Our members are lamenting the recent changes to a once popular credit card. The Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum credit card has long been a favourite due to its low annual fee and good Qantas points earning rate. However the card has changed in recent months for the worse. Late last year the card was taken over from HSBC by Macquarie Bank. At the time of the changeover, the … [Read more...]
Credit Cards and their loyalty programs is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. We provide tips, tricks and chat about the various credit card loyalty programs available in Australia. These include cards from American Express, ANZ, Citibank, Commonwealth Bank, Diners Club, National Australia Bank, and Westpac.
To ensure you don't pay foreign exchange fees while overseas, use cards such as the popular 28 Degrees Mastercard for fee-free foreign exchange transactions.
Have you ever been waiting in line at a supermarket self checkout frustrated at how slow people are paying for their groceries? Lately, there might be a good reason why. It seems some of our members prefer to pay for their purchase in small increments! Regarding Coles & Woolworths ...I'm now doing 99 - 149 transactions per day !…..I found, I can do 49 - 50 ( per card ) at … [Read more...]
American Express has long been known for its generous rewards program. With many suppliers taking Amex as payment, it often does not take long to amass a good haul. Having got those points, a common question is often asked, how best to spend them? I have approx 600k of American Express points and next April (2015) I need to fly to Turkey with my wife then return 2 weeks later. … [Read more...]
Travel often involves the pleasures of new experience. Exploring new cities and countries as well as cultures is one of the main reasons many of us travel. But unfamiliarity can be a foe as well as a friend. When things go wrong, just finding help in your language can be problematic. In such situations, travel insurance can come in very handy. One of our members wonders if … [Read more...]
One member this week is understandably outraged that American Express took four months to refund $10,000 of duplicate charges on a Platinum card. Amex as a gesture of apparent “goodwill” has agreed to reimburse the interest accrued over that period. Our member queries whether more compensation is claimable for the inconvenience and headache. One member believes that Amex … [Read more...]