When choosing a points-earning credit card, you'll usually have the option of earning points directly with an airline or earning points with the bank's own rewards program.
While many Australians choose a co-branded Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card by default, there are some key advantages to earning points with credit card loyalty programs instead. This includes the flexibility to transfer points to multiple different airlines, giving you much greater access to award flights across multiple airlines - and often better value, too. Using a credit card rewards program is also a great "insurance policy" against the expiry or devaluation of airline points!
There are more than a dozen credit card rewards programs in Australia including Amex Membership Rewards, ANZ Rewards, NAB Rewards and Westpac Altitude. Some offer excellent value, while others are mediocre at best. The upcoming Frequent Flyer Solutions webinar provides an overview of all the major programs, reveals the best ones and explains how to redeem your credit card points for the maximum possible value.
This online webinar hosted by Matt Graham will take place at 8pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 16 June 2021! To attend, you must register in advance.