Get 30,000 Membership Rewards or 15,000 Qantas Points on a new David Jones American Express Platinum Card

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The David Jones American Express Platinum Card is the big brother of the David Jones American Express Card. It builds on the benefits provided by that card, and can be a good choice for those that spend big in David Jones, or have large supermarket bills.

You have the option of keeping your points in the Membership Rewards program, from where you can transfer to a range of airline and hotel programs. Alternatively, you can choose to have the points transferred to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account each month.

American Express are offering a generous 30,000 Membership Rewards Points or 15,000 Qantas Points for new Card Members.

To be eligible for this offer, you will need to sign up online, be approved and spend $750 on the Card outside David Jones within the first three months of becoming a Card Member.

For more information and to apply for a new card, please visit American Express

The David Jones American Express Platinum Card

Points Earning

You earn points initially in the Membership Rewards program (you can opt in to an automatic conversion to Qantas Points). The following table shows the overall earnings rate for different spend categories

Program
Spend At Membership rewards Qantas Points
David Jones 4 points per dollar 2.0 points per dollar
Major supermarkets & petrol stations 3 points per dollar 1.5 points per dollar
Everywhere Else 1 Point per dollar 0.5 points per dollar

Frequent Flyer Earn rates

If you collect points in Membership Rewards, and haven’t opted into the Qantas Points option, then you are able to transfer the points to a number of other Airline Loyalty programs. If you have opted into Qantas Points, you will not have this option.

The programs that you can transfer points to are:

  • Virgin Australia Velocity
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
  • Malaysia Airlines Enrich

At present, the transfer rate to each of this programs is 2 Membership Rewards Points to 1 point in the airline program.

The following table shows the effective number of airline points per dollar you will earn when transferring to these programs

Program
Spend At Membership rewards Airline points
David Jones 4 points per dollar 2.0 points per dollar
Major supermarkets & petrol stations 3 points per dollar 1.5 points per dollar
Everywhere Else 1 Point per dollar 0.5 points per dollar

David Jones Shopping Benefits

As a David Jones card, it comes with a range of benefits while shopping at David Jones. When you shop with your card at David Jones, you can take advantage of the following:

  • Invitations to exclusive Season Launch Parades and fashion events
  • Complimentary Priority Delivery
  • Complimentary alterations on women’s and men’s apparel purchased instore (excludes David Jones Bridal)
  • Priority appointments at Personal Shopping Suites and Shopping Bag Concierge
  • Complimentary gift wrapping for items purchased instore or online using your Card
  • Fashion Pay Later Option – defer payment for 3 months when you spend $250 or more on any women’s or men’s apparel, shoes and fashion accessories instore
  • Up to 4 Years Interest Free with No Deposit available on homewares, furniture, bedding and electrical purchases of $500 or more purchased instore
  • Christmas Deferred Payment Optiondelay your payments for purchases made between 1 November and 24 December, until February the following year

Travel Benefits

The American Express David Jones Platinum Card offers travellers the following benefits

  • Complimentary access up to two entries per year to the American Express lounge at Sydney International Airport and Melbourne International Airport
  • Complimentary Travel Insurance, when the travel is paid for using the card. This covers items such as emergency medical expenses, personal liability, travel cancellation, as well as loss of money, documents, and baggage.

Other Benefits

  • Buyer’s Advantage extends the manufacturer’s warranty for up to 12 months on eligible items purchased with your Card
  • Refund Protection – we’ll credit your account if you’re refused a refund on an unused eligible item within 90 days of purchase
  • Purchase Protection – repairs or refunds on eligible items if they are accidentally broken or stolen within 90 days of purchase

Card Feature Summary

Card Features
Basic Details
Card Name The David Jones American Express Platinum Card
Annual fee $295
Interest Rate 20.74% p.a. interest rate on purchases
Interest Free Period Up to 44 days
Point Earning
Loyalty program Membership Rewards or Qantas Frequent Flyer
Points Earning
  • Membership Rewards Option
    • 4.0 Membership Rewards Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases at David Jones
    • 3.0 Membership Rewards Points for every $1 spent at supermarkets and major petrol stations
    • 1.0 Membership Rewards Point per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Qantas Points Option
    • 2.0 Qantas Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases at David Jones
    • 1.5 Qantas Points for every $1 spent at supermarkets and major petrol stations.
    • 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent everywhere else
Points earn rate(Cap/Tier) Uncapped
Other Benefits
David Jones Benefits
  • Invitations to exclusive Season Launch Parades and fashion events
  • Complimentary Priority Delivery
  • Complimentary alterations, excluding David Jones Bridal
  • Priority appointments at Personal Shopping Suites and Shopping Bag Concierge
  • Complimentary gift wrapping
  • Fashion Pay Later Option
  • Up to 4 Years Interest Free with No Deposit
  • Christmas Deferred Payment Option
Travel Benefits
  • Complimentary access up to two entries per year to the American Express lounge at Sydney International Airport and Melbourne International Airport
  • Complimentary Travel Insurance, when the travel is paid for using the card
Included Protections
  • Buyer’s Advantage
  • Refund Protection
  • Purchase Protection
Other Fees/Charges
Foreign Transaction Fee 3%
Additional Card Fee 0 – up to four additional cards

Final Words

While a David Jones card, this card offers a high earn rate at supermarkets, petrol stations and David Jones. For people with significant spend at these locations, this card is worthy of consideration.

For more information and to apply for a new card, please visit American Express

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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.