Vivid Sydney is back again this year, the festival of light, music and ideas runs from 24 May until 15 June. The event is set to light up the Sydney skyline with massive light installations. On top of that there will be plenty of events and live acts by local and international bands.

Just like last year, American Express is one of the major sponsors of the event, which means extra perks for us (the card holders).

American Express Lounge at Vivid Sydney

The American Express Vivid Sydney Lounge is perched on top of the Cruise Bar in Circular Quay. Take in the sights and capture Vivid Sydney from the comfort of the American Express Lounge, with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House. To get in, you just need to show your American Express card at the door.

  • Lounge cash back offer: Spend $30 or more get $5 back to your Card (23 May – 16 June Exclusions apply.) when you save the offer to your Card at the ‘Tap & Save’ kiosk available in the lounge.
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Amex Explorer 100,000 Bonus Points Offer

This year, we’ve partnered with American Express to bring you this Explorer offer during Vivid Sydney.

This offer is only available across a select few American Express partners, including us. Make sure you apply through this exclusive link by 18th June 2019, are approved and spend $1,500 in 3 months to receive 100,000 bonus points

The American Express Explorer earns Membership Rewards which can be transferred to a range of frequent flyer programs (such as Velocity, KrisFlyer, AsiaMiles, Etihad Guest, Emirates Skywards etc.).

>>> Learn more or apply online (100k bonus points partner exclusive)

Explorer Card Details & Benefits:

  • Earn 2 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on purchases except government bodies in Australia where you will earn 1 point per $1 spent.
  • No cap on earn rate. You can earn up to 2 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent, no matter how much you spend each month.
  • Earn points faster with up to 4 Additional Cards for family members or friends for no extra fee
  • Receive a $400 Travel Credit4 each year to use towards any eligible flights, hotels, experiences or car hire booked and paid online with American Express Travel. You can use this credit to book travel for anyone you choose
  • Two complimentary entries per year to the American Express Lounge, located at Sydney International Airport or Melbourne International Airport
  • Book two consecutive nights' stay and enjoy a hotel credit up to US$100 and a room upgrade, (when available) at properties part of The Hotel Collection
  • Extensive suite of travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, travel inconvenience such as flight delays + more.
  • Smartphone Screen Insurance up to $500 for screen repairs if you accidentally break your Smartphone screen. A 10% excess per claim with a maximum of 2 claims every 12 months. A waiting period may apply.
  • Annual fee: $395 (offset by the $400 travel credit)
  • Minimum income requirement: Annual income of $65,000 or more

>>> Learn more or apply online (100k bonus points partner exclusive)

Other Vivid Sydney American Express Offers

During Vivid Sydney, Amex will launch additional cash back offers and savings for American Express Card mMembers, here are a few you can expect:

(Note that cardholders need to register for ‘Spend and Save’ cashback offers. For further information, exclusions and T&Cs, head to the American Express Vivid Sydney page here.)

Dining & Retail: TheFork & David Jones (14 May – 16 June)

Save $20 when you sync, book and dine on TheFork and spend $50 or more at participating restaurants by 16 June 2019.

Spend $75 or more at participating David Jones stores and get $10 back (23 May – 16 June)

Transport: Rydo Taxi app, Europcar, Public transport

Get 10% off every ride with Rydo Taxi app (23 May – 16 15 June)

Spend $200 or more with Europcar and get $30 back, up to two times (23 May – 28 June)

Get 30% back up to $15 on Sydney Trains, Ferries or Light Rail (21 May – 16 June)

Experiences: RedBalloon, Captain Cook Cruises & Taronga Zoo

Spend $240 or more with RedBalloon and get $40 back (15 May – 16 June)

Spend $300 or more with Captain Cook Cruises and get $60 back (23 May – 16 June)

Spend $20 or more at Taronga Zoo and get $5 back (23 May – 16 June)

Spend $300 or more with BridgeClimb and get $50 back (15 May – 16 June)

American Express Explorer Offer

Receive 100,000 Membership Rewards Points when you apply online by 18th June 2019 via our exclusive partner link, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card in the first 3 months from the Card approval date.

You will also receive a $400 Travel Credit, 2 Amex lounge passes and access to exclusive offers during the Vivid Sydney festival.

>>> Learn more or apply online (100k bonus points partner exclusive)