Amex Explorer - 240,000 bonus point

NoName

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THIS IS BIG!

The time is now! The stars have aligned and anyone without an AMEX in their pocket have hit the jackpot. Of course I'm talking about – The AMEX Explorer Card!

The big sign up bonus is back! Correction: It is not back! This is unprecedented! We have seen a slightly higher bonus before however it required paying the 2nd year annual fee. This one is right off the bat after meeting the spend criteria! Sign up using a referral link, and you'll earn 240,000 points (as a referrer, I'll earn 50,000 points for each referral made).

My referral link can be found HERE

Details are: Receive up to 240,000 Membership Rewards® Bonus Points when you apply online by 2 December 2021 and spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Card comes with a $395 annual fee.

Other key highlights:


· $400 travel credit for American Express Travel (book flights, car hire and hotels online - I've found AMEX competitive when compared to other major online travel booking engines) - (offsets the $395 annual fee)
· The usual suite of insurances are provided, including Smartphone Screen Insurance when you pay for your phone / contract with AMEX (for up to $500 repairs).
· 2 x invites to the AMEX Sydney International lounge are also on offer.


I signed up to this card in December last year and it has been nothing short of fantastic. I’m not a big spender by any means but with an earn on spend of 2pts per $ on almost everything I’ve seen my points balance increase at a pretty quick pace. Add in the $400 travel credit which more than offsets the annual fee and the continuous stream of AMEX promotions and this becomes a no brainer.


NOTE: If you are a churner my recent experience is that the bonus and travel credit can be had while avoiding the annual fee. Happy to discuss how privately.

As many would know Mrs NoName and I have gone on a few trips to the US & Europe and have chronicled our journeys pigging out on a few trip reports. Well we were meant to be doing another one over the 2020/21 and now the 2021/22 Xmas/New Year periods, both of which were obviously abandoned. We will be rescheduling for some time next year now and have the fingers crossed. If you enjoyed my previous trip reports and would like to help make another one possible then a sign-up through my link would be very much appreciated.

Link below:

http://amex.com.au/refer/jAMESHrVbk?CPID=100427067

Thank you in advance for helping me produce another instalment of fun, frivolity and gluttonous food consumption!
 

SponsorSFC

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It really is a no brainer.

While I admit while travel was off the cards it was harder to use the travel credit but now it is probably the best value for money card going in my opinion.

If you get in quick you should also be able to take advantage of the Krisflyer 15% bonus offer.


Spending them on SQ J/F is my preferred way of using Amex points over the last few years..

You may also be able to Star Aliance status from transferring your points with this promo

The regular Amex statement credit offers are also a decent sweetner.

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If anyone would be kind enough to use my code I promise to use it only on long haul pointy end flights and no toasters.

 
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Dr Ralph

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240,000 bonus points for joining! Probably no better time than now to get on board the Amex Explorer card.

This has been my 'go to' AMEX card for some time now. Points transfer has so many options, including Marriott Bonvoy, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Hilton Honours. Of course 'warehousing' your points is a great option too.

Tip 1: You'll get the $400 travel credit after the end of the first statement when you've paid the first annual fee. But you can access a second $400 travel credit for free. At around the 11 month mark another $400 travel credit will be loaded to your account in anticipation of you renewing that card for the second year and paying the $400 annual fee again. You can use that second $400 travel credit immediately (for future bookings) and then cancel your card before actually paying the second annual fee.

Tip 2: Don't forget you can add up to 4 supplementary card holders at no extra fee to maximise those cash back opportunities.

Tip 3: Subscribe to this AFF thread to make sure you don't miss any of the cash back offers: New [Amex] statement credits

Thank you for considering using my referral link (I may earn a reward from this):

 

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Thanks for the referral. I have signed up and already have plans for some of those points.
 

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I'm trying to get a referral for this from a family member who has an edge, but it seems to only allow referral for that card. Is that normal or is there a way to get around it?
 

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I'm trying to get a referral for this from a family member who has an edge, but it seems to only allow referral for that card. Is that normal or is there a way to get around it?
This is now normal as I understand it. There used to be a way around this, but Amex blocked it.
 
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