Credit card sign-up bonuses are one of the easiest ways to accumulate frequent flyer points quickly and relatively cheaply! Just by applying for a credit card and paying the annual fee, you can earn 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 Australian credit card sign-up deals for April 2018:
1. NAB Qantas Rewards Signature – 100,000 Qantas points
This excellent NAB offer is still available until 17 June 2018. The NAB Qantas Rewards Signature card has a $395 annual fee but comes with a whopping 100,000 bonus Qantas points if you spend at least $4,000 on the card within 60 days of opening. That’s enough points for six return trips from Sydney to Melbourne! With this card you’ll also earn 1 Qantas point per dollar spent, but only up to 5,000 points per month.
2. Virgin Money Velocity High Flyer – 105,000 Velocity points
There are up to 105,000 bonus Velocity points available with this sign-up offer. That’s almost enough for return Business class flights to Hong Kong on Virgin’s new flights! (In fact, you would have more than enough points after meeting the minimum spend requirement for this offer.) But there is a catch – you’d need to spend $3,000 on the card per month for the first 3 months of holding the card to receive the full amount of bonus points. 35,000 Velocity points are awarded for each month that this target is reached in the first 3 months.
With this card you’ll earn 1 Velocity point per dollar, up to $8,000 per month. You’ll also get a $129 Virgin Australia voucher and two annual Virgin lounge passes per year. This sign-up bonus points offer expires on 30 April 2018.
3. Westpac Altitude Black – 80,000 Qantas points
Westpac is now offering 80,000 bonus Qantas points for new Altitude Black cardholders who opt-in to Altitude Qantas rewards. This card has an annual fee of $300. It also earns an uncapped 0.75 Qantas points per dollar and comes with two annual Qantas Club passes. To receive the bonus points you’ll need to spend at least $5,000 within 90 days of approval. This offer expires on 11 June 2018.
4. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black – 75,000 Qantas points
Earn 75,000 Qantas points and pay no annual fee for the first year (the annual fee is normally $425). This card earns 1 Qantas point per dollar, up to 7,500 points per month, and half this rate thereafter. It also comes with two annual Qantas Club passes. You would need to spend $2,500 within 90 days to receive the bonus points. This offer is ongoing but may be withdrawn at any time.
5. Qantas Premier Everyday – 40,000 Qantas points
The offer of 75,000 Qantas points on the Qantas Premier card has been extended until the end of April. But if you’re after a lower-end card that comes with some bonus points, the Qantas Premier Everyday card also has a relatively good bonus at present.
The Qantas Premier Everyday card has an annual fee of just $49 (waived in the first year). You’ll earn 40,000 bonus Qantas points if you apply by 30 June 2018 and spend at least $4,000 in the first two months.
Most current credit card sign-up deals are discussed on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Current Credit Card Promotions
Disclaimer: 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.