St.George and Qantas announce new partnershipPosted March 31st, 2010
Qantas And St.George Announce New Partnership
On Monday, Qantas and St.George Bank proudly announced their new Amplify partnership with the launch of the Amplify Rewards credit card. Unlike other rewards credit cards, the Amplify card allows consumers to choose between two rewards programs, the Amplify Rewards or the Amplify Qantas.
When new card owners link their credit card to the Amplify Qantas program they can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points on eligible purchases. They earn 1 point per $2 spent. Each month the customer will automatically be credited with the points earned for that month.
The Amplify Rewards program on the other hand can earn consumers lifestyle rewards such as movie tickets, technology, gift cards, home appliances, wine, fitness equipment, flights and accommodation with Amplify Travel and lots more.
St.George Bank’s Chief Executive, Greg Bartlett said, "We’re delighted to partner with Qantas Frequent Flyer and offer the market a rewards card that gives people the ability to choose between reward programs and all within the one credit card account."
Simon Hickey, Chief Executive of Qantas Frequent Flyer, said, "We look forward to a strong, successful relationship with St.George Bank. Qantas Frequent Flyer is Australia’s leading loyalty program with 6.9 million member accounts and a wide range of partners."
- Amplify Rewards: 2 Amplify points per $1 on eligible purchases
- Amplify Qantas: 1 Qantas Frequent Flyer point per $2 on eligible purchases
St.George further offers new card owners access to the Qantas Frequent Flyer membership free of charge (a saving of $82.50) if they are not existing members yet.
Amplify Rewards Credit Card features:
- Annual card fee of $79
- Choose your preferred rewards program free of charge
- Unlimited points earning
- Low balance transfer of 0.99% p.a. for 6 months
Credit Card Offer Comparison
|Interest Rate (p.a.)||Balance Transfer Rate (p.a.)||Annual Fee||Cash Advance Rate (p.a.)|
Bankwest Breeze MasterCard
|A low interest rate on everyday purchases with a low balance transfer offer||0% for 4 months (reverts to 11.99% )||0% for 6 months||$59||21.99%|
Citibank Clear Platinum Card
|A low interest rate offer on balance transfers and purchases||0% for 6 months (reverts to 11.99% )||0% for 6 months||$49 annual fee for the first year ($99 thereafter)||21.74%|
|An introductory offer on balance transfer and a low annual fee||13.24%||2.99% for 6 months||$0 annual fee for the first year ($55 thereafter)||21.49%|
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card
|Earn 1 velocity point per $1 spent, plus an introductory offer on balance transfers||20.99%||2.9% for 6 months||$129||20.99%|
Westpac 55 Day Credit Card
|No annul fee for the first year with a low rate on balance transfers and purchases||0% for 5 months (reverts to 19.59% )||0.99% for 9 months with 1% handling fee||$0 annual fee for the first year ($30 thereafter)||21.49%|