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Partner Offer: 80,000 Qantas Points + $200 Back with The Qantas AmEx Premium Card ($249 Annual Fee)


For a limited time, Amex are offering an increased sign-on bonus of 80,000 bonus Qantas Points plus $200 back with the Qantas American Express Premium Card.
This offer is only available through Amex partners, including us. It isn’t available through any other channel, including if you go to Amex directly or use a referral link.
To receive the 80,000 Qantas Points and $200 back, you must apply through our partner link by 2 February 2021, be approved and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months from approval.

Qantas American Express Premium inclusions:
  • 80,000 bonus Qantas Points plus $200 back when you apply via our partner link and meet the spend and eligibility criteria
  • Two complimentary domestic passes to Qantas Club Lounges each membership year
  • Uncapped earn rate of 1 Qantas Points per $1 on card purchases (excl Govt spend which earns 0.5 point per $1), 2 Qantas Points per $1 on eligible Qantas products and services
  • Qantas Wine Premium membership, complimentary insurances and up to 4 additional cards for family members
Need to know:
  • $249 annual fee
  • Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other 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 Card Members are eligible for this offer
    Other T&Cs apply
  • This special partner offer is only available until February 2021 – so don’t miss out.
  • Reminder: to access the 80,000 bonus Qantas Points and $200 back, you must apply via our partner link – this offer isn’t available via the public American Express website.

Click here to apply via our partner link

Full disclosure: as an American Express partner, we may receive a small commission if you are approved, we appreciate your support!

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  • +3 votes

    If you're interested in the Qantas Amex Ultimate, check out https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/596111

    Key differences:

    • $450 travel credit vs nothing on the Premium Card
    • $450 annual fee vs $249 on the Premium Card
    • 1.25 points per dollar earn rate vis 1 point per dollar on the Premium Card
    • $65,000 annual income requirement vs $40,000 annual income requirement for the Premium Card
    • 100,000 bonus points vs 80,000 bonus points on the Premium Card

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    • +2 votes

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  • So 80,000 Qantas points for $50?

    Also: is there not many places that take Amex , so this might be hard to achieve the minimum spend?

    • +2 votes

      $49 if you want to be precise :D

      I have 4 Amex cards and use them for 90% of my spend (the rest I put through Zip and pay it off with a Visa for the points). Sure I may be biased but it's not hard to reach the minimum spend. Of course, this will depend on your personal spending habits but $1,000 a month isn't that hard: groceries, petrol, a bit of shopping, bills etc.

      • The easier way to meet min. spend is to buy some discounted gift cards for your big ticket items. Coles has a sale for ultimate GCs starting tomorrow.

      • Thanks for the explanation.

        Yeah was just concerned because hearing that say 70% of places take Amex as opposed to Visa/MasterCard. When I churn credit cards, I usually make big purchases on them to meet the min spend.

        If I can buy a mattress ensemble with amex, then we're cooking.

        • +1 vote

          Most big retailers take Amex so you should be able to find a good deal for mattress ensemble and put it on Amex.

      • Why 4 if I may ask? I got one which I probably cancel after reaching minimum spent (so I'm eligible for a sign up bonus for a new one asap in about a years time) and keep a 0.75 qantas point one with no yearly fees.

        • I used to have more lol

          Currently I have Amex Platinum, Amex Business Platinum, Explorer and Platinum Reserve. The first 2 I have under a package deal, Explorer I kept because I got an offer I couldn't refuse and Plat Reserve is a free card which gives me $400 free travel credit each year as part of Platinum charge. I also used to have Edge for supermarket spending. Generally, the benefits I get from the cards outweigh the annual fees which also means I never really close my account because waiting 18 months isn't effective for me. For Visa, I currently use ANZ QF Black and Macquarie Platinum (got this one free for life under a grandfathered deal).

          • @points4life: Any info about free Plat Reserve that give you free $400 travel credit every year? No annual fee, right?

            • @brongz: It's now a grandfathered product so if you had it before (I think It was July 2020) you will keep getting the credit each year. If you got it after the cut off date, you can get the card but it won't be much use. It's fee-free for as long as you hold Platinum.

          • +1 vote

            @points4life: Cheers for explaining mate!

    • I actually thought about this when they released it a couple of months ago. Turns out maybe 85% of places accept it, higher than i expected so it wasn't that hard.

      • +2 votes

        Yes, it's much better these days. Melbourne and Sydney you can use it pretty much everywhere. Here in WA we lag a little behind. With a lot of small businesses taking up Square and Paypal card readers, acceptance is pretty good around Aus. The "you can't use Amex anywhere" thing is an old wives tale IMO.

        • I had an Amex 5-6 years ago and back then I could only use it at about 50% of places, it's definitely a lot better these days. I don't think it's an old wives tale, just people who haven't actually used it perpetuating information that isn't valid anymore.

  • Great deal, thanks OP! Applied and approved for my first AMEX :)

    • +4 votes

      Wow that's fast, thank you! Got to love Amex for efficient approvals. If only Citi Bank could take note lol

      • Yes, they're fast. I never had any issue with Citi cards…. Always depends… :)

        Right timing for Business upgrade using points. Cheers mate!

      • Yeah citi is notorious for delays. Have had coles and other citibank run cards take 3+ weeks only for them to reject me with no reason. Yet every other provider is perfectly happy to give me cards

  • Am I eligible if I already have the David Jones Amex card?

    • Yes, you are. If you hold a DJ cobrand card you can get a bonus under another Amex product and vice versa.

  • How good is the AE deal compare to this https://www.qantasmoney.com/credit-cards/premier-platinum ?
    * Mastercard vs AE
    * 100k pt vs 80k pt
    * $199 vs $249
    * $4000 spend vs $3000 spend in first 3 months
    * 75 status credit vs $200 back

    • Main difference i suppose is that you'd be paying $150 more (after taking into account the $200 cashback on the AMEX) for an additional 20,000 points on the Mastercard.

      Depends how you value the points and if you think paying $150 is justified for the 20,000 points. Also if you need the status credits to hit the next tier, then it'll probably make sense, else the 75 status credits are useless.

      $1,000 higher spend on the Mastercard as opposed to the AMEX.

      Mastercard more widely accepted as compared to AMEX(?), although i think AMEX is fairly widely accepted these days.

    • Also the Qantas money card doesnt support apple pay whereas the AE one does

    • A few extra things:

      • No points cap on Amex (but most likely irrelevant considering people who spend 10k+ a month would probably go for Amex Ultimate)
      • Easier and faster approval process with Amex. QF Money is managed by Citi Bank…
      • Amex offers, easily a few hundred $ each year in account credit

      Ideally, if you're serious about maximising points you hold a Visa/MC and an Amex.

      That said, at Flight Hacks we work with both partners so consider me biased :D

  • Am I eligible if I had Amex Express Velocity Platinum card and closed in the last 12 months?

    • +1 vote

      Nowp, you will need an extra 6 months to get the sign up bonus again. Amex has a 18 month period inbetween bonuses.

  • How much commission do you get?

  • Do I have to wait for my card to come in before I can use it? Have rego to pay in 10 days will I receive my card by then if I get approved tonight?

    • +1 vote

      Yep, you would have to wait to get the card before you can activate your account. 10 days is plenty. I'm in W.A and Amex has always gotten my cards to me in a matter of days 5-7 max I'd say. If you don't get instant approval, call them up with your ref number and proactively supply any additional details they might need (usually pay slips), that speed things up.

      • Thanks, this worked! I got the 5-10 business days message last night so just called them up this morning to check if I’d supplied sufficient info, they had a look and five mins later I get a text saying I’m approved.

      • Thanks! Before I apply, will paying off bills (at auspost) count towards the $3000 required spend?

        • Yep that's fine. As per the T&C's: eligible spend does NOT include cash advances, interest charges, fees, traveller cheques, buying foreign currency (as in paying to get a foreign currency in cash at a Travelex or something with your card).

          • @points4life: first time applying for a credit card and have no debt to my name. meet minimum requirements but got declined :( are there any other credit card offers for low income earners?

            • @poormansfriedchicken: Yeah, it's a tricky one getting your first card. Since there's probably not much data to your name the algo the banks use just goes "no".

              If I were you, I'd call them up and ask for a reconsideration. This way, you will get in front of a human who will assess your application. If you meet the income requirements, there should be no reason to decline you. Amex are very reasonable like that.

              A few tips AKA NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE but rather from personal experience. Build up your "creditworthiness" by taking on low-risk lines of credit, things like having an overdraft account from your bank, a phone on a plan, utilities in your name etc can help to establish rapport.

  • So if I have an Amex essentials I am not eligible?

  • What is the current best non-AMEX issued AMEX card?

  • Hi OP - is this the same offer or is your "exclusive" offer better? https://www.qantas.com/au/en/frequent-flyer/member-specials/...

    • That offer from your link lapsed two days ago

    • First time I've seen it, looks like the exact same promotion but it ended a few days ago. Amex runs a variety of promotions with different partners, all I know is that the one posted here is currently the best you can get for this card. Hope that helps :)

  • Hi,

    If I've previously had the westpac amex card within the last 18 months will I be eligible for the sign up bonuses if I meet the spending criteria?

  • Good deal.

  • I have just received the call from Amex and they confirmed my details and I got declined again….so my only chance now is to wait the 18 months period for my partner as I don't have any luck with Amex recently.

  • Will the below spends be legible for the points?

    • car rego fees
    • basketball club fees
    • primary school fees


  • I received a call about my application but have not heard anything since, probably 10 business days already.
    Does that imply I've been rejected?

  • Just got approved for my application, and looking forward to the spend for points.

  • Applied and got approved in a couple of hours. Thanks OP!

  • Any idea how long it takes to get the $200 cash back?

    • AMEX doing pretty good job. In my case, I’ve met spending requirements 3 days ago, received bonus points straight away and $200 bonus just yesterday.