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Qantas American Express Premium: 75,000 QFF Points ($3000 Spend/3 Months) + $249 Annual Fee (Offset First Year) @ Point Hacks

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Offer Ends Tuesday, SEPT 15 - 2020

AMEX are offering an increased signup bonus of 75,000 Qantas Points. Plus, enjoy $249 Statement Credit in the first year, saving you $249. This is an "Exclusive" offer that is only available through PointHacks.

The 75,000 bonus Qantas points & $249 Statement Credit offer is now live until Tuesday, September 15th 2020.

Details include:

  • 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months of approval.
  • $249 Statement Credit.
  • 1 Qantas Point earned per $1 spent on eligible purchases. (no cap)
  • 1 additional Qantas Point per $1 on selected Qantas products and services in Australia.
  • 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent at government bodies in Australia.
  • Two free Qantas Club lounge invitations each cardholder year after first spend with Qantas.
  • Complimentary Qantas Wine Premium Membership.
  • Complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership.
  • Domestic and International travel insurance, plus a range of purchase protection insurances (PDS).
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay & Samsung Pay support.
  • Access to American Express Plan It
  • Complimentary access to Calm Premium Membership, valued at $79.99.
  • Min Income: $40,000
  • Annual Fee: $249 (offset in the first year by the Statement Credit)
  • Ends Tuesday, September 15th 2020

View the full offer details only at PointHacks.

Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer.

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

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  • Does the statement credit mean the effective annual fee is zero?

  • OP, can you please clarify on the point below? Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders - does this include AMEX issued cards linked to a bank issued Card - e.g. AMEX Altitude issued by AMEX under the current scheme (oppose to the old scheme where the card was "issued" by Westpac. This condition is confusing as there are no such a thing as a "bank-issued" American Express card - scrapped way beyond 18 months ago.

    Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer.

    • Yes OP please clarify as i hold the westpac/amex bundle, i just checked on the website and it says “issued and serviced by amex”
      https://www.westpac.com.au/personal-banking/credit-cards/rew...
      This is not clear

    • Would also like to know this from OP!

      • Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer.

    • I just called Amex and was told that if you did not apply directly to Amex or sign up for a proprietry Amex card then you will be eligible. I told him which Westpac card I had which was the westpac altitude platinum amex and he said that was fine to still get the bonus points even though it hasn't been 18 months.

      • Have also confirmed via live chat for those holding westpac bundles. Cheers all!

        • I've just called AMEX, and told I wont be able to apply since I just closed the westpac altitude amex card in December 2019.

          He said it was issued by AMEX separately
          I'm confused now….

          • @y_owez: Update
            Just called Amex again, the lady said I am eligible for it since westpac altitude has nothing to do with Amex.

            Confusing with mixed answered…..

            • @y_owez: not too sure buddy, for me - I'd just be showing them the chat proof if I don't get the points I guess…
              fingers crossed it won't get to that though.

              • @p-plater: How do you get into the chat

                I can't seem to go.live chat without a card number ( can't remember my card or my account)

                Would anyone mind sending me a screen shot please?

                • @y_owez: I dont believe i can do that over ozb but if you do come into trouble at the time you encounter difficulty getting your points in dec/jan PM me and ill try assist.
                  Id suggest calling again and clarifying your situation.
                  The operator called my westpac affiliated amex a “westpac card”

                  • @p-plater: I’m so annoyed !
                    Called the third time
                    And the guy told me I’m not eligible because of the Westpac altitude closed in December 2019

                    Third agent said the Westpac altitude Amex card was issue by Amex,

                    Hence not eligible when I closed it December 2019

  • Is this card eligible for all the Amex offers that keep popping up every month? Sorry Amex n00b here

  • Good deal, but personally, I like AMEX cards with MR points - likes of explorer etc as they provide an option to redeem points for Hotels (Bonvoy) and other airline programs which are not accessible by other reward programs (excluding Kris/Asia/Skywards).
    Haven’t seen a 100k signup on Explorer (non business) for ages now…

    • Harder to earn KF now that we can't transfer Velocity, so I've been waiting for a QFF Amex deal for a while. Effectively zero annual fee is a great sweetener.

    • 100k MR points is now worth 50,000 Qantas points. This deal is better.

      • Don’t think you can transfer MR Gateway points (which Explorer offers) to Qantas…the one you referring to is probably ascent, if I’m correct.
        Anyhow my goal from Amex is to derive non QFF miles. There are plenty of ways to get QFF in Aus, but MR points open up other inaccessible areas for Aussies…Hence my preference from amex is solely non QFF..

  • "Two free Qantas Club lounge invitations each cardholder year after first spend with Qantas."

    What does that mean? Do I have to purchase flights, or wine etc? I only ask because my work usually pays for my flights.

    • I know in the past people have bought carbon offset credits for $1 or so and that qualified. But I don't know if that loophole still exists

      • I couldn't get it to trigger in August by buying a $1.04 carbon offset (for a fictional BNE to SYD flight) on a Westpac Black Mastercard which had basically the same conditions, but that could just have been Westpac. First time I've ever not been able to collect complimentary Qantas lounge passes using that approach. So I'd also be interested to know if anyone can get it to work on this Amex card.

      • I got this to trigger on this Amex. Thanks so much for the tip!

        • Thanks!

          I've just tried it too ($1.04 for a carbon offset SYD to BNE) - how long did it take for the lounge passes to arrive?

          Did you receive an email notification, or they just added it to your QFF account?

    • From T&Cs:

      Qantas Club Lounge. Provided you are a Qantas Frequent Flyer and have registered your Qantas Frequent Flyer number with your Qantas American Express Premium Card, you are eligible to receive two Qantas Club Lounge Invitations each anniversary year of your Card Membership, once you make an Eligible Qantas Purchase on your Qantas American Express Premium Card during that year. Eligible Qantas Purchases are Qantas passenger flights with a QF flight number, purchased directly from Qantas.com.au using your Qantas American Express Premium Card; Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club membership joining and annual fees. Excludes Jetstar, Qantas Holidays, Qantas Freight, Qantas Cruises, Qantas Box Office, Qantas Wine, Qantas Insurance, Qantas Shopping, Qantas Merchandise Store or any other Qantas branded goods and services other than those items outlined above. Subject to the Qantas American Express Card Points Terms and Conditions. Within 2 weeks of purchasing selected Qantas products and services, you will receive an email from Qantas confirming the Qantas Club Lounge Invitations are available for use. Login to the Complimentary Invitations Portal using your Frequent Flyer details to access your invitation, link it with an eligible Qantas flight booking or find out more information. Qantas Club Lounge Invitations are valid for a single visit by one guest to a Qantas Club Lounge and must be used prior to their expiry. Invitations are subject to the Qantas Club Terms and Conditions and are not valid for access to Qantas International First Class Lounges, the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge, Qantas Domestic Business and or oneworld® alliance airline partner or associated lounges. Qantas Club Invitations cannot be carried forward to any subsequent year and must not be sold, they may only be transferred as allowed by Qantas. Invitations may be revoked or withheld if your Qantas American Express Premium Card account is not in good standing, if the Eligible Qantas Purchase is refunded in full or if you have not complied with these Qantas Club Invitation Conditions or the Qantas Club Lounge Access Terms and Conditions.

      • HI MiCCAS

        just to dumb down for my understanding

        • only able to receive the Qantas lounge invitation if i have purchased a Qantas QF flight directly from qantas.com.au

        so if i buy my flights from a 3rd party website say eg webject i am not eligible for the lounge entry am i correct?

        • Correct.

          It seemed like the trigger was earning at least 1 point on a transaction with Qantas as the merchant - so the carbon offsets worked if they were around $1 or more to earn a point. Could've easily changed since that time. Chances are it'd work for paying directly on qantas.com for a seat selection etc too

    • It means you get go to the qantas lounge twice.

  • Applied. Let's see what happens. Limit is 2k to 50k lol

  • "Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer."

    Does this include AMEX Discovery (no annual fee no bonus points)?

    • Is the AMEX Discovery "issued by American Express Australia Limited"? If so then you're "ineligible for this offer" if you've held it "in the preceding 18 month period".

      • Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer.

        Terrible sentence. Interpretation depends on whether you read "issued by American Express" as primarily being an adjective or a verb. In other words:-

        Card Members who currently hold, or who have previously held, any American Express-issued Card product in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer.

        Note that this sentence is flawed ("currently hold" "in the preceding 18 month period"), which may suggest this interpretation is not correct.

        Card Members who currently hold, or who have previously held, any Card product that was issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer.

        This sentence appears correct (though it may not be what Amex intended).

        Under this interpretation you would only be ineligible for the offer if you currently have, or previously had, an American Express-issued card that was issued to you in the past 18 months. You would still be eligible if your current or previous card was issued more than 18 months ago.

  • is the $249 Statement Credit only apply for the first year?

    • "Annual Fee: $249 p.a. annual fee (offset in the first year by the Statement Credit)"

  • Good one… Applied…

  • Work issued me a corporate AMEX, has company name and mine on it.
    This make ineligible?

    • the card does not belong to you. It is a company card. When I applied for the home loan I asked this question.

  • Please check this box if you have another American Express Issued Card
    should i click yes if i have one from work?

    • I have the same question. I’m not sure if my work issued Amex makes me ineligible for the bonus points. The card has my name on it and appears in my account on the Amex app.

      I suspect best way to be sure is just to contact Amex - they’re usually pretty good with inquiries.

      EDIT: See above comments for someone’s confirmation that it is in fact fine and your work issued card doesn’t count.

    • of course not. the work one is not yours.

  • Does anyone know if a Westpac AMEX card is counted within the 18 months?

  • There can't be many OzBargainers that don't hold fee free Amex card(s) to take advantage of all their offers?

    • I've had a st George, ANZ, nab and Citibank card in the last 12 months. But haven't ventured into amex just yet :)

      There's dozens of us!

    • I was away from work for a while, last amex was cancelled early last year (and just as I am writing this I can see it hasn't been 18 months just yet :'( and I just applied….#stupidme

  • Does paying for council/strata count towards the 3k?

  • So Annual fee free for the first year due to the free credit, then $249 every year after is this correct?

  • Ah dang, good deal but I wish it was 12 months and not 18 months for prior AMEX card as I only cancelled my last one about 13 months ago.

  • Better than the ANZ, but I'm holding too many cards now

  • Is this offer eligible for a supplementary card holder?

  • Stupid question but does already having a credit card make it harder to be approved for another card?

    For example I already have the 60K point ANZ card deal from a few months back. Should I ditch that card now that I have the points before moving over to this card or keep both running?

    • It doesn't. Just depends on your credit score. For me I just have too much so I may skip it.

      • To add to this, in my experience it all comes down to your potential total credit draw. So if you apply for a card with a 6k limit but already have one with a 6 k limit, they will see that you can potentially spend 12k from borrowed money. add onto this with personal loans, mortgages, etc. Suddenly they may see you as a risk with a potential 50k in credit.

        • Also many factors into consideration. If they see you have a stable job, good savings they may not see you as a risk

  • When do they charge for Annual Fee ? is it at the beginning of card application or at the end of 12 months?

    I am curious as to when they apply the $249 statement credit to offset the annual fee, and thinking to cancel the card before the 2nd annual fee to be charged

    • Yeah I’m curious too. It seems unclear as to when the credit is applied. I don’t want to have to hold the card for a full year before cancelling…hopefully they apply it after reaching the minimum spend.

    • I believe the card fee of $249 is charged upfront. If you look at the terms and conditions that show up after you click 'Find out more and apply', it says the $249 credit will appear on your statement 8-10 weeks after you have met the spend criteria (so effectively 5-6 months after you're approved, assuming you meet the $3k spend within the first 3 months).

  • Applied, thanks.

  • Same here, would like to find out when is the credit issued? Ideally would be nice to get it within first 3 months…

  • I noticed with this card that there seems to be no exclusion listed for using BPAY to pay the ATO in order to meet minimum spend? Can anyone with experience confirm?