Card Promotions St George Amplify Signature - up to 200,000 Amplify points (PointHacks)

Dr Ralph

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Thank you for the reply. I just saw the Canstar site and it says 75K.
That would have been my estimate as well. Anything with a minimum credit limit of $15,000 usually has a minimum income of $75,000.
 

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I don’t ask what my son’s girlfriend earns but I think it would be low $30 an hour as she transitions to a bigger career.. She is doing fantastic with her Amplify stash so don’t be put off by that $75,000 figure unless you have many credit cards or big After Pay instalments.
If your income is lower don’t ask for a huge credit limit......$15,000 should be ok.
 
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I have a cobber who wants to climb aboard the FF pts cultivation train so was wondering if this deal is still alive? Is this best offer out there for max Amplify pts?
 

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Hi everyone,

Out of curiosity, what is the process involved in upgrading a Platinum card to a Signature card ?
I have just obtained the Platinum Amplify card, and plan to upgrade to the Signature Amplify card
in probably 2 years time. (I always pay off my bills in full and on time. )

Do you have to submit any documents etc or is the process is pretty straighforward ? (Just fill out a form online or getting it done over the phone or bank branch ? )

Thank you.
 

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Out of curiosity, what is the process involved in upgrading a Platinum card to a Signature card ?
I have just obtained the Platinum Amplify card, and plan to upgrade to the Signature Amplify card
in probably 2 years time. (I always pay off my bills in full and on time. )
Meet offer requirement under which you applied for your Platinum, receive offer points, cancel card. Sit out 12 months exclusion period (or whatever period StGeorge might have at time of your next application). Hunt down a decent offer on Signature and apply as a new cardholder.

Do you have to submit any documents etc or is the process is pretty straighforward ? (Just fill out a form online or getting it done over the phone or bank branch ? )
You will most likely have to go through a new credit assessment and incur another credit enquiry, but you will not get any extra points for switching as a current customer.
 

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I was approved on 11 July, so does my 2nd year's spending start on 12 July? Or, is it all some other date? Thanks
 

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GMOH that is what I am thinking but I would allow a week to be certain. They aren’t Citibank but better to be safe than sorry
Early this morning I was giving three of these cards a pretty good workout. I had to stop when our balances were pretty much all used up.
i am unsure about how twitchy my favourite eldest son will get as to whether he will transfer Amplify points prior to the 10% birthday bonus.
Meanwhile my favourite youngest son is with his partner in first class on a SQ777 and they are the only two in the cabin. Champagne and pjs to Tokyo I think.
 

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Today SIL is doing a Suites run using Kris Miles. I really doubt any of our extended family would choose to churn this Amplify CC.
I had issues getting this card for my favourite eldest son but he has it now and he left it with me to qualify for the first 100,000 Amplify points. All good now for him.
Our turn in Suites next month and I hope the Krug is offered.
 

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I hate this emerging trend of making you hold the card for greater than 12 months to get the maximum bonus available.

Just remember that 200,000 Amplify points only equals 100,000 Velocity points. And you'll need to pay the annual fee to get the full bonus. So $279 for 100,000 Velocity points is really wants being offered here. When you'll get all of those points awarded to your account isn't clear. But it will definitely be more than 12 months before you see the 200,000.

Biggest problem I see is being locked in to this card for such an extended period of time. In the same amount of time I could easily have churned 500,000 worth of Velocity points by using other cards.

I hope that this is not a popular offer as I do not want to see a trend of these long term deals being the norm.
Well said @Dr Ralph I hate the idea of tying me down for a year just to get bonus points!!! We need more appealing cards out there.
 

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Well said @Dr Ralph I hate the idea of tying me down for a year just to get bonus points!!! We need more appealing cards out there.

I love this card, and love the double year bonuses. About time they reward the customer that plans to stay for a longtime - long may it live!
 

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Last night I was helping to book two for a PERTH long weekend to get to Melbourne and back so very short notice. They tried their Qantas points and AA miles but they were too costly.. I booked them Virgin on the A330 in business for regular points because it was available for regular points numbers. They did AA miles for their Sydney ex PERTH run a few weeks later. I do find Virgin and Singapore Air redemption flights much more available so I could consider both systems to be more valuable.
 

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My refinancing is almost complete after chopping a whole bunch of cards earlier, I am ready to get another credit card again.

For this deal, has anyone applied via Bank of Melbourne or BankSA offer instead of St. George? Do you need to go to a branch for verification etc? Whilst I live in Sydney and should apply through St George, and have already cleared 12 months exclusion period, I like the credit card design of the other banks better.
 
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I think all 3 names are now just Westpac business names so just take your pick. We went St George purely because they have one branch in Perth city whereas the other two are not in WA.
 

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All three should have the same backend evaluation process. I found (all 3 of) them some of the harshest banks when it comes to extending credit: I have quite a decent income, no dependent, not-a-huge mortgage, not much liabilities, and pristine credit history. I got knocked back by them a couple of times, before approving my last application about a year later (with no changes in my circumstances).
 

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Yes my favourite eldest son had his application run into a deep freeze probably in the Philippines.They could not understand his tax return income some of which was not from his salary. Finally was approved based purely on salary.
My youngest sons partner had her application sail straight thru to yes in a short time and same for my SIL.
It can be a minefield if you get selected for special freezing In the Philippines and I remember talking to a supervisor more than twice.
 

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All three should have the same backend evaluation process. I found (all 3 of) them some of the harshest banks when it comes to extending credit: I have quite a decent income, no dependent, not-a-huge mortgage, not much liabilities, and pristine credit history. I got knocked back by them a couple of times, before approving my last application about a year later (with no changes in my circumstances).


Yes my favourite eldest son had his application run into a deep freeze probably in the Philippines.They could not understand his tax return income some of which was not from his salary. Finally was approved based purely on salary.
My youngest sons partner had her application sail straight thru to yes in a short time and same for my SIL.
It can be a minefield if you get selected for special freezing In the Philippines and I remember talking to a supervisor more than twice.

Did you have to visit a branch to get the credit card, or any ID checks, or changing credit card PINs?
 

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Yes Cove ,Mrscove and Mastercove had to visit the St George PERTH branch when our IDs were being checked.
 

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Did you have to visit a branch to get the credit card, or any ID checks, or changing credit card PINs?

I cannot honestly remember if I visited a St George branch in person, or had my ID checked at the post office.

On a related note, for my Bankwest credit card I know I had to visit the post office for ID check (Bankwest does not have any branch where I live).
 
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