St.George is offering 100,000 bonus Amplify points (can get you up to $450 in eGift cards), 12 months of Kayo Basic and a reduced first-year card fee of $29 for new cardholders of the Amplify Platinum Visa – Amplify Rewards until 30 November 2022. Plus 0% p.a. on Balance Transfers for 24 months with a 1% BT fee.
A minimum spend of $3,000 or more within 90 days of approval is required to receive the bonus.
There is also 60,000 bonus Qantas Points on offer for new cardholders of the St.George Amplify Platinum – Qantas Rewards until 31 December 2022.
The St.George Amplify Platinum Visa – Amplify Rewards offers an effective points earn rate of 0.5 frequent flyer points per dollar on most of the linked frequent flyer programs to Amplify Rewards, which for an ongoing $99 card fee card, is respectable. The strength of Amplify Rewards is its ability to be transferred to multiple rewards partners, offering flexibility in how you redeem your points.
The Amplify family includes cards offered by St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. This guide covers the different earn rates, caps and benefits of the St.George Platinum Visa – Amplify Rewards variant. We also cover the St.George Amplify Signature Visa – Amplify Rewards in a separate guide.
Amplify Platinum cards – Amplify Rewards
- St.George Amplify Platinum – Amplify Rewards
- BankSA Amplify Platinum – Amplify Rewards
- Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum – Amplify Rewards
Amplify Platinum cards – Qantas Rewards
- St.George Amplify Platinum – Qantas Rewards
- BankSA Amplify Platinum – Qantas Rewards
- Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum – Qantas Rewards
Since Amplify Rewards points are transferrable to Velocity and KrisFlyer on a 2:1 basis. This means that the current 100,000 bonus Amplify points is equivalent to 50,000 points when transferred to the aforementioned programs.
How you could use the bonus points from this card
All redemption figures above exclude any accompanying taxes, fees and charges. Points redemption price data is provided by a third-party. For an exact total redemption cost, please consult with the airline directly.
Disclaimer: These are example redemptions only and due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, some of these routes may not be currently available.
Digging into the details of the St.George Amplify Platinum Visa – Amplify Rewards
The St.George Amplify Platinum Visa offers 1 Amplify Rewards points (which also equals to 0.5 Velocity Points or 0.5 KrisFlyer Miles when transferred) on spend with no points cap.
|Card||St.George Amplify Platinum Visa - Amplify Rewards|
|Loyalty program||Amplify Rewards|
|Points earned from spend||1 Amplify point per $ spend|
|Insurance||Overseas travel insurance, extended warranty on purchases etc. (PDS)|
|Overseas transaction fee||3% of the converted amount|
|Mobile wallet||Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay|
|Card fee||$99 p.a. ongoing|
Effective Frequent Flyer Program Point Earn Rates
|Frequent Flyer Program||Effective earn rate|
|Velocity Points||0.5 point / $|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles||0.5 mile / $|
Finally, it is worth noting the card terms in relation to loyalty points are here.
Amplify Rewards vs Qantas Points
The St.George Amplify Platinum Visa also has a Qantas Rewards variant that earns 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 on spend. Otherwise, earn rate is 1 Amplify Rewards Points per dollar on eligible purchases on the Amplify Rewards variant.
We cover the details of the Amplify Rewards and its frequent flyer transfer partners in a separate guide.
St.George Apple Pay, Google Pay & Samsung Pay support
The St.George Amplify Platinum – Amplify Rewards could be a useful card for those who are looking for non-Amex cards that earn points on spend and offers flexibility in how you use them, without a particularly expensive card fee.
Bonus offers can be hit and miss on the Amplify range, but when they are on offer, these cards are worth considering. Those looking for more features like lounge access and other travel perks however might find the Amplify Signature cards more appealing.