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Earn more points with Contactless on your
CommBank Awards American Express® Card

With your CommBank Awards American Express Card you will be able to earn Qantas# points and Velocity Points~ faster than you do today. 

For details of the Awards points that you can earn on your CommBank Awards credit cards and the equivalent number of Qantas points or Velocity Points please see below:

Diamond Awards

  • Using Diamond Awards American Express Card:
    • $1 spend = 3 CommBank Awards points*
  • Using Diamond Awards MasterCard card®:
    • $1 spend = 1.25 CommBank Awards points*
    • 1 Qantas point = 2.5 CommBank Awards points**
    • 1 Velocity point = 2 CommBank Awards points

Platinum Awards

  • Using Platinum Awards American Express Card:
    • $1 spend = 2.5 CommBank Awards points*
  • Using Platinum Awards MasterCard card or Visa card:
    • $1 spend = 1 CommBank Awards points*
    • 1 Qantas point = 2.5 CommBank Awards points**
    • 1 Velocity point = 2 CommBank Awards points

Gold Awards

  • Using Gold Awards American Express Card:
    • $1 spend = 2 CommBank Awards points*
  • Using Gold Awards MasterCard card or Visa card:
    • $1 spend = 1 CommBank Awards point*
    • 1 Qantas point = 2.5 CommBank Awards points*
    • 1 Velocity point = 2.5 CommBank Awards points

Awards

  • Using Awards American Express Card:
    • $1 spend = 1.5 CommBank Awards points*
  • Using Awards MasterCard card or Visa card:
    • $1 spend = 1 CommBank Awards point*
    • 1 Qantas point = 2.5 CommBank Awards points*
    • 1 Velocity point = 2.5 CommBank Awards points

*To opt-in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct, call 13 1661. There is a $30 annual fee charged for opting in. The earning and redemption of Commonwealth (CommBank) Awards points are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the CommBank Awards Program available at commbank.com.au. Points are earned on eligible transactions (most purchases, but not, for example, BPAY transactions, cash advances, payments to the Australian Taxation Office unless made using a Business Awards card, or balance transfers) and are subject to points capping - see commbank.com.au/creditcardstc for more information. Customers must be opted in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct to earn Qantas Points. Once a customer has opted in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct, all CommBank Awards points  earned after opting in will be automatically redeemed for Qantas Points and transferred monthly to their Qantas Frequent Flyer account at the applicable conversion rate. It is important to note that any CommBank Awards points earned prior to the date of your opt-in cannot be transferred to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and the earning and redemption of points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions. Further information on the Qantas Frequent Flyer program including the terms and conditions of the program are available at qantas.com/terms or by calling 13 11 31. 

**The conversion rate shown above for Platinum and Diamond cards is effective from 2 May 2016. Prior to that date the conversion rate for Platinum and Diamond cards is 1 Qantas Frequent Flyer point = 2 CommBank Awards points.

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Things to know before you Can:

~ A minimum of 3,600 Awards points must be redeemed for Velocity Points and additional points must be in increments of 1,000 points. Velocity Points will appear on Member’s accounts within 5 business days. Please note that points can only be transferred to a Velocity Account in the same name as the primary cardholder of the CommBank Awards account. Once CommBank Awards points have been redeemed for Velocity Points, they are governed by the Velocity Membership Terms & Conditions and cannot be reversed.

Points are earned on eligible transactions (most purchases, but not cash advances, balance transfers, or payments to the Australian Taxation Office unless made using a Business Awards card) and are subject to points capping. The earning and redemption of Awards points are subject to Commonwealth Awards Program Terms and Conditions.

MasterCard and the MasterCard brand mark are the registered trademarks of MasterCard international incorporated. American Express is a trademark of American Express. This Commonwealth Bank American Express card is issued by Commonwealth Bank of Australia pursuant to a license from American Express.