Qantas Joins Forces with David Jones to Supercharge Your Points Earning Capability
Qantas and David Jones announced their new partnership in conjunction with the brand new David Jones American Express Card. Available in a standard and platinum version this card is set to send ripples through the industry as shoppers can now earn even more rewards points when spending their money.
You can optimise your points earning capability when you use your card as a primary payment tool. However, you need to understand the risks because after all you are dealing with a credit card.
And credit cards unpaid start to accumulate expensive interest fees that can quickly get out of hand.
Starting today you have a choice to convert your David Jones Rewards Points to either the Qantas Frequent Flyer program or the American Express Membership Rewards Program at no extra charge.
You get for one point when you switch to Amex’s Membership Rewards or 0.75 Qantas FF points for every David Jones Rewards point.
Attractive Shopping Rewards
David Jones CEO, Mr Paul Zahra says, “David Jones and Qantas are both recognised as premium Australian brands with a strong heritage of service, which creates a natural affinity across our different business platforms.
With American Express, this is a fantastic opportunity for David Jones to enhance our customer experience and provide new and rewarding opportunities for our David Jones American Express Cardmembers.
We welcome Qantas as the newest addition to the portfolio of premium Australian brands that customers will find at David Jones and look forward to a successful – and rewarding – partnership.”
Ms Lesley Grant, CEO of Qantas Loyalty says, “We are delighted to be launching our new alliance with David Jones and to further strengthen our long term partnership with American Express. Qantas and David Jones share similar philosophies, including a strong commitment to customer service and both organisations take great pride in offering high quality products at great value.
We look forward to offering David Jones customers a world of options in terms of redeeming their points, including Reward flights across the Qantas domestic and global networks.”
A Simple Call Gives You the Choice You Want
As an existing David Jones American Express Card member you can choose new the Qantas Frequent Flyer Reward option by calling 1300 36 89 89.
Launched in 1987, the Qantas Frequent Flyer program has currently more than 8.7 million members across Australian and worldwide. Plus as a member you can benefit from their 500+ strong partner programs and get special deals and freebies for hotels, airlines, retailers and financial institutions.
In 2011 some 3.4 million award flights were redeemed by members last year.
If you apply for the David Jones American Express credit card you’ll be able to choose between the American Express Membership Rewards or Qantas Frequent Flyer. Both program options include David Jones Gift Cards as additional redemption options.
Store Card Members to Be Included in Phase #2 of this launch in 2013
David Jones store card members will be able to choose the Qantas Frequent Flyer program as a rewards option when phase #2 of this launch gets rolled out in 2013.
Mr Zahra says, “The real winners will be our customers. This is a meaningful reward that we know will resonate with our customer community and we look forward to being able to extend the benefit of our Qantas Frequent Flyer partnership to all of our card members.”
|Minimum Age||18 years of age|
|Available to Temporary Residents||No|
|Credit Rating Requirement||Good|
|Min Credit Limit|
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
|Max Credit Limit||$30,000|
|Annual Fee||$99 p.a.|
|Late Payment Fee||$30|
|Over Limit Fee||$15|
|Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (AMEX)||3% of transaction value|
|Gambling Transactions Allowed||No|
|Additional Cardholder Fee||$29|
|Number of Additional Cardholders||1|
- Points are earnt on all purchases, not just those made at David Jones and there is no expiry or capping on the amount of points you can earn with this card.
- There are a range of benefits available in store when you are shopping at David Jones.
- This card comes with purchase cover protection for 90 days after you make a purchase on your card.
- There is no balance transfer feature offered with this card.
- At the end of the 44 days interest free period, the 20.74% purchase rate of interest applies on all purchases made with this card.
- There are 44 days interest free on purchases instead of 55 like most other cards.
|Bonus Points on Sign-up||22,500|
|Rewards Points per $ (VISA/MC)||0.00|
|Rewards Points per $ (AMEX)||1.00|