Win one million frequent flyer points with American Express

By Chris Chamberlin, July 23 2014

One million Membership Rewards, Qantas or Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points are up for grabs this month thanks to American Express.

Through July 31, customers with any rewards card issued directly by American Express are in with a shot at the seven-figure bounty, which could take you around the globe in business or even first class with a partner in tow.

An American Express spokeswoman confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the prizewinner can hold a Membership Rewards card or a direct-earn Qantas or Virgin Australia Velocity card.

Excluded are bank-issued American Express cards such as Commonwealth Bank Diamond Awards, Westpac Earth/Altitude Black, ANZ Rewards Black and NAB Velocity Rewards Premium.

Eligible cardholders can enter by visiting the My Account area of the AMEX website, signing in, visiting the ‘Offers and Places’ page and saving any deal to their card.

When utilised, American Express’ offers typically provide an automatic statement credit after spending a certain amount with a merchant – although there’s no requirement to spend anything to be in with a shot.

That makes entering the competition rather quick, painless and also free, so why not ‘save’ every available offer to maximise your chances?

On the go, this can also be done via the AMEX smartphone app…

… just click the ‘Save to Card’ button, and you’re all set:

The lucky winner will see the points hitting their current loyalty account, whether that be American Express Membership Rewards, or Qantas or Velocity Frequent Flyer for the airline-affiliated cards.

In a separate competition, Virgin Australia Velocity members could also win another million points just by adding their email address to Virgin Australia Holidays’ mailing list.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2013

Total posts 1136

Great contest.  Strange it isn't publicised on Amex's web site.

18 Nov 2013

Total posts 48

I can't find any details anywhere else either...

Once you've signed in to the AMEX site, the summary page (with your name, cardmember since x, an image of your credit card and showing how much is owed etc.) has a mention at the very top: "View the 'Offers & Places' tab and Save an offer to your Card by 31 July for your chance to win 1 million Rewards points. T&Cs apply"... but yes, it's not easy to spot!

QF Platinum

24 Jan 2013

Total posts 141

Can't find it anywhere on the site either. But anyways, just activated an AMEX "offer" so I should save $5 on my next purchase at Woolies :D


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