There are a range of new Qantas credit card offers in October 2020. Most notably, three of these offers come not only with Qantas Frequent Flyer points, but also status credits! You can earn bonus status credits this month with the Qantas Premier Platinum, ANZ Frequent Flyer Black and Qantas Amex Premium sign-up offers.
If you’re looking for a new credit card, sign-up bonus point offers can be an easy way to earn a significant amount of Qantas Frequent Flyer points towards your next trip! The bonus status credits could also help you to reach a higher Qantas status tier.
The best credit card deals for Qantas points in October 2020 are listed below. But before we get to that, just some quick notes on some non-Qantas credit cards…
Most Velocity Frequent Flyer credit cards were removed when Virgin Australia entered voluntary administration in April 2020. But with Virgin due to emerge out of administration later this month, some banks have now resumed accepting applications for co-branded Velocity credit cards. Virgin Money is once again offering its Velocity Flyer and Velocity High Flyer credit cards, and there is up to 60,000 bonus Velocity points available to new cardholders until 30 November 2020.
And, although this article is about Qantas credit card sign-up deals, we wanted to give an honourable mention to the St George Amplify Signature credit card which is currently still offering a sign-up bonus of 200,000 Amplify points (earned over two years). 100,000 St George Amplify points are worth the equivalent of 100,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles or Virgin Australia Velocity points.
Without further ado, here are our picks for the top 5 Qantas credit card offers available in October 2020…
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|Card||Bonus Points||Annual fee||Offer expiry||Minimum spend to earn bonus points|
|1. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black||130,000 Qantas points + 75 status credits||$425
($150 cash back in first year)
Spend $3,000 within 3 months to receive 100,000 Qantas points & 75 Qantas status credits. Renew to earn 30,000 points in the second year.
|2. Qantas Premier Platinum||100,000 Qantas points + 75 status credits||$299
($199 in first year)
Spend $4,000 within the first 3 months to earn 100,000 Qantas points. Make any eligible purchase for 75 status credits.
|3. Qantas Amex Premium||100,000 Qantas points + 50 status credits||$395
($295 in first year)
Spend $3,000 within 3 months.
|4. NAB Qantas Rewards Signature||130,000 Qantas points||$395
($295 in first year)
Spend $3,000 within 60 days to earn 100,000 Qantas points. Renew to earn 30,000 points in the second year.
|5. Westpac Altitude Black (Qantas)||120,000 Qantas points||$300||11/11/20||
Spend $4,000 within 90 days to earn 90,000 Qantas points. Renew to earn 30,000 points in the second year.
Those are our picks of the best Qantas credit card sign-up offers for October 2020.
Don’t forget that up to 125,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points earned from any Qantas credit card sign-up offer will also count towards Points Club membership. You’d need to earn 150,000 Qantas points during your membership year to reach Points Club status, or 350,000 Qantas points for Points Club Plus membership, with no more than 20,000 of those points coming from flights. Qantas Points Club benefits include complimentary Qantas Club passes or membership and the possibility to earn status credits for Qantas-marketed Classic Flight Reward bookings.
Beware that most banks have credit card exclusion periods whereby bonus points are not awarded to customers that have previously held a card with that bank in the past 12-18 months.
Most current credit card sign-up deals are discussed in the Card Promotions threads on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum.
Note: This article is not financial advice. Seek professional advice before applying for credit cards, or any kind of credit for that matter.