Money Hack: Save on credit card fees by running the City2Surf

Sally McMullen 9 August 2017

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Westpac is rewarding City2Surf marathon runners with $0 annual fee credit cards.

It’s time to tie up those racing shoes because Sydney’s annual City2Surf marathon is just around the corner. The 14-kilometre fun run kicks off at approximately 8am on Sunday 13 August in the Sydney CBD, with participants running (or walking) all the way to the finish line at Bondi beach.

And if the prospect of Heartbreak Hill isn’t incentive enough, presenting sponsor Westpac is rewarding participants with some exclusive perks to help you save on credit card fees.

The hack

If you’re in the market for a new credit card, you’ll be glad to know the bank is rewarding participants of the 2017 City2Surf with an exclusive no annual fee offer on the Altitude Platinum credit card. If you sign up by 31 August 2017 via Westpac's City2Surf page, you can save $150 by paying no annual fee in the first year.

As usual, cardholders can also enjoy 60,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Rewards points if they spend $3,000 in the first 90 days. While you'll dodge the annual fee, the card does come with other costs including a 20.24% p.a. purchase rate. Although the no annual fee may be tempting, you should still compare the card with your other options before jumping on the offer.

As well as the no annual fee credit card offer, the bank is hosting a Start Village in Hyde Park where Westpac customers can enjoy some pre-race fuel, physio strapping and hair braiding. Once you’ve crossed the finish line, you can enjoy some complimentary food, drinks and massages in the Red Zone.

Just make sure you show your CITYFIT Expo wristband, Westpac banking app or card for a VIP wristband to access both on the day.

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