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Designed for business owners who love to travel with Qantas, the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card offers a very high points earn rate on spend, complimentary Qantas Club passes, insurance covers and a range of other handy perks.
Amex has boosted the sign-up offer for this card to a whopping 100,000 bonus Qantas Points, available after spending $3,000 in the first two months.
This offer is available until 4 February 2019 and you can access it via our partner link here.
Here’s an overview of the main card benefits and features.
1. Receive a high points earn rate on spend
You’ll earn 1.25 Qantas Points per dollar spent (uncapped) on card purchases, except:
- 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on Qantas products and services
- 0.5 points per $1 spent with utilities, government bodies and non-Amex issued insurance.
The Qantas Points will be credited to your business’ Qantas Business Rewards (QBR) account. QBR is a program that rewards small and medium businesses with savings on flights and Qantas Points on everyday business purchases, and membership is complimentary with your card.
From your QBR account, you can transfer points to any Qantas Frequent Flyer member including yourself, your employees or your family members – giving you a lot of flexibility with how you use your points.
2. Earn triple Qantas Points when you fly
You’ll earn Qantas Points and Status Credits like any Qantas Frequent Flyer when you fly with Qantas. On top of that, your business will earn triple Qantas Points on eligible Qantas flights booked with your card, up to 4 million points per membership year.
Triple points are earned when anyone travels on flights booked using your Amex Qantas Business Rewards Card.
Eligible flights are domestic or international flights with a QF flight number purchased in Australia and operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines.
3. Relax at a Qantas Club twice a year
Relax before your next flight in style, even if you’re flying economy.
You’ll receive two Qantas Club passes each year, which will be triggered when you pay for an eligible Qantas purchase with your card.
Eligible Qantas purchases are Qantas passenger airfares with a QF flight number purchased directly from Qantas Australia, and Qantas Frequent Flyer, Qantas Business Rewards or Qantas Club membership, joining or annual fees.
Relax in a Qantas Club twice a year
You can use the passes for yourself or easily transfer them to someone else.
4. Receive domestic and overseas travel insurance
You’ll receive domestic and international travel insurance cover for you, your family and additional card members when you use your card to pay for your travel arrangements.
You’ll be covered for:
- inconvenience costs (flight delays and cancellations, and luggage delays)
- medical expenses
- damaged, destroyed, lost, or stolen baggage, money and documents
- trip cancellation costs
- transport accidents
- personal liability.
5. Save your business time and money with other features
Your business will also benefit from these features:
- up to 99 complimentary additional cards, which will help you earn more Qantas Points while easily keeping track of expenses
- save 5 – 8% on the base fare of eligible Qantas flights
- no pre-set spending limit when you pay your balance in full each month
- Flexible Payment Option: you can opt to spread out payments for purchases (up to $35,000) over time. Enrollment is complimentary.
- integration with MYOB and other accounting software.
Plus 100,000 bonus Qantas Points
Amex is offering 100,000 bonus Qantas Points to new customers who apply online by 4 February 2019, are approved and spend $3,000 on their card in the first two months.
That can take you from Eastern Australia to Los Angeles or Dubai in business class one way (96,000 points plus taxes and fees) or in economy return (90,000 points plus taxes and fees).
To be eligible for the bonus, you must not have held a personal or business card issued directly by Amex Australia in the last 18 months. Note that you are eligible if:
- you’ve held an Amex card issued by a bank (i.e. Westpac, ANZ, CBA or NAB)
- you’ve held a David Jones Amex Card, or
- you’re an additional card member on someone else’s primary card account (including a corporate account).
The card annual fee is $450, which may be tax deductible (chat with your accountant). The minimum income required is $24,000.
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