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[CPA Members] Discounted Yearly Fees for American Express Platinum ($950, Save $250) and Edge ($149, Save $46) Cards


I know it was referenced here 3 years ago, but they have changed it a bit.

CPA is a Members groups for Certified Public Accountants

CPA Australia American Express® Platinum Card - Card fee of $950 (usually $1200)

Min Spend : $3,000 in first 3 months then 100,000 Points

Perks : https://www.americanexpress.com/au/credit-cards/the-platinum...

CPA Australia American Express® Platinum Edge Credit Card Card fee of $149 (usually $195)

Min Spend : $750 in first 3 months then get $149 so effectively card for free

Perks : https://www.americanexpress.com/au/credit-cards/platinum-edg... (Mainly $200 Travel Credit)

Referral Links

Business Explorer Card: random (1)

Referrer: 40,000 Reward Points
Referee: 110,000 Rewards Points with $3,000 spend in 3 months

David Jones Card: random (25)

Referrer: 15,000 Reward Points
Referee: 25,000 Reward Points with 3 purchases outside DJ in 1 month

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  • What's CPA?

    • Certified Public Accountant

      • +3

        lol are you trolling? Certified Public Accountant is USA

        CPA Australia is Certified Practising Accountant

    • +1

      Bean counters.

    • +8

      Communist Party of Australia. They've done well with this deal.

    • They get discount from Medibank as well.

    • The poor cousins of CA (Chartered Accountants).

      • Yeah agreed, would love to flick the poor CA's.

    • "CPA members". How can you be a member of an accountant?

  • Any Bargain on CPA Course?

  • I still use my freebie AMEX. Is CPA still offering that?

    • cpa gold

  • Was a CPA member for 40 years. Gave them the flick for being out of touch… :P

    • -1

      Really, did you obtain another status before hand? i.e CA? (I'm a partner of a CPA firm)

      • IPA - As a public accountant they are leaps and bounds above CPA on all fronts. In the first 6 months of being a member the IPA came and visited my practice to get an understanding of our firm. Not once in the 40 years of being a CPA did they ever show such interest (until I stopped paying their fees).

        • Fair enough, I've had visits from CPA and them contacting clients as part of the firm review.

        • @2stroksmokr:

          What area of practice are you in?

    • +3

      Not only that but also corrupted and self interested as f… I wonder why they took so long to sack the previous CEO.

      • Exactly - as one member put it "How does the CEO of CPA interviewing the fonz on a sunday morning for channel 9 help me as a member???"

  • My old boss once told me the CPA business is the easiest business to be in. Pay $750+ a year (to call yourself a CPA), then you have to complete CPD hours as well

    When you think about it, what do you really get out of the membership fee?

    • isn't CA the same though?

      • Back in the days, you can't enroll in CA unless you are employed in a CPA/CA Firm hence people say CA is better than CPA. CA have now removed that requirement to match CPAs which kinda ruins their reputation a bit.

    • You get a job out of it. Most recruiting agents and employers ask for CPA or CA qualifications for all but entry level jobs. I personally don't see any value in it except for being able to apply for certain jobs.

    • Err just a touch more than the $750 per year. You have to become a CPA first…


  • The platinum edge presents good value for $150 and you get $200 travel credit. That being said, the Amex travel site isn't always the cheapest so you get about $100 - $150 real value out of the $200 travel credit.
    Plus there's all those bonus offers with retailers all year round and shop small in November. If you're going to be spending money, might as well be using Amex and getting points / deals out of it.

  • So for platinum edge
    Only on the fist year you can say free of annual fee as long as you spend $750 for the first 3 months
    The following yr, you need to pay annual fee of $149 for as long as you are cpa member

  • +1

    If you get the platinum charge card you can apply for a reserve card for free which gives you a second $400 travel credit.

    can come in handy if your a big spender as it doesn't have a limit on the number of 2 points for $1 spend you can earn.

  • So for platinum edge I think its best to choose ascent program and use your $200 travel credit and MR points then call up and switch to the Qantas program later on. can anyone confirm if you will still earn 3 Qantas points per dollar spent at supermarkets? also can existing amex card members apply and still for the first year get the $149 fee refunded as long as you spend $750 within the first 3 month? can non cpa members apply ? I have a basic cpa id no. but on the application form it asked for member (cpaa) ID but says optional so If one leaves it blank will they call up and ask for it later on?

  • Also available for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australian Medical Association, and likely others.

    • Interestingly, this deal is now expired for the ICAA but not the AMA or CPAA.

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