Do my rewards points expire when my credit card does?

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If you’ve built up a decent amount of credit card rewards points, you’ll want to make sure you get to use them. Each credit card offers a different rewards system - with some cards allowing you to automatically earn Qantas Points, while other companies have their own points systems where you can earn points and later convert them into rewards - such as frequent flyer points.

But if your credit card expires, what does that mean for your hard-earned points?

Your credit card’s expiry date tells you when your physical card is about to expire, not your credit account, so as long as your rewards credit card account is open and active with your banking institution, your rewards points should be safe.

Can I lose my rewards points?

With some rewards programs, points do have expiry dates, so even if your card hasn't expired, you should check the policies of your credit provider to be sure that your points are safe long-term.

Some credit card companies also have caps on how many reward points you can earn within a certain time period. Make sure you double-check your card’s policy if you’re concerned that your dollars could be spent unrewarded.

Also, if you do decide to close your credit card account completely, or it gets closed due to inactivity, your points may still live on. Rewards points are sometimes available for a short amount of time after your account is deactivated, so check first before assuming that they are gone for good.

If you are interested in getting a new credit card that earns you rewards points, there are some options for you to check out below.

Rewards Credit Cards - last updated 14 May 2022

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  • Qantas Ultimate Card
    Rewards program
    Annual fee
    Bonus points
    Earn rate per $1
    Qantas Frequent Flyer
    $450
    100,000
    1.25 points uncapped

    Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply online, are approved, and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. Offer available to new Card Members only. Receive $450 annual Qantas Travel Credit.

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    Altitude Platinum
    Rewards program
    Annual fee
    Bonus points
    Earn rate per $1
    Qantas Frequent Flyer
    $200 $99 in the first year
    75,000
    0.5 points up to $100,000/year

    Earn up to 75,000 bonus Qantas Points ($4k min. spend in the first 90 days on eligible purchases). 0% p.a. for 24 months on balance transfers requested at card application. 1% BT fee applies. $49 First Year Annual fee and Rewards fee. New cards only. T&C's and exclusions apply.

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  • Amplify Rewards Platinum + Kayo Offer
    Rewards program
    Annual fee
    Bonus points
    Earn rate per $1
    Rewards
    $99 $29 in the first year
    100,000
    1 point uncapped

    100,000 bonus Amplify Points, (min $3,000 spend within 90 days). 0% p.a. for 24 months on balance transfers requested at card application (1% BT fee). $29 First Year Card Fee ($99 2nd year card fee) + Score up to $27.50 per month cashback on Kayo access for 12 months. New cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply.

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  • Apply By 31 May 2022
    Platinum Edge Credit Card
    Rewards program
    Annual fee
    Bonus points
    Earn rate per $1
    Membership Rewards
    $195 $0 in the first year
    No current offer
    1 point uncapped

    Enjoy $0 Annual Card Fee (usually $195) in the first year when you apply by 31 May and are approved. Offer extended. T&Cs apply. New Card Members only.

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