Summer is the perfect time for hanging out with friends and doing all the things you love, like shopping, eating out and ... planning that next trip away together.
If travel is in your sights for 2018, then now is the perfect time to be thinking about getting a Qantas points earning credit card that could help to fund that flight or provide you with some travel perks like complimentary travel insurance or free Qantas lounge passes.
And the best news is that this time of year, many credit card providers have excellent bonus points offers which mean that you could be paying with Qantas points faster than you think. Here are four credit cards Mozo’s editors have picked that are worth considering.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
75,000 bonus Qantas Points
75 bonus Status Credits
1 Qantas point per $1 spent up to $7,500 a month
No annual fee for the first year ($475 after)
What's the deal?
The ANZ Frequent Flyer Black is the perfect flying companion for serious travellers. It definitely delivers when it comes to a massive bonus point haul, offering 75k bonus points when you spend $2,500 in the first 3 months. Plus, there’s a tonne of other travel benefits on offer, including coveted Status Credits, 2 complimentary Qantas Club Lounge passes and free international travel insurance.
As you tick items off your gift list this year, flashing an Amex Qantas Ultimate card at the checkout will earn you up to 2.25 Qantas points on every $1 spent on eligible purchases. It comes with a free additional card, so you can pool points with your partner or child, and you can snag a free return domestic flight every year - perfect for that end of year holiday. To get the 55k bonus Qantas points, make sure you apply online, and spend $3,000 in the first 3 months.
There are two versions of the St. George Amplify Signature card - with the Qantas version, you’ll earn 0.75 points for every $1 you spend at the checkout, not to mention the 60k bonus points when you spend $3,000 within the first 90 days and the extra 30k on the anniversary of getting your card. You’ll also get freebies like a 24/7 concierge service, free travel insurance and extended warranty.
Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account
Earn Qantas Points on your account balance and debit card spends
Free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership
No monthly account fees when you deposit at least $2,000 each month
What's the deal?
If a credit card isn’t your cup of tea, then never fear. With Bankwest’s Qantas transaction account and linked debit card, you can earn 5 points on every eligible spend (such as groceries, petrol or restaurant dinners), plus an extra 0.4 Qantas points daily for every $100 in your account. And with unlimited ATM, EFTPOS, over-the-counter, phone and online transactions, what’s not to love?