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Yes, there is. AMEX rewards maximiser card gives you 1.5 points/dollar spent, however fee i s $12 month. If you happen to be a CPA, there is a CPA AMEX that gives two points/dollar once you´ve spent $5000 in a year(resets each year).
Or, with any AMEX, you can enrol for 6 monts in Rewards Accelerator for $29, giving 1.5/$1.
As for other cards, no. Some even give 0.5points/$ (Read Westpac).
Thanks sam for your quick reply. Yeah i have a cpa card and i get 1.5 points. but still that's still not enough
There must be some other way to max out points. For example, say purchase something on the cpa card and get 1.5 points in every dollar, transfer the balance to citibank and get 1 point in every dollar - and settle the bill asap. that way you could get 2.5 points in every dollar.
Or for example (this is a bit dodgy) having a amex charge card (with reward points) and a amex credit card (without reward points). Go to places that honor a 30 day change of mind refund guarantee and purchase things on the amex charge card to earn the points. Can one then return the product on the different credit card (say the amex credit card)? AFAIK its kinda dogdy but is it illegal?
I have a CPA Amex. It gives 1.5 points per dollar (after $5K in a year). If you enrol for Accelerator, you will get another .5 points. However, after getting used to paying no fees or whatsoever to AMEX, I did not want to pay $29 (for 6 months if I remember) to get those extra 0.5 point per dollar.
Do you do a lot of flying for work? Do you have a lot of work expenses?
Although I'm encouraged to use my work Diners Card for flight purchases, I use my ANZ Gold Visa as I get double points on it (due to purchasing tickets through Qantas directly). As my Gold limit on 1:1 points is 2,500 I tend to use my Diners card for all other purchases.
There are not many other ways to mazimise points though.
I also just posted in the ANZ Qantas Vasa forum something about the double points deal for ANZ Diners Card holders if anyone is interested.
EDIT: Forgot to mention that staying at Hotels and hotel club memberships can be very useful in gaining points. I got about 24,000 points for staying in the Renaissance Hotel, Wan Chai (Hong Kong) for 5 weeks as I was a MARRIOTT member.