American Express Australia has once again upped the game in the ever changing landscape of frequent flyer credit cards. Right now, you could get 50,000 bonus Velocity Frequent Flyer points (click here to go to the Amex 50k promotion page), 2 Virgin Australia lounge passes and 1 Virgin Australia return flight within Australia by applying for this Velocity credit card from Amex today. From October 3rd, the American Express Velocity Platinum card also offer 100 Velocity Frequent Flyer status credits for card holders who spend more than $50,000 per annum.
To good to be true you say?
Well there’s a small catch, successful applicants will need to spend $1500 in the first 3 months to get the bonus 50,000 Velocity points. The card itself costs $375 which is completely offset if you make good use of the complimentary return flight with Virgin Australia. The total value of this card for me personally is at least $2500 or more if used for business or first class flight redemptions. To apply, click here to go directly to the Amex site.
What’s so great about this American Express Velocity Platinum credit card?
Well for starters there’s the irresistible 50,000 Velocity points. Enough for a business class ticket anywhere in Australia. Than there’s the earn rate of 1.5 Velocity points on almost everything and 2.5 points per dollar or any Virgin related travel spend. Top this off with a free return flight on Virgin Australia domestic routes including Perth to Sydney and many others and you have got yourself an epic credit card! Did I mention the 2 Virgin lounge passes?
Key perks to consider:
- 50,000 Velocity Points
- 1 X Return Virgin Australia domestic flight (checked bags included)
- 2 X Virgin Australia Lounge passes
- 2 X American Express Lounge passes (Sydney International)
- 1.5 Velocity points per dollar spend
- ATO Earn Rate: 0.5 points per dollar spend.
- Complimentary domestic & international travel insurance (see PDS here)
- $375 card fee
- New Feature: Receive 100 Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Credits, when you spend a minimum of $50,000
- Apply Online Here