The top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals for June

The top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals for June

Travellers seeking a more rewarding credit card will find a range of warming winter offers on the table this June, with up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points to be had from a single credit card application.

That's enough for a return business class trip from Sydney to the likes of Tokyo, Shanghai or Beijing – and that's not counting the points that can also be earned from everyday spend as customers continue to use their cards, which can add even more points to your frequent flyer bounty.

Whether you're on the hunt for a solid points-earning Mastercard, Visa or American Express card, here are this month's top public, personal credit card sign-up deals from AMEX, ANZ, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA, Bankwest, Citibank, NAB, Qantas Money, St.George and Westpac.

1. Qantas Premier Titanium Mastercard

Maintaining its lead in first place, Qantas Money's Qantas Premier Titanium Mastercard is offering 150,000 bonus Qantas Points to eligible new customers who apply by August 28 2019 and spend $5,000 within 90 days of approval.

The card carries a high $1,200 annual fee aside a minimum income requirement of $200,000, but provides 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent in Australia up to $12,500 per month (0.5/$1 thereafter), plus an extra two Qantas Points per $1 spent awarded on eligible Qantas charges, such as flight bookings and lounge membership.

Overseas, the earn rate is a flat 2/$1 without points tiering, albeit with a 3% international transaction fee to pay, with two yearly Qantas First Lounge invitations included too, plus the promise of 20% bonus status credits when taking Qantas flights booked using the card, discounts on eligible Qantas flight bookings, and more.

AusBT review: Qantas Money's Qantas Premier Titanium Mastercard

2. American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle, Qantas Premier Platinum

Next in line and offering up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points, the American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle which pairs a Westpac Altitude Black Mastercard with an American Express Westpac Altitude Black Card as a two-card combo, and separately, Qantas Money's Premier Platinum Mastercard.

Westpac's bonus deal is delivered in two parts: the first being 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply for the Black bundle by October 15 2019 and spend $4,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval using the Altitude Black Mastercard (issued and serviced by Westpac).

You could also pocket 40,000 bonus Qantas Points when spending $3,000 on eligible purchases within the same 90-day period using the American Express Westpac Altitude Black Card (issued and serviced by American Express), which also generates 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on most everyday purchases in Australia, uncapped.

Combined, that's up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points: enough for a return Qantas business class trip from Sydney to Hong Kong or Singapore, for example. The Altitude Black Mastercard carries a $250 annual fee; the AMEX, a $199 annual fee; and there's also a $50/year Qantas Rewards fee levied for earning Qantas Points.

At Qantas Money, eligible new Qantas Premier Platinum Mastercard customers who apply by October 31 2019 can earn 20,000 bonus Qantas Points per month for the first six months, when spending at least $1,500 in each of those months: up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points after month six.

There's also a reduced annual fee of $199 in the first year ($299 thereafter), and an earn rate of one Qantas Point per $1 spent on everyday purchases within Australia up to $10,000 per month, reverting to 0.5/$1 thereafter.

3. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black, St.George Amplify Signature, NAB Qantas Signature, Bankwest World

Tempting with offers of 90,000-100,000 bonus Qantas Points, the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa (100,000 points), St.George's Amplify Signature Visa with Qantas Points card (90,000 points), NAB's Qantas Signature Visa (90,000 points), and Bankwest's Qantas World Mastercard (90,000 points).

ANZ's offer tempts with 100,000 bonus Qantas Points and $200 back to your new card, when you apply and spend $4,000 on eligible purchases in the first three months from approval.

You can also earn one Qantas Point per $1 spent on everyday purchases up to and including $7,500 per month – 0.5/$1 thereafter – and despite a total annual fee of $425, the sting to your hip pocket is reduced in the first year thanks to that $200 statement credit, lowering the 'cost' of the annual fee to $225 (again, which appears after spending $4,000 on eligible purchases in the first three months from approval).

With St.George, apply online for the Amplify Signature with Qantas Points card by October 2 2019, pay a reduced annual fee of $179 in the first year (normally $279) and spend $4,000 on purchases within 90 days of card approval to earn 90,000 bonus Qantas Points.

You'll also take home 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent on everyday purchases – plus a 10% 'birthday bonus' awarded in the month of your special day, taking that to 0.825 Qantas Points per $1 spent – with the same bonus points offer also available on the near-identical Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature Visa with Qantas Points and the BankSA Amplify Signature Visa with Qantas Points credit cards when applying online.

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

Next at NAB, its Qantas Rewards Signature Card is promising 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply and spend $4,000 on eligible purchases within 60 days of account opening.

The card's usual $395 annual fee is also reduced to $295 in the first year, with an earn rate of one Qantas Point per $1 spent up to $5,000 per month, and 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 on monthly spends of $5,001-$20,000 with no points awarded thereafter, or on ATO payments at any time.

Finally, Bankwest's recently-revamped Qantas World Mastercard offers 90,000 bonus Qantas points for new customers who apply by August 31 2019 and spend $6,000 on eligible purchases in the first three months from account opening.

The card's usual $270 annual fee is also currently discounted to $135 in the first year, with cardholders now earning one Qantas Point per $1 spent up to $5,000 per month and 0.5/$1 thereafter, with no international transaction fees to pay on overseas purchases.

4. Westpac Altitude Black Mastercard, AMEX Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle, Citi Prestige

Next and with offers of up to 70,000-80,000 Qantas Points, the standalone Westpac Altitude Black Mastercard (up to 80,000 points), the American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle (up to 75,000 points), and the Citi Prestige Qantas Credit card (70,000 points) – here's what you need to know about each deal.

Westpac Altitude Black Mastercard: Separate to the Black bundle offer above, Westpac's Altitude Black Mastercard is also available as a standalone product (without the AMEX), and right now, comes with up to 80,000 bonus Qantas Points for eligible new customers who apply by October 15 2019 and spend $4,000 on purchases within 90 days of card approval, while paying a $250 annual card fee plus the bank's $50/year Qantas Rewards fee to earn Qantas Points.

Eligible purchases generate 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent, excluding ATO payments.

AMEX Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle: Mirroring the Altitude Black Bundle by splitting your bonus points into two distinct servings, new customers could first earn 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when applying for the American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle by October 15 2019 and spending $3,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval using the Altitude Platinum Mastercard (issued and serviced by Westpac).

In addition, you could earn 15,000 bonus Qantas Points after spending $3,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval using the using the American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Card (issued and serviced by American Express), for a grand total of up to 75,000 bonus Qantas Points, as one card application (lodged by October 15 2019) can cover both the American Express card and the Mastercard.

Also as with Westpac's Black-level cards, there's a $50/year Qantas Rewards fee to be paid when earning Qantas Points. Westpac's Altitude Platinum Mastercard attracts a $150 annual card fee, while the American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Card carries its own $49 annual fee.

Citibank: Apply for the Citi Prestige Qantas Credit Card by June 30 2019, and you could grab 70,000 bonus Qantas Points after your first card spend within 90 days from card approval.

You'll pay a total annual fee of $749 – being a base annual fee of $700, plus a $49/year opt-in charge for earning Qantas Points – and through that link-up, can earn 0.5-1.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on purchases, which varies based on where you transact. This excludes government and government-related payments which don't earn points at any time.

5. Westpac Altitude Platinum Mastercard, St.George Amplify Platinum, Qantas AMEX Ultimate, ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum, Citi Signature, Bankwest Qantas Platinum

Rounding out this month's top deals with offers of 50,000-60,000 bonus Qantas Points, the Westpac Altitude Platinum Mastercard (60,000 points), the St.George Amplify Platinum Visa with Qantas Points card (60,000 points), the Qantas AMEX Ultimate Card (55,000 points), the ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum Visa (50,000 points), the Citi Signature Qantas Credit Card (50,000 points), and the Bankwest Qantas Platinum Mastercard (50,000 points) – here's a rundown.

Westpac Altitude Platinum Mastercard: Apply by October 15 2019 and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval to earn 60,000 bonus Qantas points.

You can also earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases, uncapped, aside a $150 annual card fee and a yearly $50 Qantas Rewards fee, bringing the total cost to $200/year.

St.George: apply online for the Amplify Platinum with Qantas Points card by October 2 2019, pay a $99 annual card fee, and spend $2,000 on purchases within 90 days of card approval to earn 60,000 bonus Qantas Points.

You'll also earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on everyday purchases. This same bonus points offer is also available on the near-identical Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum Visa with Qantas Points and the BankSA Amplify Platinum Visa with Qantas Points credit cards when applying online.

American Express: apply for the Qantas AMEX Ultimate Card as a new AMEX card member, pay a $450 annual fee, and spend $3,000 on purchases within the first three months to earn 55,000 bonus Qantas Points, while also earning 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on everyday purchases.

The card also provides a $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year – a voucher that can be used towards a Qantas flight booking via the AMEX website – which offsets the cost of the annual fee for those who'd use it, along with AMEX and Qantas lounge passes (two per year per lounge type), and more.

ANZ: Apply for a new Frequent Flyer Platinum Visa and you could take home 50,000 bonus Qantas Points and $100 back to your new card when you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases in the first three months from approval.

You can also earn 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases up to and including $3,000 per monthly statement period, reverting to 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent thereafter, with a total annual fee of $295.

Citibank: Take out a new Citi Signature Qantas Credit Card by June 30 2019 and you could earn 50,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 on purchases within 90 days from card approval.

There's a reduced annual fee of $248 in the first year (normally $444, including the standard annual fee and a separate yearly fee when earning Qantas Points), and you can earn 0.5-1 Qantas Points per $1 spent on purchases, depending on where you transact – but as with other Citibank cards, that excludes government and government-related charges, which earn no points.

Bankwest: Apply for a new Bankwest Qantas Platinum Mastercard by August 31 2019 and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first three months from account opening to earn 50,000 bonus Qantas Points.

There's also a reduced annual fee of $80 in the first year ($160 thereafter), and the promise of 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent up to $2,500 per month, reverting to 0.3 Qantas Points per $1 spent thereafter until the next monthly statement period, with no foreign transaction fees on overseas spend.

Chris Chamberlin
Chris Chamberlin is a senior journalist with Australian Business Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!
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