expired [Rego Capped] AmEx Statement Credits: Qantas (Spend $300+/$50), Hilton (Spend $400+/$120), Rydges & Atura (Spend $250+/$50)

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9/4/18: Registrations capped for new enrolments

Qantas Online

Spend $300 or more, get $50 back
Valid until 28/04/2018

Save the offer to your eligible Card and spend $300 or more on flights, in one or more transactions, online only at www.qantas.com by 28/04/2018 to receive one $50 credit. Limited to the first 30,000 Cards to save the offer. Exclusions apply.

Hilton

Spend AU$400 or more, get AU$120 back
Valid until 30/06/2018

Save offer to Card, book direct with Hilton in Australia & New Zealand, spend $400 or more, in one or more transactions by 30/6/2018 to receive a $120 credit, valid once per property, up to 10 properties. Limited to 25,000 Cards to save. Exclusions apply.

Rydges and Atura Hotels

Spend $250 or more, get $50 back
Valid until 15/05/2018

Save the offer to your eligible Card and spend $250 or more, in one or more transactions, online or in-person at Australian properties of Rydges and Atura Hotels by 15/05/2018 to receive one $50 credit. Limited to first 15,000 Cards. Exclusions apply.


Qantas Online and Hilton offers are part of American Express Vivid Sydney 2018 offers

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Referrer: 40,000 Reward Points
Referee: 30,000 Reward Points with 3 purchases outside DJ in 1 month

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Referrer: 60,000 Reward Points
Referee: 50,000 Reward Points with 3 purchases outside DJ in 1 month

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  • +1 vote

    Thanks forumninja. Always an excellent post to wake up to.

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    Am i reading the hilton one correct? I can use this 10 times, once per property if i pay at the property? But I only get one online booking. Also only gift cards online are excluded, so you could go to 10 different hilton hotels and buy a gift card at each?

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      "Offer is limited to ten credits per Card to which the offer is saved, and limited to one credit per Card for pre-paid online bookings. Spend must be made on the Card to which the offer is saved to qualify."

      Does hilton sell physical hilton giftcards? never seen them before..

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        They may not - was just an assumption that they do.

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          well the terms do state that a card can receive up to 10 credits at 10 different properties. Sounds like a great offer, just doesn't apply to me..

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        yes they do sell hilton giftcards. you can buy them at the counter.

        (I checked during one of the similar deals about 2 years ago … so it is possible that has changed and they have scrapped that although i would be surprised if they did )

        EDIT: my bad … seems they have changed this according to feedback from other comments below. Giftcards only be purchased online

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      I’m guessing the catch is pay at the hotel rates are sometimes more expensive than prepay online?

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      Stack the Amex deal with the Hilton up to 30% off sale that is finishing on 29 June 2018.

      I ended up getting Executive Club rooms during 3 day Melbourne Cup weekend (in Sydney Hilton) for ~$253 per night (after Amex deal split across two cards).

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    What’s the best Amex to get for these deals. I always get fomo when they are posted.

    • +12 votes

      Depends on your spending levels and what sign on bonuses are available at the moment.

      As a Frugal person, it's not worth it for me to have an AMEX with an annual fee. There are three no-fee AMEX cards of which I think the Essentials is the best because you accrue AMEX points which are more flexible than Qantas or Velocity points.

      If you're an accountant or pharmacist, you can get a gold card. There might be other professions that canbget the gold card as well. It's basically the same as an Essentials but thisbway you can have 2 cards to take advantage of the deals.

      Sometimes the Explorer has a 100k points sign on bonus. It is worth it to get that for the bonus and then cancel it before the start of the second year and then get a no-fee card.

      Hope that helps. Also remember to use an Ozbargain referral link so that everyone wins!

      • +1 vote

        Good on you Hogg.

        • +1 vote

          Thanks MathNerd. I didn't even know 'referral solicitations' were against the rules but it just felt wrong to do so.

          Just trying my best to live an ethical life.

        • +1 vote

          @Hogg: You've given solid information as well as encourage use of the random referral link. That's a big plus for you, as you can see by the upvotes your comment has gained.
          Again, good work.

    • +11 votes

      I generally agree with Hogg's comment.

      I would recommend the AMEX Explorer if you can meet the first dot point below:

      • If you expect to travel at least once per year (and spend $400+ on your flight ticket), then the AMEX Explorer is the best option. You pay a $395 annual fee, but also get $400 Travel Credit. If you travel at least once a year, it's likely you'd be spending the $400 anyway
      • The Travel Credit does not have to be used on you specifically, so a family member could use this
      • Alternatively, if you were willing to sell this ($300-350 in Ozbargain Classified), you could consider the annual fee an "effective" $50-100, which is still worth it for a card like this
      • As an added bonus you get 2x AMEX Lounge Passes per calendar year, which is good for those departing internationally from Melbourne or Sydney, or those transiting in Melbourne or Sydney
      • There's currently a 100k bonus points promotion on the AMEX Explorer upon meeting the required spend threshold
      • A fantastic ongoing points earn rate - equivalent of 1.5 Frequent Flyer points per dollar everywhere AMEX is accepted
      • Travel Insurance, Smartphone Screen Insurance, Car Hire Insurance - you would only get Smartphone Screen Insurance on the free card
      • With just the first dot point alone, this card is effectively "fee free" and therefore worth it

      If you travel at least once a year but don't spend $400, then I'd recommend the Platinum Edge as the alternative.

      Cheaper annual fee of $195 with a $200 Travel Credit, but no AMEX lounge access and less insurances, but better points earn rate at supermarkets and a slightly more valuable points system overall.

      If you don't meet dot point one above, I'd agree the AMEX Essential is the best option.

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        Pretty much exactly what I was going to say, but you did it in a much more organised fashion. Annual fees can be off-putting, but are absolutely better value if you are strategic about how you use them.

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        Thanks, this comment has illuminated everyone with the best information :)

      • +1 vote

        And travel isn't just restricted to a flight ticket - you could spend a night or two away at a hotel as well.

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        Hmmm, would Qantas American Express Ultimate Card be better than the Amex Explorer?

  • +1 vote

    Dam has to be Hilton Au/NZ :( I need America

    • +2 votes

      Yeh damn i was very excited because I was going to book europe hotels with this deal but alas! Has anyone booked international hotels with this kind of deal and amex credit still comes through?

      • +2 votes

        Yes i tried with Hilton in Bali but no credit.

        When you make a prepaid online reservation the payment is not taken by Hilton, they send your payment information to the selected Hotel and the hotel will process the payment manually. So booking an overseas hotel through the Australian Hilton site won't help.

  • +4 votes

    Argg!
    Just booked my Qantas flight by Amex yesterday.

  • +2 votes

    I'm upvoting because forumninja but damn none if the AMEX deals this year have been relevant to me.

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    For the Hilton offer, is it possible to split payment across multiple Amex cards. I don’t see anything about this in the terms.

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      If you're paying at the hotel yes, not if you book an advance purchase stay (cheaper) online.

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        wouldnt reserving online and paying at hotel count too? That's what most people do anyway right?

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          Yes. You're still paying at the hotel. I mean the advance purchase non-changable etc ones that are charged online when you book as opposed to at check out. You can't split payment on the website.

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        You could book each night with a different Amex card. Good opportunity to splurge on a suite.

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          but then you'd have to check out at 11 and check back in at 3 every day :S

        • +2 votes

          @SmiTTy: not if you email the hotel and tell them to stitch your separate itineraries together. I just did this for a HK hotel - 10 nights booked with 10 different cards. Checked in and checked out once during the stay.

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    Anyone know if Hilton sells gift card and would it be included in the promotion? I searched past deal and someone confirmed in comments that it does work.
    2nd question is that can we use Hilton gift card for Asia PAC hotels such as China Japan Thailand etc?

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      Terms state “Excludes gift cards purchased online.”, so not sure if you can buy gift cards at hotel reception.

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        Someone did mention previously that buying gift card from hotel reception worked with Amex offer.
        Just not sure if the gift card can be used in other country/property or just the AU/NZ properties.

        • +1 vote

          From here, it does state that "The Hilton Gift Card is accepted at all hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio. With the Hilton Gift Card, you open up a world of experiences worth sharing!".
          That's a pretty solid confirmation :)

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          @MathNerd: If you can buy them in person at Australian hotels. As opposed to that American website. That's the bit that isn't confirmed.

          If you can do it I'd be very interested! Have a booking coming up for Japan (so not eligible for this offer) that I could stock up on gift cards for!

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          @jasonb: That's a very good point. Will have to await confirmation from someone that's done this already!

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          @jasonb: I think the issue with buying on-line is that the sale of Hilton gift cards are handled by a 3rd party so Hilton does not show up on the Amex charge and therefore no credit.

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        Just spoke on the phone to someone at the Hilton in Sydney and they said gift cards can only be ordered online. You can chose to mail them or pick up at reception - but im assuming you will have to pay online and thus not be eligible to cash back.

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      This would be great, could buy up GCs for my america trip coming up.

  • +3 votes

    for those with a westpac amex:

    Westpac issued American Express Cards: If you hold an American Express Card issued by Westpac, and you register for an offer with American Express Connect, you’ll need to make a qualifying purchase with your Card before 04/04/2018 (or 31/03/2018 if your American Express Card expires in March 2018) to receive the credit to your Card account. To find out more about changes to your Westpac American Express Card please go here.

  • +1 vote

    Here comes the ‘dem i booked yesterday’ comments!

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    Is there a way to split payment over multiple AMEX cards for international flights?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP. Signed up for the QF one. Just a shame there's no good deals to anywhere from Perth at the moment.

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    I can book flights or hotels for anyone with the offer. Feel free to PM me if you need one.

    • +2 votes

      Thanks for your generosity. I was looking for someone to fund my Europe trip. Will PM you :D

  • +1 vote

    @forumninja does it again.

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    If i use $200 travel credit on platinum Amex, pay remaining $400 by though Amex travel, can get extra $50 off?

    • +1 vote

      Don't think so.. because it probably wouldn't be charged by Qantas but rather by AMEX Travel - although I'm not 100% sure on this.

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    Does anybody know if the Qantas offer be used on hotels from the Qantas website or even car hire?

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    Will buying a $300 Qantas gift voucher trigger the offer credit?

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    My work usually books my Hilton accommodation, but I pay with my Amex when I check out. Does this qualify?

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    Just in time to miss out on the big Hilton sale that just ended.

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      Pretty happy, I noticed they hadn't charged my card yet. So I swapped it out with an Amex when I called up the hotel. So sale price AND cashback.. awesome deal!!

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    Is anyone game to try buying a $300 qantas voucher,,,, and seeing if the credit comes through??! :D :D :D :D

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    I tried to select a Jetstar flight, and it redirected me to the jetstar.com. I'm guessing not an eligible purchase then. Based on comments from the last deal, the redirection seems new?

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    I have the same question.

  • +1 vote

    I bought qantas vouchers…got the confirmation email - will let you know if I receive the credit.

    A note to anyone buying gift vouchers - make sure you specify the same number of passengers for the gift card purchase, as you need to put on the one Qantas Booking. E.g. 2 passenger booking, the gift card must match and have 2 passengers linked to it. Caused myself a lot of grief by not realising this when buying it :(

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      Could you have bought 2 * vouchers - one name on each? :/ just make 2 separate bookings?

      Oh yes! Thanks for taking the risk… :D let us know how you go! Hopefully that works out!!

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      Just received my $50 credit for a $300 voucher purchase :-)

  • +1 vote

    Anyone having trouble saving the offer using the manual links?

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      Same. I get the following:

      WE'RE SORRY
      Our system is not responding at this time, please try again later.

      If this problem persists please Contact us.

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    I can't find the deal anymore on Amex site. The direct link took me to a seem-to-be-broken page

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