American Express Qantas Ultimate 120K QFF Points ($450 Annual Fee with $450 Qantas Travel Credit; $4.5k Spend in 3 Months)

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120,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you sign up to the AMEX Qantas Ultimate Card.

Higher spend than before but more points, $4,500 within 3 months of signing up.

Must not currently hold an Amex card or have held an Amex card within the last 18 months.

Note: Bonus points offer updated for referral link, however main website still showing the previous offer which expired yesterday. May take sometime to update soon on main website.

Main website link showing updated bonus points offer.

Referral Links

David Jones Card: random (45)

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

David Jones Platinum Card: random (7)

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

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Comments

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    Anyone know if holding a DJ Amex is included as part of the 18 months exclusion?

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    Dammit signed the wife up for the 100k last month. Oh well maybe we get lucky and get a random referral from Ozb to make it up XD

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    If I have an Amex Explorer and had an ANZ one does it exclude me?

    Is there an easy way to know that kind of thing without going through all the process?

    • +1 vote

      If you have an Amex you’re already exclude from sign-on bonus for 18 months.

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        Oh interesting I didn't know that, I've become an Amex member 22 months ago so potentially I could get it.

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          No, you need to ensure you don't have any active AmEx cards for 18 months straight before you can apply for a new one to get a sign on bonus. If you currently have any AmEx cards and would like to qualify for this type of bonus you would need to cancel all your current AmEx cards immediately and wait for 18 months

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            @JacobHarvey: Ah right, nevermind then…

            Thanks for the heads-up

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            @JacobHarvey: Not entirely true. The two Amex cards which are considered completely separate (to my current knowledge) are:

            1. DJ Amex. Refer to https://www.pointhacks.com.au/american-express-points-offer-.... Although the post is from last year, to my knowledge this hasn't changed. Others can confirm their experience on this.

            2. Westpac Altitude Mastercard/Amex bundle. Refer to comments section at https://www.pointhacks.com.au/credit-cards/westpac-altitude-... - they have re-confirmed earlier this week this info is still current.

            So if you hold either of these 2 types of cards (or have done so for the past 18 months), you can still qualify for any sign-up bonuses from either of the Amex Velocity / Qantas series.

            But yes, the Explorer or the ANZ would count as an existing Amex card and currently holding them would exclude one from the current offer.

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              @Padmanwong: Yes you are correct, I can personally confirm that those 2 cards are in their own separate special categories. You can also obviously get the bonuses those two cards while holding other 'standard' AMEX's as well

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    Does anyone know how to generate referral link for this card if holding another Amex card? :)

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      I wouldn't think they'd let you do that. It seems like only same card referrals. Imagine how much ozbargaining woudl be going on if we had this qantas card and got 40k qantas points every tiem somebody signed up for a free platinum edge card…

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        Yes you can. I have Amex Platinum and the referree can apply for any of the Amex cards. For Amex Qantas range you can only refer people for another Amex Qantas range card (Ultimate, Gold, etc)

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    How do the referrals work? Which one of the 13 do I choose?

    Never mind, I am dumb, you select the card this deal is for.

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    Waiting for a decent deal on Explorer… been a while…

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      With the devaluation to Amex Rewards conversion and Amex Explorer signup bonus likely to remain at 100k MR = 50k Airline miles, I would jump on a deal like that and get the signup bonus first, getting 100-120k Qantas/Velocity points. Then moving on, you can always choose to call Amex and changeover to Explorer Membership Rewards.

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        Yeah there’s no value with Amex Rewards anymore as point become half when transferred to Airline FF. Back in the days you could credit points to Marriott travel package which have now paid off big time.

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        @lilkid28, Re:"call Amex and changeover to Explorer Membership Rewards".
        Is that all that is required, or would you have to cancel the 'Amex Qantas Ultimate' Card and apply for the 'Amex Explorer' Card?

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          I think it's a case of YMMV. I have changed from David Jones MR to Platinum Edge Ascent MR back in 2017. Not sure if can change from Amex Qantas to Amex Explorer. Can try a few times of HUCA, perhaps one of the Customer Rep can do it.

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          Usually close and reopen right one

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    Any decent Velocity bonuses lately?

  • +3 votes

    Oh FFS. I got approved yesterday for the 100k one!!!

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    Anybody had any luck booking flights and refunding the 450 back onto the card as a statement credit?

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      I've used it a year ago. All you do is go into Qantas website, look for your flights as normal. Then just go into the Amex portal and look up the same flights and checkout. Your 450 discount will be applied.

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      Travel credit can only be used on qantas flights through the amex online travel agent. All credit must be used in 1 booking no splitting or refunds for unused credit. If spending >$450 you will pay remainder with alternate payment method. Cannot stack with qantas gift vouchers. If booking is cancelled travel credit will not be refunded. Credit does not rollover and expires 1 year from card activation- card anniversary

      I found it tough to utilise the credit and booked a flight for the sake of it. Have now cancelled the card for too many conditions for the credit.

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        found the same…also the prices via AMEX seem to be inflated, or is that just me.
        not planning to do the amex thing anymore

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    Any idea whether the travel credit can be spent on connecting flights with QF flight numbers but operated by a partner (emirates, cathay pacific, etc.)?

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    Would be very happy to help anyone to use the $450 qantas voucher if I can get a referral!

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    With the 4.5k spend in 3 months for the 120k FF points, does anyone know if depositing money into online wagering accounts such as Tab, SportsBet ect count towards the spend? And on that topic do you gain FF points with each $ deposited?

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    If you use a referral does the referer still get 60k points with this 120k offer?

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    Anyone know how strict the rules are when it comes to using that $450 travel credit on the AMEX Travel Portal? i.e. is any flight booking on that portal acceptable? If not, what is considered an "eligible" flight?

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    Even though this is the highest signup ever with the 120000 points the deal hasn't been upvoted that much. Maybe almost everyone on this site already has an AmEx of some sort

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    Hi applied and got the card approved today. I also have an DJ Amex that I have for years now

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    Does the 18 month period of not holding the card start from when you cancelled the card?

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    Can the $450 Qantas Travel Credit be spent on accommodation?

  • +2 votes

    Does having a supplementary card count as having an active AMEX for bonus points?

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      Edit: applied and approved, consultant on the phone confirmed additional cardholders are eligible for the bonus points provided they meet the other conditions

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    Searched around a bit, looks like the price of some eligible flights (e.g. QF through AMEX portal) in some instances is more expensive than just going through the Qantas website. This is making me a bit uneasy to apply. Anyone noticed similar?

    (Disclaimer: Looked only at return flights to Perth in June)

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    I'm applying for this card today, can I confirm whether I should be using a referral link or not?

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    Applied last night, and got approved today. They called to confirm some details, and that was it.

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    Whoa can we get referral bonus for signing, AND then the 120k?

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    Offer extended to 18 November 2019

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    Just want to check, the referral links are now only offering 65,000 points for $3k spend in three months instead of the 120,000 points for $4.5k spend in three months now.

    Is this new? If so, there's no real point signing up under referrals anymore (unless you're not confident of spending the $4.5k in three months)?

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    Was also going to apply via referral but the link now says 65 K bonus only. Don't bother with referral link.

    But the main page still says 120K to apply until Nov 18th!
    So this deal is still active! I literally applied today, called them up to see whether I needed to give more documents and they approved me right away. What service.

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