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David Jones American Express Card

Offers $200 credit back on your new card and rewards points, with a $99 annual fee.

The David Jones American Express card lets you choose between earning Membership Rewards Points or Qantas Points for your spending – with up to 3 Membership Rewards points or 1.5 Qantas Points per $1 depending on the purchase. And if you’re a new card member, you'll receive $200 credit when you apply online by 13 July 2022 and spend $1,500 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months from approval.

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20.74% p.a.

Purchase rate

1

Reward point

Per $ spent

$99 p.a.

Annual fee

44 days

Interest free period

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Details

Product NameDavid Jones American Express Card
Rewards programMembership Rewards
Purchase rate p.a.20.74%
Annual fee$99
Interest-free periodUp to 44 days on purchases
Min credit limit$2,000
Card typeAmerican Express
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Minimum income$40,000
Available to temporary residentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • Offers $200 back on your account
  • High points earn rates of 3 points per $1 at major supermarkets and petrol stations, 2 points per $1 at David Jones and 1 point per $1 spent elsewhere
  • 1 Rewards point = 0.5 Qantas Points
  • David Jones shopping perks

Cons

  • Offers up to 44 days interest-free on purchases for this card, as opposed to most cards with 55 days
Rewards programMembership Rewards
Bonus pointsN/A
Rewards points per $ spent1
Rewards points capUncapped
Annual fee$99
Minimum monthly repayment2.5% of the closing balance or $30, whichever is greater
Late payment fee$30
Foreign currency conversion fee3%

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Expert review

The David Jones American Express credit card offers points for your eligible spending everywhere, plus exclusive perks at David Jones. If you choose to earn Membership Rewards points, you'll get between 1 and 3 points per $1 spent, while if you choose the Qantas Frequent Flyer option you will get between 0.5 and 1.5 Qantas Points per $1 for your eligible spending. When you factor in the $99 p.a. annual fee, these earn rates are competitive with other similar rewards cards.

How to apply

If you've compared your options and want to apply for the David Jones American Express credit card, you can submit an online application in around 10 minutes. With this card, you should get a response within 5-10 working days. To make the process as smooth as possible, check that you meet the eligibility criteria and make sure you have the required documents and details on hand.

Eligibility criteria

  • Minimum income. You must earn a minimum of $40,000 per year.
  • New cardholder. The offer is only available to new card members. This means you won't be eligible if you have held any other David Jones credit card product issued by American Express in the past 18 months. You also won't be eligible if you are applying for the David Jones American Express Staff Card.

Card benefits

  • $200 credit. Get $200 back when you apply as a new Amex cardholder by 13 July 2022 and spend $1,500 or more on eligible purchases within the first 3 months from card approval. The $200 will be credited to your account within 8 to 10 weeks of meeting the spend requirement.
  • Choice of Membership Rewards or Qantas Points. When you get this card, you can choose either the Membership Rewards program or the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program. One dollar earns 3 Membership Rewards Points (1.5 Qantas Points) at major supermarkets and petrol stations, 2 points (1 Qantas Point) at David Jones and 1 point (0.5 Qantas Points) everywhere else.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. The David Jones American Express charges a $99 annual fee.
  • Additional cardholder. For every additional card, the David Jones American Express charges $0 for the first year, then $29 p.a. thereafter.

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50 Comments

  1. Default Gravatar
    Angela
    May 8, 2018

    Can I opt to change my arrangement re points after I’ve already had the card a couple of years? That is, can I opt to change my current points over to Qantas points, and to apply all future DJs points to my Qantas FF account?

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      Ash
      May 8, 2018

      Hi Angela,

      Thank you for contacting Finder.

      Yes, you may change your Reward Option to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program though you will not be able to convert your current Membership Rewards Points to Qantas Points. You will need to redeem Membership Rewards Points 30 days within your notification of changing your rewards program. Once you have made the switch, you will now earn Qantas points given that you have provided your Qantas Frequent Flyer number.

      You can learn more about the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program.

      You may only change your rewards program once every year.

      I hope this helps.

      Let us know if there is anything else that we may assist you with.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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    Tanvir
    May 2, 2018

    Can I use points to pay for the annual fee?

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      Jhez
      May 2, 2018

      Hello Tanvir,

      Thank you for your comment.

      According to David Jones Storecard and David Jones American Express Reward Points Terms and Conditions, Membership Rewards points can be redeemed for David Jones Gift Cards, Frequent Traveller Rewards, Non-Frequent Traveller Rewards, Points for Travel, to Shop with Points, or Points + Pay online at David Jones, and Credit on the Card, provided your account and all your other accounts with us are kept in good standing and not overdue.

      Unfortunately, points cannot be used to pay for annual fee.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    Heritage
    February 18, 2018

    It’s a white.David jones card from Heritage

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      Jonathan
      March 7, 2018

      Hi Heritage David Jones,

      Can you please clarify what help you need with your David Jones card?

      Best,

      Jonathan

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    Piotr
    May 6, 2017

    How many point is allocated for every dollar spent with government agencies and if there is an annual or monthly limit on David Jones American Express Card?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      Jason
      May 7, 2017

      Hi Piotr,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      There is no monthly or annual limit or cap to the earned points of Jones American Express Card. You can earn 0.5 rewards point per dollar paid to the ATO using this credit card. You may also check out credit cards that earn rewards points on ATO payments.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

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    Jul
    April 20, 2017

    Hi, Presuming there’s no cost if cancelling the credit card, but wanted to know if cancellation would bring down credit score? Or any penalty should put into consideration?

    How long would be able to receive the bonus Qantas point after meet the purchase?

    Thanks

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      Dee
      April 25, 2017

      Hi Jul,

      Thanks for your question.

      Each time you apply for credit or close a credit account, it shows on your credit file. While lenders might view too many listings as a risk, closing accounts to minimise available credit should not affect your credit score negatively. Just remember to close your credit card properly so that you’ll not leave outstanding debts.

      Generally, there are no penalties for closing a card.

      It would take 8 to 10 weeks after you have made the eligible spend for the points to be credited to your account.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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