✔ 200 bonus Airpoints Dollars

✔ 4 airport lounge invites each year

✔ Smartphone and travel insurances

✔ Earn 1 Airpoints Dollar per $59 spent

✔ Koru joining fee waiver (save $255)

AMEX Airpoints Platinum Credit Card

Right now, new AMEX card holders can pick up a generous 200 bonus Airpoints Dollars with the AMEX Airpoints Platinum Card.

To receive the bonus Airpoints Dollars, you must apply, be approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card in the first 3 months.

With a stack of other valuable perks like four lounge invites each year, complimentary travel insurance and more, it’s not hard to see why the AMEX Airpoints Platinum Card is a card of choice for savvy Kiwis.

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.

Click here to go to the secure American Express website to apply (mobile-friendly application form). Or, read on to find out more about this popular card.

Get 200 bonus Airpoints Dollars

The 200 bonus Airpoints Dollars are yours when you apply through our website, 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 or at the Airpoints Store– it’s your choice.

Here at The Upgrade Collective, our preference is to save Airpoints Dollars up for travel in Air New Zealand’s business premier cabin!

amex airpoints platinum cardBut however you choose to use your bonus Airpoints Dollars, it’s fair to say that your bonus 200 Airpoints Dollars covers the value of the first year $195 annual card fee.

Enjoy four lounge passes per year

AMEX Airpoints Platinum card members enjoy four complimentary lounge visits each year. A number of airport lounges charge at least $50 for one single access visit, so you’re getting around $200 in value here.

You’ll get two visits to the American Express Lounge (located in Sydney International and Melbourne International Airports) annually. Simply swipe your Amex card at the door to gain access. We recently checked out the AMEX Melbourne Lounge, and found it a comfortable and stylish space to kick back and relax in before a flight.

Card holders also enjoy 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.

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 how many Airpoints Dollars you can earn with this card.

Access a range of complimentary insurances

You’ll 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.

The full terms and conditions for these insurance policies can be found here.

Access a range of other card member benefits

The American Express Airpoints Platinum Card also unlocks a range of other valuable benefits, including:

  • 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
  • An earn rate of 1 Status Point for every $250 you spend on your Card, and
  • The ability to arrange free supplementary cards for family members

Amex Airpoints Platinum Card annual fee and eligibility

The AMEX Airpoints Platinum Card comes with a low annual fee of $195. The range of perks offered, including the 200 Airpoints Dollars and four lounge passes, more than offset this charge. You’ll need to be able to report a personal pre-tax income of $65,000.

To be eligible for the 200 bonus Airpoints Dollars, you must not have held a card directly issued by AMEX 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.