David Jones American Express Platinum Card

This card offers 70,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points or 35,000 bonus Qantas Points, a $150 credit for David Jones and platinum perks, but it also has a $295 annual fee.

The David Jones American Express Platinum card has packed a lot into its introductory offer, including 70,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points or 35,000 Qantas Points when you apply by 28 September 2021 and spend $1,500 outside of David Jones in the first 3 months of being a card member. You'll also get $150 credit back on your account when you spend $150 on eligible purchases at David Jones in-store or online by 31 December 2021. Plus, you'll save with 0% p.a. interest on purchases for the first 6 months (reverts to 20.74% p.a. thereafter).

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70,000

Bonus points

0% p.a.

Purchase rate

for the first 6 months (reverts to 20.74% p.a.)

1

Reward point

Per $ spent

$295 p.a.

Annual fee

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Details

Product NameDavid Jones American Express Platinum Card
Rewards programMembership Rewards
Purchase rate0% p.a. for 6 months, reverts to 20.74% p.a.
Annual fee$295
Interest-free periodUp to 44 days on purchases
Min credit limit$2,000
Card typeAmerican Express
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Minimum income$65,000
Available to temporary residentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • 70,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points or 35,000 Qantas Points
  • 0% purchase rate offer for 6 months and a $150 credit
  • High points earn rates of 3 points per $1 at major supermarkets and petrol stations, 4 points per $1 at David Jones and 1 point per $1 spent elsewhere
  • Extended warranty and complimentary travel insurances
  • Up to 4 additional cardholders at no extra cost

Cons

  • Only offers up to 44 days interest-free on purchases for this card, as opposed to most cards with 55 days
  • A relatively high annual fee of $295 p.a.
Rewards programMembership Rewards
Bonus points70,000
Rewards points per $ spent1
Rewards points capUncapped
Annual fee$295
Minimum monthly repayment2.5% of the closing balance or $30, whichever is greater
Late payment fee$30
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Additional cardholder fee$0
Number of additional cardholders4

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Expert review

The David Jones American Express Platinum card gives you a way to earn Membership Rewards Points or Qantas Points on eligible spending. The bonus points offer is a standout feature, giving you enough Membership Rewards Points for $350 credit to your account (70,000 points) or almost enough Qantas Points to book for a return economy flight from Sydney to Auckland (36,000 points – so you’d need 1,000 more than the bonus points). To further sweeten the deal, this card offers 0% interest on new purchases for 6 months – but a high 20.74% p.a. interest rate after that.

How to apply

You can apply for the David Jones American Express Platinum credit card online in around 10 minutes and should get a response within 5 – 10 working days. Before you get started, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and have all the documents and details you'll need for the application form.

Eligibility criteria

  • Minimum income. You must earn at least $65,000 annually.
  • New cardholder. Both the bonus points offer and 0% purchase rate offer are 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 Customers applying for the David Jones American Express Staff Card.

Card benefits

  • Bonus points. Receive 70,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points or 35,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply as a new card member, get approved by 28 September 2021 and spend $1,500 on eligible purchases outside of David Jones within the first 3 months of card activation. The points will be added to your account within 8 to 10 weeks of meeting the spend requirement.
  • Purchase rate offer. Save with 0% p.a. on new purchases for the first 6 months. After the introductory period, the purchase rate reverts to 20.74% p.a.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. The David Jones American Express Platinum charges a $295 annual fee.
  • Interest rate. Outside of any promotions, this card charges an interest rate of 20.74% p.a.

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8 Comments

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    Cat
    January 27, 2017

    If I pay now for an international flight due in April, will the complimentary travel insurance cover the whole period?

    Thanks

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      Jason
      January 28, 2017

      Hi Cat,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      The coverage starts on the day your travel begins, as outlined on your travel booking. It ends either when you return or when your travel exceeds the maximum number of days outlined in the insurance policy, whichever happens first. The American Express complimentary travel insurance is available for forty five (45) consecutive days or when you have traveled a total of one hundred and eighty three (183) days during each year of Your David Jones American Express Platinum Card Account membership.

      Each domestic or international trip must commence and end in Australia.

      Please read more about American Express complimentary travel insurance to better understand you you can get covered and how their policy works.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

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    Dale
    November 7, 2016

    can I do cash advances from my David Jones American Express Platinum credit card?

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      Dee
      November 7, 2016

      Hi Dale,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, cash advance is not offered on The David Jones American Express Platinum Card.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    swervie
    September 6, 2014

    Why cant we get cash out on our credit card

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      Shirley
      September 8, 2014

      Hi Swervie,

      Thanks for your question.

      It could be for a range of reasons;
      – You’ve reached your credit limit
      – The ATM doesn’t display the same symbol as the one on your card
      – You need to press ‘credit’ at the ATM.

      If the problem still persists, please get in touch with Amex to troubleshoot the problem.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    Toni
    May 27, 2013

    Hi, I have a David Jones American Express Credit card. How can I get frequent flyer points from it?

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      Jacob
      May 27, 2013

      Hi Tony. The FAQ section of the David Jones Website said to change your reward program preference to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program – you need to call the Customer Service Centre to do this. You can’t redeem any of your existing David Jones Points to Qantas Points it will only affect future points earning. Any remaining Membership Rewards must be used within 30 days or they’ll expire. Check the American Express Membership Rewards on what you can redeem your points for. Make sure to ask the person you speak to about any restrictions on how many points you can transfer at a time. Jacob.

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