St George Amplify Signature Card 60,000 Qantas/Amplify points - Annual fee $279

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cmon0005

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2nd statement has arrived no 60000 points yet, hopefully i'll see them next month!
 
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Special offer – 60,000 Amplify or Qantas bonus Points with a new Amplify Signature card after you make your first eligible purchase by 30 April 2015[SUP]+[/SUP]. Offer ends 31 March 2015.

Does anyone know what the earn rate is if one uses this card for ATO/government agency payments?
 

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Does anyone know what the earn rate is if one uses this card for ATO/government agency payments?

I did a small ato payment, no points were credited, had a look at their conditions, it seems that they are excluding them.
 

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I did a small ato payment, no points were credited, had a look at their conditions, it seems that they are excluding them.

That's interesting. I think most of us were expecting this to pay based on some old comments.
 

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I did a small ato payment, no points were credited, had a look at their conditions, it seems that they are excluding them.

Oh no I am stressed now. I put heaps on there last month. I will be checking my statement as soon as I get home. It definitely worked last year
 

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Sorry, have Citi bought out Westpac now?
I was under the impression the "signature" thing meant it was a citi run card like citis own signature and the investec signature. Both of those 2 you cannot get ATO points do I just assumed this card was going to end up the same way. Gladly be corrected as I'm after one aswell
 

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Westpac own St George. Disappointing but not surprising they won't pay points on ATO for this card given they don't pay points on Earth/Altitude MC anymore and only half rate for their companion Amex cards.
 

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Westpac own St George. Disappointing but not surprising they won't pay points on ATO for this card given they don't pay points on Earth/Altitude MC anymore and only half rate for their companion Amex cards.

Yes, good point I guess since they are owned by Westpac it was only a matter of time. I'll have to nervously wait for my statement
 

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IT could be covered under point 7.2 , no goverment charges

This question has come up many times, strictly tax is definitely NOT a government charge. Tax has very specific legal meanings, charge is anything a government charges (including a fee to access a service). As a general principle also banks have not used this clause but have changed to specifically change the T&Cs.
 
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I've had the card approved, made a spend, so now waiting for points. I have to say my St. George experience, especially at the branch has been pretty awful. Separately, a BankWest deal I missed the fine print and didn't get points as I'd already transacted with them. I know the banks and card providers are being a bit more cagey these days.
 

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I've had the card approved, made a spend, so now waiting for points. I have to say my St. George experience, especially at the branch has been pretty awful. Separately, a BankWest deal I missed the fine print and didn't get points as I'd already transacted with them. I know the banks and card providers are being a bit more cagey these days.

I have to agree. My branch experience too was rather underwhelming.
 

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i just had another look at my statement and it does appear i was credited for the ATO payment,

the confusion for me was that St George does not credit 1 for 1 on points, so at first glance it looked like i was missing them,

so i am now a bit happier.
 
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For those considering this card, particularly on an 'earn & burn' basis for the 60k points, WBC (St. George's Parent) is currently running an in-house (unadvertised) First Year Free deal on their Altitude Qantas Black product - with very similar specs.
I signed up this week - all it took was a call into the call centre and a mention of the deal and it was straight into the sign-up process. Within 10 minutes the approval email was in my inbox. Easiext 60k ever...
 
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I feel a Westpac call coming on! I've had accounts with them, but not a credit card. I am finding the banks being more "snarky" about excluding the bonus points if there has been a previous card/account (sometimes within a certain period).
 
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