• 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 35 Comments

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

    In the market for a new credit card for earning Qantas frequent flyer points? Then get 2018 off to a rewarding start by taking advantage of one of these top deals – with up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points to be earned from a single card application, and over one million bonus points on the t...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2018 20 Comments

  • Aussies missed out on 22 billion points on their Christmas shopping

    Australians spent an estimated $30 billion on credit cards in December, but missed out on earning up to 22.5 billion frequent flyer points on all that Christmas shopping: enough for 80,000 round-the-world trips in business class! Only one third of all Aussie credit card spend attracts Qantas Poi...

    POSTED 12 Jan, 2018 4 Comments

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

    It's the season of giving and only a week until Christmas, so if you've been thinking about a new credit card, why not consider one that includes a gift of bonus points for yourself? After all, if you'll be using the card to buy presents for others or to book your family's holiday travel, you'll...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2017 8 Comments

  • Max your frequent flyer points on electricity, water, gas bills

    When it comes to paying often-hefty insurance and utility bills, some credit cards ‘reward’ you by offering fewer frequent flyer points per dollar spent than you’d fetch on your normal everyday purchases: but some cards rise above the rest by offering full points on these expens...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2017 11 Comments

  • The five best credit cards if you fly with Virgin Australia

    When travelling with Virgin Australia, having the right credit card in your wallet can be the difference between sitting out in the terminal or relaxing in an airport lounge: and in some cases, even between paying for your flight or travelling for free! Let's not forget frequent flyer points eit...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • The best Platinum credit cards for points and perks

    Black-level credit cards are great for earning lots of frequent flyer points and enjoying plenty of high-end perks, but they’re not always easy to qualify for – and that’s where Platinum credit cards come into play. For example, most Platinum credit cards have a minimum income ...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2017 3 Comments

  • Flying with Qantas? Make these credit cards your first choice

    If you regularly take off with Qantas, the right credit card could help maximise the points you earn when booking the ticket, the benefits you’ll get along the way, and in some cases, even the price you’ll pay (or not pay) for your airfares. That’s not to mention the number of ...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2017 1 Comment

  • How to get Star Alliance Gold status after just three flights

    Star Alliance Gold is normally your reward for regularly flying with Star Alliance airlines throughout the year – unlocking perks like airport lounge access, priority check-in and priority boarding – but there’s a handy shortcut that can elevate you to Gold status after taking j...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2017 22 Comments

  • December's top five Virgin Australia Velocity credit card offers

    2017 is almost over but there's still time to stake your claim to a bounty of bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points, offered across a range of new credit cards from American Express, Citibank, NAB and Virgin Money. To be precise, there's exactly 650,000 Velocity points on the table across ...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • The top five credit cards for earning points on petrol

    Filling your car's petrol tank is an easy way to top-up on frequent flyer points as well – and with the right credit card and strategy, you could be earning as many as three frequent flyer points per dollar spent at the bowser. Those points come on top of any you'd earn directly from the p...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2017 5 Comments

  • Qantas launches Qantas Premier Everyday Mastercard

    Qantas is expanding its own-brand credit card family with the Qantas Premier Everyday Mastercard: a low annual fee card with equally modest points earning abilities to slide in under the Qantas Premier Platinum Mastercard. Clocking in at $49 per year, cardholders can pocket 0.75 Qantas Poin...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2017 18 Comments

  • Priority Pass unlocks $36 of food and drink at Melbourne Airport

    Priority Pass’ growing network of affiliated restaurants now includes two locations at Melbourne Airport, where members of the global airport lounge scheme receive a $36 credit towards the cost of their pre-flight meal in place of lounge access. On the list is Bar Pulpo by MoVida, speciali...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2017 14 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

  • The top five credit cards for earning points at the supermarket

    Did you know that you could be earning up to four frequent flyer points per dollar spent at the supermarket, just by paying for your groceries using the right credit card? What's more, the points your credit card provides are served on top of those you'll earn directly through the supermarket's ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • Are credit card annual fees worth the cost?

    Most points-earning credit cards attract an ‘annual fee’, with Platinum and Black cards at the top of the spectrum – but is it actually worth paying hundreds, or even thousands of dollars a year just to keep that shiny piece of plastic in your wallet for another 12 months? The ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2017 10 Comments

  • How Westpac's latest credit card changes will affect you

    $50 yearly fee to earn Qantas Points No points cap on Platinum cards Changes to Altitude Black earn rate, annual fee Westpac is reshuffling its Altitude credit cards deck and dealing out some surprisingly good news: some spenders will fork out less in fees to earn more points, with ot...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2017 14 Comments

  • Top 10 credit cards for earning points on your Christmas spend

    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 those purchases to help unlock a serve of frequent flyer points on a new credit card? It’s not just a one-off Christmas bounty up for g...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • G&C Mutual Bank reduces Qantas credit card frequent flyer points

    IN BRIEF | G&C Mutual Bank is dialling back the number of frequent flyer points customers can earn on its Qantas Platinum Visa credit card from December 1 2017. As of next month, the earn rate drops from one Qantas Point per dollar spent to 0.85 Qantas Points per dollar spent, with a new mon...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • Earn bonus Qantas Points on Mastercard spend with My Card Offers

    Qantas is trialling a new My Card Offers platform in partnership with Mastercard, allowing Qantas Frequent Flyer members to scoop up bonus points on in-store purchases at participating retailers by ‘linking’ their Mastercard credit or debit card to their Qantas Frequent Flyer account....

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2017 4 Comments

  • Best credit cards for earning Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles

    Compared to Virgin Australia Velocity points, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles aren't as widely collected by Aussie travellers – but for those jetting off from Hong Kong or Shanghai to London with Virgin Atlantic, or regularly zipping between the USA and the UK, they're a handy thing to ha...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2017 0 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

  • November's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals

    With this month's top Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card offers placing a precise 600,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, now is a very rewarding time to switch to a new credit card: especially if the card you're currently using is now giving you fewer frequent flyer points ...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2017 3 Comments

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

    It might only be November, but Christmas is just around the corner: and if you're already in the market for a new credit card, why not give yourself an early Christmas present by taking home a hoard of bonus frequent flyer points to spend on your next holiday getaway? Across this month's top off...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2017 15 Comments

  • Earn up to 1.2 Qantas Points per dollar spent with an HSBC Visa

    HSBC credit card customers can earn 20% more frequent flyer points on purchases until the end of the year thanks to the bank’s latest promotion, giving HSBC Platinum Qantas Visa cardholders up to 1.2 Qantas Points per dollar on eligible everyday spend until the New Year begins. It works li...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2017 8 Comments

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