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American Express Platinum Edge 50,000 Bonus Points + $200 Travel Credit ($1500 Spend/3 Months) + $195 Cashback ($195 Annual Fee)


Not sure how many ozbargainers will be eligible, as most of us probably have AMEX cards already, but worth a post.

Few key points:

  • 50,000 reward points = $250 credit on statement. Or can use on Membership Rewards/Travel.

  • The annual fee of $195 is offset by the $195 cashback.

  • $200 travel credit.

  • Cover for smartphone screen repairs up to $500.

  • Buyer’s Advantage, extending the manufacturers' warranty on eligible items purchased with your Card by up to 12 months.

  • Purchase Protection if item broken or stolen within 90 days.

  • Refund Protection, covering the cost of eligible items when a store refuses a return.

  • Complimentary domestic and international travel insurance.

Bonus & Eligibility.
To receive 50,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points and a $195 Statement Credit, you must apply online by 5 April 2021, be approved and spend $1,500 or more on eligible purchases on your new Card in the first 3 months from the Card approval date.

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

Referral Links

Business Explorer Card: random (2)

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

David Jones Card: random (20)

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

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closed Comments

  • Much less than before?

    I remember there was 100,000 points when you open an explorer Amex card

  • Those on plat edge will likely get the upgrade option to explorer card

    Plus, for a limited time, enjoy 60,000 Bonus Points and $200 Back when you apply for an upgrade by 15 March 2021 and spend $3,000 in the first three months³.

  • Platinum Edge was never that high. Amex has gone onto my churn list now. The golden days of Amex have long gone.

    • Agree, the screen cover is a good addition, but the way they halved the points value not that great of a card anymore

      • Totally agree, I missed the days when it had a free Virgin flight every year and the best combo ever Plat Edge + Explorer = 2 pts per $1 spend on everything.

        • Yeah that was good. Canned my combo after they did their 'points improvement'. Sent it to the graveyard they did

        • yeah loved it too, a free trip every 2 years for me and my wife from Perth, i remember we went to Broome and Brisbane during 4 years we had the card, stopped using it 1 year after they increased the annual fee to $199.

    • Totally agree.. I am looking to move on from Amex after spending the Travel Credits.

    • What did you guys do with the reward points before cancelling?

      • Qantas points just went into the Qantas pool & MR points went to Asiamiles to top out our next RTW trips.

    • Could you recommend a rewards credit card that is better than this Amex one?

  • I only got 40,000 points

  • I am wondering when Amex Au offers a card that has no FX fee, most of the US Amex cards don't charge fx fee on oversea spends.

    • My debit visa refunds FX fee end of each month and it's not even a credit card. Agree None of them should charge it it's a rubbish charge

  • If my friend using the same card refers me, do I get the referee bonus point or this 50000 points? Does any one knows if you could get both of these bonus points?

  • I got offered an upgrade to Explorer. Worth the switch? I'm coming from Westpac Amex.

    • I would get this first so you get the 50k then upgrade to the Explorer so you also pocket the 60k as well.

  • Can I qualify for this if I hold an existing david Jones amex card?

  • This is a cracking deal. But I might keep my powder dry for the Explorer.

  • This deal ends on the 5th of April, my 18 months hiatus from Amex finishes on the 4th of April. So if I apply on the 5th (public holiday) it probably won't get approved until the next business day which is the 6th, so I wonder if the bonus will still apply for me?

    Also the $195 back, does that mean I won't have to pay the annual fee and just wait for the cash back to cover it or do I have to pay that first otherwise the bonuses won't apply?