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Card Promotions Qantas Premium AMEX 75k QFF Points

Thibault

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Applied with the offer last week, approved the next day.
75k free points as I have expenses to pay - great deal + the ANZ one too.
Good for next year travel plans 👍
 

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exceladdict

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The Point Hacks offer should be finished now and this card resumes normal play. $249 annual fee without the corresponding $249 credit from the Point Hacks offer and 30k QFF points as sign on bonus.

However, I do note an existing holder can refer a new card holder and receive 30k points with the referee receiving 40k points totalling 70k points, so quite similar. If only one could convince AMEX to remove (or lower) the pesky fee, then this card would go like hotcakes.

I may have to setup a refer post in the appropriate section, :)
Normally, refer offers are similar to what has been on the market recently. I think this card was 80k + 30k for referrer at one point a few years back (though with no annual fee waiver). Will have to keep an eye out over the next few weeks to see what offer comes next.
 

alexplat

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What are some common bills that I can prepay to get to the spend quicker?

Is there any discounted gift card that I could buy using Amex? I've seen a couple of places only take visa/mc.
 
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It will depend a bit on which suppliers you use, but have a look at phone, internet, streaming services, electricity, gas, etc.
Also keep your eye out for PayPal: sometimes you can use the Amex that way.
 

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What are some common bills that I can prepay to get to the spend quicker?

Is there any discounted gift card that I could buy using Amex? I've seen a couple of places only take visa/mc.

Buy Woolworths Gift Cards with a 5% discount from Cashrewards. They take AMEX with no surcharge. By a few $500 cards (costing $475) and you'll be on your way. Wish cards seem to be the best as can be used at multiple stores such as Woolworths, Big W, Dan Andrews, BWS and Caltex Servo's.
 

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What are some common bills that I can prepay to get to the spend quicker?

Is there any discounted gift card that I could buy using Amex? I've seen a couple of places only take visa/mc.
NSW and QLD rego renewals accept amex
 

knagelli

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Are we eligible for this card , if we already have an active Amex Platinum Charge card. Free points are never bad imo.
 

alexplat

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Buy Woolworths Gift Cards with a 5% discount from Cashrewards. They take AMEX with no surcharge. By a few $500 cards (costing $475) and you'll be on your way. Wish cards seem to be the best as can be used at multiple stores such as Woolworths, Big W, Dan Andrews, BWS and Caltex Servo's.

I tried that from cash rewards, i noticed that the transaction comes through as ' WOOLWORTHS GROUP GIFT CARDS' whereas the supermarket shopping comes through as ' WOOLWORTHS SUPERMARKETS'.
I think I'll get cards in store just in case gift cards dont count towards the spend.
 

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Also keep your eye out for PayPal: sometimes you can use the Amex that way.
This may not be strictly by the rules and completely against AFF churning 'law', but if I have a card that I need to meet the spend on and know I won't get there - for instance if we have a couple of new cards at the same time and no larger purchases - I just get my partner to request money via PayPal and just cop the 2.6%. In this instance as the card is free, I'd be quite happy to pay $78 to get 75,000 points if I couldn't reach the minimum spend but still had the card.

Lucky (or unlucky I guess.....) that I had a purchase with no surchare to meet the minimum spend straight off the bat for this card.
 

GSP

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I tried that from cash rewards, i noticed that the transaction comes through as ' WOOLWORTHS GROUP GIFT CARDS' whereas the supermarket shopping comes through as ' WOOLWORTHS SUPERMARKETS'.
I think I'll get cards in store just in case gift cards dont count towards the spend.

Understand there is risk associated with that but the many many cards I've had I've never come across this as issue, however I have seen occasional reports on these forums, so I guess it's best to check with the provider to be sure.
 

LPS144

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Sorry if I've missed it but when does the $249 get reimbursed onto the card?
 

alexplat

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In the first month you get charged the annual fee.

Once/If you reach the minimum spend it's reimbursed and you get the extra points.
 

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NSW and QLD rego renewals accept amex
Just to confirm, payments to government services are still eligible spends that count toward the spend requirement but just earn at reduced amounts?

The only non-eligible spends are basically cash advances and fees from what I can see.
 

Brissy1

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Just to confirm, payments to government services are still eligible spends that count toward the spend requirement but just earn at reduced amounts?

The only non-eligible spends are basically cash advances and fees from what I can see.
They charge a fee so I can only presume so.
Cartier Sydney accept Amex without fee, if that helps.
 

GSP

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I've had my 75k points paid into my AMEX rewards account on the same day that there was a sweep into QFF account of the monthly spend, but they did not make it. I'm not convinced I've actually hit $3k spend, I think I'm a 100 or so short, so I'm a little surprised.

Another observation is that the points sweep doesn't coincide with the statement end. Also the $249 fee has not been rebated as yet.
 

GSP

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Also the $249 fee has not been rebated as yet.

The $249 fee has been rebated overnight, so I'm one happy little black duck.
 

Brissy1

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Made a significant purchase on Friday and the 75000 bonus points appeared on "my transactions" same day; $249 fee rebate yesterday, the next day. So nice when things simply work, or work simply.
 

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