The Champagne Mile and Flight Hacks have partnered to bring you an AMEX channel exclusive offer for the American Express Velocity Platinum Card.

Receive 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you apply online between 9am 21st December and 29th January 2018, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new card within the first 3 months.

As this is an AMEX Channel Exclusive, you can’t access this promotion on the main AMEX website (currently offering 50k bonus) or via the AMEX Refer a Friend Program (currently offering a 60k bonus) – you must apply through an exclusive AMEX Affiliate Partner link

100,000 points is the largest sign on bonus currently available for a Velocity-branded credit card, and enough to get you one way from Australian cities to the USA in business (or return in economy) flying Virgin Australia, or flying first class from SYD / MEL to Singapore or Hong Kong one way on Singapore Airlines.

You’ll access the best earn rate on a Velocity card in Australia, with 1.5 Velocity points earned per $1 for everyday spending categories (and no points cap).

In line with OzBargain affiliate guidelines, we are unable to link directly to the card application form. By clicking through to the deal, you’ll be taken directly to a landing page at either The Champagne Mile or Flight Hacks with more information about the card (we’ve applied randomisation in order to distribute traffic equitably across both sites – you’ll have a 50/50 chance of hitting either site. It’s kind of like our own version of the AMEX referral wiki!). You can then directly access the exclusive application link from the landing page.

Key Card benefits:
*100,000 bonus Velocity points when you apply online by January 29 2018, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card within the first 3 months
*A complimentary Virgin Australia domestic economy return flight between selected Australian capital cities each year after your first Card spend. (Using this perk can partially or fully offset the annual card fee of $375)
*100 Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Credits when you spend a minimum of $50,000 within your card membership year
*A suite of comprehensive insurances
*A total of four lounge passes each year – two annual invites to the exclusive American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport (with a new AMEX Melbourne Airport lounge opening early 2018), and two complimentary visits to Virgin Australia’s domestic lounges when flying with Virgin Australia
*Obtain free Supplementary cards for family members – handy for maximising benefits from promotions like AMEX Connect Offers and ‘Shop Small’

Card fee and eligibility
The card comes with an annual fee of $375 each year, which can easily be offset by the card benefits above. You’ll need to report a minimum income of $65,000 (this includes household income – so you may be eligible to apply even if you don’t personally meet this income threshold). To be eligible for the bonus, you must not have held a credit card issued directly by American Express Australia in the last 18 months. Previous and existing bank-issued AMEX card holders (cards issued by: Australia New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation) and those holding a supplementary or corporate card are eligible.

A reminder- the 100,000 bonus point offer is not available via the main AMEX website or via the Refer a Friend program – you must apply through an exclusive AMEX Affiliate Partner link

Disclaimer: The Champagne Mile and Flight Hacks receive a commission when you apply for the card using one of our links.