• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The best Mastercard, Visa credit cards to pair with your AMEX

    American Express is accepted in many places, but there are still times when you’ll need to swipe your Mastercard or Visa instead – and that’s where having a solid back-up option to your AMEX card can keep you earning a respectable number of points. Australian Business Traveller...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2017 10 Comments

  • Top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals

    In the market for a new credit card with a sizeable chunk of bonus points on the side? Then peruse these latest offers from American Express, ANZ, Bank of Melbourne, Citibank, HSBC, Qantas Money, St. George and Westpac, with collectively place over 700,000 Qantas Points on the table. Even one ca...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 4 Comments

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

    On the hunt for a new credit card that delivers Qantas Frequent Flyer points? Then take a look at the latest offers from American Express, ANZ, Citibank, HSBC, St. George and Westpac, which collectively place almost 700,000 Qantas Points on the table. You could even earn as many as 100,000 Qanta...

    POSTED 10 May, 2017 6 Comments

  • HSBC adopts Apple Pay iPhone, Apple Watch payments

    HSBC customers can now link their HSBC Visa and MasterCard credit cards to Apple Pay to make purchases using their iPhone or Apple Watch wherever contactless payments are accepted, without needing to carry their physical HSBC credit card. To get started, simply open the Wallet app on your compat...

    POSTED 2 May, 2017 0 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

  • Convert HSBC Rewards points into Velocity frequent flyer points

    HSBC credit cardholders can convert their HSBC Rewards points into Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points to book free flights or upgrades to premium economy and business class. Whether your wallet wields an HSBC Platinum or Premier card, points are converted on a 2:1 basis and in ...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2016 1 Comment

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

    It's raining Qantas frequent flyer points this October with American Express, ANZ, Citibank, NAB and Westpac all putting their best foot forward with a whopping 420,000 Qantas Points on the table between these five deals. You probably wouldn't apply for each and every card, but even just one app...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2016 7 Comments

  • September's sweetest Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals

    You could be swimming in Qantas frequent flyer points this September by applying for a new credit card from American Express, ANZ, Citibank or HSBC, with a mighty 285,000 Qantas Points on the table between them. But more reasonably, just a single card application could return as many as 80,000 Q...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2016 0 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

  • The top five credit cards for hotel perks and privileges

    Many credit cards offer predictable perks like travel insurance and airport lounge access, but a select few also make sure you’re taken care of after your flight through great hotel benefits like free room upgrades and breakfast for every day of your stay. Some cards achieve this by unlock...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2016 12 Comments

  • Fast-track to SPG Gold status with these five credit cards

    Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status usually comes as your reward for spending 25 nights or making 10 stays each year at hotels like Westin, St. Regis, Sheraton and W, but there’s a sneaky way to fast-track to Gold after spending just one night at a Starwood hotel. That’s thanks to a...

    POSTED 17 Feb, 2016 13 Comments

  • Your mid-February frequent flyer wrap

    It’s been a busy fortnight in the world of frequent flyer programs with both Qantas and Virgin Australia gaining new points partners in Vodafone and Sendle, respectively, with Qantas also toying with the idea of frequent flyer upgrades on American Airlines flights. Added to that, this Febr...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • The week's top news for frequent flyers

    Travellers seeking Virgin Australia Velocity points from their credit card spend are in luck this month with a 15% transfer bonus on offer throughout November, while HSBC is delivering a bonus of its own to the tune of 25% on all spend until December 31 2015. Also in this week’s wrap, Citi...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2015 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia inks frequent flyer points partnership with HSBC

    HSBC Platinum and Premier credit card customers can now earn Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on their everyday spends. Additionally, cardholders who have already notched up points in HSBC’s Rewards Plus scheme can too convert those into Velocity Points from today. You&rsqu...

    POSTED 1 Sep, 2015 6 Comments

  • This week's wrap for Qantas, Virgin Australia, AA frequent flyers

    It’s big news this week for travellers collecting frequent flyer points on their credit card spend, with American Express serving up a staggering 100,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points with selected new credit cards, while HSBC is changing the everyday earning rates of its Qantas Platinum...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2015 0 Comments

  • Woolworths Everyday Rewards Qantas credit card annual fee hike

    From later this month, the Woolworths Everyday Rewards Qantas MasterCard – currently one of Australia’s best credit cards for earning Qantas frequent flyer points on the cheap – will see a sharp rise in annual fees. And, if you have your partner attached to the card, you’...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2014 1 Comment

  • The best credit cards for international travellers

    When it comes to spending abroad, not all credit cards are created equal. It’s easy to be stung by international transaction fees upwards of 3.4%, but a few cards charm and delight travellers with either no forex fees or bonus frequent flyer points on their foreign spend. Depending on how...

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2014 11 Comments

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