American Express New Zealand is offering 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points with a new Amex Platinum Edge Credit Card, a popular card of choice amongst savvy travellers and everyday spenders.
20,000 Membership Rewards points will get you 10,000 Velocity Points, 10,000 Qantas Points, $150 in credit with Amex Travel, or $114 in Airpoints Dollars.
To receive the bonus points, you need to apply online, be approved and spend a very reasonable $750 on your new card within the first 3 months.
In addition to the 20,000 bonus points on offer, the Amex Platinum Edge Credit Card is packed with a range of generous card member benefits. You’ll enjoy a return domestic flight each year, up to 3 points per $1 on everyday spend and access to a range of complimentary insurances – all for a very low $149 annual fee.
And with tens of thousands of merchants across New Zealand now accepting Amex (including major retailers like BP, Countdown, Farmers and more) you’ll be surprised at just how widely you can use your card.
Apply now via the secure American Express website (mobile-friendly application form here). Or, read on to find out more about this popular Card.
Get a complimentary return Air New Zealand domestic flight each year
Each year, Amex Platinum Edge Card holders receive a complimentary Air New Zealand domestic flight. The flight can be redeemed as a ‘Seat + Bag’ fare class, and you can book it for a return, direct flight anywhere within New Zealand’s domestic network.
The complimentary flight benefit is yours to use each membership year, after you’ve paid the annual card fee. It can be booked easily via American Express travel. When you’re ready to book, you simply need to call the phone number found on the back of your card.
Using this generous card benefit each year will help you to partially or fully offset the $149 annual card fee.
Earn up to 3 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent
Most of us outlay a significant amount of money each month on groceries and petrol, but very few credit cards allow us to maximise points earned on our day to day spend. This is where the Amex Platinum Edge Credit Card really shines.
With triple points on offer at major supermarkets and double points at major petrol stations, the Amex Platinum Edge offers one of the highest earn rates of any New Zealand credit card on everyday spend.
You’ll earn points on each and every dollar you spend on your card, with rates as follows:
- 3 Membership Rewards points per $1 spend at major supermarkets
- 2 Membership Rewards points per $1 spend at major petrol stations, and
- 1 Membership Rewards point per $1 spend on other purchases.
And like all American Express New Zealand consumer credit cards, there’s no spending cap, ever, so there is no limit to how many points you can earn.
Earn points in the Amex Membership Rewards program
American Express Membership Rewards is the go-to loyalty scheme of choice for many savvy consumers. Their main reason? Flexibility! Rather than being locked into one frequent flyer program, this versatile scheme allows you to earn points now and decide what to do with them at a later date. And unlike most loyalty programs, as long as your account is in good standing, your American Express Membership Rewards points will never expire.
In New Zealand, American Express Membership Rewards points transfer at a rate of 2:1 to a number of leading airline partners including Virgin Australia, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific. You can also use your points to redeem for credit at Amex Travel, for a range of gift vouchers or for Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars.
Access a range of other card member benefits
The Amex Platinum Edge Credit Card also unlocks a range of other useful benefits, including:
- Complimentary domestic and international travel insurances, when you pay for travel using your card
- 2.99% p.a. introductory interest rate for the first 6 months (reverting to 19.95% p.a. thereafter), and
- Free supplementary cards for family members.
…Plus a cool 20,000 bonus points
20,000 Membership Rewards points is the equivalent of 10,000 Velocity Points, 10,000 Qantas Points, $150 in credit with Amex Travel, or $114 Airpoints Dollars. The 20,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points are yours when you apply online, are approved and spend just $750 on your new card within the first 3 months.
Amex Platinum Edge Credit Card annual fee and eligibility
The Amex Platinum Edge Credit Card comes with a low annual fee of $145, the value of which can be offset simply by using your complimentary domestic Air New Zealand flight each year.
To apply for the card, you’ll need to be able to report a minimum gross (pre-tax) income of $50,000. To be eligible for the bonus points, you must not have held a direct-issued AMEX credit card in the last 12 months.
The secure, mobile friendly application form should take less than 10 minutes to complete and Amex will give you a response in approximately 5-10 working days.
Adele started The Upgrade Collective to inspire Kiwi’s to travel in style and live smarter. A travel and lifestyle blogger with a taste for the finer things in life, Adele is happiest in the air, or indulging in good food and wine.