American Express cashback’s are a great way of reducing your travel costs. Under the offers, you receive a statement credit in your American Express account after reaching a spend threshold.
Right now, American Express and Qantas are currently offering cardholders the opportunity to get a statement credit of $50 when spending $300 or more on their American Express card. The offer is valid for spend across multiple transactions, and is valid until April 28, 2018.
For American Express issued cards, this offer may appear in your account. If not, or you hold a bank issued card, you can sign up for the offer here.
This offer is limited to the first 30,000 card members to save it. Once you have saved to your account you will have until April 28 to make your flight bookings at Qantas.com.
In addition to the Qantas offer, there are some other offers worth considering. One offer of interest comes from Hilton, where there is a statement credit of $120 after spending $400 with a Hilton property in Australia and New Zealand. This is quite a decent return of over 25%.
This promotion is structure a little differently to some previous Hilton offers. In this case, the spend and credit is calculated on a per property basis. If you can make the spend at multiple properties, you can get a credit up to ten times.
This promotion covers spend in New Zealand. If you spend in New Zealand, the amount will first be converted to Australian Dollars to determine whether you get the cashback.
You can access the offer either in your American Express account, or you have a bank issued American Express card, you can register using the application form here.
This offer is limited to the first 25,000 card members to register. Once registered, you have until 30 June 2018 to reach the target spend.
American Express Statement Credit Offers
American Express Statement Credit offers are perhaps one of my favourite features of American Express. Under the program, they offer a credit back on your American Express card, when achieving the requirements of the offer.
In order to participate in the offer, registration for the offer is required. You need to do this prior to spending at the relevant merchants.
Where to find the offers?
On this page, I highlight some interetsing offers that are travel related. There are, however, a much broader range of offers available. Depending on whether you gave a direct issue American Express card, or a bank issued companion card, you will find offers in different places.
American Express Issued Cards
For American Express issues cards, this can often be done in the Offers section when viewing your account online at American Express. When you log into your account, you will find the offers toward the bottom of your account page
Bank Issued Cards
If you have a American Express companion card issued by CBA, you have to head over to the American Express Connect website instead. Simply visit the homepage where all the latest offers appear, and when you find one of interest, click ‘save to card’, and enter your card details.
Which Cards can be used?
One of the useful features of many offers is that they are not restricted to just American Express issued cards. It is possible, in many cases, to register a bank issued American Express card. This does, however, vary by promotion, and specifc cards may be exculded from an offer.
Generally speaking though, the following cards will be eligible:
- American Express Cards issued by American Express Australia Limited
- American Express cards issued by one of the following licensed network partners
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
The American Express connect website contains a range of offers, and is regularly updated with new offers. These generally cover the shopping, entertainment, travel and dining categories, and it is worth browsing through these from time to time to see what is available.
|Qantas||spend $700 or more, in one or more transactions, on flights only at qantas.com by 20/12/2016 to receive one $150 credit. Limited to the first 20,000 Cards to save the offer. Exclusions apply.
Spend $700, get $150 back
|31 Jan 2017|
|AccorHotels||This offer is applicable to AccorHotels in Australia only.
Spend $300 or more, in one or more transactions upon checkout and for stays completed by 22/12/17 to receive one $75 credit.
Spend $300, get $75 back
|22 Dec 2017|
|Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Australia|| Spend $300 or more, in one transaction, upon checkout, for stays completed by 31/1/17 to receive one $150 credit
This offer is valid at the Hilton Portfolio of Hotels & Resorts in Australia.
Spend $300, get $150 back
|31 Jan 2017|
|AccorHotels|| This offer is applicable to AccorHotels in Australia only.
Spend $200 or more, in one or more transactions upon checkout and for stays completed by 22/12/16 to receive one $100 credit.
Spend $200, get $100 back
|22 Dec 2016|
Marriott: Spend $300, get $150 back
|22 Dec 2016|
|Merition||This offer is applicable to Meriton in Australia only.
Spend $200 or more, in one or more transactions, upon checkout and for stays completed by 22/12/16 to receive one $100 credit.
Meriton: Spend $200, get $100 back:
|22 Dec 2016|
|Swissôtel||Enrol your Card, book directly with Swissôtel and spend $300 or more upon checkout for stays completed by 31/12/16, to receive one $50 credit per participating Swissôtel property.
Swissôtel: Spend $300, get $50 back
|22 Dec 2016|
|Avis|| Spend $200 or more, in one transaction, in-store only at participating Avis locations by 24/12/16 to receive one $50 credit
Avis : Spend $200, Get $50 back
|22 Dec 2016
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