[Point Hacks Exclusive Deal] - 80,000 Bonus Velocity Points with the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Card ($225 Annual Fee)

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ANZ are offering an increased signup bonus of 80,000 Velocity Points. This is an "Exclusive" offer that you can only get through PointHacks.

The 80,000 points offer is now live and ends on 28th February 2019.

Details include:

  • 80,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $1,500 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months of approval.
  • One complimentary return domestic flight each year with Virgin Australia until the card is cancelled.
  • Two complimentary single entry Virgin Australia lounge passes each year until the card is cancelled.
  • No overseas transaction fee on purchases.
  • Earn 1.5 Reward Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases up to $2,000 per statement period, then 0.5 Reward Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases above.

  • Minimum income: $35,000 p.a

  • Annual fee: $225
  • Offer Expires: 28th February 2019

View the full offer details only at PointHacks.

This offer is only available exclusively through Point Hacks and not available through any other channel, including if you go to ANZ directly or use a referral link (the offer there remains no bonus points).

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Comments

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    what can you get with 80,000 points?

    • +4 votes

      I got this deal direct through ANZ a couple of months ago, already got the 80k points and booked a business class fight to Singapore and had about 15k points left-over.

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        Aren't business class flights to Singapore 78k? Are you able to access the Star Alliance lounge?

        • +1 vote

          Just checked my points activity, it cost me exactly 65k points. I did choose to pay the fees with cash instead of points however, think it was about $80 from memory.
          Edit: I believe I have lounge access, yes.

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        The cost is distance based to; you can fly Melbourne to Bangkok for the same 65k, even though it's two flights. Taxes are also vastly lower than Qantas, IIRC it was about $280 for two people return MEL BKK in business class.

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      If you receive 80,000 points before 2018 transfer to Kris Flyer before devaluation

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        or dont transfer them and use VFF points to redeem SQ flights at a much lower redemption rate than transferring them.
        eg East coast to Singapore is 58k KFF points or 65VFF points in J, effectivaly thats only 1.12x (or 28/35 in Y)

    • +1 vote

      2 return flights from Perth to the East coast.

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      With Virgin, I made mine work quite well for me. The return average flight would cost me $50, and use up 15000 points. Other wise a one way trip is about 15000 points.

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        As in you used 15000 points on a flight that would otherwise have cost you $50? That's actually not great use of the points.

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          No, the flights are usually $3-400, and I spent $50 plus the 15000 points.

          Eg. A flight I just bought, Adelaide to Melbourne Return. $229 there, $169 back. I ended up spending $50 +15200 points instead for the whole trip, by using points and pay.
          alternatively you can just pay 30,000 points for the whole trip. but I find the points and pay to be better value for money.

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      Not as much as you can get with the $225 annual fee

  • +1 vote

    This is very interesting. I've still got the tab open for the recently posted 80k St George Amplify Signature card but the $4k spend was sort of putting me off. I shouldn't have an issue spending that, but at the same time this at only $1,500 spend is much more tempting (even with the $225 fee). Anyone have any opinions?

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      Get both you have 90 days to make the spend.

    • +4 votes

      In my opinion, the St George one is better since its free annual fee. Why is $4K spending an issue if you have no trouble spending it???

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      I have recently just hit the spend needed on the St George Amplify, and also got this ANZ Rewards card last time they had a decent bonus (I think it was 20k velocity per certain spend for 3 months in a row, so I got 60k velocity out of it). It's all been moved over to Kris flyer, actually about to redeem Bogota to Santiago later tonight - the KF website has had massive improvements recently in regards to Star Alliance search results.

      The ANZ is a good card, used the free flights for Perth, which is a rare destination for free flights. Going to keep it for overseas travel.

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      A few others on here have said you can use postbillpay to overpay your utilities to top up the spend if needed.

      With being in credit they will draw down on that before recharging. I don't know if direct payment to the utility company would work as well but via the trusty post office apparently does.

      I haven't done that (yet) so can't say 100% that it counts but I expect I may given I and the wife have both just got separate St George Amplify cards.

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        Direct early payment of utilities works fine; I'm ahead on electricity and water at the moment. Also paid my quarterly strata levy early and picked up a few WW gift cards. Minimum spend with a wife and kid is sadly no problem at at!

    • +1 vote

      That card has a much higher income requirement, even though it's free

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      I was tempted too for this one but I am not sure yet if I ll use the domestic flight in 2019, so signed up for the St George and keep this one in mind.
      I am also waiting for the next round of ANZ as I am chasing Qantas points at the moment.

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    So what at the flight destinations available? I can't find in the TOS. Also, it seems like you need to call them to book the flight so that is annoying as you can't check availability online etc.

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    Is this only for new customers?

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    In the the T&C, it has a line
    "This offer applies only once per eligible customer"

    If I have had the travel adventures card previously(back when there was an offer of 40,000 bonus velocity points) but cancelled over 12 months ago, would I still be eligible for this deal and 80,000

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      The line before your quoted T&C states: "..where you currently hold or have closed an ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures credit card within the previous 12 months."

      If you've cancelled over 12 months ago, you'll be eligible for the bonus points.

      • +1 vote

        Ha, just kept my ANZ Rewards Black after they agreed to waive the annual fee for another year… I did previously have the travel rewards, but about 12 months ago now.

        Should really give it a few more months to let my credit score recover a bit after the last few cards though.

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          What did you say to get that? I called yesterday to get the annual fee waived for the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black and they said no. Mind you I already had last year's waived and the first year was free from the Finder deal.

          • +1 vote

            @billybob1978: First year was fee free for me as well, this was the second year. They offered a 50% off, I said I'd stay for 100% off, they said OK. I expect that it's more dependent on spend than anything else.

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              @ely: Is it still possible to sign up to the ANZ black for 75k points and no fee first year?

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              @ely: Thanks for the info. Yeah I think as I already had my 2nd year free I think they know I'll do the same every year. Still you'd think they'd offer me a discount rather than lose me altogether?

              My average spend is probably around the $5k mark as we put everything on CC to get the points.

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                @billybob1978: $5k/year or $5k/month? We're around $5k/month, although I switched recently to pick up another 120k points on the Velocity High Flyer and another 120k QFF on the Westpac altitude bundle so didn't spend anything on it in the last few months. Now switching spend back to the ANZ Rewards Black, taking the transfer bonuses into account it's the best earning Visa/Mastercard for Velocity (effectively 1.5 points per dollar once a year during the better transfer period).

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                  @ely: Yeah sorry, per month. Yeah I am going to get the ANZ Rewards Black deal if they don’t reduce the annual fee for the FF Black.

                  Just been conditionally approved for the St George deal with 80k QFF points and the process was pretty smooth actually.

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      Yes you will be eligible, I applied again last month after cancelling my card in June 2017 with no issues and 80k points received.

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    Is it possible to sell/transfer the lounge passes?

  • +1 vote

    I have this card and it is pretty awesome. Easily pay off it's annual fee with Perth return flights. You can even get velocity points on it.
    The only catch is when you book the return flight tickets it requires booking 60 days prior to departure day.

    • +4 votes

      I'm on my second year with this card and while it's been great, I can expand on the last point you made.

      My card year goes from 19 Feb one year to 18 Feb the next. I booked a flight for the current card year for Dec/Jan. I was also looking to use the flight to travel domestically over Easter 2019, but since I had already booked my flight for the current year, and can't book the flight for the next year due to not yet paying the annual fee and the 60 day booking in advance requirement, it leaves a "black out" period of 60 days that I can't redeem the flight on. The only way I could travel during this 60 days is if I redeemed the current year flight in the following year period. I understand their policy and it makes sense, it's just frustrating from the customer end.

      Other than that, I've used this card overseas without issues. It has a decent exchange rate (on par or slightly better than 28 degrees), and being able to earn points on overseas spend (full earn rate on first $2k spend only) makes it a winner.

    • -1 vote

      it requires booking 60 days prior to departure day

      This, plus bookings are basically limited to reward seats or some other similar system.

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      Well that pushes me out then. Had an early Jan flight I wanted to book and this seemed like virtually half the price to do it. Oh well.

  • +1 vote

    Can you still apply and get the points if you have had ANZ cards cancelled recently? I can't seem to find it anywhere on the page (unless I am missing something)

    Thanks

    • -1 vote

      Please read comments further up. If it's been over 12 months you can.

      From the T&C's: Not available in conjunction with other offers, packages or promotions, when transferring from an existing ANZ credit card or where you currently hold or have closed an ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures credit card within the previous 12 months.

      • +1 vote

        I actually posted it and then someone had commented at the same time!

        Cheers anyway for pointing it out :)

        • -1 vote

          I find that hard to believe when your comment was 15 mins after Schumi5 who provided the answer.

          Happy to be proven wrong.

          • +1 vote

            @xeion: His comment didn't answer my question since his comment is very specific to a card that I have never had before. it was
            ilubbargains comment that had the answer I was looking for.

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        So you can still get other ANZ credit card bonuses i.e. the FF Black?

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          That's a very good question, it only says the Rewards Travel Adventures.

          You could have a read here and check, or ask them before taking the chance

        • +3 votes

          Yes, 100%. Wife had the FF black, and then this 2 months later, got the sign-up bonus points on both. They're separate offers and they don't clash with each other.

          Pro-tip: If you're not a regular ANZ customer, 1 week before you cancel the first card, sign up for an ANZ progress saver, and transfer in $10 (as with $10+ balance, it's fee-free). That will keep your ANZ internet banking active, so you only need to visit a branch once to verify your ID once (for the first card) instead of twice (for both cards, if you don't do it this way).

    • +1 vote

      I was concerned the ANZ Black (Qantas) card was going to impact my eligibility, but I can't find anything that relates to it, so it appears to be just if you've held the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures credit card within the previous 12 months as xeion mentioned.

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    Could be worth $1-$2k in Domestic flights depending what routes you want.

  • +1 vote

    I have the card. Good card for flight alone. only issue is poor points earning after 2k. I max out 2k and then put the card away each month and churn another card.

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    I've got the QF Frequent Flyer Black card with ANZ, can I still get this and hold both at the same time?