Things you should know
* Offer available on new Platinum Awards credit cards (including Business Platinum), Diamond Awards credit cards and Ultimate Awards credit cards applied for between 30/04/2021 and 30/09/2021. Offer not available on all other card types, existing cards, and switches from other card types and is not available to customers who currently hold, or have held, any Awards card types in the 12 months prior. You will be ineligible for the points if your account is closed, transferred, or in default at any time prior to the points being credited to your account. The earning and redemption of CommBank Award points are subject to the Commonwealth (CommBank) Awards Program Terms and Conditions, available here. To be eligible for the initial 60,000 Bonus CommBank Awards points on a new Platinum Awards or Business Platinum Awards card, you need to spend at least $4,000 on eligible purchases (excludes balance transfers, cash advances and any purchase that is reversed or refunded) using your new card within the first 90 days of activation. You will receive an additional 20,000 Bonus CommBank Awards points when your card remains open 12 months after being activated, provided you met the initial spend criteria. To be eligible for the initial 90,000 Bonus CommBank Awards points on a new Diamond Awards or Ultimate Awards card, you need to spend at least $5,000 on eligible purchases (excludes balance transfers, cash advances and any purchase that is reversed or refunded) using your new card within the first 90 days of activation. You will receive an additional 30,000 Bonus CommBank Awards points when your card remains open 12 months after being activated, provided you met the initial spend criteria. Bonus Points will appear on your statement as ‘Bonus Awards’ within 90 days of you meeting the eligibility criteria. If you choose to opt into Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct, all points including Bonus Points will be converted to Qantas Frequent Flyer points at a rate of 2.5 CommBank Awards points to 1 Qantas Point. Offer only available on one credit card per customer. We reserve the right to close the offer prior to 30/09/2021.
1 How you earn or redeem CommBank Awards points will be subject to the Commonwealth (CommBank) Awards Program Terms & Conditions. You only earn points on eligible transactions (this excludes, for example, BPAY transactions, cash advances, balance transfers and payments to the Australian Taxation Office unless made using a Business Awards card). The number of points you can earn may be capped. Awards and the number of points required for Awards are subject to change at any time without notice.
a) How Awards points and Qantas Points work:
If you are opted in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct, you can earn CommBank Awards points which are then automatically transferred to Qantas Points as follows. Awards credit card holders can earn up to 50,000 Awards points per year, which is equal to 20,000 Qantas Points. Gold Awards credit card holders can earn up to 75,000 Awards points per year, which is equal to 30,000 Qantas Points. Platinum Awards credit card holders can earn up to 150,000 Awards points per year, which is equal to 60,000 Qantas Points. Diamond Awards credit card holders can earn up to 1,000,000 Awards points per year, which is equal to 400,000 Qantas Points. Ultimate Awards cardholders can earn unlimited Awards points per year, which are then transferred to Qantas Points.
b) How Awards points are transferred to Qantas Points:
Visit the Awards website Redeem Travel page or call 13 1661 to opt in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct for an annual fee of $30. Once you have opted into Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct, any CommBank Awards points will be transferred to Qantas Points and added to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account at the applicable conversion rate. You need to be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. You may need to pay a joining fee. Membership and the earning and redemption of points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions. Call 13 11 31 with any further questions.
2 Travel insurance included on your credit card provides cover for you, your spouse and your accompanied children for return trips from Australia, up to a set period. You will need to activate your travel insurance for each trip in order to have a comprehensive level of cover. To activate your cover, register on Netbank, the CommBank app or call Cover-More on 1300 467 951 before you travel.
If you don’t activate you’ll receive Base medical which includes personal liability cover and unlimited overseas emergency medical assistance and hospital expenses only. Restrictions, exclusions (including for pre-existing medical conditions and persons aged 80 years or over), limits, sub-limits and excesses apply.
Before making a decision, refer to the Credit Card Insurances Product Disclosure Statement and Information Booklet for full conditions. Insurance issued and administered by Cover-More Insurance Services Pty Ltd (AFSL 241713, ABN 95 003 114 145) on behalf of the insurer Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (AFSL 232507, ABN 13 000 296 640) for Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
If you purchase an Upgrade Policy, we receive a commission which is a percentage of your premium - ask us for more details before we provide you with any services on this product including for pre-existing medical conditions and persons aged 80 years or over), limits and excesses may apply to all insurances. More information and the relevant Credit Card Insurances Product Disclosure Statement and Information Booklet can be found here.
3 Mastercard Travel Rewards are only available through participating merchants outside Australia. To receive the advertised cashback, pay with your Diamond Awards or Ultimate Awards Mastercard at a participating overseas merchant and meet the offer’s terms and conditions. You must pay in the overseas currency of the offer – transactions made in Australian dollars are not eligible. An international transaction fee will apply for Diamond Awards cardholders only. Cashbacks may take up to 30 days to appear on your statement. Visit mtr.mastercardservices.com for a list of participating merchants and to find out more.
4 How you earn or redeem CommBank Awards points will be subject to the Commonwealth (CommBank) Awards Program Terms & Conditions. You only earn points on eligible transactions (this excludes, for example, BPAY transactions, cash advances, balance transfers and payments to the Australian Taxation Office unless made using a Business Awards card). Awards and the number of points required for Awards are subject to change at any time without notice.
How Ultimate Awards points work:
You can earn up to 3 Awards points for eligible purchases you make on the Ultimate Awards card.
You get 3 Awards points for every $1 spent on international transactions. International transactions include any purchase you make overseas or when shopping online from Australia if the merchant or entity who processes the payment is based overseas.
You get 2 Awards points for every $1 spent at major Australian supermarkets, department stores and petrol stations. Earning these points depends on how the merchant categorises their business and provide us this information (directly or through their financial institution). You’re unable to get these points if you use an intermediary platform such as PayPal for these transactions.
You get 1 Awards point for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
Once you have spent $10,000 in any given statement period, you will earn 0.5 Awards points for every dollar you spend on any other purchases within that period.
5 There is no monthly fee for the Ultimate Awards credit card if you: (i) Spend at least $2,500 during your statement period; and (ii) Choose to receive online statements. Otherwise the monthly fee is $35.
Spend includes all purchases and cash advances made using your Ultimate Awards credit card, minus any refunds. This is for all transactions fully processed in the given statement period (not pending transactions). You can opt in to receive online statements through NetBank or the CommBank app, which will require a valid email address.
6 Pay no international transaction fees for purchases you make overseas or online. For international cash advances, the cash advance fee will apply.
7 To gain access to participating airport lounges, you must present your Ultimate Awards card or your digital lounge access code on the Mastercard Airport Experiences app, along with your boarding pass and identify yourself as a LoungeKey member for validation.
Each time you visit a lounge, you will be charged a lounge visit fee to your Ultimate Awards card. You will also be charged a lounge visit fee for each additional guest you bring with you.
Please note, your lounge access may be blocked if your primary account is closed, in arrears, reported lost or stolen, or has been blocked by us for any reason.
To redeem an offer visit the Mastercard Airport Experiences app or airport.mastercard.com to select your preferred offer and generate an offer code. Present the valid offer code to the cashier and redeem the offer. Please note, offers vary by location.
8 Source: DBM Consultants, customers 18+ with a rewards/loyalty card in the 12 months to January 2021.
Applications for credit cards are subject to credit approval. Full Conditions of Use will be included in our Letter of Offer. Fees and charges are payable.
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