• How to get Radisson Rewards Gold status from American Express

    Have the American Express Platinum Charge Card? You can get a boost to Gold status in the Radisson Rewards program – formerly known as Club Carlson – giving you perks at Radisson, Radisson Blu, Radisson Collection, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn and Country Inn hotels. Among thos...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2018 4 Comments

  • Top tips for spending your American Express credit card travel credit

    Many American Express cards include ‘travel credits’ every year – essentially a travel voucher that you can spend on bookings made through American Express – and while you can typically cash these in these on flights, hotels or car hire, some of these bookings can prove mo...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2018 9 Comments

  • What could you do with 100,000 Qantas frequent flyer points?

    There are plenty of ways to spend Qantas frequent flyer points, but when you have a cool 100,000 Qantas Points to burn – such as on offer right now with a new Qantas American Express Ultimate credit card – some approaches let you travel further, more often or in more comfort than othe...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2018 5 Comments

  • Five secret perks of the American Express Platinum Charge Card

    The American Express Platinum Charge Card is loaded with perks – beginning with unlimited Virgin Australia, Delta, Centurion and Plaza Premium airport lounge access, just for starters – but many of the benefits aren’t widely known, let alone mentioned on the AMEX website. Wheth...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2018 32 Comments

  • Your guide to Westpac's Altitude Rewards credit card program

    With airline partners ranging from Virgin Australia right through to Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and Air New Zealand, Westpac’s credit card-linked Altitude Rewards program gives travellers the freedom to choose how and where they earn and spend frequent flyer point...

    POSTED 8 Dec, 2017 8 Comments

  • Last chance: convert your points to Velocity for a 15-30% bonus

    The clock is ticking: today is your last chance to convert your credit card, Flybuys or hotel loyalty points into Virgin Australia Velocity points with a 15-30% bonus – so if you haven't already shipped your points across, stop what you're doing and get it done! Even if you were organised ...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2017 11 Comments

  • How to earn bonus frequent flyer points with AMEX Local Champion

    American Express’ Local Champion game is your ticket to earning an extra frequent flyer point per dollar spent in the places you shop the most: whether that’s the supermarket, your favourite local restaurant or café, or with retailers and other service providers across Australi...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2017 8 Comments

  • AMEX Offers: how your American Express card can save you money

    American Express cardholders can save hundreds of dollars each year by taking advantage of AMEX Offers: a free program open to most Australian AMEX users, whether their card is directly issued by American Express Australia, or by Commonwealth Bank, NAB or Westpac. The concept is simple: most off...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2017 1 Comment

  • Earn up to 100 status credits with AMEX Velocity Platinum Card

    Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn 100 bonus status credits each year through the American Express Velocity Platinum credit card. Unlike frequent flyer points, status credits can’t be spent on reward flights or upgrades to business class: instead, they’re u...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2017 8 Comments

  • Getting the most from the ANZ Rewards credit card program

    ANZ partners with a variety of frequent flyer programs to let its cardholders earn points on every credit card transaction they make, from Virgin Australia Velocity to neighbouring Air New Zealand Airpoints through to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and even Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. Members of th...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2017 3 Comments

  • Best ways to spend 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Gateway points

    American Express Explorer and Business Explorer cardholders can convert their Membership Rewards Gateway credit card points into frequent flyer points with eight partner airlines and two hotel chains: but which of these programs present the best value for savvy spenders? With AMEX Business Explo...

    POSTED 11 Aug, 2017 5 Comments

  • Double-dip on credit card points with an additional cardholder

    One of the easiest ways to earn frequent flyer points is to pay for your everyday purchases using a points-earning credit card – and to maximise the number of points you can earn, adding your partner or spouse to your credit card account as an ‘additional cardholder’ can be a gr...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2017 11 Comments

  • Best credit cards for earning Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme is a favourite among savvy spenders, particularly for using miles to fly in business class or even first class to Singapore and beyond. Earning those miles in Australia couldn’t be easier, thanks to a range of KrisFlyer-earning cred...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2017 9 Comments

  • How to maximise your credit card points before the RBA apocalypse

    With the Reserve Bank of Australia moving to cap credit card ‘interchange fees’ from July 1 2017, many Aussie banks are cutting the number of frequent flyer points that can be earned per dollar spent: but that’s no reason your own pile of points should stop growing! Read: How t...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2017 7 Comments

  • The five best credit cards for booking Virgin Australia flights

    When booking your next Virgin Australia domestic or international flight, why settle for earning just one frequent flyer point per dollar spent from your credit card – or even less – when you could be reeling in up to 2.5 Velocity points per dollar spent instead? Better yet, those cr...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • How to maximise your KrisFlyer miles via ANZ Rewards credit cards

    Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles are a popular choice for savvy travellers, and thanks to a quirky web of partnerships between the ANZ Rewards program, Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines, there’s a nifty way to boost the number of KrisFlyer miles you can earn on your everyday spends....

    POSTED 2 May, 2017 5 Comments

  • The best credit cards for earning Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles

    Malaysia Airlines' Enrich frequent flyer program unlocks some great-value business class flights with Oneworld airlines including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and more – and earning Enrich miles from your credit card spend couldn't be easier! American Express, Bank of Melbourn...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2017 1 Comment

  • How to buy a car using your frequent flyer credit card

    Credit cards are a great way to earn frequent flyer points every day, but using one to buy your next car could be a boon for your points balance. That’s because credit cards award points based on how many dollars you’ve spent – so charging a high-value purchase like a shiny set...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2016 19 Comments

  • How to turn your credit card points into frequent flyer points

    Most Australian credit cards allow customers to earn frequent flyer points with Qantas, Virgin Australia and other airlines – and in many cases, the equivalent loyalty programs of hotel chains such as Hilton and Starwood. But often, you'll start by picking up 'reward points' in the card's ...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2016 7 Comments

  • Your guide to ANZ Black credit card Veloce airport lounge scheme

    ANZ Frequent Flyer Black and ANZ Rewards Black cardholders enjoy unlimited access to over 60 airport lounges in 48 cities with even more on the way, courtesy of the bank’s tie-up with the Véloce Lounges program. Not to be confused with Virgin Australia Velocity, Véloce is an ...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2016 28 Comments

  • Five ways to avoid the Qantas credit card booking surcharge

    With Qantas set to replace fixed-price credit card surcharges with a variable 1.3% fee, travellers on the more expensive tickets – including international business class and premium economy – will be faced with up to a $70 fee for paying with their credit card, up from the current $30...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2016 16 Comments

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