I am counting on that process working for me later. I have my CBA Gold Visa as my non-Amex card, and keep the CBA points with that card. If I later decide to move those points to QF, I will "upgrade" by Gold Visa to a Plat card and get the 1:1 transfer rate.one9 said:If you change to a different card of the Commonwealth Bank (but probably excluding the default one they change you to), then the bank automatically credits the new card with a pro-rata refund of your old annual fee before charging you your new annual fee.
So if you tell the CBA to transfer your woolworths card to the Platinum Mastercard or Visa, you will receive a pro-rata credit anyway.
Just telephoned Woolworths Ezy banking to inform them of my intention to close my EzyMastercard account at end of this month, and to confirm that they will be refunding the annual card fee in full as it is due this month.The customer service operator advised me that the fee will debited to my account today , but will be reversed on closure day immediately prior to pay-out, and confirmed that the fee will not be included in the pay-out figure.If you only recently paid your annual fee on your Ezy card, then you might want to consider asking for a part refund. It can't hurt!
Gulliver said:Yeah, goodbye Ezy you were good while it lasted.
Makes me cry that a big chunk of my points will get eaten away my fees now.
I've decided on Amex Rewards Maximiser, and a Citibank Gold if necessary... or it sounds like Silver will do the job. But I'm hoping Amex is accepted more widely these days.
You can keep your points after the 6th October by OPENING an Ezy Action account and activating it before the 6th October. This is because the 2 accounts use the ONE rewards system, and the Ezy Action account will guarentee that the rewards points will still be available once the Mastercard closes.one9 said:I doubt you will be able to claim the points earned between the end of your statement day and the 6th October.
My statement is issued on the 20th of each month, so I assume I will be able to transfer the points for the statement ending 20th Septemeber on the 22nd September.
Then the points I earn from 22nd Septemebr to 6th October will end up being changed to Commonwealth Bank points.
I will try calling on the 6th, but I reckon I wil have a points balance of 0, as the points do not get credited until about 2 days after the statement date.
Amen. There was no decent replacement for the Ezy card. I ended up going Amex, but probably would need a back-up MasterCard or Visa. Then tada, I free card with 1 FF point per dollar spent. It seems too good to be true.snufl said:Funny how things work out. As everyone else, we snufls were very unhappy to hear about the end of the Ezy Mastercard. However we now have a Citibank gold visa and supplementary both fee free for life. We have also picked up 60k bonus points by transferring amex pts to VS.
A big thankyou to this board and members!
I have finally managed to convince the CBA to waive the $200 Platinum MasterCard fee.Today, I received a letter from the CBA confirming the annual fee waiver.The letter saysI have been trying very hard for the past month to push the CBA to waive the $200.00 Platinum MasterCard fee without any success
I've applied and been approved for a Citbank Gold free for life.Dunno whether CBA card is any better than Citibank
Because your next statement is 8th October, your points probably won't transfer till then. I also fear that any you have earned in the past month will convert at 2:1. Rather than go through the reasons, I suggest you read through page 4 of this thread, all the detail is there.akumaslair said:EZY MAster card RIP!!!
I get told I have 7500 points which is the same number of points on my last statement as of 8th of September...
IS anyone else having the same experience, I have been busy earning 15,000 points in hte past month as a final effort.......
gonna be very peeved if this doesn't work.......