American Express celebrates Vivid Sydney with cashback offers and lounge perks
Reward your spending and enjoy the best view of the Vivid lights from an exclusive rooftop lounge.
To celebrate this year's Vivid Sydney festival, American Express has reserved a bunch of exclusive perks to help cardholders get the most out of the annual event. Lighting up the city from 24 May until 15 June, you can view Vivid like a VIP in the Amex lounge at Circular Quay and save with cashback offers when you use your American Express card to shop with partnered brands during the Vivid festivities. If you're in the market for a new credit card, the Explorer is offering 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards points in celebration of Vivid Sydney.
Experience Vivid from the American Express lounge
You can avoid the crowds and experience the technicoloured Vivid lights from the best seat in the house at the American Express Lounge. Located at the Cruise Bar Rooftop at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, you can enjoy some refreshments while you take in the panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House.
Amex customers can bring one guest to the lounge (unless you have an Amex Platinum or Centurion card, then you can bring two guests). You'll just need to flash your card at the entry to get access on the night. If you’re not a card member, you can still register online to visit the lounge and show your email confirmation at the entry.
You can also receive $5 back when you use your card to spend $30 or more at the bar. Just save the offer to your card at the 'tap & save' kiosk that is available in the lounge.
The lounge will be open from 5.30pm to 10.30pm every night from 24 May to 15 June 2019.
Explorer offer during Vivid Sydney: 50,000 bonus points
Get rewarded for your spending at Vivid and everywhere you use your new American Express Explorer card with 50,000 bonus Membership Rewards points. All you have to do is apply as a new customer by and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first three months from card approval. You'll earn up to 2 points per $1 spent and get a $400 travel credit every year. These perks come at the cost of a $395 annual fee and 20.74% p.a. purchase interest rate.
Get cashback with partnered merchants
Whether you're dining out, getting the ferry to Circular Quay or treating yourself to some retail therapy, you can also save with a number of cashback offers when you use your Amex card to shop with selected merchants during Vivid. You can compare the offers that are up for grabs below.
|TheFork||Sync, book and dine on TheFork and get $20 back when you spend $50 or more at a TheFork participating restaurant between 14 May and 16 June.|
|Rydo Taxi App||Get 10% off every ride between 23 May and 15 June.|
|Europcar||Spend $200 or more and get $30 back up to two times between 23 May and 28 June.|
|Sydney public transport||Get 30% back up to $15 on Sydney trains, ferries or light rail between 21 May and 16 June.|
|RedBalloon||Spend $240 or more and get $40 back between 15 May and 16 June.|
|Taronga Zoo||Spend $20 or more and get $5 back between 23 May and 16 June.|
|BridgeClimb||Spend $300 or more and get $50 back between 15 May and 16 June.|
|Captain Cook Cruises||Spend $300 or more and get $60 back between 23 May and 30 June.|
|David Jones||Spend $75 or more and get $10 back at participating stores between 23 May and 16 June.|
Want to make the most of this year's light, music and ideas festival? From Vivid LIVE performances by the likes of FKA Twigs and The Cure to mesmerising light sculptures and creative industry forums, check out our comprehensive guide to Vivid Sydney to get inspired!
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