Introduced to this website by a friend, and starting the journey on how to best earn points and rewards. Suffering information overload! I think I understand most of the incredibly helpful information shared here, but some of the subtleties I’m not 100% sure of.
My goal is to be able to save up enough points to take my partner to Europe in a few years time in business class, probably via Singapore Airlines (though have heard good things about Emirates and Qatar Airways). Whether this is return both segments, or just the longest leg both ways, not sure how this would work.
I signed up for an Amex Explorer last month, in part for the point bonus. My average spend per month would be about $3000, assuming I can put most of my spend here. Will need a Visa/Mastercard for what can’t go on Amex, and this is where my question lies… Qantas or Velocity?
I think my answer should be Velocity, because of the KrisFlyer angle. I’d estimate I spend about $2000/year on domestic (economy!) Qantas flights, which together with the significant point bonuses on offer across the banks is I think what is giving me pause. Though I guess I wouldn’t be earning too many points from the flights…
What would you guys recommend? Any insights on what the best card for my needs would be? I was thinking if Velocity, then the Virgin Money High Flyer Visa… else it would be the NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Visa.
I also realised after I signed up for the Amex Explorer that the Amex Platinum Edge has a higher earn rate at supermarkets/petrol stations, which then also transfers at higher rates given the Ascent vs Gateway program angle. Is it overkill to get a Platinum Edge as well?
Thankyou in advance