Westpac Altitude Business credit card guide

As outlined briefly in the Altitude Rewards guide, the Altitude Business card range has a relatively unique benefit – the opportunity to earn points into Altitude Rewards, and then transfer them to a range of frequent flyer programs, including Qantas Frequent Flyer.

On top of that, there are respectable points earn rates from spend, and a current offer of no annual fee in the first year – but no bonus points.

The only other cards on the market that let you accrue points to transfer to Qantas later are the $1200 pa Platinum Charge card and some older (now not available) Citibank and Commonwealth cards.

Westpac’s site isn’t too clear about how exactly Qantas points can be transferred, so I gave them a couple of calls to verify – points are definitely earned into Altitude Rewards and are transferrable, not swept monthly, over to Qantas Frequent Flyer.
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The ultimate guide to the American Express Membership Rewards program

American Express Membership Rewards is the go-to program of choice for the savvy points collector, with the most airline and hotel points transfer partners of the major credit card points programs.

It is where I focus most of my efforts in collecting my points and is the first rewards program I advise anyone who wants to spend a little time understanding the value of flexible points programs to look at. Continue reading…

Guide to the American Express Referral Program

The American Express referral program is a simple way to gain some extra bonus points from your American Express credit card account by referring friends or family for their own new account by using a personalised referral link.

The program has been expanded to allow referrers to promote other American Express cards within the same ‘family’, beyond only the card they hold.

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Up to 75,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Rewards Points and $0 first-year annual card fee with the Westpac Altitude Platinum

Westpac are now offering revised American Express companion cards on cards in the Altitude card range, with a total of up to 75,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Points and $0 annual card fee for new cardholders of the Altitude Platinum two-card bundle until 27 November.

The Altitude Platinum is the mid-range card in the Altitude range with an ongoing annual card fee of $150 with the Visa and $49 with the higher-earn-rate American Express companion card.
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