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Qantas American Express Premium: 90,000 QFF Points ($3000 Spend/3 Months) + Get $249 Back ($249 Annual Fee) @ Point Hacks

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Offer Ends Thursday, JULY 8 - 2021 Offer Extended! This offer now ends July 22, 2021

AMEX are offering an increased signup bonus of 90,000 Qantas Points. Plus, enjoy $249 back, saving you $249. This is an "Exclusive" offer that is only available through PointHacks.

The 90,000 bonus Qantas points & $249 back offer is now live until Thursday, July 22nd 2021.

Details include:

  • 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months of approval.
  • Get $249 back when you add your new Card to your Mobile Wallet and make a minimum of 10 transactions, where each transaction is $25 or more, using your mobile wallet. (More below)
  • 1 Qantas Point earned per $1 spent on eligible purchases. (no cap)
  • 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible 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.
  • 3 points per dollar spent on all Qantas Wine purchases.
  • 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
  • Up 4 Additional Cards for family members or friends, at no extra fee.
  • Plus, receive up to 40,000 extra Qantas points with Shop Small. Get 3 extra Qantas Points per $1 spent when you save the offer to your new Card via the Amex app, and spend in-store or online at participating shop small business by 31/03/2022.

To receive the $249 back:

1. Add your new card to your Mobile Wallet (Apple Pay / Google Pay / Samsung Pay)
2. Make a minimum of 10 transactions using your mobile wallet where each transaction is $25 or more within the first 3 months.
3. Mobile wallet spend counts towards the $3,000 minimum spend criteria to receive the 90,000 Bonus Qantas Points.
4. You're done!

Note: This includes transactions made both in store, and digitally using your mobile wallet. You must use your mobile wallet, linked to your New Card, and meet the minimum spend threshold in order for it to be an eligible transaction.

  • Min Income: $40,000
  • Annual Fee: $249 (offset using the steps above)
  • Ends Thursday, July 22nd 2021

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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Comments

  •  

    Any upgrades from discovery avaliable?

    • +3 votes

      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.

      You can actually contact AMEX and ask if they can offer an upgrade bonus
      Usually not as good as new card offer, but not too bad if you don't want to wait for 18 months

    •  

      I have an Amex Discovery credit card and when I called Amex they said I’m not eligible for this offer. Then a day or so later I got an email letting me know I could upgrade my card with this offer. 😋

      The spend criteria is too high for me though - I’m passing this one.

      •  

        90k+fee wiped?

        •  

          It is a similar offer.

          The $450 annual fee is not wiped but it can be offset with the $450 annual travel credit.

          And they are offering $200 back (not $250) along with 90k Qantas points as long as $3000 is spent in the first 90 days.

          So NO NEED to make 10 transactions of $25 with the mobile wallet to get the $200 back.

          Hope this helps.

    • +35 votes

      Is woolworths niche in your neck of the woods?

    • +21 votes

      I connected my AMEX to my paypal, so then anyone that accepts Paypal will accept your AMEX without knowing it. Even ordered pizza the other day from my local joint down the road and paid with AMEX via my PayPal account
      I also paid a bill the other day using 'Sniip', it does cost extra but paying for a bill with a credit card usually costs extra so didn't faze me.
      Completely agree that most brick and mortar stores wont accept it but I haven't found it to be too much of a hassle for me.

      • -2 votes

        just wondering how do you use paypal to pay (physically) in store?

      • -2 votes

        Transactions through PayPal often don’t count towards the spend criteria though. Not sure about Amex, but that’s the case for ANZ.

        •  

          My transactions via PayPal qualified for spend criteria for ANZ. Never tried for Amex.

        •  

          Orly, will have to keep an eye out next time I churn credit cards.
          I just checked my Amex app and it looks like my PayPal stuff has counted towards my points count.
          Also just churned off my NAB one and used PayPal to pay for accommodation and that 100% counted as it was like $2k and I remember it put me over my minimum spend to get my bonus points.

        •  

          I have the ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum and my PayPal purchases have counted. I use it to pay my bills.

  • +1 vote

    Only a year to go till I'm back on an AMEX….

    See you in 12 months.

    •  

      In the same boat. Cya in 12 months

      •  

        why a year?

        • +9 votes

          Presumably they cancelled 6 months ago, since Amex requires you to wait 18 months before signing up to offers again.

  •  

    That's a pretty decent offer.

  • +2 votes

    There hasn't been a card in ages with free annual fee and points bundle!

  •  

    Has anyone had experience with getting bonus points when they hold an Amex Corporate card? My employer makes me use one for expenses, just wondering if there's any way to find out if that excludes me other than reading the T's & C's (which indicate it's a no). I closed my previous personal Amex 2 years ago.

    •  

      its fine if you have a corporate card

    •  

      should be ok, as the account wouldn't be under your name. It would be the company's account, even though the card may have your name on it.

      •  

        check the Ts&Cs of your "corporate" card. You are responsible for the debt. If your company misses a payment it will affect your credit rating

    •  

      Just confirmed on AMEX live chat and they said Corporate Card holders are still eligible. Applied online and was instantly approved.

    •  

      just got off chat with online and they said i wasn't eligible since my business amex card has my name on it.

      ah well.

  • +7 votes

    18 months Amex is killer

    •  

      Agreed.. i'm only a few months off

    •  

      same here, just over 1 month off based on the end availability date

    •  

      are you talking about any particular deal or that 18 months wait time ?

  •  

    so I currently hold Amex Essential, looks like I am still ineligible for this offer?

    • +1 vote

      Same, don't want to close Essential ever. Have got phone screen replaced few times.

      • +1 vote

        did you use your essential card to purchase phone?

        •  

          yes last 3 phones

          •  

            @go2force: damn, i always look at 5% savings via GC and purchase using gc

            • +2 votes

              @JohnyEnglish: The way i see it, is that extra 5% you pay by paying full price, you get as an insurance… so $50 to replace your phone screen is not bad

              •  

                @burgermaniac: I agree! next purchase will be direct!

              •  

                @burgermaniac: Pretty good deal, but looks like you can also get covered if you only have your monthly bill on the card… can still save the 5% in some cases.

  •  

    Will this be eligible for the AMEX app cashback offers that keep coming up from time to time?

    • +3 votes

      Yes, this is AMEX issued card so all AMEX offers are available
      Tho recent years quite a few good AMEX offers that are targeted

  •  

    Also, would ATO, Council and utility bill payments count towards the 3k spend requirement?

    • +2 votes

      Yes, they all counted towards 3k
      just that the points per earning for gov charges are lower

      •  

        And you pay hefty surcharge too

        •  

          Depends on the policy of whom you are paying the bill to. There are sometimes ways to avoid these (use PayPal, postbillpay e.t.c.)

  •  

    So basically $0 annual fee? Now to decide between this and the Qantas Ultimate..

  • +1 vote

    Great deal, I just closed my Qantas AMEX card. Which means will have to miss these deals for 18 months :)

  •  

    Damn I applied for a Citi rewards yesterday. Would have gone with this over Citi for sure.
    Oh well

  •  

    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

    Does this mean if I currently hold a DJ Amex card I am excluded from this offer?

    •  

      i think dj amex or westpac amex are all not counted… so you can apply…

      •  

        I thought Westpac Amex has been issued by Amex for at least three years now. I had an Amex + Mastercard card combo from Westpac and they handed it over to Amex proper.

  •  

    Is the $249 annual fee waived every year ?

    • +3 votes

      Haha definitely not.

    •  

      Nope

    • +1 vote

      Good question. I don't know whether comments above don't realise this, or they're happy to take some points now then pay for them forever.

      • +1 vote

        Nah, many here would cancel at or before 12 months to avoid being charged for another year, and sign up to another CC offer at the time. Rinse and repeat.

        You could ask their retention team to waive the next years fee but YMMV.

    •  

      if I read it correctly… looks like got to spend it…

  • +1 vote

    Do these kind of offers stack with referrals from friends?

  •  

    "Make a minimum of 10 transactions using your mobile wallet where each transaction is $25 or more within the first 3 months."

    Is a killer!!!

    Easier if I'm paying bulk like bills and groceries. In hindsight, does it count as 1 transaction if you split payment?

    • +1 vote

      Hey! I'm confused why I got negged! It's pretty hard to do minimum $25 ten times in 3 months

      •  

        I do a hundred transactions a month on my credit card. How is it hard?

        •  

          Because in this case you have to use your mobile wallet, not just the credit card number, which cuts out most online transactions.

          • +3 votes

            @stingypants: Yes I understand probably most of my transactions are not going to count but even fuel once a week would be more than enough.

            Groceries is a better example for people who don't drive much. And you can split a groceries purchase if need be at self serve checkouts.

            I don't carry a wallet so any purchase not at home is a tap and pay situation. Is this not normalised yet?I think my banks phone app allowed tap payments 7 or 8 years ago at least, though now I use apple/Google pay

            •  

              @SgtBatten: Most of the groceries I buy accepts cash only - still in this day and age. Would be great for opal top ups but because groceries are out of the equation, that's going to be tricky. Still factoring in bills.

            •  

              @SgtBatten: I always get groceries delivered online from woolies, which allows paypal payments but not googlepay or samsungpay. It's annoying their mobile wallet payment condition excludes paypal.

      •  

        You are going to have to spend $3000 in 3 months anyway to get the bonus points, so I think you would not have a problem spending $250 out of the $3000 using your wallet as required.

        • +1 vote

          I would spend the $3000 towards annual car insurance renewal, payments to kids' daycare and woolworths gift card purchases. Most of these wouldn't be possible with Googlepay or Samsungpay I think?

          Is there a way to purchase wish egift cards using googlepay or samsungpay?

          •  

            @makemeonewithnothing: I guess you would need to buy the gift cards at the store. I think if I buy fuel, groceries and some dinners I could cover it.

      •  

        just buy a gift voucher and you are done with it

      •  

        Reporting back - I already used the digital wallet 4 times since getting my card last week for purchases over $25. I think it's doable!

        •  

          Did you end up getting the $249 back? If so, how long did it take to refund after you hit the 10 transactions?

    •  

      Is there any way to track when mobile wallet transactions have been recognised by AmEx?

      •  

        I just got the card last week and have been using Google Pay. Google Pay tracks the transactions made through it. In my Amex account under wallets, it says Google Pay is linked and gives the virtual card ID. I think another way to check is to check the transactions once they go through to see if it's the same virtual ID. I know that's how you can tell with Commbank. I can report back if you like.

        •  

          Cheers :). I'm using Google Pay too. I can see two transactions via eBay in there, so that side is all linked up happily.

          But whereabouts is the section with wallets in the AmEx account (online or in app)?

          •  

            @mc85: It's online - go to Account Management > Card Management > Manage Digital Wallets.

            How do you pay on eBay with Google Pay? Can you use Google Pay on other sites?

            • +1 vote

              @doughnuthouse: Legend - thanks! Yep, I see it linked in there.

              It comes up as an option during checkout (where credit card, or Paypal come up). Seeing as my earlier purchases worked, I'm thinking of using it to buy up some Wish gift cards via eBay through individual transactions instead of directly via Woolworths to chock up this 10 transaction total (don't have a NFC mobile, so that limits things a bit for things like fuel, etc).

  • +1 vote

    If I add my partner onto my card, does she then need to wait 18 months after cancellation until applying for her own card?

    •  

      Also in the same boat, would like to find out if anyone knows

      • +2 votes

        no she will be eligible for the offer

    •  

      i dont think an additional card holder is counted…
      unless she also own it as prime holder herself

  • +2 votes

    Just waiting for my 18 month wait to end… feels similar to waiting for lockdown to end…

    • +2 votes

      Your 18 months will probably come around quicker

  •  

    I used to hold on to one amex card at all times, to take advantage of their many offers e.g shop small. But their offerings have become thin these last few years (even before covid). Maybe it is time to cancel and be eligible for these new signup promotions.

    •  

      You can cycle between the 'normal' Amex range and the David Jones cards, if that's of any help. 12 month wait for promo on the David Jones cards, 18 months on the regular range.

      •  

        Is the 18 month including the bank issued AMEX? Cancelled that last year, just wondering if that would make this ineligible?

        •  

          Not many (any?) banks are issuing Amex anymore, they used to not affect bonuses from the regular range (Amex direct)

          Contact Amex to be sure =)

          •  

            @blueyez: Thanks~ how should I go about to contact them to find out if I am still eligible for the offer?

            Is there a specific number or department to direct to?

    •  

      same here… I've just got rid of mine… my 18m clock has started to count down.