Does this 100k promotion exist?

Tommo_Aus

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Hi all,

After a decade on an average rewards card I've finally made restructuring my cards and points earning a priority. I've moved to the Virgin High Flyer card for general transactions (1 velocity/$) but am also aware of the long exclusions list, over time I'll figure out what daily transactions these are but I'd like another card for these transactions so my spend doesn't go to waste.

I was considering the fee free AMEX velocity escape which still earns 0.5 ppd but came across this:


It isn't listed under their current deals but was a link for an older expired deal, however it lists 17 Sep as the application expiry. 100k velocity for $3k spend over three months on AMEX velocity platinum, standard annual fee. I haven't seen it mentioned around here, error or hidden promo?

I'm not wanting to start high churning points chasing yet, but was thinking the platinum for general points earning (1.25 ppd) at supermarkets/etc and the high flyer for all other transactions. I'd cancel the AMEX before the annual fee then sit on the sidelines for 18 months and use the high flyer for all transactions during this time.
 

Tommo_Aus

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Many thanks, I'll see if I can add it to my card list while making the monthly spend on my Virgin card. Thought I could do a years rego with SA government to bump up the numbers but turns out they don't accept AMEX, good to get the points on gov transactions but doesn't help if they don't accept it as a payment method!
 

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Wow!!! I got into this by the skin of my teeth. Applied at 11pm on 17th September, and got accepted next morning. Phew!!!!!

Great deal.
But I'd like to know - can someone explaint he free virgin domestic flight to me please? It's a bit confusing:
Says in the Ts and Cs:
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but then says in the 'benefits blurb',:

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and
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SO - question: does that mean ONLY can get the free flight AFTER a year of owning the card, on the anniversary, or during the first year of owning the card. As this is a churner, I'm hopin in the first year.
Thanks for the post, GREAT deal.
 

JennyMG

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Yes, during first year after you have spent something.
Sorry you contradicted the question. Ha ha.
Two snips say you can get it in the first year ( after card is used) - so I could get flights now, having just got the card and used it.
One snip says only after anniversary.
So which is it?
Thanks
 

Tommo_Aus

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I read it as every year including your first year after you've made a purchase and have been charged the annual fee (which would be from card activation?) but I see what you're saying about the T&C confusion, eligibility between the flights and lounge passes doesn't read consistently.

I kept looking at this deal but decided to play it safe until I make it through the first three high flyer months to collect my points, not knowing transaction exclusions and running multiple cards making min spend seemed a little risky without knowing where the goal posts sit.

I haven't followed the AX offer cycle for a long time, what kind of frequency are the better deals?
 

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Two snips say you can get it in the first year ( after card is used) - so I could get flights now, having just got the card and used it.

It does indicate that after card approval you will get free return ticket once you spend.

Subsequently on every card anniversary you will be eligible for this benefit after making any purchase.

Hope this helps.
 
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