The American Express Explorer Card is, in our opinion, one of the most versatile and value packed credit cards on the market - and to sweeten the deal even further, we've partnered with American Express, who are offering up to 50,000 Membership Rewards points when you apply, are approved, and spend $3,000 on your new card in the first 3 months from the Card approval date. Terms and conditions and eligibility criteria apply. This offer is only available to new card members, who haven’t held an American Express card for 18 months.
On top of the 50k bonus points, Explorer Card holders get a $400 Travel Credit per annum, 2 lounge passes, travel insurance for travel booked on the card, smartphone screen insurance and a great 0% p.a. balance transfer option, all for an annual fee of just $395 - which means if you travel just once a year using the Amex Travel Credit, this card is effectively costing you nothing
Unlike the extravagant (and expensive) Amex Platinum Card aimed at those who earn over $100,000, the Explorer has a much more attainable minimum income of $65,000.
In addition to the above benefits, cardholders also gain complimentary access to the American Express Lounge at Vivid Sydney 2019 where you can enjoy views of the harbour and purchase a range of refreshments.
Let's take a more in depth look at the ins and outs of this card and exclusive offer.
Earn 2 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on purchases except government bodies in Australia where you will earn 1 point per $1 spent
No cap on earn rate. You can earn up to 2 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent, no matter how much you spend each month
Transfer your points to a choice of 8 airlines, including Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines at a 2:1 transfer rate
Receive a $400 Travel Credit each year to use towards any eligible flights, hotels, experiences or car hire booked and paid online with American Express Travel at americanexpress.com.au/travel. You can use this credit to book travel for anyone you choose
Enjoy two complimentary entries per year to the American Express Lounge, located at Sydney International Airport or Melbourne International Airport
Book two consecutive nights' stay and enjoy a hotel credit up to US$100 and a room upgrade, (when available) at properties part of The Hotel Collection
Travel with peace of mind knowing that you'll also enjoy extensive travel insurance for you, your partner, and dependent children when you pay for travel on your American Express Explorer® Credit Card
Medical Emergency Expenses Cover up to $2,500,000 towards medical treatment
Travel Cancellation Cover up to $30,000 in the event your travel is cancelled for specific reasons
Baggage, Money and Documentation Cover up to $10,000 to cover loss or damage to baggage, money or documents
Travel Inconvenience Insurance up to $500 if your flight departure is delayed for four hours or more
To take advantage of this exclusive American Express Explorer offer, apply through the link here.