Top five Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

Top five Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

It may be autumn, but that doesn't mean the leaves – nay, points – need to fall from your regular credit card spending, thanks to some great offers from American Express, ANZ, NAB and Westpac which place over 400,000 Qantas Points on the table this month!

You could even be earning up to 100,000 Qantas Points from a single application, so if your current credit card is preparing for an icy winter, take a look at these top deals.

1. American Express Platinum Charge Card

Continuing its reign with the best offer in town, the American Express Platinum Charge Card pumps out 100,000 Membership Rewards Ascent Premium points, equal to 100,000 Qantas Points when manually converted at a 1:1 rate whenever you please.

You'll just need to apply by May 1 2017 and spend at least $1,500 on purchases within the first three months to secure those points plus pay an annual fee of $1,200 – but easing the sting, AMEX provides a $300 Platinum Travel Credit every year which you can spend on flights, hotels and more, lowering the actual 'cost' of the card to $900.

For every dollar spent on the card, you'll also collect three Qantas Points at most Australian restaurants, two Qantas Points on travel and all overseas spend, 0.5 Qantas Points with utilities, insurers and government departments, and one Qantas Point elsewhere.

2. Westpac BusinessChoice Rewards Visa credit card

In the market for a business credit card instead? Take a peek at Westpac's BusinessChoice Rewards Visa, promising an easy 80,000 Qantas Points.

Just apply by May 31 2017 and make one eligible purchase of any amount and those points will be credited to your Qantas Business Rewards account, where they can be transferred onwards to any personal Qantas Frequent Flyer account at a 1:1 rate.

This card attracts an annual fee of $150 and delivers one Qantas Point per $1.50 spent on purchases – or 0.67 points per dollar – and is available to businesses large and small.

3. Qantas American Express Ultimate Card

American Express takes out a second spot on the podium in this month's rankings with a bonus 75,000 Qantas Points alongside a new Qantas American Express Ultimate Card, plus 75 bonus Qantas status credits when you book a return flight with Qantas by September 30 2017.

Just apply for the card by May 1 2017, pay an annual fee of $450 and spend at least $1,500 on everyday purchases within the first three months to unlock your serving of bonus points.

As part of the parcel, you'll also reel in 2.5 Qantas Points per dollar spent booking Qantas flights and 1.5 Qantas Points per dollar spent everywhere else (including with utilities and insurers), except at government bodies where 0.5 Qantas Points are earned per dollar spent.

4. ANZ Qantas Frequent Flyer Black Visa credit card

The ANZ Qantas Frequent Flyer Black Visa Card also delivers 75,000 Qantas Points, but in exchange for a slightly higher spend of $2,500 on eligible purchases within the first three months. However, there's no annual fee to pay in the first year, either: a saving of $425.

ANZ's definition of 'eligible purchases' covers most points-earning transaction such as retail spend and travel bookings, but excludes account charges like cash advances which don't ordinarily attract frequent flyer points.

Speaking of points, your ANZ Qantas Frequent Flyer Black Visa card will net you an easy 1 Qantas Points per dollar on spends up to and including $7,500 per month, and 0.5 Qantas Points per dollar spent thereafter without limit: except for payments to the Tax Office which don't accrue points.

5. NAB Qantas Rewards Premium credit cards

NAB also tempts this month with its ongoing offer of 75,000 Qantas Points when taking out new Qantas Rewards Premium American Express + Visa card combo.

You'll earn those points when applying by March 31 2017, spending at least $1,500 on everyday purchases within the first 90 days and paying an annual fee of $250 – but be sure to search NAB's website for this particular 75,000-point offer, as some application pages for these cards return no bonus points at all.

In any case, every dollar spent using the NAB AMEX attracts 1.5 Qantas Points, while the Visa cranks out a lower 0.5 Qantas Points on the same. Neither card accrues points on ATO payments or after spending $25,000 on the account in a single monthly statement period.

Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin (ChrisCh)

[email protected] / @ChamberlinChris

Australian Business Traveller journalist Chris Chamberlin lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!
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