• Revised American Express points transfer rate for SPG, Marriott

    With the imminent merger of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs, American Express is revising the conversion rate for transferring American Express Membership Rewards credit card points into the new combined hotel loyalty scheme. The revamped rates kick in from August...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 15 Comments

  • One year on from the RBA points apocalypse: the best cards of 2018

    July 1 marks one year since the Reserve Bank of Australia introduced a cap on domestic credit card ‘interchange fees’, which prompted almost every Aussie bank and credit card issuer to rethink their points-earning plastic: hiking fees, cutting back those points or even a combination o...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2018 26 Comments

  • Is Qantas planning a Premier Black credit card?

    Qantas looks set to to release a black edition of its Premier credit card following up the successful 2017 launch of the Premier platinum card. The airline has conducted a series of invitation-only workshops to sound out current Qantas Premier platinum cardholders on the appeal of a more ex...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 43 Comments

  • Westpac makes it easier to earn up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points

    New Westpac cardholders applying for an American Express Westpac Altitude Black bundle will find it even easier to score up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points – or 120,000 bonus Altitude points, equal to 60,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points – under the bank’s latest card off...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2018 20 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank axes American Express credit cards

    EXCLUSIVE | The Commonwealth Bank will stop issuing new American Express credit cards later this year and will cancel all existing CBA American Express cards in Australia before year's end. All current customers will find their CommBank Awards American Express cards disabled from November 1 2018...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 26 Comments

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for June 2018

    With over 700,000 bonus Velocity points on the table this month from a range of top credit card offers and as many as 120,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application, switching to a new credit card can be an easy way to top-up your points balance, while also keeping the poi...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • June's best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    It may be the beginning of winter, but that's no reason for your frequent flyer points to freeze over: particularly when this month's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals have over 1.2 million Qantas Points on the table – up to 120,000 bonus points from a single card applicat...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • AMEX expands Lufthansa lounge access for Platinum, Centurion

    American Express customers with a Platinum Charge Card or the invitation-only Centurion Card can now access selected Lufthansa business class, Senator and first class lounges at its Frankfurt Airport hub, joining Lufthansa’s Munich lounges which were already open to AMEX cardholders. Cover...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • The best AMEX cards for earning and redeeming Velocity points

    American Express cards can be some of Australia’s most rewarding when it comes to earning Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points – not just when you apply for a new card, but as you continue to swipe it year-round when charging your everyday personal or business purchases. I...

    POSTED 31 May, 2018 6 Comments

  • The best credit cards for earning Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

    Offering generous redemption rates for international business class and first class flights with Singapore Airlines and its network of Star Alliance airline partners, the KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme is a favourite among savvy travellers looking to maximise their points while flying in luxury....

    POSTED 25 May, 2018 1 Comment

  • The best AMEX cards for earning and redeeming Qantas Points

    Whether you’re in the market for a new personal credit card or want to maximise the points you can earn on your business’ everyday spends, American Express cards can be a very rewarding option: both at sign-up and when continuing to use the card year-round. Taking into account each c...

    POSTED 22 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Best Australian credit cards for Priority Pass airport lounge access

    The independent Priority Pass program provides members with airport lounge access across the globe when travelling with any airline, and a host of Australian credit cards include complimentary Priority Pass membership among their package of perks, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars a year...

    POSTED 21 May, 2018 14 Comments

  • The top credit cards for earning Virgin Australia Velocity points

    Want to maximise the number of Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points you’re earning on everyday credit card purchases? Then take a look at the cards below, which offer some of Australia’s highest earning rates in the Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme. By using the right card i...

    POSTED 18 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • How St. George's annual 'birthday bonus' boosts your points by 10%

    Please note: This offer has expired. The St. George Amplify Signature Visa credit card offers a nifty gift every year around the time of your birthday: a 10% bonus on all the credit card points you’ve earned over the past year. It’s an easy way to take your points haul to the next l...

    POSTED 17 May, 2018 0 Comments

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

    Looking to maximise your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card points with a shiny new piece of plastic? Then take a look at this month’s top deals, which place over 700,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with as many as 120,000 bonus points from a single card applicatio...

    POSTED 11 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • The best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals this May

    If you’re hunting for a new Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card, this month’s top offers place over 1.2 million bonus Qantas Points on the table, with as many as 120,000 points to be had from a single card application. As it happens, many of the cards with the highest bonus point offer...

    POSTED 9 May, 2018 7 Comments

  • These credit cards get you into Qantas Club airport lounges

    With the right credit card in your wallet, you won't need a business class ticket or a Gold frequent flyer card to get inside Qantas' domestic and international airport lounges – you can instead use one of the lounge passes your card provides, which are super easy to get your hands on. In ...

    POSTED 4 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • How to plan and book free Virgin Australia flights via AMEX, ANZ

    Both the AMEX Velocity Platinum Card and the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa include a complimentary return Virgin Australia flight every year to help offset their annual fees – and it’s a great perk, provided you put it to good use. Here’s how you can plan and book that fre...

    POSTED 27 Apr, 2018 15 Comments

  • 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

  • Westpac opens new American Express cards to the public

    Westpac’s next-gen American Express cards are now available for open application, following a soft launch in January exclusively by invitation for existing customers. Being issued directly by American Express Australia instead of Westpac, these cards aren’t subject to the same crippl...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2018 13 Comments

  • Where can you use complimentary Virgin Australia lounge passes?

    Some high-end credit cards offer Virgin Australia lounge passes every year as one of their many perks: but when, where and how can you use these passes to enjoy an airport lounge visit? Here’s what you need to know about these lounge passes, such as given to Velocity Silver frequent flyers...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2018 7 Comments

  • What could you do with 75,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points?

    ANZ’s offer of 75,000 bonus Qantas Points attached to its Frequent Flyer Black Visa credit card has been around for a while, but it’s still a generous deal, and there are plenty of good ways to put those points to good use. Right off the bat, that 75k bonus could unlock: a return ...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to earn an easy 100,000+ points for your business

    If you run your own business, the bills and expenses you’re already paying every day could be your ticket to free flights and upgrades to business class, just by paying for those expenses using a points-earning credit card or charge card. Better yet, you can get your points balance off to ...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Last chance: pocket 100,000 bonus points from American Express

    Want to earn a cool 100,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points or 100,000 Membership Rewards points from American Express? Then you’ll need to act fast, with both these offers running only until April 9. With Qantas, that’s enough points for a return upgrade from economy to business ...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2018 9 Comments

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

    On the hunt for a new Velocity-earning credit card with a fistful of Virgin Australia frequent flyer points attached? Then take a peek at this month's top credit card offers, which place almost 700,000 bonus points on the table this April, with up to 120,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a...

    POSTED 6 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

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