Credit card sign-up bonuses are one of the easiest ways to accumulate frequent flyer points quickly and relatively cheaply! By applying for a credit card and paying the annual fee, you can earn tens of thousands of frequent flyer points towards your next trip.
If you’re thinking about applying for a new credit card, why not take advantage of these great sign-up deals and top up your frequent flyer points? To help you out, here is a selection of the top 5 Australian credit card sign-up deals for February 2019:
1. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black – 120,000 Qantas points + 75 Qantas status credits
The excellent ANZ offer discussed in previous months is still on. You can earn 120,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points by signing up for a new ANZ Frequent Flyer Black card. That’s enough Qantas points for return Economy flights to Europe, flying Qantas or Emirates. This card has a $425 annual fee, but ANZ is currently offering $150 cashback on this annual fee. To get the bonus points and $150 cashback, you would need to spend at least $7,500 on the card within 3 months of approval.
In addition to this, ANZ is offering 75 bonus Qantas status credits if you apply for the card by 31 March 2019. This will make it easier for you to earn Qantas status. To receive the status credit booster, you would need to book a new return Qantas flight (or 2x one-way flights) using your ANZ Frequent Flyer Black card and travel before 30 June 2019.
This deal is being discussed on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: ANZ QFF Black
2. Westpac Altitude Black MasterCard & Amex Bundle – 120,000 Qantas points
You can also still earn up to 120,000 bonus Qantas points with the Westpac Altitude Black MasterCard and American Express bundle.
You can earn 80,000 bonus Qantas (or Altitude) points with a new Westpac Altitude Black credit card. You can also earn an additional 40,000 bonus points by bundling this with the new American Express Westpac Altitude Black card. The Westpac Altitude Black card has a $250 annual fee, plus a $50 fee to opt-in to Qantas Rewards. The Amex companion card has an annual fee of $199, so in total you’d be spending $499 per year. To earn the full suite of bonus points, you would need to spend $3,000 on each card within 90 days of approval. This offer expires on 2 April 2019.
3. St George Amplify Signature – 200,000 Amplify points
St George has an interesting offer for its popular Amplify Signature credit card. You can earn up to 200,000 bonus St George Amplify points with this deal, which is equivalent to 100,000 frequent flyer points in the Virgin Australia Velocity, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer or Malaysia Airlines Enrich programs. There are a few catches with this offer, however. You’ll only receive 100,000 Amplify points in the first year if you spend at least $12,000 on card purchases. You’d then need to spend at least $12,000 again in the second year to receive the second instalment of 100,000 points. Although St George is currently offering a reduced annual card fee in the first year, you’d need to pay the full $279 annual fee in the second year to receive the second half of the bonus points. Nonetheless, this is a very good offer if you were considering opening a St George Amplify Signature card. This offer expires on 22 May 2019.
4. Qantas Premier Platinum – 100,000 Qantas points
Qantas is still offering up to 100,000 points if you sign up for a new Qantas Premier Platinum credit card. That’s enough Qantas points for a return Qantas Business Class flight from Sydney to Bali.
This card has an annual fee of $299, which is currently being halved to $149 in the first year. You’ll earn 70,000 bonus Qantas points by spending at least $3,500 on the card within 90 days of approval, and another 30,000 Qantas points when renewing the card (at the full rate) for a second year. This offer expires on 28 February 2019.
5. St George Amplify Qantas Signature – 80,000 Qantas points
This offer “only” comes with 80,000 frequent flyer points. But there is no annual fee for the first year if you apply via the link provided in this AFF thread. Until 6 March 2019, you can earn 80,000 bonus Qantas points with a new St George Amplify Signature card if you opt-in to earning Qantas points. That’s enough Qantas points for a one-way Business class flight from Melbourne to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines, for example. This card normally comes with a $279 annual fee, which would be charged in subsequent years if you keep the card. To earn the 80,000 Qantas points, you would just need to spend at least $4,000 on the credit card within 90 days of approval.
This offer is being discussed on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: StGeorge Amplify Signature – 80,000 QFF bonus points for $0 fee
Most current credit card sign-up deals are discussed on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Current Credit Card Promotions
Note: This article is not financial advice. Be sure to seek professional advice before applying for credit cards, or any kind of credit for that matter.