Qantas American Express Ultimate Card 110,000 Qantas points for $3,000 spend!

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Current referral for 120,000 bonus Qantas Points.
Disclosure: I receive 40,000 points for a qualifying referral. Referal expires on the 4th of May.
  • $3000 Spend required in 90 days to qualify for the bonus points.
  • $450 Anual fee, offset with $450 travel credit to spend on Qantas flights.
  • 2 x Qantas Club invitations.
  • 2 x AMEX lounge invitations. Can be used for any international flight from Brisbane and Sydney. Not tied to any airlines so perfect to pair with a cheap cash flight.
 
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Update 5 May 2022: The above 120k/40k and 110-120k/50k offers appear to have expired, with Amex appearing to refresh their offer. While there have been slightly better offers in the past, this is still a significant chunk of points if you're after a new card.

Our referral link is now showing 110k points for applicant and 40k for referrer. Most of the remaining conditions are as per my quoted post below. It doesn't appear to have an end date.

Before applying with a referral link, do check to see whether you can get a better offer elsewhere - would never want someone to miss out on points - but if you can get the same offer from here vs the qantas website for example (which was lower at only 100k at time of writing) then please do consider using an AFF'er's link so they get some bonus points instead of commission being sent elsewhere.

Ensure to read the T&Cs, the usual conditions including the amex exclusion period apply. Do also check out the card's included insurance which now has express reference to covid-19 cover and could be of interest.

Thanks for starting the thread @ksthommo, have been waiting for this offer to come up again and share with others.

I'm also glad to refer other members of AFF for what is probably my favourite amex. After signing up using a referral link ourselves late last year, Mrs Excel and I have now held this card four times between us. For ongoing spend and the sheer quantity of points from the sign up bonus, it's a fantastic way to get a chunk closer to the redemption you have in mind!

As others have mentioned, you'll earn 110,000 qantas points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months when using a referral link. The bonus for the referrer has grown to 40k, so you'll be generously helping us (or another AFF'er whose link you choose) to get closer to a redemption target as well (rather than sending commission to a third party site).

110k is about as high as the referral bonus on this card gets (there have been 120k offers, and cashback offers in the past) but given the expiry of this offer is 9 March 2022 it may be one of the biggest referral offers you'll see over the next month or so.

This card has a large $450 annual fee, but this is offset by a $450 qantas travel credit and regular Amex cashback promotions. Be sure to subscribe to the amex statement credits thread here on AFF for discussion of these opportunities.

You'll also get two entries to the international amex lounge in either sydney or melbourne, a complimentary qantas wine membership, and two qantas lounge passes after your first spend on air travel with Qantas (eg flights, domestic or ex-AU flight redemptions, etc).

Some other important notes/tips:
  • The card has a $65,000 minimum income and $3,000 minimum credit limit. In recent experience, the selection of a limit is towards the end of your application, after the credit check is done. Note that the limit of your account is shared with credit reporting bodies once the account is open.
  • As always, you need to have not held an amex in the last 18 months to be eligible for the bonus.
  • The card has a 44 day interest free period. Paying off the balance in full each will help you to avoid the high interest rate that is common to awards cards.
  • In my experience, Amex usually award bonus points as soon as you hit the spend criteria, even in the first month. If you are aiming to time your bonus to hit points club or points club plus in a particular membership month, keep this in mind.
  • Amex regularly offer bonus points for adding supplementary/additional cardholders (eg. for your spouse). It could be worth holding off for one of these if you're going to apply for a bonus points for a family member.
  • In the past, Qantas have offered extra bonus points for people who haven't held a points-earning-card in a certain period of time. It's worth checking their cards website to see if there's a current offer, as you could end up with tens of thousands of new points, even if applying for the card via a referral link.

Mrs Excel and I have held this card four times between us, and signed up using a referral link late last year. We'd be tremendously grateful if anyone used our referral link and helped us towards escaping fortress WA when the time comes! If our link becomes maxxed out (Amex awards a maximum of 200k points to referrers each year - but we haven't had any referrals yet at the time of posting), we'll ask a mod to remove it to ensure the points are not wasted!
 
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Thank you so much to the friend who has used our referral link - I'd encourage you to use a link from another forum member just to share the love around!
 

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Thank you so much to the friend who has used our referral link - I'd encourage you to use a link from another forum member just to share the love around!
That is great AFF team spirit exceladdict. In that case I will throw my hat in the ring.
I will receive 30,000pts for any referral accepted.

QANTAS Ultimate Referral Link

The link will land on a Platinum Edge page. Scroll down page until you see "Browse other cards link". Select the card you want from the list.
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Thank you so much @exceladdict. I will also share my link. Feel free to use anyone else's from this page as everyone is quite helpful around here.

Qantas American Express Ultimate Card Referral
110k bonus for those who sign up using the link (I get 40k).

This is undoubtedly one of my favourite credit cards as it offers a lot of value other than the bonus points. The earn of 1.25pts per $ (2.25 on Qantas spend) is actually one of the best in the market. The $450 voucher is handy and Amex travel is easier to work with than even Qantas sometimes. We used these to fly to Fiji. The 2 Amex lounge passes that come with the card are useful for times like when we flew Scoot and didnt have any lounge access otherwise.

Thanks
 

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Bad news all, the offer seems to have been nerfed following the trend of two-year sign on bonuses - 75k in first year, 25k in the second and it's tied to fee payment in the second year. Bonus for referrer down to 30k as well. Offer expiring 24 august so hopefully a better offer from that point.
 

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Throwing my hat in the ring as well.


Kindly note that there is a change in the way bonus points are awarded.

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Thanks in advance.
 

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