Macquarie is the latest Australian bank to slash the value of its credit card rewards offering. From next month, both of Macquarie's Qantas Frequent Flyer-linked cards will see new caps on the number of Qantas points that can be earned at the full rate each month. Both the Macquarie Platinum and high-end Macquarie Black cards currently earn 1 Qantas point per dollar spent. … [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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The Commonwealth Bank is the latest Australian bank to slash the number of points earned on its Awards credit cards. The rate at which Qantas Frequent Flyer points are earned on the bank’s high-end Diamond and Platinum credit cards will be cut from May. Diamond cardholders will see points earned on their Amex cards fall from 1.5 to 1.2 points per dollar, while MasterCard … [Read more...]
This week our members share their hotel booking strategies! The right tools and a bit of research are key to scoring the best hotel for the best price. There are two steps to booking hotels. Websites such as Booking.com and Expedia can help with the first step - selecting a hotel - as they present an overview of all the options. Once you've narrowed the search down to just a … [Read more...]
Many Australians earn points for their everyday credit card use within Australia. Points can also be earned when travelling overseas or shopping online. Some cards even award extra points on international spend. Unfortunately, most cards also charge fairly significant overseas transaction fees, meaning the points do come at a cost. But there are some exceptions! At least one … [Read more...]
Hotel loyalty programs offer some worthwhile benefits to frequent travellers. Arguably the best of these benefits is the opportunity to upgrade to a better room - or even a suite - for free. Not all programs offer this benefit, but one that does is Hyatt Gold Passport. This is the loyalty program of all hotels in the Hyatt family including the Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt and Hyatt … [Read more...]