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Understanding how you’ll now earn points

As a result of awarding points in more places, and the increasing cost of rewards, we’ve had to make some changes to the Membership Rewards program. Your earn structure will change on 1 October 2012 from 1.5 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent to the new points earning structure as outlined below.

Your new points earn structure

You'll Now Earn...At...1When You Spend...
2 points
  • Tens of thousands of restaurants in Australia.
  • Airlines, accommodation, major cruise and tour operators paid directly or through travel agencies.
  • Key national and regional advertising media channels.
  • Preferred national and local courier and freight distributors.
  • Select computer equipment and supply specialists excluding department stores and general computer suppliers.
  • Spend in foreign currency when overseas and online.
  • $1
    1 pointEverywhere else, excluding the providers below$1
    0.5 points
  • Utilities which are gas, water and electricity providers.
  • Insurance (except insurances offered by American Express)
  • Government bodies including the Australian Taxation Office, Australia Post, federal/state and local government bodies.
  • $1

    To search for businesses, restaurants and major cruise and tour operators where additional points can be earned, visit

    And because you can earn points faster, we’ve changed your earn rate threshold from $250,000 to a threshold of 375,000 points per membership year, after which your earn rate will revert to 1 point per $1 spent (except at merchants where you earn 0.5 points per $1 spent). Points earned on spend in your current year of membership will go towards your 375,000 points threshold.

    Rest assured, you will continue to earn points on all eligible spend and your points never expire2.

    More ways to use points

    American Express Membership Rewards offers outstanding value, flexibility and variety when it comes to redeeming points. And now we have added more options for you to choose from:

  • Redeem 1:1 on 8 out of 9 leading airline partners
  • -You can continue to redeem 1 Membership Rewards point for 1 frequent flyer point at Qantas Frequent Flyer, Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and now with Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles™,Malaysia Airlines Enrich and our newest airline partner Etihad Guest3.

    -Or redeem with Air New Zealand Airpoints™ where 100 points equates to 1 Airpoints Dollar™3

  • Book and pay for flights or accommodation using points at
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  • Purchase extra points for $25 per 1,000 >points, which can be used when you redeem on merchandise and gift cards as well as with our nine airline partners and three frequent guest partners3.

  • Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

    If you have any questions about the Membership Rewards program or would like to learn more, please call us on 1300 363 276.

    1. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program in which you are actively enrolled. Spending at restaurants, airlines and accommodation, major cruise and tour operators will only be eligible for double Membership Rewards points where they are categorised as such in the American Express Merchant Acceptance system. For example, dining within a retail department store, hotels, pubs and liquor outlets may not be eligible to receive the additional points for restaurants. Membership Rewards points are awarded on the AUD equivalent amount of the spend in foreign currency. Except for spend in foreign currency, purchases at these merchants are only eligible for additional points if the transactions are made in Australia. Selected advertising media channels include, but are not limited to: Fairfax, News Ltd, Google, The Canberra Times, Pacific Publications, ACP Publishing, Cumberland. Selected couriers include, but are not limited to: FedEx, UPS,Schenker Australia, DHL. Selected IT retailers include Apple, Dell, IBM, and exclude department stores and general computer suppliers.
    2. There is no expiry date for points earned while in the program so long as you are a Cardmember, you are enrolled in the program and all your accounts with us are kept in good standing and are not overdue.
    3. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program Ascent Premium. To transfer points into an airline/travel partner program you must be a member of the relevant airline/travel rewards partner program. Membership of the airline/travel rewards partner program is the Card member’s responsibility. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the applicable partner program and a joining fee may apply.
    4. Partner Terms and Conditions apply. Available to Australian enrollees who reside in Australia only. Webjet Marketing Pty. Ltd. ACN 063 430 848,ABN 8406 3430 848. Part of the Webjet Limited Group. Travel Agent Licence No. 32282.

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