There is now less than a month to go until major changes to American Express - the biggest shake-up to Australian credit card rewards since the RBA regulation changes of 2017 - take effect. On Monday 15 April 2019, a significant devaluation will hit Amex credit cards and the Amex Membership Rewards program in Australia. If you have Amex Membership Rewards Ascent or Gateway … [Read more...]
Non-Airline Loyalty Programs
Non-Airline Loyalty Programs is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Non-Airline Loyalty Programs. This includes credit cards, hotels and supermarket loyalty programs.
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Accor's Le Club loyalty program is due for a brand refresh. From late 2019, Le Club will become Accor ALL, which we're told stands for "Accor Live Limitless". This will become the single, combined loyalty program of Accor's existing and newly-acquired brands - some of which still have their own loyalty programs. Hotel brands to be brought under the Accor ALL portfolio will … [Read more...]
An AFF member was mortified recently to discover an Australian hotel had processed $500 in erroneous charges after check-out. Mark3000 called the hotel to ask why their credit card had been charged $500 without their knowledge. The "aggressive" hotel manager claimed that this member had caused damage to the room. Mark3000 refutes this claim and the hotel has refused to … [Read more...]
Hotel loyalty programs can be useful if you stay at hotels often. Points can be put towards free hotel nights, and there are two hotel loyalty programs that even offer every fifth night free when booking with points. The Marriott Bonvoy program offers the "fifth night free" benefit to all program members when redeeming points for hotel stays. You don't need to have status, … [Read more...]
Credit card sign-up bonuses are one of the easiest ways to accumulate frequent flyer points quickly and relatively cheaply! By applying for a credit card and paying the annual fee, you can earn tens of thousands of frequent flyer points towards your next trip. If you're thinking about applying for a new credit card, why not take advantage of these great sign-up deals and top … [Read more...]