Bonus 500 AirPoints$ with a new Airpoints Platinum Card (American Express, $195 Annl Fee) & Spend $1,500 in 3 Mos

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This is a great offer applicable to new customers only or who haven't had an amex in a while.

500 bonus Airpoints Dollars: when you apply online by 27 September 2021, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card in the first 3 months.

New Card Members only $195 Annual Fees

Bear in mind amex is not accepted in all places I have about a 70pc success rate on my purchases.

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    Anyone know if Amex verify income here? I know they don't in the USA or Oz.

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      Just note that - dont lie about your income, that could be fraud..

      They never validated anything with me.

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        Need to have a personal gross (pre-tax) annual income of $65,000 or more.

        Are they very strict about income? What if the income is below $65,000, is it gonna get decline straight away?

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    great deal - too bad i signed up to the 400 air points months ago.

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      Same here :(

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    yesterday i called to see if they would offer me 300 airpoints to retain me for another year (membership cost $195) and they said no!

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      Did you cancel?

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        Yep, i cancelled

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      They do offer me 300 Airpoints when I called them to cancel.

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    Anyone know how much is 500 airpoints equivalent to and how do you usually use it?

    • +1 vote

      500 airpoints equivalent to 500 dollars, you can use in some shops/ restaurants as well as using them on flights

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        And at\in the Airpoints store of course https://www.airpointsstore.co.nz/.
        One stop you can pay with Airpoints at is Mitre 10.

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          After lockdown ended that's where most of my Airpoints went, I figured I wouldn't be able to use them on flights for a while…

  • +4 votes

    If it’s close to your renewal, call and cancel, and they’ll generally offer you a credit equivalent to the cost of the renewal fee.

    Just act as though you’re willing to properly cancel (I’ve done this at least 3 times)

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      I too have done this 4 years running now

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    Is there any inconvenience to use American Express credit card in NZ? Thanks.

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      It's not accepted every where. That's all. Specially small businesses won't due to high fees.

  • +1 vote

    Got 400 airpoints about 15 months ago, before renewal, called to cancel, they offered me 200 airpoints and to downgrade to white (no fees) then a month later they emailed me offering me 400 points to upgrade back to platinum.

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    Do major supermarkets accept AMEX?

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      Most big retailers do (PnS, NW, Countdown, as well as plenty of other retailers Briscoes, The Warehouse, Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman, etc.) Most of your big purchases can be done on Amex, but it's useful to keep another credit card as a backup.

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        I heard that a lots of Pns having problem to pay with Amex, that's a post on the general discussion about this.

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    Is the $195 annual fee paid in advance ie. as soon as you sign up and get approved?

  • +3 votes

    Just spoke to them and the $195 annual fee is payable on your 1st bill . Airpoints get credited 6-8 weeks after you have reached your 1500 spend .

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    What is the credit limit you guys get?

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      $2000NZD

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    Applied yesterday, got approved today, that was pretty quick…

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      That's quick, I applied on Thursday, still haven't heard anything. Could be because of my existing multiple credit cards

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        Finally received a text yesterday. Now just waiting for the card to arrive

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      Applied Friday around 11am, approved around 2pm. Amazingly fast.

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        Just waiting for it in the mail now…XD

        Strangely I received a text saying that it was approved, but have had no emails from them yet.

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          It took a while for mine to come through, no emails just silence and then about 2 weeks after applying a card turned up in my mailbox. I was a little surprised by the credit limit they gave me, I think on the application I checked something like maximum as opposed to setting a specific amount so when it came through they gave me a strange figure of $38’942 as my credit limit, waayyy more than I expected or need and no idea how they determine the amount.

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          I applied when I saw this deal on Cheapies, got approved the next day with instant txt confimation. Received email confimation 2 days ago and the credit card arrived via courier today. Now….what to buy….what to buy….?

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            @SaintJadey: Mine arrived in the mail today as well. Planning to book some Airbnb accommodation, should get close to the $1500 in 1 transaction :D

            What are you guys planning to use the free 500 airpoints on?

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              @genesis133: Domestic travel?

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              @genesis133: Apple products using airpoints is my current favourite, just waiting until September for the next iPhone release since I’m due an upgrade having held out for 5 years since my last.