Feast your eyes on Amex’s new Essential Credit Card offer

Ceyda Erem

30 Jan 2019

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A 2018 Mozo Experts Choice Award winner, with no annual fee and a low 14.99% purchase rate, you might think the American Express Essential Credit Card couldn’t get any better.

Actually it can.

From tomorrow, Amex are giving new cardholders the chance to receive a $50 Dining Credit if they spend $50 or more in one or more transaction using Deliveroo or with the Rockpool Dining Group in the first month.

“For Aussies that are fans of the participating restaurants this could be their dream plastic perk,” said Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont.

“And with a great rewards program and two Mozo Experts Choice Award wins under its belt, it’s not hard to see why the American Express Essential Credit Card makes for a top pick.”

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But while the idea of gift cards, cash back and airport lounge access could sound tempting, many Aussies may still question the true value of owning a rewards credit card.

According to the Mozo database, the average return for a rewards credit card on a $20,000 yearly spend is $50.

However, the American Express Essential Credit Card had a return value of a $196.

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“Finding a rewards card that not only delivers on features but actually offers a decent return can be tricky, but the Amex Essentials Credit Card offers do just that,” said Lamont.

“And the fact that there’s no annual fee makes it easy on the wallet too.”

So if you’d like to take advantage of the new American Express Essential Credit Card offer, be quick, because this offer is only available till 31 March, 2019.  

And if you’d like to compare more plastic options, check out the offers down below or head on over to our rewards card comparison tool.

4 credit card offers - rates updated daily

  • Promoted

    CUA Low Rate Credit Card

    0% p.a. for 13 months and then 21.74% p.a.

    11.99% p.a.

    $49 $0 in the first year

    0% balance transfer rate for 13 months and up to 55 interest free days. No annual fee for the first year and $49 after.

    • 11.99% p.a.

    • -

    • 0% p.a. for 13 months and then 21.74% p.a.

    • 21.74% p.a.

    • 55

    • 0.0

    • 3.40%

    • $49 $0 in the first year

    • $12.50

    • 2.00%, Min $3.50

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Low Rate Credit Card

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  • Promoted

    St.George Vertigo

    0% p.a. for 22 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.50% balance transfer fee)

    0% p.a. for 7 months then 13.99% p.a.

    $55 $0 in the first year

    Enjoy 0% p.a. for 22 months on balance transfers at card application. 1.5% balance transfer fee applies. Rate then switches to applicable variable cash advance rate. Plus, 0% p.a. on purchases for 7 months. Rate then switches to applicable variable purchase rate. First year annual card fee waived for the first year ($55 thereafter). Available to new cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply. Offer ends September 30th 2020.

    • 0% p.a. for 7 months then 13.99% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 7 months

    • 0% p.a. for 22 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.50% balance transfer fee)

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 55

    • 0.0

    • 3.00%

    • $55 $0 in the first year

    • $15.00

    • 2%, Min $2.50

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Vertigo

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  • Promoted

    Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard

    2.99% p.a. for 9 months and then 17.99% p.a.

    17.99% p.a.

    $0

    This card boasts no annual fee and the option to pay with the Bankwest Halo payment ring. Plus, with no foreign transaction fees and complimentary travel insurance it's a good pick for travel. Winner of a Mozo Experts Choice Award 2019 in the No Annual Fee Platinum Credit Card category^.

    • 17.99% p.a.

    • -

    • 2.99% p.a. for 9 months and then 17.99% p.a.

    • 21.99% p.a.

    • 55

    • 0%

    • $0

    • $25.00

    • 2%, Min $4.00

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Zero Platinum Mastercard

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  • Promoted

    Hot Deal $200 Cashback Offer (T&Cs apply)

    Westpac Low Rate

    0% p.a. for 20 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    13.74% p.a.

    $59

    Enjoy 0% p.a. interest on balance transfers for the first 20 months. Get $200 cashback with $1k minimum spend on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval. 55 interest free days and low on-going rate of 13.74% on all purchases.

    • 13.74% p.a.

    • -

    • 0% p.a. for 20 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $59

    • $15.00

    • 2%, Min $2.50, Max $150

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Low Rate

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