For a limited time, new Card Members can get a generous sign on bonus of 300 Airpoints Dollars with the AMEX Airpoints Platinum Card.
To receive the 300 bonus Airpoints Dollars, you must apply online by 1 April 2019, be approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card in the first 3 months. Eligibility criteria and other terms and conditions apply.
Or, read on to find out what you can expect from this popular American Express credit card.
Introducing the Amex Airpoints Platinum Card
Offering perks like four lounge invites each year, complimentary travel insurance and more, the Amex Airpoints Platinum Card delivers a range of benefits.
And with a supercharged earn rate of 1 Airpoints Dollar per $59 spent, it’s also the fastest Airpoints Dollar earning Platinum Credit Card currently available in the market.
Get 300 bonus Airpoints Dollars (limited-time offer)
The 300 bonus Airpoints Dollars are yours when you apply by 1 April 2019, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card in the first 3 months.
The Air New Zealand Airpoints programme is simple and straightforward. 1 Airpoints Dollar is equal to 1 New Zealand dollar with Air New Zealand. You can use your Airpoints Dollars for flights, rental cars, Koru membership, seat upgrades and more – it’s your choice.
Whichever way you choose to use the sign on bonus, the 300 Airpoints Dollars can help you to obtain maximum value from the first year $195 annual card fee.
Enjoy four lounge passes per year (worth over $200)
Amex Airpoints Platinum Card Members enjoy up to four complimentary lounge visits each year.
Card Members get two entries each calendar year to the stylish American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport or Melbourne International Airport. You’ll simply need to swipe your Amex credit card at the door. In welcome news for families, children aged 2-17 years can join the primary Card Member in the Lounge at no cost.
Also on offer are two Priority Pass network lounge invites each year. The Priority Pass network of lounges is very extensive, and it includes the Strata Club Lounge at Auckland International Airport (previously known as the Emperor Lounge), and the Manaia Lounges in Christchurch and Queenstown.
Auckland Airport Strata Club Lounge adult guest entry lounge passes cost from $49 NZD and Amex currently charges $55 AUD per additional adult entry. So, simply by using your four Lounge invites each year, you could extract over $200 in value from your Amex Airpoints Platinum Card.
Travel sooner with 1 Airpoints Dollar per $59 spent
With 1 Airpoints Dollar per $59 spent, the American Express Airpoints Platinum Card is one of the highest earning personal credit cards available in New Zealand. The network of merchants accepting Amex is extensive, and growing larger each day, so there’s no shortage of places where you can earn points.
And like all AMEX consumer credit cards, there’s no spending cap, ever, so there is no limit to the number of Airpoints Dollars you can earn with this card.
Access a range of complimentary insurances
Get access to complimentary domestic and international travel insurance for you, your partner and dependent children aged 22 and under when you pay for travel with your card or with Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars.
The AMEX Airpoints Platinum Card is also one of the first products to offer handy smartphone screen insurance. Cover is provided so long as you pay for your pre or post-paid phone contract with your card. You can claim up to a cap of $500 for repairs twice each 12 months, paying only a 10% excess.
Before taking up these insurance products, you should check that they meet your needs. The full terms and conditions for the Amex Airpoints Platinum Card insurance policies can be found here.
Access a range of benefits with Air New Zealand
If you travel with Air New Zealand, you can take advantage of a number of benefits that can save you money and help fast track you to elite status. You’ll enjoy:
- Up to $400 savings on Air New Zealand Koru membership. Save $255 on your Koru joining fee, and save $145 per year on the annual fee when you become an Air New Zealand Koru member, and
- Earn 1 Air New Zealand Status Point for every $250 you spend on your Card.
Unlock a number of American Express Card Member perks
An Amex Card is your ticket to a range of exclusive offers and valuable benefits. These include:
- The ability to arrange additional cards free of charge for family members
- Access to entertainment offers – including pre-sale tickets, reserved seats and competitions
- Amex Offers – enjoy Spend and Save promotions like Auckland Restaurant month, which we’ve previously written about here, and
- Get peace of mind with Online Fraud Protection Guarantee
Amex Airpoints Platinum Card annual fee and eligibility
The Amex Airpoints Platinum Card comes with a low annual fee of $195. By using the benefits offered including the 300 Airpoints Dollars for new Card Members and four lounge passes (worth over $200), you could extract tremendous value from the first year annual fee.
To apply for this Amex credit card, you’ll need to be able to report a personal pre-tax income of $65,000.
To be eligible for the 300 bonus Airpoints Dollars, you must not have held a card directly issued by American Express New Zealand in the past 18 months.
The secure, mobile friendly application form takes less than 10 minutes to complete and Amex will be able to give you a response in 5-10 working days.