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Everything you need to know about the ANZ Rewards program

Information verified correct on January 24th, 2017

Discover how you can earn points as you spend and the value of the rewards you can redeem with our ANZ Rewards guide.

The ANZ Rewards credit card offers all the rewards that you’d expect like flights, travel, gift card and merchandise. It’s available as a Visa or American express card and when you sign up with any ANZ Rewards credit card, you may be able to benefit from the current bonus points offer.

'Customers can also choose how they redeem their points. Points can be redeemed manually via the website or the call centre or by setting up auto-redemption’ says Joanne McCulloch, ANZ Media Relations Adviser.

‘Auto-redemption allows for points to automatically be redeemed for a selected item periodically, or when customers have accumulated sufficient Reward Points for the chosen reward. For example, a customer may choose to receive a $100 Myer Gift Card as soon as they have enough Reward Points to redeem that reward.'

Points expire after 36 months, so if you’re saving those points for a big overseas holiday, you need to remember to transfer them to an airline program.

ANZ Rewards Black Credit Card

ANZ Rewards Credit Card

The ANZ Rewards Black Credit Card lets you earn Reward points for purchases at ANZ’s highest earn rate. You can turn your everyday purchases into everyday rewards such as gift cards, frequent flyer points, travel & accommodation and more.

  • $375 p.a. annual fee
  • 18.79% p.a. on purchases
  • Cash Advance Rate of 20.99% p.a.
  • Up to 55 days interest free
  • Minimum Income Requirement of $75,000 p.a.

Comparison of ANZ Reward Credit Cards

Rates last updated January 24th, 2017.

ANZ Rewards Credit Card

Receive 25000 bonus Rewards Points

June 15th, 2016

ANZ Rewards Platinum

Receive 50,000 bonus Reward Points

June 15th, 2016

ANZ Rewards Black Credit Card

Removed annual fee waiver and minimum spend requirements on bonus points offer.

June 15th, 2016

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Rewards Points per $ spent (AMEX) Rewards Points per $ spent (VISA/MC) Bonus Points Annual fee
ANZ Rewards Black Credit Card
Earn 75,000 Reward Points after your first eligible purchase within the first 3 months. Up to 3 Reward Points per dollar spent and unlimited access to airport lounges with complimentary travel insurance.
3 1.25 75,000 bonus points $375 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card
Pay no overseas transaction fee on purchases and receive complimentary domestic return flight and lounge passes each year you hold the card when you spend $500 on eligible purchases within the first three months.
2 1 $225 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Rewards Credit Card
Get 25,000 bonus Reward Points after your first eligible purchase is made within 3 months of card approval and earn 1.5 points per dollar spent.
1.5 0.75 25,000 bonus points $80 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Rewards Platinum
Receive 50,000 bonus Reward Points after your first eligible purchase is made within 3 months of card approval and earn up 2 Reward Points for every dollar spent on purchases.
2 1 50,000 bonus points $95 p.a. Go to site More info

How many reward points can I earn per $1 on an ANZ credit card?

  • Earn 1.5 Reward Points for every $1 spent on purchases using your ANZ Rewards American Express card, to maximise your points earning
  • Earn 0.75 Reward Points for every $1 spent on purchases using your ANZ Rewards Visa card, with ANZ Visa payWave and the convenience of 29 million locations worldwide

Redeeming your ANZ Reward PointsANZ provider logo

Travel

From flights to accommodation, you could cover the cost of your entire holiday with your ANZ Rewards.

Frequent flyer

You can transfer your ANZ Rewards to Virgin Australia Velocity Points, Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles or Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. None of these has a 1:1 exchange rate though and minimum transfer amounts apply.

Frequent flyer programExchange rateMinimum transfer amount
Virgin Australia Velocity2 ANZ Reward Points for 1 Velocity Point3,000
Air New Zealand Airpoints3,000 ANZ Reward Points for 15 Airpoints DollarsInitial minimum of 3,000 and additional multiples of 1,500
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer6,000 ANZ Reward Points for 2,000 KrisFlyer MilesInitial minimum of 6,000 and additional multiples of 3,000
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles3,000 ANZ Reward Points for 1,500 Asia MilesInitial minimum of 3,000 and additional multiples of 1,500

If you’d prefer to redeem your points with one frequent flyer program in particular, you can opt into the auto-redeem program to have your ANZ Reward Points automatically debited to the frequent flyer account of your choice.

Flights

As well as redeeming your points with frequent flyer programs, you can also use your ANZ Reward Points to book international and domestic flights through the ANZ website. For example, you can use your points for Economy flights from Sydney to Melbourne starting at 18,000 points with Jetstar, 19,800 points with Virgin Australia and 26,180 points with Qantas. Visit the ANZ Rewards site to see where you can travel with your points and to book your flights.

Hotels

Book your next hotel stay courtesy of your ANZ Reward Points via the ANZ website. All you need to do is enter the city you’re staying in, your preferred check in and check out date, the room type and how many rooms you’d like to book.

Homewares

From knive sets and juicers to barbeques and handyman kits, you can use your ANZ Reward Points to pick up almost any item you’d need for your home. Points prices and the range of products available vary, but you can currently redeem a Sheridan Reilly king bed quilt cover set for 50,400 Reward Points or a Breville Boss To Go Plus Personal Blender for 62,600 points. These are just some examples of the items you can redeem, but you can browse the full catalogue on the ANZ Rewards website.

Entertainment

Whether your idea of a good time is curling up with a good magazine or jet boating around the harbour, there are plenty of entertainment rewards to choose on the ANZ Rewards website. For those who prefer to relax, you could redeem your points for a magazine subscription to GQ, Donny Hay, Rolling Stone, Delicious and more. You can also use your points to purchase cinema ticket vouchers at Event Cinemas or Hoyts for your next movie night. Adventure seekers can enjoy a Helicopter Flight in Sydney or Melbourne, an Adrenalin V8 Car Ride or Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. If you’re looking for a new hobby to pick up, you could use your points to redeem a Nike Womens yoga pack or a barista course voucher.

These are just some of the options up for grabs, so check the ANZ Rewards website for the full range.

Vouchers, gift cards and donations

If you’re not exactly sure how you want to spend your points or an item you’re looking for isn’t in stock in the rewards store, you can also use your ANZ Reward Points to redeem gift vouchers. ANZ Rewards offers gift vouchers with some of Australia’s most popular brands including Myer, David Jones, JB Hi-Fi, Bunnings, Westfield, Woolworths, Target, Kmart, iTunes and more.

If you’d prefer to use your points to give back, you can also make donations to the RSPCA, UNICEF, Cancer Council and the Red Cross foundation.

Cash back

If you want to repay your debt and get your finances in control, you can also use your reward points to redeem cash back in your account. Cash back doesn’t always offer the best value for your points though, as 25,000 Reward Points equals $100 back into your ANZ account.

How to redeem ANZ Rewards

Online

If you’re ready to redeem your points, head to the ANZ Rewards site and sign in using your email and password. Then you can select the redeem tab and choose the type of reward you’d like to collect (such as travel rewards, cash back or fashion and beauty). Then, like as if you were shopping online, you compare your options, select your reward and click ‘add to cart’. Once you’ve finished, you can visit your cart and follow the prompts to redeem your points.

Over the phone

You can also redeem points over the phone. You can call the ANZ Rewards Centre on 1300 367 763 on Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm

Auto-redemption

ANZ gives you the choice to manually redeem your points or to organise auto-redemptions every 3, 6 and 12 months. For example, you could nominate to have your ANZ Rewards automatically transferred to Velocity points each month. If you’d like to do this, just select a reward, click the “set up auto-redemption” button and follow the prompts.

What are the value of my ANZ reward points?

ProductRecommended Retail PriceANZ Reward PointsANZ points = $AUD*
Donna Hay 12 Month Magazine Subscription

Donna Hay 12 Month Magazine Subscription

$459190$5361
Breville the Cook Me Tender Slow Cooker

Breville the Cook Me Tender Slow Cooker

$89.9521760$12693
Pierre Cardin Italian Suede Bag with Soft Leather Trim in Taupe

Pierre Cardin Italian Suede Bag with Soft Leather Trim in Taupe

$161.5025845$15079

How to make the most of your ANZ Rewards card

When it comes to making the most our of your rewards system, it could be wise to compare the value of your points when you redeem for either travel or shopping rewards. If you’re mostly interested in shopping rewards redemption then it may pay to compare the ANZ rewards range. Below is a comparison of ANZ Rewards credit cards in terms of shopping rewards value.

Annual Spend Levels
$12,000.00$24,000.00$36,000.00$60,000.00$96,000.00
ANZ Frequent Flyer Classic
Points Earned9,00018,00027,00045,00072,000
Value (Myer Vouchers)$67$133$200$333$533
Annual Fee$95$95$95$95$95
Net Rewards Value-$28$38$105$238$438
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
Points Earned12,00024,00036,00060,00096,000
Value (Myer Vouchers)$89$178$267$444$711
Annual Fee$295$295$295$295$295
Net Rewards Value-$206-$117-$28$149$416
ANZ Rewards Platinum
Points Earned27,00054,00081,000135,000216,000
Value (Myer Vouchers)$135$270$405$676$1,081
Annual Fee$149$149$149$149$149
Net Rewards Value-$14$121$256$527$932
ANZ Rewards Classic
Points Earned21,00042,00063,000105,000168,000
Value (Myer Vouchers)$105$210$315$526$841
Annual Fee$89$89$89$89$89
Net Rewards Value$16$121$226$437$752

If you want to transfer to a flights reward program, you need to figure out how to convert your ANZ points. If you’re interested in flight rewards, your choice may depend upon which airline you prefer to fly with as both ANZ card ranges will result in similar points earning for both Qantas and Virgin flights. Lets assume you convert your ANZ reward points to Velocity points - you need 2,250 ANZ points to convert to 1000 Velocity Points. Below is a comparison of ANZ Frequent Flyer and Rewards card in terms of earning Qantas Frequent Flyer points vs ANZ Rewards points and converting them to Velocity Rewards points.

 Qantas Frequent Flyer / Velocity Points EarnedAnnual Spend Levels
$12,000.00$24,000.00$36,000.00$60,000.00$96,000.00
ANZ Frequent Flyer Classic
Points Earned9,00018,00027,00045,00072,000
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
Points Earned12,00024,00036,00060,00096,000
ANZ Rewards Classic
Points Earned9,33318,666728,00046,66774,667
ANZ Rewards Platinum
Points Earned12,00024,00036,00060,00096,000

The extras with ANZ rewards points

ANZ Rewards Points can also be converted into other airline loyalty points. These include Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles and Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Look below for the transfer rates:

  • Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars
    200 Rewards Points become 1 Airpoint Dollar. Minimum transaction amount of 3,000 points and must transfer further amounts in multiples of 1,500 points.
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles
    3 Rewards Points get you 1 KrisFlyer Mile. Minimum transaction amount of 6,000 points to be eligible to convert, with additional amounts being converted in multiples of 3,000 points.
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
    2 ANZ Rewards Points convert into 1 Asia Mile. This has a minimum transaction amount of 3,000 Reward Points, with further amounts needing to be in multiples of 1,500.

Enjoy great overseas travel and medical insurance providing cover for the primary cardholder and any additional cardholders, as well as their family. $250 minimum spend required on the card to activate the cover.

Additional cardholders are also covered regardless of whether they are travelling with the primary cardholder or not, which is a unique offering.

Other travel or purchase insurance includes:

  • Transport Accident Cover
  • Rental excess cover
  • Purchase Security cover
  • Extended Warranty
  • Best Price Guarantee Scheme
  • Interstate Flight inconvenience insurance

Variable points plus pay option

This allows you to claim a merchandise reward before you have earned enough points, and to decide how many reward points to redeem, although it must be a minimum of 2,000 in increments of 5. You can then pay for the rest of the reward using your ANZ Rewards card, with a minimum of $5. This means you do not have to wait for too long to claim the goods you want.

Auto-redemption

When you are ready to redeem your points earned on your ANZ Rewards card, you can choose from shopping vouchers and gift cards, merchandise and gifts, frequent flyer points, travel and accommodation, and entertainment offers. Shopping vouchers and gifts cards are available in $20, $50 and $100 denominations and can be exchanged at some of Australia’s leading retailers. You can even choose how you redeem your reward points, either via an auto-redemption or a manual option. With the manual option you can save up for as long as you want and make your choice whenever you like. With the auto-redemption option there are three choices;

  • Annual Auto-Redemption (once a year)
  • Periodic Auto-Redemption (every 3, 6 or 12 months)
  • Reward Value Auto-Redemption (whenever your Reward Points accumulate to the reward value of your choice)

According to Joanne, the ANZ Rewards is a product designed to offer the customer value and choice. Customers can choose what to redeem their points for, with ANZ Rewards offering a wide range of items such as:

  • Cashback on their ANZ Rewards card or another ANZ account.
  • A wide variety of gift cards from major retailers and specialty stores including Myer, David Jones, Bunnings and Westfield (which can now be used in any Woolworths grocery store nationally), Caltex, iTunes, Dymocks and Kmart.
  • Entertainment vouchers, such as cinema tickets, bowling and theme parks.
  • A huge selection of merchandise across almost all shopping categories such as kitchenware, electrical, women’s accessories, toys, books etc.
  • Frequent flyer air miles including Velocity Frequent Flyer points, Cathay Pacific Air Miles, Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles.
  • General travel, including flights, accommodation and car hire.

Benefits of ANZ Rewards cards

  • Earning points. Earn one point for every $1 spent, excluding cash transactions
  • Redeem points. Redeem points for different rewards, including shopping vouchers, gift cards, flight, travel, and merchandise
  • Auto-redemption. Set up auto-redemption so your chosen reward is sent automatically when you become eligible to receive it
  • Option of Variable Points Plus Pay
  • Points do not expire. Your rewards points do not expire as long as your account remains open
  • Book flights online with ANZ Holiday Rewards
  • Perks and exclusive packages. Visa entertainment provides access to special events, exclusive merchandise packages and home entertainment product
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Awards and Achievements

  • ANZ Rewards offers competitive earn to burn ratios, allowing customers to earn a $100 gift voucher by spending less than $12,500.
  • Customers can earn points even faster by using the American Express companion card.

There are also are many options available for customers to redeem across all price points, so if a customer wants to save their points for a big ticket item, then we have great appliances, gift cards and travel options. However, we also have a great range of small items so customer can choose to redeem more frequently, such a double pass movie tickets, $20 gift cards, accessories and gadgets.

ANZ Rewards also features a selection of Rewards On Sale every quarter, discounting popular items with savings up to 60%.

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DesignMyCard and apply

Now you can create an individual ANZ credit card by choosing your own image as a background. Find out what sort of image will be acceptable, and which may be rejected. Make an application for a new ANZ credit card by first designing how you would like it to look.

Anyone who currently has, or wants to apply for, an ANZ Access Advantage debit card, an ANZ Low Rate or an ANZ First Visa Credit Card can have their own design printed on their card. This is a simple matter of visiting ANZ’s DesignMyCard.com.au and either uploading their favourite photo or design, or choosing an image from ANZ’s own image library.

If you are a new customer of ANZ, or you don’t have an ANZ account at the moment, you will need to;

  1. Apply to be an ANZ cardholder first
  2. Choose from the ANZ Access Advantage, the ANZ Low Rate, or the ANZ First
  3. Design your card to your personal taste
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Images: Shutterstock and ANZ.

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8 Responses to Everything you need to know about the ANZ Rewards program

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    Reeron | February 20, 2015

    Does 1000 ANZ points convert to 1000 Qantas frequent flyer points?

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      Jonathan | February 20, 2015

      Hi Reeron, thanks for your inquiry!

      With ANZ rewards points you can convert to Asia Miles, Singapore Airline KrisFlyer miles and Velocity points.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Alexandra | January 21, 2015

    Can the ANZ rewards card be used to earn Qantas Frequent flyer points??

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      Jonathan | January 21, 2015

      Hi Alexandra,

      Thanks for your inquiry!

      Unfortunately the ANZ Rewards Credit Card is ineligible to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points, if you’re already a member with Air New Zealand, Asia Miles, Singapore Airlines or Velocity Frequent Flyer ANZ Rewards lets you redeem your Reward Points for points or miles in these programs. For a list of Qantas Frequent Flyer Credit Cards please see this page.

      I hope this helps!

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Tony | August 5, 2014

    Is the rewards program service fee charged ($55) charged only once or is it charged again for additional card holders?

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      Shirley | August 6, 2014

      Hi Tony,

      In the ANZ fine print it states that, “After the first year for ANZ Rewards Platinum, a Total Annual Fee of $149 applies, which includes a $94 Annual Account Fee and a $55 Rewards Program Service Fee. For additional cardholders on ANZ Rewards Platinum, after the first year an Additional Cardholder Fee of $10 and Rewards Program Services Fee of $55 apply per additional cardholder on the account.”

      Hope this helps,
      Shirley

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    Thomas | March 21, 2013

    How many points do i need to get a$50 voucher towards payment off my visa card

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      Jacob | March 21, 2013

      Hi Thomas. According to the ANZ Rewards website, ’10,310 Reward Points’ are needed for $50 cash-back towards you ANZ account. Thanks for your question.

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