Business Charge earns the equivalent of 1 Qantas Point per dollar on general spend, 2 points on selected business and advertising expenses, 2 points at selected restaurants and 2 points on travel and overseas spend, capped at 375,000 p.a..



NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Visa - 90,000 Qantas Points

There’s 90,000 bonus Qantas Points and a reduced first year annual card fee on offer with the NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Visa, earning 1 Qantas Point per $ spent up to $5,000 per statement period, and 0.5 Qantas Points per $ thereafter, up to $20,000.

  • 90,000 bonus Qantas Points after $4,000 minimum spend within 60 days of account opening
  • Reduced first year annual card fee of $295
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 6 months
  • 1 Qantas Point earned per $ spent up to $5,000, then 0.5 points per $ thereafter, capped at $20,000 per statement period
  • 2 Qantas Points earned per $ spent on selected Qantas products and services
  • 7 complementary Insurances including overseas travel insurance when you meet eligibility criteria (PDS)
  • Annual card fee: $295 p.a. for the first year, $395 p.a. thereafter
  • $4,000 spend within 60 days of account opening required to trigger bonus points
  • Balance Transfer must be applied for during card application, a 2% balance transfer BT fee applies
  • Offer unavailable to existing NAB cardholders, if closing/transferring from another NAB credit card account or to those who have held a NAB-issued credit card within the last 12 months

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NAB Qantas Signature Visa earns 1 Qantas Points per dollar up to $5,000 and 0.5 Qantas Point per dollar thereafter capped at $20,000 per statement period.



ANZ Frequent Flyer Black credit cards - 75,000 bonus Qantas Points and $200 back

ANZ are offering 75,000 bonus Qantas Points and $200 back to your new ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa when you make at least one eligible purchase within the first three months of approval.
Eligibility criteria, T&Cs, fees and charges apply.

  • 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you make at least one eligible purchase in the first 3 months of approval
  • $200 credit
  • ANZ’s highest Qantas Points earning potential on everyday eligible purchases
  • Two Qantas Club lounge access passes per year and discounted first-year Qantas Club membership
  • Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible purchases up to $7,500 per statement period, then 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases above $7,500 per statement period
  • Annual Fee: $425 p.a.
  • Make at least one eligible purchase within the first 3 months to receive the bonus points and have the $200 credited to your account
  • Not available where you currently hold, or have closed, an ANZ Frequent Flyer credit card within the previous 12 months.
  • Eligibility criteria, T&Cs, fees and charges apply.

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Point Hacks receive a maximum of $140 per applicant for this card. More about this →

ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa earns 1 Qantas Point per dollar up to $7,500 per month then 0.5 point per dollar thereafter.



HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card - 60,000 Qantas Points

HSBC has a 60,000 Qantas Point bonus with the HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card along with included travel and purchase insurances. There's a $199 annual fee and 1 Qantas Point earned per $ spent, up to 2,500 points per month.

  • 60,000 bonus Qantas Points after spending $3,000 within 3 months
  • 0% p.a. Balance Transfer for 12 months
  • 1 Qantas Point earned up to $2,500 per statement period, 0.5 Qantas Points earned per $ thereafter capped at 7,500 points per month
  • Insurance package including Extended Warranty, Purchase Protection, and Domestic & International Travel Insurance (PDS)
  • $199 annual fee
  • $3,000 minimum spend in 3 months after approval required to earn bonus points
  • Balance Transfer must be applied for during card application and must be from non-HSBC credit cards.
  • Offer ends: 30th September 2018

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Point Hacks receive a maximum of $120 per applicant for this card. More about this →

The HSBC Platinum Qantas Visa earns 1 Qantas Point per dollar on all spend up to $2,500 per month.



Macquarie Visa Black - 40,000 Qantas Points

Macquarie have a 40,000 Qantas Points bonus on offer with their Macquarie Visa Black. Choose to earn between Macquarie Rewards Points and Qantas Points and comes with complimentary insurances and extra travel benefits.

  • 40,000 bonus Qantas points
  • 2 Macquarie Reward Points per $1 spend, 1 Qantas Point per $1 spend up to $4,000 per statement period, and 0.5 Qantas point per $1 spend thereafter
  • Reduced first year $99 annual fee, usually $299
  • Access to over 750 airport lounges worldwide (Service charges apply, excludes airport lounges in Australia.)
  • Complimentary Overseas Travel Insurance, Purchase and extended warranty Insurance (PDS)
  • Complimentary 24 hour concierge services with up to 100% discount per year
  • Spend $3,000 in first two months of ownership to qualify for bonus points

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The Macquarie Visa Black and Platinum both earns 1 Qantas Point per dollar spend with the Platinum capped at $2,500 and the Black at $4,000 per month. Earn rate drops down to 0.5 Qantas Point thereafter.



Citi Prestige Visa - up to 410,000 Citi Rewards points (205,000 Velocity points / 164,000 Krisflyer miles if transferred)

Up to 410,000 Citi Rewards Points are on offer with the Citi Prestige Visa when signing up and linking to Citi Rewards. Comes with a vast range of perks including unlimited lounge access, free hotel night, and airport limo transfers.

  • Up to 400,000 bonus Citi Rewards points plus additional 10,000 bonus Citi Rewards points when you apply for the Linked Diners Club Card
  • Ability to transfer points to Velocity, Krisflyer, Asia Miles or other international frequent flyer programs
  • Priority Pass lounge access, Visa Luxury Hotels service, and other premium benefits
  • 3 Citi Rewards points earned per $1 on select purchases and bookings from a range of major restaurants, major hotel chains and flights directly booked with major airlines and international spend
  • 2 Citi Rewards points earned per $ for selected purchases made at major petrol outlets, major supermarkets and major national retailers
  • 1 Citi Rewards point earned per $ spent everywhere else on eligible spend
  • Complimentary bottle of wine when you dine with partner restaurants
  • Annual fee: $700 p.a.
  • Receive 20,000 bonus for every month you spend $1,000 or more on the Visa for the first 20 months from approval
  • Apply for the Linked Diners Club Card and make your first spend to receive the additional 10,000 point bonus
  • $150,000 p.a. minimum income requirement
  • Offer expires: 31 March 2019

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Point Hacks receive a maximum of $280 per applicant for this card. More about this →

The Citi Prestige Visa earns 1.5 Qantas Point per dollar for selected purchases made and booked directly from a range of major restaurants and restaurant chains, major hotel chains and flights directly booked with major airlines and international spend, 1 Qantas Point per dollar at major petrol outlets, supermarkets and national retailers. 0.5 Qantas Point per dollar on regular spend with no points cap when linked to Qantas Frequent Flyer.



Citi Rewards Signature Card - up to 310,000 Citi Rewards points (155,000 Velocity points / 124,000 Krisflyer miles if transferred)

Up to 310,000 Citi Rewards Points are on offer with the Citi Rewards Signature Credit Card. The card includes two Priority Pass lounge access each year, plus a reduced annual fee of $195 for the first year and the ability to transfer points from Citi Rewards Program to a number of partners.

  • Up to 300,000 Citibank Rewards points plus an additional 10,000 bonus Citi Rewards points when you apply for the Linked Diners Club Card
  • 0% interest p.a. for 12 months with no BT fee
  • Priority Pass lounge access and some other premium card benefits
  • Ability to earn Citi Rewards points where you can transfer points to Velocity & Krisflyer, or swap the card to Qantas Points down the track
  • 2 Rewards Points per $1 for selected purchases made and booked directly from a range of major restaurants and restaurant chains, major hotel chains and flights directly booked with major airlines and international spend
  • 1.5 Rewards points per $1 for selected purchases made at major petrol outlets, major supermarkets and major national retailers
  • 1 Reward Point per $1 spent everywhere else on Eligible Transactions
  • Receive 15,000 bonus for every month you spend $1,000 or more on the Visa for the first 20 months from approval
  • Apply for the Linked Diners Club Card and make your first spend to receive the additional 10,000 point bonus
  • Annual fee: $195 p.a. for the first year, and 50% off (currently $197.50) ongoing where $48,000 is spent in prior year. Otherwise reverts to $395 p.a.
  • Offer expires: 31 March 2019

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The Citi Signature Visa earns 1 Qantas Point per dollar for selected purchases made and booked directly from a range of major restaurants and restaurant chains, major hotel chains and flights directly booked with major airlines and international spend, 0.75 Qantas Point per dollar at major petrol outlets, supermarkets and national retailers. 0.5 Qantas Point per dollar on regular spend with a $20,000 cap per statement period when linked to Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Cards in the table but not mentioned above

Offers for some of the cards are not mentioned above as they don’t offer a sign up bonus, or we don’t have a guide for them yet.

The focus of this guide is to outline the highest earning Qantas Point credit cards out there – there are many other cards with differing points earn rates and annual fees that are also linked to Qantas Frequent Flyer. Check out the cards table for the list.

The highest Qantas Points-earning credit cards was last modified: July 19th, 2018 by Keith

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Comments Expand Comments

    • Keith Author

      It depends which card provider. Most would allow points to be earned / spend to be used for min spend targets with utilities, but some – primarily Citi-branded and backed cards like Virgin Money and Qantas Premier – have this excluded.

  1. Jem

    Which card provides the quickest transfer of points after meeting minimum spend requirements- and how fast/slow is this transfer?

  2. Hugh

    BoQ Specialist Signature Card 1 point per $ is capped at $10,000 per month (0.625 pts per $ after cap). Also free Priority Pass.

  3. Ryan

    HSBC Premier seems a good option for those who have a Premier account. As long as you are Premier in a different country, you can open a Premier account in Australia as well. $99 for Premier credit card earning 1 pt per $, no points cap. Anyone knows if there will be devaluation coming?

  4. jxv

    The table does not mention that Westpac Altitude Black Qantas cards earn an extra point for Qantas purchases. See T&C @ info.westpac.com.au/creditcards/black/AltitudeBlack/upload/Altitude_Terms_and_Conditions.pdf, page 28, section 5.2
    I haven’t had a chance yet to try this out.

    • Keith Author

      This guide is focusing on Visa/MC which earn at 1 point per $ more. There are others which earn less and are still good like Bankwest but we didn’t include them for that reason.

  5. Leigh

    Thank you for your article.

    I already have one of the listed cards above. Do you think it is possible to apply for a new credit with a different provider and maintain your existing frequent flyer points and receive the bonus points (assuming you meet the minimum spending requirement)?

    • Keith Author

      Holding a card from one bank never usually disqualifies you from bonus points for a card from another bank – banks actively want you to switch your business to them which is what the bonuses are for, to encourage you to become a customer. You’ll need to meet the ‘new’ bank’s eligibility criteria for their card to be approved, and for the offer of course, but yes, it’s absolutely possible.

  6. And I just found it on the ANZ website….

    “6. Selected Qantas products and services are the following items purchased directly from Qantas: Qantas passenger flights (with a QF flight number) Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club membership joining and annual fees. Excludes Jetstar, Qantas Holidays, Qantas branded non-airfare products and any Qantas products and services not purchased directly from Qantas.”

  7. With the ANZ black, 2.5 points per $ spent with Qantas (on the Amex), does this only come into effect if purchasing flights? What about Alcohol from Epiqure? Qantas Hotels?

    Where exactly does it specify this on ANZ website? I couldn’t find any mention of 2.5 points per $ spent with Qantas.

  8. Courtenay

    I think your Jetstar Platinum details are no longer correct. From their webpage:
    You will earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible purchases for the first $2,500 spent per statement period, then 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent for the remainder of that statement period on the Jetstar Platinum MasterCard.
    Qantas Points can be earned up to a maximum of 100,000 points per year on the Jetstar Platinum MasterCard.

  9. Vik

    The Jetstar Platinum card also has a $2,500 per month cap with 0.5 point earned after the cap (in addition to the 100,000 p.a. points cap).

    I’ve got one of these & was very sad when they brought in the $2500 cap last year.

  10. Chris

    Are you sure about the Citi Prestige card attracting a higher Qantas Frequent Flyer earn rate for international/cross-border acquired transactions?

    It’s definitely true when opting to earn Citi Rewards points, but the earn rate when sweeping to Qantas is fixed at 1 point / dollar if I’m reading the terms and conditions that came with the card correctly.

      • Chris

        Glad to be of a tiny amount of help!

        It’s slightly upsetting that for all the flexible scheme cards (such as the Citi series) the sign-on bonuses are effectively twice as valuable (if not more so) if you shift them to Qantas as opposed to Velocity, KF and so on.

        Is this disparity something you’ve heard anything about with regard to the issuer’s thinking on the matter?

      • Keith Author

        Yes, it’s annoying eh! I think it’s a question of banks prioritising simpler marketing messages and saving $$ too by setting up and marketing the bonuses as a single figure. I do pass the feedback on but it doesn’t seem to get listened to to the point where any changes are made.

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