Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card – Details and Review

Information verified correct on May 24th, 2017

Receive 16,000 bonus Qantas Points if you apply by 30 June 2017 and make an eligible purchase by 31 July 2017. Plus, save on interest and fees with a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer and discounted annual fee of $99 for the first year.

Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card offers a number of ways to cut credit card costs. If you have a high interest debt, you can transfer it to the card and pay it down with a promotional balance transfer rate of 0% p.a. for 14 months, potentially saving you hundreds or thousands in interest costs. Connected with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, you can earn 1 point for every $1 spent for the first $2,500 and 0.5 point afterwards within a statement cycle.

Customers who do not have Qantas Frequent Flyer membership will be enrolled without any extra cost, saving $89.50. The card also offers comprehensive complimentary travel insurance and purchase security insurance for purchases made on the card. The annual fee on the card is $99 for the first year and a standard $169 annual fee will apply thereafter.

Product NameWoolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card
Rewards ProgramQantas Frequent Flyer
Balance transfer rate (p.a.)0% p.a. for 14 months
Balance Transfer Revert Rate
The interest rate after the balance transfer ends.
Cash Advance Rate (21.99% p.a.)
Purchase rate (p.a.)20.49% p.a.
Offer end date30 June 2017
Annual fee$99 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($169 p.a. thereafter)
Interest Free Period
The interest-free period on purchases is the period or number of days you do not have to pay interest on your card purchases. You will be charged interest either from the day you make a purchase or from the statement date, unless you pay the closing balance in full by the due date (or within the interest-free period) on your statement.
Up to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate (p.a.)21.99% p.a.
Min credit limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
$6,000
Minimum Monthly Repayment2.5% of the closing balance or $50, whichever is greater
Minimum Income$30,000
Card TypeVisa
Late Payment Fee$35
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (VISA)
Foreign currency conversion fees are charged when you make a transaction that is converted by a credit card network, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, from Australian dollars to a foreign currency. You’ll also incur a currency conversion fee if you make a purchase or obtain a cash advance in Australian dollars while overseas or shopping online with a foreign merchant or financial institution.
3% of transaction value
Complimentary Travel InsuranceYes
Available To Temporary ResidentsNo
Joint ApplicationNo
Minimum Income$30,000
Minimum Age18 years of age
Available to Temporary ResidentsNo
Credit Rating Requirement
Credit rating requirement is provided only as a guide. Understanding your credit file helps you make more informed decisions in regards to your finances. Learn more about what this means here.
Good
Min Credit Limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
$6,000
Annual Fee$99 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($169 p.a. thereafter)
Minimum Repayment2.5% of the closing balance or $50, whichever is greater
Late Payment Fee$35
Over Limit Fee$30
Cash Advance Fee$5 or 3% of the value of the transaction, whichever is the greater
Overseas Emergency Replacement$0
Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee$2.50
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (VISA)
Foreign currency conversion fees are charged when you make a transaction that is converted by a credit card network, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, from Australian dollars to a foreign currency. You’ll also incur a currency conversion fee if you make a purchase or obtain a cash advance in Australian dollars while overseas or shopping online with a foreign merchant or financial institution.
3% of transaction value
Gambling Transactions AllowedNo
Additional Cardholder Fee$29 p.a.
BPAYYes
ChequeYes
Direct DebitYes
Australia PostNo
Phone BankingNo
Internet Banking TransfersNo
In BranchNo
MailYes

Pros

  • Receive 16,000 bonus Qantas Points if you apply by 30 June 2017 and make an eligible purchase by 31 July 2017.
  • This card comes with a promotional balance transfer offer of 0% p.a. for 14 months.
  • Take advantage of a discounted annual fee for the first year.
  • You can enjoy an interest-free period of up to 55 days on eligible purchases.
  • Earn additional Qantas Frequent Flyer points through Everyday Rewards program partners.

Cons

  • The card requires an annual fee of $169 after the first year.
  • A $30,000 minimum income is required to apply for this card.
Rewards ProgramQantas Frequent Flyer
Bonus Points on Sign-up16,000
Rewards Points per $ (VISA/MC)1
Rewards Points per $ (AMEX)0
Rewards Points per $ (VISA/MC) Cap2,500
Rewards Points per $ (AMEX) CapN/A
Points ExpiryNever

Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card review

This card provides an extended balance transfer offer which can be used for consolidating debt. The card also has a rewards program earning 1 Qantas Point for every dollar spent on eligible purchases. The points do not have an expiry period which allows customers to collect points over a longer period and then use them for making an expensive purchase or funding their dream vacation. It also provides platinum services at an annual fee of $99 for the first year ($169 p.a. thereafter).

Benefits of the Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card

This card comes with a host of benefits which makes it a competitive option within the platinum card segment. Some of the perks include:

  • Bonus points. Receive 16,000 bonus Qantas Points if you apply by 30 June 2017 and make an eligible purchase on your card by 31 July 2017.
  • Discounted annual fee. New customers can look forward to a discounted annual fee of $99 for the first year and then $169 p.a. onwards.
  • Rewards program. Cardholders earn 1 Qantas Point for every dollar spent for the first $2,500 within a statement cycle. After this, it earns 0.5 point for every dollar spent. Customers can get 16,000 bonus points if they apply by 30 June 2017 and make an eligible purchase by 31 July 2017. Applicants who do not have Qantas Frequent Flyer membership will be provided one at no additional cost during sign up, saving $89.50.
  • Balance transfer. If you need to consolidate an existing debt, you can pay it down at a lower rate by completing a balance transfer at 0% p.a. for 14 months. Offer ends on 30 June 2017.
  • Complimentary insurance. A platinum card is generally incomplete without complimentary insurance. Cardholders will get comprehensive travel insurance including unlimited overseas medical emergency cover, interstate flight inconvenience cover and more. It also provides purchase security insurance and extended warranty insurance for shoppers.
  • Interest-free days. If you pay your balance in full before the end of the statement period, you can take advantage of up to 55 interest-free days on purchases.
  • Platinum perks. Get exclusive access to platinum perks such as concierge services, Visa luxury hotel collection access, member discount at Woolworths, savings on fuel and more.

Features of Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card

Some of the main features you’ll want to pay attention to include:

  • Interest rate. This card has a standard purchase interest rate of 20.49% p.a. and 21.99% p.a. on cash advances.
  • International transaction fee. You can use the card overseas, but keep in mind that there is an international transaction fee of 3%.
  • Woolworths online. When you shop at Woolworths, you can receive a saving of 10% every time you make a purchase at any Woolworths supermarket or online from 12:01am (AEDT) on the selected Saturday of each month until 11:59pm (AEDT) on the Sunday of the selected weekend each month.
  • payWave system. This card comes enabled with a Visa payWave, which allows you to simply wave your card on a contactless reader and pay for your transactions under $100.

How to apply for Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card

If this card suits your requirement, you can complete the secure online application form provided. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements before applying for the card:

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be an Australian resident.
  • They should be above 18 years of age.
  • They should have a minimum taxable income of $30,000.
  • Applicants must also have a good credit history.

Required documents

  • Proof of identity such as your driver's licence or passport
  • Evidence of income including recent payslips
  • Information about assets and liabilities, such as outstanding debts or dependents

Whether you're looking to consolidate a debt or earn reward points as you spend, the Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card offers features for many types of cardholders. With a discounted annual fee, balance transfer promotion and bonus points, there are plenty of incentives for new cardholders to sign up. As this is not the only platinum rewards card on the market, potential cardholders would be better off comparing their options before settling for one card.

Frequently asked questions

An eligible purchase is a retail purchase, excluding transactions such as business expenses, special promotions (including interest-free promotions and balance transfers), transactions for gambling purposes, cash advances and cash substitutes.

This card has a rewards program in addition to balance transfer option. The final selection of card should be done after careful research and after looking at one’s personal situation. If you are looking for a card which gives maximum reward points you can look at the link and compare other options also. It is also better to do a cost-benefit analysis for these cards before finalising a card.

This card provides complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership for applicants who do not currently have one. This is a further saving of $89.50 for the applicant. Once you receive membership you can start earning points according to the rewards program of this card.

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89 Responses to Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card – Details and Review

  1. Default Gravatar
    Maggie | May 11, 2017

    Hi, To be eligible for the Overseas travel insurance do the trip has to be paid with this card?
    Many thanks Maggie

    • Staff
      Anndy | May 11, 2017

      Hi Maggie,

      Thanks for your question.

      You may be eligible to receive the complimentary travel insurance cover attached to your Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card if prior to the commencement date of your trip, you obtained the total value of the return overseas travel ticket by one of the following methods:

      a. Charging to a Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum Credit Card Account, and/or
      b. Redeeming Qantas Points earned on the Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum Credit Card Account in exchange for Your return overseas travel ticket

      Other eligibility criteria apply.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Peter | April 26, 2017

    Hi,
    I am a Woolworth employee, Do l need to pay an annual fee ?

    • Staff
      Harold | April 27, 2017

      Hi Peter,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Basically, with Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card the annual fee on the card is $99 for the first year and a standard $169 annual fee will apply thereafter. If you have acquired this credit card, yes, you are still entitled to pay the annual fee for this card regardless you are an employee of Woolworths or not.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    Harriet | December 1, 2016

    Is a part pensioner/self-funded retiree eligible for this card?

    • Staff
      Anndy | December 2, 2016

      Hi Harriet,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, as a pensioner, you may apply for Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum Credit Card and you’ll need to provide your most recent Centrelink statement to apply.

      You may also want to check out this page to see which credit card companies consider pensioneers and retirees.

      Please do note that other eligibility criteria apply.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Matt | November 3, 2016

    I would like to apply for one of your cards

    • Staff
      May | November 3, 2016

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your question.

      If you wish to apply for the Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum Credit Card, you can complete the secure online application form provided on the Woolworths website. You may also compare your other credit card options on this page. Please review the criteria and requirements before you submit your application through the website of the bank by clicking the green ‘Go to site’ button.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Arpana | October 16, 2016

    Hi I am a employe of woolworths , do I need to pay annual fee for woolworths quants credit card ?

    • Staff
      May | November 4, 2016

      Hi Arpana,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you have acquired the Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum Credit Card, yes, you’re still required to pay the annual fee for this card regardless you are an employee of Woolworths or not.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Karen | October 15, 2016

    Hi, if I am overseas and need help with the credit card who would I call?

    • Staff
      Ysa | October 22, 2016

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks for your question.

      For direct assistance, you can get in touch with the Woolworths customer service team on +61 2 8276 0144, while you’re overseas.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Ysa

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    Brendan | October 2, 2016

    The new deal from qantas states Woolworths Qantas Platinum Credit Card gives you 400000 points on eligible purchase. It does not state spend amount to receive this extra points do you know the amount you have to spend?

    • Staff
      May | October 2, 2016

      Hi Brendan,

      Thank you for your question.

      The 40,000 Qantas points offer is available to new primary cardholders who apply for a Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum Credit Card between 30 September 2016 and 31 January 2017, are approved and make an eligible purchase on their Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum Credit Card by February 2017. There is no certain amount required for the eligible purchase. Eligible purchases exclude balance transfers, cash advances, cash substitutes and transactions for gambling purposes.

      Furthermore, the 40,000 Qantas Points will be allocated to your Qantas Frequent Flyer Account within 8 weeks of the eligible purchase, provided you are not in breach of the Conditions of Use and your account remains open.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Mat | May 30, 2016

    Do you have a credit card at the moment that offers 40000 Qantas points as a bonus ? I read it was $69 but can’t find it online anywhere.

    Cheers

    • Staff
      Ysa | May 30, 2016

      Hi Mat,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, we do not have a credit card which offers 40,000 bonus Qantas points combined with $69 annual fee.
      However, you may wish to check our Frequent Flyer Credit Cards page for a wide range of credit cards which offer bonus points upon sign up.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Ysa

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    Kathy | May 17, 2016

    Hi,

    Is there any age restrictions on the Travel Insurance? Also, does it cover all hospital/medical expenses?

    Thanks

    • Staff
      May | May 17, 2016

      Hi Kathy,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      As stated on the Woolworths Money Everyday Money Qantas Platinum Insurance T&Cs, the age restriction (for the cardholder) was not specified. Yes, the medical emergency expenses cover is also included. Please refer to the link to T&Cs sent to your email.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Anne | May 3, 2016

    If a Qantas frequent flyer member and card is linked, does it allow access to Qantas lounge access at airports?

    • Staff
      Anndy | May 3, 2016

      Hi Anne,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Unfortunately, Qantas lounge access is not among the benefits attached to Woolworths Money Qantas Platinum Credit Card. If you want a card that comes with complimentary airport lounge access, you can check your options here.

      I hope this answers your question.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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