Quality credit card bonuses are getting harder and harder to come by as margins on card transactions tighten but the two latest offers from American Express are as compelling as they come.
The American Express Qantas Ultimate Card is consistently a great option with a huge 55,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points, when you apply, are approved, and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. Eligible for new Card Members only.
This card is a must-have for Qantas Frequent flyers with an uncapped 2.25 points earned on Qantas spend, and 1.25 points earned per dollar on regular spending. With a $450 Qantas travel credit that covers the $450 annual fee, two complimentary passes to the American Express Lounge per year, and two complimentary Qantas lounge passes, this card is a ripper.
For those looking for a great bonus on a card with a more affordable annual fee ($249), American Express is also offering 30,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you apply, are approved, and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months on their American Express Premium Card (eligible for new Card Members only).
Even if international travel is off the cards for a while, there has never been a better time to explore Australia (or accumulate points for a big overseas trip in the future).
So where can 55,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points take you in Australia?
- Between Melbourne & Sydney 7 times (8,000 points each way + taxes & fees)
- Sydney to Hamilton Island return for two people (96,000 points + taxes & fees)
- Melbourne or Sydney to Perth three times one way (18,000 points each way + taxes & fees)
Here’s a quick overview of all the things you need to know about the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
- Receive 55,000 Qantas Points when you apply, are approved, and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. This offer is available to new Card Members, as well as Bank-issued American Express companion cardholder.
- Earn 1.25 Qantas Points for every $1 spent on Card purchases, except spend at government bodies in Australia where you will earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
- Earn 1 additional Qantas Point per $1 spent on selected Qantas products and services in Australia.
- $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year.
- Annual card fee of $450 p.a.
- Two passes to the American Express Lounge at Sydney or Melbourne International Airport
- Two complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations each year after your first Card spend on selected Qantas products and services.
- Complimentary Qantas Wine Premium Membership.
- Complimentary domestic and international travel insurance.
- $65,000 minimum annual income.
If you’ve been looking for an uncapped Qantas linked credit card to earn points on your daily spend, especially if that includes regular Qantas purchases, the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card is about as good as you can get without stepping up to the American Express Platinum Card.
To apply for the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card, click here.
While you’re here, check out our video of the brand new American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport below.
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