• Velocity Daily: earn extra Virgin Australia points with your Visa card

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn extra Velocity points on Visa credit and debit card purchases at participating businesses through the new Velocity Daily scheme. Launched in ‘trial mode’ this week and similar in concept to Qantas’ My Card Of...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2018 2 Comments

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

    Need a boost to your frequent flyer points balance after a nice Easter holiday? Then take a look at this month's top Qantas credit card sign-up offers, which deliver as many as 120,000 bonus Qantas Points from a single card application, with over 1.2 million bonus frequent flyer points on the tab...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2018 13 Comments

  • How to get Hilton Honors Gold status from American Express

    If you have the American Express Platinum Charge Card, you can quickly elevate yourself to Gold status in the Hilton Honors program: unlocking perks like free daily breakfast, space-available room upgrades and more, at hotels such as Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and DoubleTree by Hilton. Howe...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2018 7 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

  • The best credit cards for global airport lounge access

    International travel can be tiring, but even if you’re flying forward in premium economy, airport lounge access is rarely included as part of the parcel – and that’s where the right credit card (or charge card) comes in handy, to help you relax and unwind before your flight. Wh...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2018 4 Comments

  • These credit cards offer free travel vouchers every year

    Nobody likes paying credit card annual fees, but some cards lessen the sting by giving you free 'travel credits' every year, to spend on flights, hotel stays or car hire, the value of which can often surpass the annual fee paid. For example, if your card has a $195 annual fee but a $200 travel c...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2018 19 Comments

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

    Does your Velocity Frequent Flyer balance need a little boost before you can unlock your next free flight or upgrade to business class? Then take a look at this month's top credit card offers, which place over three quarters of a million Velocity points on the table for successful applicants. Ri...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

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

    The leaves may soon start falling from the trees, but so far this autumn, Australia's credit card sign-up deals remain as hot as summer, with up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points from a single card application, and almost 1.5 million bonus frequent flyer points on the table from these offers alone. ...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2018 19 Comments

  • HSBC’s Frequent Values perk offers discounts on dining, travel

    Australian HSBC credit card customers can now save money on dining, travel, activities and more thanks to complimentary membership in the Frequent Values program run by Entertainment Publications: the company behind the better-known Entertainment Books. Among the perks are discounts of 20% at th...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

  • Five secret lounge perks of the AMEX Platinum charge card

    Savvy travellers know that an American Express Platinum charge card grants unlimited access to Virgin Australia, Delta and Priority Pass airport lounges, plus AMEX’s own-brand facilities such as at Sydney Airport. But here's something else: the AMEX Platinum charge card also opens the...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 19 Comments

  • Pick up 80,000 bonus Qantas Points on the Westpac Altitude Black card

    Westpac is now tempting shoppers with an offer of 80,000 bonus Qantas Points on a new Westpac Altitude Black World Mastercard – more than enough for a return business class trip between Australia’s east coast and New Zealand, or an upgrade from business class to first class from Sydne...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 8 Comments

  • The best credit cards for frequent flyers with Singapore Airlines

    If you often travel with Singapore Airlines, having the right credit card (or charge card) in your wallet can help you earn more points for free flights and upgrades, and could even be your ticket to airport lounge access in Australia, Singapore and further afield. Such cards are particularly us...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2018 16 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

  • Macquarie Bank cuts credit card Qantas frequent flyer points

    Macquarie Bank customers will soon earn fewer Qantas frequent flyer points on their Macquarie Platinum Visa, with the card’s current earning rate taking a dive next month. Presently, shoppers receive one Qantas Point per $1 spent up to $2,500 per month, and 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent t...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2018 5 Comments

  • When a Platinum credit card trumps a Black card

    While Black-level credit cards generally represent a bank’s best plastic, Platinum credit cards can sometimes be a good alternative – offering many of the same benefits as a Black card, but at a lower ongoing cost. Whether you’re aiming for points, perks or both from your shiny...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2018 15 Comments

  • Back to business: the best AMEX cards for business owners, employees

    With the holiday season now behind you, you’ll be well and truly back into the swing of things – but when planning for the busy business year ahead, don’t forget to map out your business’ frequent flyer strategy as well, to earn points that can slash your travel costs or p...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2018 2 Comments

  • NAB scraps Virgin Australia Velocity credit cards

    NAB has retired its branded Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit cards as the bank shifts its focus to its own-brand NAB Rewards cards instead. This means you can no longer apply for the NAB Velocity Rewards Visa, or the NAB Velocity Rewards Premium (Platinum) Visa as a new customer &...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2018 0 Comments

  • Woolworths cuts credit card Qantas frequent flyer points

    Woolworths Money customers will collect fewer Qantas frequent flyer points on their credit card spends from April 1, when the Woolworths Qantas Platinum Visa card takes on new frequent flyer earning rates. Currently, the card delivers one Qantas Point per $1 spent up to $2,500 per monthly statem...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2018 9 Comments

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

    With over three quarters of a million Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on the table, this month's top credit card deals from American Express, Citibank, NAB and Virgin Money deliver some serious points to those in the market for a new credit card. You could earn as many as 120,000...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2018 7 Comments

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

    Summer may be nearing its end but Australia's credit card deals are really starting to heat up, with up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points to be had from a single card application, and over one million bonus frequent flyer points on the table from these offers alone. Take a peek at this month's top ...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2018 13 Comments

  • AMEX Platinum Business Card packs 150,000 frequent flyer point bonus

    Business owners can get their hands on a whopping 150,000 bonus frequent flyer points for Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and seven other leading airlines by taking out a new American Express Platinum Business charge card. That's enough for: two round-trip business class tri...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Qantas AMEX Ultimate credit card’s 100,000 frequent flyer point bonus

    American Express is once again offering 100,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points for eligible new cardholders with its top-of-the-line Qantas AMEX Ultimate credit card – more than enough for a business class flight to Asia at 60,000 points, with plenty to spare! Better yet, you can scoop...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2018 31 Comments

  • Westpac launches new, invitation-only American Express credit cards

    Westpac customers can now apply for the bank’s new Westpac-branded American Express cards issued directly by American Express Australia – but at this stage, applications are available by invitation only. That’s because the application process requires a unique ‘personal o...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2018 35 Comments

  • The hottest Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals this January

    With a solid 700,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on the table across this month’s top offers from American Express, Citibank, NAB, Virgin Money and Westpac, 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for frequent flyer points, so make sure you don’t miss the boat!...

    POSTED 23 Jan, 2018 0 Comments

  • Building your portfolio of credit cards for 2018

    With so many banks cutting credit card frequent flyer points during 2017, that fantastic piece of plastic in your wallet mightn’t be as rewarding as before: and if you’re still using it to pay for your everyday purchases, you could be missing out on valuable points every time you shop...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2018 21 Comments

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