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 November 2018:
1. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black – 120,000 Qantas points + 75 Qantas status credits
One of the best sign-up deals for November 2018 is the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black offer. This month, ANZ is offering 120,000 bonus Qantas Frequent Flyer points to new cardholders. That’s almost enough Qantas points to book a Oneworld round-the-world award in Economy! 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. 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
Earn up to 120,000 bonus Qantas points with the Westpac Altitude Black MasterCard and American Express bundle. That’s enough points for a return Qantas Business Class ticket from Australia to Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong or Manila.
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. But the Amex companion card’s fee (normally $199) will be waived if you apply by 27 November 2018 (which is also when this offer expires). To earn the full suite of bonus points, you would need to spend $3,000 on each card within 90 days of approval.
3. St George Amplify Qantas Signature – 80,000 Qantas points
Until 23 January 2019, you can earn 80,000 Qantas bonus points with the St George Amplify Qantas Signature card. To receive the bonus points, you’d need to opt in to Qantas rewards and spend at least $4,000 within 90 days of card approval. This card normally has a $279 annual fee, but this is currently being reduced to $179 in the first year. The card also comes with two Qantas Club passes.
4. St George Amplify Signature – 100,000 Amplify points
You can also earn bonus points with the St George Amplify Signature card when opting to earn Amplify Rewards points. You’ll earn 100,000 Amplify points, which are equivalent to 50,000 Velocity points, KrisFlyer miles or Enrich miles, if you spend at least $4,000 within 90 days. What’s more, you can currently get the annual fee (normally $279) waived in the first year and the card comes with two annual Priority Pass lounge visits. The offer expires on 23 January 2019.
This deal is being discussed on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: St George Ampliy Signature card. 100,000 Amplify points. NO FEE!
5. NAB Rewards Qantas Signature – 90,000 Qantas points
You can still earn 90,000 Qantas sign-up points with this ongoing offer from NAB. The NAB Rewards Qantas Signature card has a $395 annual fee which is currently being reduced to $295 for the first year. To earn the bonus points you would need to spend at least $4,000 within 60 days of opening the card.
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.