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BankSA Amplify Platinum

The details shown below are for a card with Amplify Rewards

The details shown below are for a card with Qantas Frequent Flyer

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  • Amplify Platinum (Amplify Rewards)

    Rewards: Amplify Rewards

  • Amplify Platinum (Qantas Frequent Flyer)

    Rewards: Qantas Frequent Flyer

Purchase rate
0% p.a. for 7 months then 19.74% p.a.
Balance transfer rate
0% p.a. for 22 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.50% balance transfer fee)
Annual fees
$99 $0 in the first year
Interest free days on purchases
55
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Purchase rate
19.74% p.a.
Balance transfer rate
0% p.a. for 15 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)
Annual fees
$99
Interest free days on purchases
55
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Mozo editorial review BankSA Amplify Platinum

Last updated: 1 October 2020.

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What's hot
  • Choice between Amplify Rewards or Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Extended warrant and purchase protection available with eligible purchases
What's not
  • 3% foreign exchange margin
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Whether you travel a lot, or like the idea of earning freebies with your credit card spend, the BankSA Amplify Platinum may be the card for you. You can choose between the Amplify Rewards program to cash points in for things like retail rewards and gift cards, or the Qantas Frequent Flyer program if you want your points to go straight to travel. Either way, you can bag a bunch of bonus points under each program, as long as you meet the spending criteria. 


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Key features

Let’s start with the basics of the BankSA Amplify Platinum credit card; you’ll be holding a card with a 19.74% purchase rate and as far as ongoing fees go, they’re pretty low. In fact if you opt for the Amplify Rewards version, the annual fee will be waived for the first year, after which it will be $99. Annual fee for the Qantas Points version is $99.

The BankSA Amplify Platinum comes with two variants, which have the same features, but change how you earn and redeem your rewards. The Amplify Rewards option offers up an earn rate of 1 Amplify Point per $1 spent, and allows you to redeem points for things like cash back, gift cards and retail products. There's a 0% purchase rate for the first seven months (then 19.74%) and a 0% balance transfer offer for 22 months (plus 1.5% balance transfer fee).

The Qantas Frequent Flyer options suits spenders who want their points to be translated directly to their Qantas rewards program, but keep in mind you’ll  only earn 0.5 Qantas points for every $1 spent. And under the Qantas Frequent Flyer option, if you apply before 9 February 2021, you could receive 70,000 bonus Qantas Points, as long as you spend $1,500 each month, on eligible purchases within the first three months from approval. Just keep in mind that the 0% balance transfer offer only goes on for 15 months for the Qantas Points version and there is a 1% balance transfer fee.

The card also comes with a number of retail and travel perks, including extended warranty and purchase protection, giving you a bit more coverage for purchases made with the card, plus up to 3 months of complimentary overseas travel insurance.

 
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Who is it good for

Both the Amplify Rewards and Qantas Frequent Flyer options of the card are great for spenders who love freebies and appreciate the relatively low $99 annual fee. The Qantas Frequent Flyer option of the card is best served for frequent travellers, who are looking to put all their points toward jetsetting.

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Any catches

International travellers will want to take note of the 3% foreign exchange margin that every international purchase comes with.

Rewards program details

Rates and fees information correct as at 22 October 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
What your points get you

Fly Sydney to London return

212,000 points

Fly Sydney to Melbourne one-way

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$100 Giftcard

22,200 points

$100 Cash

18,000 points

Points earning

1 point per dollar on Visa, uncapped

Rewards scheme

Transfer points to a range of airline programs or redeem your points for travel, gift cards, retail rewards and shopping gift cards.

You can get flights via Enrich or KrisFlyer.

Value of rewards points

Spend $18,182 (Visa)

Spend $22,200 (Visa)

Spend $212,000 (Visa)

Uncapped

Never

How do we calculate the rewards?

To work out the "Rewards value minus fees" in our Rewards Revealer we:

  • calculate how many points you'd get each year,

  • figure out how many flights or gift cards or cashback credits you could get for those points,

  • work out what that's actually worth to you,

  • take off the annual fee you'd pay.

More details:

  • Our calculations are designed to help you compare the value of different rewards schemes. To do this, we've looked at earning a one-way Sydney-Melbourne flight excluding taxes and charges, a return Sydney-London flight excluding taxes and charges, a $100 shopping Gift Card and $100 cashback. Most cards will also offer other rewards, which may be worth more or less than the ones we've shown.

  • We have made no allowance for bonus points for using your card at specific merchants, introductory offers or special offers. We have not assigned any value to instant discounts, insurances, ticketing and concierge services or other such benefits.

  • Rewards value calculations do not take credit card interest into account. If you do not pay off your card each month you may be better off looking for a card based on interest rates than on the value of rewards.

  • In products that have more than one card, a different mix of spend between American Express / Visa / Mastercard will give different results. Mozo's Rewards Revealer lets you choose the mix based on the way you would use such a product, and gives you tailored results.

  • We assume flights purchased with airline points are 'classic' or 'reward' economy seats with restricted seat availability. 'Any seat' rewards will probably cost more.

  • To compare the value of flight rewards, we sample online retail flight prices once a quarter based on the average price on a Wednesday 3 months in advance but outside NSW school holidays. For domestic flights we take the lowest available fare from each flight on that day from Qantas Red e-deal, Virgin Australia Saver including baggage and Jetstar Starter including baggage. We calculate the average price excluding taxes and surcharges for each airline, and also the average across all airlines (which we use when rewards are travel agent vouchers). For international flights, we take the lowest available fares on that same Wednesday from each of Qantas, Emirates, Malaysian, Etihad, Singapore, Cathay Pacific and Thai, assuming a return flight 2 weeks later, calculate the average price before taxes and surcharges and use this as our assumed cost of a flight on any airline.

  • Shopping rewards are based on $100 gift cards from a major national department store.

  • We make every effort to ensure our calculations are correct and up to date but make no guarantees.

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Rate and fee details

Rates
  • 19.74% 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)

  • yes

  • 21.49% p.a.

  • 55

Fees
  • $99.00

  • $0 in the first 1 year

  • none

  • none

  • $15.00

  • 2%, Min $2.50

  • 3.00%

  • $2.00

  • $10.50

  • $0.00

Features
  • $10.00

  • 2.0

  • 1

  • none

Payment options

Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayID, Samsung Pay

Rewards privileges

Travel Insurance,
Extended Warranty,
Purchase Protection

Rewards program details

Rates and fees information correct as at 22 October 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
What your points get you

Fly Sydney to London return

110,400 points

Fly Sydney to Melbourne one-way

8,000 points

$100 Giftcard

18,690 points

$100 Cash

-

Points earning

0.5 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

Rewards scheme

Points are automatically credited to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

All rewards are redeemed via Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Special offers

Receive 70,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $1,500 each month for the first 3 months.

Value of rewards points

Spend $37,380 (Visa)

Spend $16,000 (Visa)

Spend $220,800 (Visa)

Uncapped

Never

How do we calculate the rewards?

To work out the "Rewards value minus fees" in our Rewards Revealer we:

  • calculate how many points you'd get each year,

  • figure out how many flights or gift cards or cashback credits you could get for those points,

  • work out what that's actually worth to you,

  • take off the annual fee you'd pay.

More details:

  • Our calculations are designed to help you compare the value of different rewards schemes. To do this, we've looked at earning a one-way Sydney-Melbourne flight excluding taxes and charges, a return Sydney-London flight excluding taxes and charges, a $100 shopping Gift Card and $100 cashback. Most cards will also offer other rewards, which may be worth more or less than the ones we've shown.

  • We have made no allowance for bonus points for using your card at specific merchants, introductory offers or special offers. We have not assigned any value to instant discounts, insurances, ticketing and concierge services or other such benefits.

  • Rewards value calculations do not take credit card interest into account. If you do not pay off your card each month you may be better off looking for a card based on interest rates than on the value of rewards.

  • In products that have more than one card, a different mix of spend between American Express / Visa / Mastercard will give different results. Mozo's Rewards Revealer lets you choose the mix based on the way you would use such a product, and gives you tailored results.

  • We assume flights purchased with airline points are 'classic' or 'reward' economy seats with restricted seat availability. 'Any seat' rewards will probably cost more.

  • To compare the value of flight rewards, we sample online retail flight prices once a quarter based on the average price on a Wednesday 3 months in advance but outside NSW school holidays. For domestic flights we take the lowest available fare from each flight on that day from Qantas Red e-deal, Virgin Australia Saver including baggage and Jetstar Starter including baggage. We calculate the average price excluding taxes and surcharges for each airline, and also the average across all airlines (which we use when rewards are travel agent vouchers). For international flights, we take the lowest available fares on that same Wednesday from each of Qantas, Emirates, Malaysian, Etihad, Singapore, Cathay Pacific and Thai, assuming a return flight 2 weeks later, calculate the average price before taxes and surcharges and use this as our assumed cost of a flight on any airline.

  • Shopping rewards are based on $100 gift cards from a major national department store.

  • We make every effort to ensure our calculations are correct and up to date but make no guarantees.

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Rate and fee details

Rates
  • 19.74% p.a.

  • none

  • 0% p.a. for 15 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

  • yes

  • 21.49% p.a.

  • 55

Fees
  • $99.00

  • none

  • none

  • none

  • $15.00

  • 2%, Min $2.50

  • 3.00%

  • $2.00

  • $10.50

  • $0.00

Features
  • $10.00

  • 2.0

  • 1

  • none

Payment options

Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayID, Samsung Pay

Rewards privileges

Travel Insurance,
Extended Warranty,
Purchase Protection

Customer Reviews

How are BankSA credit cards rated by the Mozo community?

Overall
6.9/10
Price
6.3/10
Features
5.5/10
Customer service
6.9/10
Convenience
7.6/10
Trust
7.3/10

Latest reviews of BankSA Amplify Platinum

  • Overall 8/10
    Good card but do your research.

    Good trustworthy bank, great rewards and complimentary travel insurance.

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    Good trustworthy bank, great rewards and complimentary travel insurance.

    Price
    8/10
    Features
    9/10
    Customer service
    8/10
    Convenience
    9/10
    Trust
    9/10
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    Kym, South Australia reviewed 3 months ago
  • Overall 0/10
    They're not prepared to make individual decisions.

    They are not interested in the needs of the individual customer if they don't have money to invest.

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    They are not interested in the needs of the individual customer if they don't have money to invest.

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    1/10
    Features
    1/10
    Customer service
    0/10
    Convenience
    0/10
    Trust
    3/10
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    Tracy, Tasmania reviewed 11 months ago
  • Overall 8/10
    Always available to assist.

    Very helpful especially when there is a breach on the card. They follow up and keep you informed as to their investigation and result. I found the staff had high people skills and made me feel comfortable talking to them.

    Read full review

    Very helpful especially when there is a breach on the card. They follow up and keep you informed as to their investigation and result. I found the staff had high people skills and made me feel comfortable talking to them.

    Price
    7/10
    Features
    7/10
    Customer service
    8/10
    Convenience
    8/10
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    Heather, South Australia reviewed over 4 years ago
  • Overall 10/10
    Great product

    I recently used my travel insurance that came with the card and they were fantastic

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    I recently used my travel insurance that came with the card and they were fantastic

    Price
    10/10
    Features
    10/10
    Customer service
    7/10
    Convenience
    8/10
    Trust
    10/10
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    Sue, South Australia reviewed over 4 years ago
  • Overall 8/10
    Great customer service Always very helpful

    local branch always helpful

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    local branch always helpful

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    6/10
    Features
    10/10
    Customer service
    8/10
    Convenience
    10/10
    Trust
    8/10
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0% p.a. for 18 months and then 20.24% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

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