Earn 100,000 Qantas Points with the Amex Qantas Ultimate card

Sally McMullen 26 July 2017 NEWS

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American Express’ latest offer boasts almost double as many bonus Qantas Points for new cardholders.

American Express has given its Qantas Ultimate card a facelift with its latest bonus points promotion. If you apply for the Amex Qantas Ultimate Card and spend $1,500 in the first three months, you’ll receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points. That’s enough points to get you an Economy return flight from Sydney to Los Angeles for 90,000 points! Or if you prefer to fly in luxury, you could take a one-way Business flight to LA for 95,000 points.

This offer is only available through affiliate sites such as finder, so you won’t enjoy the same bonus points if you apply through the American Express website or over the phone. It’s also only available to new applicants who apply by 31 July 2017, so you’ll need to submit your application within the next week if you want to give your rewards balance a 100,000 point boost.

As with the current offer, you’ll continue to earn 1.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases and 0.5 Qantas Points per dollar spent on government transactions. If you use your card to spend with Qantas, whether you’re booking a flight or paying for your Qantas Club membership, you’ll collect an additional 1 Qantas Point per dollar on top of the standard earn rate.

As a premium rewards product, the card is also packed with benefits tailored for frequent flyers and travellers. If you use the card to pay for travel costs, you can save time and money with complimentary travel insurance. You can also relax before your next flight in style with two entries to the American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport (Kingsford Smith) each calendar year. Once you’ve used your card for domestic purchases, you’ll also receive a complimentary domestic return economy flight ticket from Qantas.

If you’re struggling to repay an existing debt, the card also offers 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months (reverts to 20.74% thereafter). It’s worth noting that a 1% BT fee applies and balance transfers don’t earn points.

These perks come at the cost of a $450 p.a. annual fee and purchase rate of 20.74% p.a, so it’s best suited to cardholders who regularly repay their balance in full.

How does it compare to the standard American Express Qantas Ultimate card offer?Qantas-Amex-Ultimate250x160

If you were to apply for the Amex Qantas Ultimate outside of an affiliate site like finder, the major difference you’d notice is the bonus points promotion.

Ordinarily, you’d only earn 55,000 Qantas Points when you spend $1,500 on eligible purchases in the first three months. Meanwhile you’ll earn almost double as many Qantas Points when you spend the same amount with this promotional offer.

This could mean the difference between a return Economy flight from Sydney to Las Vegas (worth 45,000 points) or an upgrade to Business class for a one-way flight (worth 96,000 points). Considering they both have the same spend requirement, it’s clear that the current affiliate bonus points promotion offers more bang for your buck.

There is no one best credit card on the market. But if you were already considering the American Express Qantas Ultimate card or another Qantas Frequent Flyer card, this promotional 100,000 bonus points offer could help you get more value from your new card. As always, make sure you check that you meet the eligibility requirements and compare your options before submitting an application.

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    MiroApril 23, 2018

    I have spent $4k on Amex, how/when are points credited to my Qantas frequent flyer account?
    Thanks!

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniApril 23, 2018Staff

      Hi Miro,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Since you have spent $4,000 using your Amex card, your earned points would depend on how you use your card.

      You’ll continue to earn 1.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases and 0.5 Qantas Points per dollar spent on government transactions. If you use your card to spend with Qantas, whether you’re booking a flight or paying for your Qantas Club membership, you’ll collect an additional 1 Qantas Point per dollar on top of the standard earn rate.

      Earned points will reflect on your Qantas FF account from 4 to 12 weeks after your purchase.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    DarrenOctober 18, 2017

    is the annual fee calculated as part of the $1500 in 3 months amount to get the 100,000 Qantas points?

    • finder Customer Care
      AshOctober 19, 2017Staff

      Hello Darren,

      Thank you for visiting finder.

      Please be advised that the 100,000 Qantas Bonus Points promotion is only for those who applied (new applicants – no existing accounts) for the American Express Qantas Ultimate Card by July 31, 2017.

      The $1,500 initial spend should consist of purchases with eligible partners for the first 3 months upon approval of the American Express Qantas Ultimate Card which does not include the card’s annual fee. You may check this page for more information regarding the American Express Qantas Ultimate Card.

      I hope this helps.

      Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you have more questions.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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    MickyVAugust 10, 2017

    Hi – can’t see a date when this offer closes but the responses to previous questions suggest I’ve missed it. Can you advise?
    Thanks!

    • Default Gravatar
      LiezlAugust 10, 2017

      Hi Micky,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      This particular review page is for the offer which ended last 31 July 2017. You can find a similar offer for Qantas American Express Ultimate Card good until 2nd October 2017 on this page.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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    kellieJuly 31, 2017

    Hi there,
    Can I apply today to receive the 100,000 points?

    • Default Gravatar
      DanielleAugust 1, 2017

      Hi Kellie,

      Thank you for contacting finder. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      Yes, this offer is available to new applicants who apply by 31 July 2017.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Danielle

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    TammieJuly 30, 2017

    It states above the $1500 spend in first 3 months must be on eligible purchases. What exactly are these purchases?

    • finder Customer Care
      JasonJuly 30, 2017Staff

      Hi Tammie,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      The eligible purchases excludes cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for traveller’s cheques and foreign currencies. All other purchases aside from the mentioned are considered eligible purchases.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

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    MarkJuly 30, 2017

    The link to the American Express does not seem to be working?

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchJuly 30, 2017Staff

      Hi Mark,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      The link for American Express seems to be working fine. You may try to use a different browser or clear the cache and cookies on your current browser. You may also click on this page for American Express Credit Cards.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    AmandaJuly 26, 2017

    How long does it take to have the Bonus 100,000 Qantas FF pointed to be transferred to you Qantas FF Account after you make the eligible spend?

    • Default Gravatar
      ArnoldJuly 26, 2017

      Hi Amanda,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Please allow 8 to 10 weeks after you have met the spend criteria for the 100,000 Qantas Points to be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account.
      Make sure to apply before July 31, 2017, in order to be eligible for the bonus points.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    HatiniJuly 23, 2017

    When will the annual fee for the Qantas American Express Credit Card with $100,000 bonus points be charged? As I take the card or at the end of the year?
    And how long do I have to have the card to get the points? Is there any minimum term I have to have the card or can I cancel it anytime?

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchJuly 24, 2017Staff

      Hi Hatini,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. Please note that we are not affiliated with American Express or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      The annual fee is the fee which is billed yearly for your Cardmembership with American Express.

      You will receive 100,000 Qantas Points when you apply online by 31 July 2017, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card within the first 3 months. This offer is available to new Card Members, as well as Bank-issued American Express companion cardholders

      There seems to be no cancellation or termination fee for this card. I suggest contacting American Express directly to confirm this info.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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