Fly free with ANZ’s new Rewards Travel Adventures credit card

Globetrotters rejoice - ANZ has recently launched its new Rewards Travel Adventures credit card, an option that is set to see frequent travellers enjoy more tangible benefits from their rewards points.

The Travel Adventures card offers spenders a range of perks above and beyond those of travel credit cards offered by ANZ previously, including a complimentary domestic return flight each year that the card is held.

ANZ Managing Director Products and Marketing, Matt Boss said, “We developed this market-leading card specifically for customers who want to travel, and it represents great value for them.”

Other benefits included two free Virgin Australia lounge passes each year, and complimentary international travel insurance, which has become almost a staple for high end platinum and black credit cards.

And although the purchase rate and annual fee on ANZ’s new offering are typical of rewards cards, frequent international travellers - and online shoppers - could see the savings roll in with the fee-free international transactions available on the Travel Adventures credit card.

“ANZ is the only major Australian bank to offer a card with all these features,” Boss said.

“And we are still the only Australian bank to offer customers a digital wallet whether they have an Apple or Android smartphone, which this new card will work with.”

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ANZ reminded Aussie cardholders that to activate these perks, they’ll need to meet certain requirements, including a $500 spend on eligible purchases within the first 3 months of account activation.

“We want to make sure we are offering our customers what they want and that is exactly what this card represents for keen travellers,” Boss said.

Tips for making the most of your rewards credit card

  • Add an additional cardholder. The more people who are spending on your credit card account, the faster you’ll rack up the rewards points. You can have up to 9 additional cardholders on the ANZ Travel Adventures card.
  • Use your card often. You won’t earn rewards points if your card is sitting unused in your wallet. Consider using your card on everyday spends - just remember that you’ll need to be disciplined about paying off your balance each month.
  • Shop at bonus partners. When you shop at retailers affiliated with your credit card, you’ll earn bonus points and supersize your rewards stack in no time.
  • Know your expiry date and points cap. The last thing you want is to realise that your hard earned points have expired before you could redeem them, or that your spending hasn’t earned any points, because you’ve already hit your monthly cap. So make sure you know the fine print on your rewards card scheme!