New St. George customers can earn up to 60,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points by applying for the bank’s range of Amplify credit cards and spending once before the end of April.
You’ll pick up an extra 10,000 points after making your first purchase with the entry-level Amplify card, 30,000 points with the Amplify Platinum or 60,000 points with the Amplify Signature card.
Annual fees are $79, $99 and $279, respectively – with the Amplify Platinum giving the best value for money against the bonus points received.
But at the top end, 60,000 Qantas Points with the Signature are enough for a one-way flight with the Red Roo or with Emirates to the likes of Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, so we’d suggest aiming high and taking the full frequent flyer bounty.
You’ll continue to earn 0.75 Qantas Points per dollar spent on everyday purchases and 1.5 Qantas Points per Aussie dollar charged overseas, plus a ‘birthday bonus’ every year of 10% of the points you’ve earned over the previous 12 months.
To sweeten the deal, two single-use Qantas lounge passes also come your way every year and can be used for access to domestic Qantas Clubs, international Qantas business class lounges and Qantas’ new-age ‘hybrid’ lounges in both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Other features such as free international travel insurance, extended warranty cover and purchase price protection come as standard, which are expected of a high-end card.
Customers can also opt for Amplify Rewards points rather than earning with Qantas Frequent Flyer, although Amplify Rewards points convert across to Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines on a 2:1 basis.
As the sign-up bonus is the same in number – such as 60,000 Amplify points on the Signature card – you'd wind up with only 30,000 airline points by taking this route, so stick to Qantas.
To find out more or to apply, head to the St. George website.
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