• Top five credit cards for earning points on tax payments in 2017

    Nobody likes paying tax, but using the right credit card to pay your dues – including income tax obligations and HECS debt repayments – could deliver you a bounty of Qantas or Virgin Australia frequent flyer points. Savvy business owners can use their business or corporate credit car...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2017 4 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 50,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points

    Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points are easier to earn than ever before, thanks to partnerships with BP, Coles Flybuys and an array of great credit card sign-up offers: but how could you best spend 50,000 of those hard-earned points? Here's how! 1. Upgrade to business class on Austr...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2017 4 Comments

  • The smartest ways to spend 50,000 Qantas frequent flyer points

    Qantas Frequent Flyer points are incredibly easy to earn both in the air and on the ground, but how could you best-spend 50,000 Qantas Points, such as you’d pick-up via one of these great credit card sign-up deals? Sure, you could blow them all on a toaster or other gadgets and merchandise...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2017 6 Comments

  • The top five Virgin Australia credit card deals this January

    Stuck with an old credit card that's not earning you points like it used to? Then take a look at these top Virgin Australia credit card offers from American Express Australia, Westpac and Virgin Money, with up to three Velocity points to be earned per dollar spent and up to 100,000 Velocity poin...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2017 4 Comments

  • Earn frequent flyer points at the ANZ Rewards Bonus Points Mall

    ANZ credit card customers can now earn up to five bonus frequent flyer points per dollar spent when shopping online through the new ANZ Rewards Bonus Points Mall. Similar to the Qantas Points Online Mall and Virgin Australia’s Velocity eStore, shoppers earn their bonus points by visiting t...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • Aussie banks rethink credit card points, fees ahead of RBA reform

    Banks across Australia are reviewing their entire credit card portfolios in preparation for the Reserve Bank’s cuts to credit card ‘interchange fees’ from July 1 2017, which are shaping up to have a strong impact on credit card frequent flyer points and associated benefits. Cap...

    POSTED 12 Jan, 2017 30 Comments

  • Are business class upgrades still a great use of Qantas Points?

    SPECIAL REPORT | Using Qantas frequent flyer points to upgrade to premium economy, business class and first class has long been considered one of the best ways to use those points... but with the airline increasing rates from February 2017, do those upgrades still present good value? For ex...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2017 24 Comments

  • January 2017: top five Qantas credit card sign-up deals

    Starting the New Year with a new Qantas credit card can send over 100,000 Qantas frequent flyer points your way from a single card application, with almost half a million Qantas Points on the table across this month's deals from American Express, ANZ, NAB and Westpac. What's more, American Expre...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2017 1 Comment

  • Maximise your credit card points and perks this New Year

    Still stuck for a good New Year’s resolution? Then vow to maximise your credit card frequent flyer points this year, along with the perks and privileges these credit cards can bring! Among the best benefits: free hotel status boosts, travel insurance, complimentary airport lounge access an...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • Earn triple Avios points with British Airways flights to March 31

    British Airways is now offering a triple helping of Avios frequent flyer points for all BA flights through to March 31, 2017. BA Executive Club members have to register before they book, in order to earn that super-sized serve of Avios – so job #1 is to click here and register for this pro...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2017 2 Comments

  • Free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership: 2017 promo code

    Q: How do I join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free? Are there any special 2017 promo codes? A: The promo code FAMILYFREE will activate free membership to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, saving you the nominal $89.50 sign-up fee. This promo code is valid for use through to 31 December ...

    POSTED 30 Dec, 2016 7 Comments

  • Will BP let you choose between Qantas, Virgin Australia points?

    Filling your tank at a BP service station next year may provide the option of earning Qantas or Virgin Australia frequent flyer points at the pump, following BP's $1.8 billion purchase of the Woolworths/Caltex chain. The deal brings all 527 of the Woolworths-branded fuel outlets under the wing o...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2016 6 Comments

  • How to get a Qantas, Virgin Australia frequent flyer status match

    Most frequent flyers achieve their prized Gold or Platinum status the hard way – clocking up endless hours of bum-numbing miles in business class (or, worse, economy). However, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer selected travellers a shortcut to that shiny card using little-known ...

    POSTED 21 Dec, 2016 5 Comments

  • How to get Qantas Lifetime Gold status

    Lifetime Gold status with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program is the goal of many business travellers and high flyers, and with good reason. It means you get all of those prized perks of a Gold-grade member – such as priority check-in, a more generous checked baggage allowance, airport loung...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2016 47 Comments

  • December's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    Christmas may be just around the corner, but there's still time to get yourself a nice present of frequent flyer points via this month's top credit card deals from American Express, ANZ, NAB and Westpac, which put close to half a million Qantas frequent flyer points on the table. As an added bon...

    POSTED 19 Dec, 2016 5 Comments

  • ExpertFlyer: your secret weapon for finding frequent flyer award flights

    Scouring an airline’s website to find and book reward flights using your frequent flyer points can be a tedious process – especially when those options can be limited – but what if there was a faster and simpler way to locate those reward flights? That's just one of the many fe...

    POSTED 19 Dec, 2016 23 Comments

  • December's top Virgin Australia credit card sign-up deals

    Credit cards are a great way to earn frequent flyer points, particularly when signing up for the first time – and this December, you could earn as many as 100,000 Velocity points from a single card application. Australian Business Traveller rounds up this month's top five Virgin Australia ...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2016 0 Comments

  • How to earn frequent flyer points on your Christmas Champagne

    When stocking your cellar with Champagne this Christmas, you could also rake in a stack of Qantas or Virgin Australia frequent flyer points. You can earn up to three frequent flyer points per dollar or even 7,500 points per bottle under a nifty bonus points deal – and pick up some status c...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2016 0 Comments

  • Convert St. George Amplify points: Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles

    Have a credit card linked to the St. George Amplify Rewards program, such as the St. George Amplify Signature Visa? Then you can convert your Amplify Rewards points into Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles to spend on flights and upgrades with Malaysia Airlines, but also on flights with MAS’ On...

    POSTED 8 Dec, 2016 0 Comments

  • Optus inks Flybuys deal for Virgin Australia, Etihad Guest points

    New customers to Optus can pocket up to 20,000 bonus Flybuys points under a new deal with the Coles-backed loyalty program, which can be converted into frequent flyer points with both Virgin Australia and Etihad Guest. Sign up for a new My Prepaid Ultimate service and recharge with $30 to earn a...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2016 3 Comments

  • Melbourne's SkyBus offers Virgin Australia frequent flyer points

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn frequent flyer points on SkyBus tickets to and from Melbourne Airport. Travellers can collect 100 Velocity points when buying a one-way adult ticket and 250 Velocity points on a round-trip fare, with 500 Velocity points for a ...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2016 0 Comments

  • How to book Singapore Airlines flights using United miles

    One of the best ways Australians can spend their United MileagePlus miles is on Star Alliance flights to Asia, with journeys to Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok requiring only 30,000 United miles for a business class ticket with United's partner Singapore Airlines. But there are catches, and pre...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2016 7 Comments

  • The Christmas credit cards you'll want to have in your stocking

    Christmas is just around the corner, and for many people, that means spending big on presents or booking travel to visit loved ones – so why not use that spending to help unlock a serve of frequent flyer points on a new credit card? We've rounded up the hottest deals promising big bonuses ...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2016 0 Comments

  • Qantas trials earning status credits on credit cards

    EXCLUSIVE | Qantas will offer frequent flyers the ability to earn status credits in addition to points when shopping with their credit cards. Under a trial being launched this week and running through to May 2018, selected members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme will collect one 'credit card...

    POSTED 1 Dec, 2016 18 Comments

  • Bankwest unveils Qantas World MasterCard credit card

    EXCLUSIVE | Bankwest has long had a ‘secret’ credit card – the Bankwest Qantas World MasterCard – but unless you were an existing customer chosen for an upgrade, there was never a way to apply for Bankwest’s top plastic. That was, until now. In a rejig of the bank&r...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2016 6 Comments

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