90,000 Bonus Velocity Points with The AmEx Velocity Platinum Card ($375 Fee; Partner Offer)

Amex has launched an increased sign-up offer for the Amex Velocity Platinum Card of 90,000 bonus Velocity Points. This is a “partner exclusive” offer that you can only get through Amex’s network of partners, including us.

This offer isn’t available through any other channel, including if you go to Amex directly or use a referral link (the offer there remains 75k bonus points).

The 90k offer is now live and ends on 14 November 2018.

While we’ve seen 100k points offered with this card in the past, our sense is that 100k won’t be repeated any time soon. 90k points is still excellent: it’s enough to fly to Asia or the USA in economy return, for example (we give more examples in our article).

This is Amex’s top Velocity card and benefits include:

  • a complimentary Virgin Australia domestic economy return flight between selected cities each year (the list of eligible routes is on our website)
  • earn 1.5 Velocity Points per dollar spent on everyday purchases – the highest Velocity Points earn rate in Australia
  • 2 Virgin Australia and 2 American Express lounge entries each year
  • earn 100 Velocity Status Credits when you spend $50,000 in a year
  • complimentary domestic and overseas travel insurance
  • up to 4 complimentary additional cards for family members.

Minimum income: $65,000 per annum
Minimum spend: $3,000 within the first 3 months
Annual fee: $375

To be eligible for the bonus points, you must not have held a credit card issued directly by Amex Australia in the last 18 months. Note that you are eligible if you’ve held an Amex card issued by a bank, a David Jones Amex Card, or if you’re an additional cardholder on someone else’s primary card account (including a corporate account).

This offer is only available through Amex partners like us (and not by going to Amex directly or using a referral link) until 14 November 2018.


Qantas Premier Everyday Credit Card – 40k Points No Annual Fee First Year w/ $2000/Mnth First 2 Mnths

40 000 Qantas pts+ some insurance cover and some other small perks with no annual fee is pretty good. EXCEPT..

It’s with Citibank/ Qantas. I applied for their 75k product ($149 annual) 1 month ago. Still waiting..plenty of info on ozbargain about that product. Prepare yourself for a plethora of calls asking for the same thing over and over.

They say no exclusions on bonus spend, but plenty on normal spend (they want you to cancel after 2 months it would seem!)

*Note $2000 per month first 2 months required. $35 min income. No lounge passes as with the 75k Premier Platinum product.

**Hire car excess reduction cover is only 3k, not the full 5-6k of others.


$250 Cashback (after $500 Spend) on Commonwealth Bank Low Rate & Gold Low Rate Credit Card ($59/ $89 Annual Fee)

Off the back of the previous offer – here it is again with an additional $50 cashback

$250 cashback offer. Apply by 31 Jan 2019 and spend $500 within 90 days of card activation.
Rates and fees:

Low Rate
$59 annual fee
13.24% p.a. purchase interest rate
21.24% p.a. cash advance interest rate
Offer excludes all existing cards, switches from other card types and is not available to customers who currently hold, or have held, any of the eligible card types in the 12 months prior to 1 November 2018.

Low Rate Gold
$89 annual fee
13.24% p.a. purchase interest rate
21.24% p.a. cash advance interest rate
Offer excludes all existing cards, switches from other card types and is not available to customers who currently hold, or have held, any of the eligible card types in the 12 months prior to 1 November 2018.


Westpac Altitude Black Mastercard/AmEx (80k & 40k QFF Points) $0 First Annual Fee

Mastercard

80,000 bonus Qantas Points*
When you apply, are approved, and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases on your new Westpac Altitude Black card within 90 days of card approval. $0 Annual Card fee
in the first year ($250 p.a. thereafter, plus a $50 Qantas Rewards fee p.a. thereafter)+.

AmEx

40,000 bonus Qantas Points~
When you apply, and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases on your new American Express® Westpac Altitude Black Card within 90 days of Card approval. $0 Annual Card fee in the first year ($199 p.a. thereafter)#.

  • Minimum Income $75,000
  • American Express® Westpac Altitude Black Card
    • 2 Qantas Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases in foreign currency,
    • 1.25 Qantas Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases in Australia,
    • 0.5 Qantas Point for every $1 spent at government bodies in Australia such as Australia Post & the Australian Taxation Office.
  • Westpac Altitude Black Mastercard
    • 0.75 Qantas Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases.
  • Enjoy two complimentary passes each year to the American Express Airport Lounge at either Sydney or Melbourne International Airports.
  • Two complimentary Qantas lounge passes

Edit: From comments it appears annual fee will only be waived if you apply for the bundle


Westpac Low Rate Credit Card: Get $200 Cash Back When You Spend $400 within 90 Days of Approval (Annual Fee $59)

first thank you to Westpac for this $141 easy money. and credit/thanks to my friend who told me this.
Better offer was in mid of 2017 for similar cards (no annual fee first year)
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/316437

A Basic card so many should be able to get it. low minimum spending too. should be fine to get woolworth egift card with 5% off cashreward and then top up Opal cards and meet the requirement.
pro tip: during application it is better to specify credit limit, and select low amount (minimum is $500) unless you really want to keep this card forever (who wants????)

please use cash back exclusive link:
Help gives you 200 big ones
Get $200 cash back when you spend $400 on a new Low Rate Card within 90 days of card approval. New cards only.
https://www.westpac.com.au/personal-banking/credit-cards/low…

Card Features:
Get a low variable rate of 13.49% p.a. on purchases.
Withdraw cash at a variable rate of 19.49% p.a.
Keep costs down with a low annual card fee of $59
Pay no interest on purchases for up to 55 days when you pay off your balance in full each month.

T&C (anyone notice a typo?):
1. Cash back promotion: The cash back offer is available when you apply and are approved for a new Low Rate credit card from 18th December 2019 and 28th February 2019 and spend $400 on eligible purchases within 90 days from card approval. Eligible purchases do not include fees, cash, cash equivalent transactions, BPAY, refunds and balance transfers debited from the card account. Only one cash back will be paid per customer. The $200 cashback will be paid as a statement credit to your respective Low Rate credit card account within 60 days of meeting minimum spend criteria. Existing Westpac customers who currently hold a Low Rate credit card, or who have held one in the last 12 months and packaged cards are not eligible for this offer. Cannot be used in conjunction with the balance transfer promotion.


Amplify Signature VISA Credit Card Bonus 100k Amplify Pts for $0 or 80K Qantas for $179 (Reduced from $279) @ St. George Bank

Similar to my expired deal here, but this time better i.e. 100K instead of 90K, and most importantly its free now!

General Info:
Thanks @Iversonjack:
Deal 1: 100k Amplify points for $0 (save $279) annual fee upon $4000 spend in first 3 months
Note: 100k Amplify points = 50k Velocity/Krisflyer points

Deal 2: 80k Qantas points for $179 (save $100) annual fee upon $4000 spend in first 3 months

2 x Qantas Club or Priority Pass invitations per cardholder year
0.75 Qantas Points or 1.5 Amplify Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases
Overseas Travel Insurance, Extended Warranty Insurance and Price Guarantee (PDS)
Access to Visa Luxury Hotels program
$4,000 minimum spend required the first 90 days to trigger the bonus points
Offer not available to existing St.George/BankSA/Bank of Melbourne customers who hold an Amplify Platinum or Signature card, or those who have held one within the last 12 months

Offer ends: 17th December 2018. 23rd January 2019

Via pointshack.

Btw I would personally go for the Amplify as it converts 2:1 to Krisflyer and I value Krisflyer more than Qantas.


New Qantas Premier Platinum Credit Card with 75K FF Points Sign up Bonus – Reduced First Year Annual Fee of $149

Previously the Premier now turned into Premier Platinum with same benefits and fees but with extra signup bonus of 75,000 QFF points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days of approval.

$149 fee for the first year $299 each subsequent year. $50 additonal card holder fee per cardholder per year.

Additional Benefits –
Complimentary Qantas Lounge invitations.Relax before your flight with 2 complimentary single-entry invitations every year for you to access a Qantas Club or Qantas operated International Business Lounge (excluding Los Angeles Tom Bradley Terminal International Business Lounge) when you next fly with Qantas.

20% Discounted companion fare – Travel with friends and family and save up to 20% on selected Qantas and QantasLink flights within Australia for you and up to 8 companions, once every year, booked directly through your Qantas Premier Concierge.

Required Income >= $35,000 per year


AmEx Platinum Edge Card | $195 Annual Fee, $750 Min Spend | 50,000 MR Points + $200 Travel Credit via CreditCardCompare

Not sure if this might be the biggest sign-up deal for the Platinum Edge card, with 50k points on offer.
Have to sign up through Credit Card Compare.

  • Receive 50,000 Membership Rewards Points when you apply by 30th Aug 2018, are approved and spend $750 within the first 3 months.
  • $200 Travel Credit (for use with Amex Travel)
  • $195 Annual Fee
  • Range of travel insurances including overseas medical emergency expenses, travel cancellation cover and more.
  • Earn 3 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent at major supermarkets, 2 points at major petrol stations, and 1 point on all other purchases (exclusions apply).
  • Minimum annual income: $50,000
  • Offer is available to new American Express cardholders as well as bank-issued American Express companion cardholders

American Express Explorer $395 Fee 100,000 Bonus Member Rewards Points + $400 Travel Credit

Amex today increased their sign up bonus from 60,000 bonus points to 100,000.

You will receive 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards points (in the Amex Gateway Program) when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 on your Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Please note, you must not hold an Amex (apart from bank-issued ones), or have held one in the last 18 months.

Membership Rewards points are well recognised for the great value they have when transferred to airline and hotel programs. For example, each MR point in the Gateway program converts to 0.75 points in the Virgin Australia Velocity, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines Krisflyer programs.

It’s especially good value to transfer to Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) at a rate of 2 MR points to 1 SPG point. Once in SPG they can be converted to many airline programs or used to book hotels – some great savings!

Benefits:

$400 Travel Credit every year to use on flights, hotels, experiences or car hire booked online with American Express Travel. You can use this credit to book travel for anyone you choose.

Earn up to 2 Membership Rewards points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases.

Smartphone Screen Insurance for up to $500 for screen repairs to your Smartphone when you pay for your phone or contract with your card.

Travel insurance, buyers advantage, purchase protection, and refund protection.

2 entries per year to the American Express Lounge at Sydney International (Kingsford Smith) Airport T1.

0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months — A one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies to any balances transferred.

The $400 travel credit more than offsets the $395 annual fee.

PLEASE NOTE:
Referrals now also earning 100k for new card holders……Referrals below: Click show more and look for Explorer card


Qantas Premier Platinum Credit Card with 75,000 FF Points Sign up Bonus – Reduced First Year Annual Fee of $149

Another extension on this deal (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/360194/, https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/339272) – Offer has been extended to 30 April 2018.

Key info:

  • 75,000 bonus QFF points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days of approval
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 15 months
  • Receive 2 single-entry lounge invitations per year to Qantas Club Domestic or Qantas Operated International Business Lounges (excluding Los Angeles Tom Bradley Terminal International Business Lounge)
  • Discounted companion fares – Save up to 20%. Bookings must be made through the Qantas Premier Concierge and paid for using the primary cardholder’s Qantas Premier credit card
  • arn rate of 1 Qantas Point per AU$1 spent domestically (up to and including AU$10,000 per statement period); 1.5 Qantas points per AU$1 spent internationally
  • Complimentary Travel Insurance
  • 1st year annual fee $149, subsequent years $299
  • Minimum credit limit $6,000
  • Minimum income $35,000

Qantas Premier Everyday credit card. $0 first year annual fee – 40,000 FF Points

For those who don’t want to the $149 fee, offer open until 30 April 2018