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80,000 Qantas Points plus reduced first-year annual card fee with the St.George Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas Rewards

St.George are offering 80,000 Qantas Points plus a reduced first year annual card fee of $179 for new cardholders of the Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas Rewards variant until 22 May 2019

A minimum spend requirement of $4,000 within the first 90 days of approval is required to receive the bonus.

There’s also up to 200,000 Amplify Rewards Points plus discounted first year annual card fee on offer for new cardholders of the St.George Amplify Signature Visa – Amplify Rewards variant until 22 May 2019.

The Amplify family of cards includes cards offered by St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA and they continue to offer decent points earn rates from your day-to-day spend. This guide covers the different earn rates, caps and benefits of the St.George Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas variant.

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Amplify Signature cards – 80,000 Qantas Points

80,000 Qantas Points plus reduced first-year annual card fee with the St.George Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas Rewards was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by Daniel Sciberras

Digging into the details of the St.George Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas Rewards

The St.George Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas Rewards offers 0.75 Qantas Points per dollar spent with no points cap.

The additional benefits of the Amplify Signature credit card include a 10% points ‘birthday bonus’ on your spend for the previous year, which effectively increases your points earn rate on all your spend if you keep the card active. The Qantas Rewards variant also comes with two single entry Qantas lounge passes, insurances and access to Visa Luxury Hotels booking service.

Card Details

CardSt.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA Amplify Signature Visa - Qantas Rewards
Loyalty programQantas Frequent Flyer
Points earned from spend0.75 Qantas Points per $ spend
Plus 10% points bonus for your birthday
Points capNone
Travel benefits2 x Qantas Club
Access to the Visa Luxury Hotels program
Included insurancesAmplify Signature Travel Service, international travel insurance, purchase security insurance, extended warranty cover plus more (PDS)
Overseas transaction fee3% of the converted amount
Annual fee$179 for the first year, $279 p.a. ongoing

Qantas Points vs. Amplify Rewards

The St.George Amplify Signature Visa also has an Amplify Rewards variant that earns 1.5 Amplify Points per $1 on spend which equates to 0.75 Velocity Points, KrisFlyer or Enrich Miles when transferred.

The Qantas Rewards variant on the other hand directly earns 0.75 Qantas Points per $ on all eligible spend.

The Birthday Bonus

Both variants of the Amplify Signature Visa comes with a unique benefit of a 10% bonus on all points earned from spend over the previous 12 months (excluding any bonus points) on your birthday each year.

Lounge access

You’re also offered two complimentary single-entry lounge passes each year. For the Qantas Rewards variant, you’ll receive two Qantas lounge invitations each year, which are pretty handy—they can be used domestically or internationally.

Other benefits

The Amplify Signature Visa comes with access to the Visa Luxury Hotels program, which offers:

  • Best available rate guarantee
  • Automatic room upgrade upon arrival (when available)
  • 3pm check-out (when available) at over 900 luxury hotels
  • Free in-room Internet
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • VIP Guest status
  • US$25 food or beverage voucher

You can check out the available deals at participating hotels at visaluxuryhotels.com—the program may be of use to you, or it may not, depending on the hotel you’re looking into.

You’ll also get access to the Amplify Signature Travel Service, which is a dedicated phone service with Travel consultants available to cardholders, with access to some specific packages. Worth looking it if you’re likely to use it.

And finally, there’s also a range of included insurances:

  • Complimentary Overseas Travel insurance for up to six months
  • Complimentary Purchase Cover for up to four months
  • Extended Warranty Cover for up to twelve months
  • Transit Accident insurance
  • Certain medical and hospital expenses overseas—unlimited cover (except emergency dental and bed care patient allowance)
  • Unexpected cancellation of your travel arrangements and associated expenses—unlimited cover (maximum of AUD $10,000 for a family)
  • Up to $500 per person for travel delays
  • Up to $550 per person for loss or damage to travel documents
  • Up to $20,000 per person for accidental loss or damage to eligible personal property
  • Up to $5,500 of excess cover for loss or damage of a rental vehicle

As I always say with credit card insurances, only you can decide if they offer value for your circumstances, so make sure you read the PDS for them to decide if they meet your needs. Read the full PDS here for St.George.

This guide references some of the benefits of insurance policies provided with this card.

You should read the PDS and obtain independent professional advice before obtaining this product.

Summing up

The St.George Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas Rewards, along with the other Qantas Rewards variants under the Amplify family could still be useful for those who are looking for a non-Amex card with decent Qantas Points earn.

Bonus offers on this card can be hit and miss but when they are good, the card can be worth considering, specially with the handy travel and lounge access perks.

80,000 Qantas Points plus reduced first-year annual card fee with the St.George Amplify Signature Visa – Qantas Rewards was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by Daniel Sciberras

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    • Daniel Sciberras Author

      Hi snb9211

      Unfortunately the terms and conditions are silent on what constitutes government spending, which are excluded from earning points. In this situation, it is best to give St George a call to confirm.

  1. Stone

    Hi, I have spend the $4000 but haven’t receive the 80k bonus yet. If I switch to Amplify rewards now, will I still get the 80k bonus in 4 to 12 weeks time? or do I need to wait for the bonus Qantas points to be credited first? I can’t find reference in the T&C about this.

    • Daniel Sciberras Author

      Hi Stone

      If you wish to play it safe, I would wait for the bonus points to come through, but you could always call St. George and confirm with them as well.

  2. Andrew Long

    Hi Daniel,

    I have spent my minimum $4000 and it’s looks as though i didn’t receive the 80000 Qantas points.

    Instead I received 2500 odd?

    Can you shed any light to this?


    • Daniel Sciberras Author

      Hi Andrew Long

      After the minimum spend is made, bonus points generally take anywhere between 4 to 12 weeks to credit to your frequent flyer account, varying by each provider. If you haven’t received them in this time frame, please send your details to [email protected] so we can investigate further with St. George.

      • Andrew

        Hi Daniel,
        Would there be any risk of losing the points if i cancelled the card now (after paying it out)?
        I plan on searching for another card.

      • Daniel Sciberras Author

        Hi Andrew

        Once points are credited to your frequent flyer account, they cannot be reversed. However, if you cancel prior to receiving the bonus points, then you will forfeit these points.

  3. Eric

    Hi Daniel,
    cc anyone else,
    I’ve now spent the $4k required. Do you know how I get my hands the lounge passes? You gotta ring ’em up?

    • Daniel Sciberras Author

      Hi Eric

      PLease see the T&Cs regarding the lounge passes below:

      To be eligible for the two complimentary Qantas Lounge invitations, you must register your details at stgeorge.com.au/amplifysignature. Two complimentary lounge invitations will be automatically sent to the account holder at the same date of the initial Qantas Lounge Pass registration following the account holder’s registration. Qantas club invitations are provided courtesy of St.George Bank, and are valid for Qantas Club and Qantas operated international business lounges only. Not valid in international First Class Lounges, Chairman’s Lounge, Qantas Domestic Business, Qantas oneworld® alliance airline, partner airline or associated lounges. Each invitation is valid for a single visit before the date specified on the invitation, when travelling with Qantas or Jetstar with a QF or JQ flight number. Access and use is subject to Qantas Club rules which are available at qantas.com/qantasclub. The two Qantas Club Lounge invitations will be sent to your Card account mailing address within 4 weeks of your registration, provided you are not in breach of the Conditions of Use, your account remains open and that there has been a transaction of more than $1 within the last 12 months. The two Qantas Club Lounge invitations will expire on the date printed on the invitations. Qantas Club Lounge invitations will not be issued to customers who do not first register via stgeorge.com.au/amplifysignature. If you do not use your invitations by the printed expiry date, you will need to complete the registration again to receive the two complimentary invitations.

  4. Yasmine

    Hi Daniel, I’m a bit confused – your article about the St George Signature Amplify Visa card for Amplify rewards points states that there is no annual card fee the first year and then $279 thereafter. This article states that if you opt for the Qantas FF points on this card, then you are only eligible for a reduced annual rate the first year ($179 not $279) and then $279 thereafter…

    However the information I have read states that the same $0 annual card fee for the first year applies for customers opting for Qantas reward points: https://www.stgeorge.com.au/personal/credit-cards/affiliate/amplify-signature/qantasexclusive?promoCode=Q2&cid=sc:cc:FY19_1901:oth:qf:dtop&utm_source=qf&utm_medium=oth&utm_campaign=FY19_1901

    Please clarify, thanks! 🙂

    • Daniel Sciberras Author

      Hi Yasmine

      The no annual fee promotion on the link that you attached appears to be a Qantas specific promotion. In this case, that promotion will get you a $0 annual fee in the first year rather than a discounted fee.

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