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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.^

Here's the details of the points you can earn on your CommBank Awards credit cards and the equivalent number of Qantas Points or Velocity Points:

Diamond Awards

  • Using Diamond Awards American Express card overseas and at supermarkets, department stores and petrol stations in Australia^:
    • $1 spend = 3 CommBank Awards points
  • Using your American Express card everywhere else:
    • $1 spend = 0.5 CommBank Awards points
  • Using Diamond Awards Mastercard® or Visa 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 overseas and at supermarkets, department stores and petrol stations in Australia^:
    • $1 spend = 2.5 CommBank Awards points
  • Using your American Express card everywhere else:
    • $1 spend = 0.5 CommBank Awards points
  • Using Platinum Awards Mastercard or Visa card:
    • $1 spend = 1 CommBank Awards point
    • 1 Qantas Point = 2.5 CommBank Awards points*
    • 1 Velocity Point = 2 CommBank Awards points#

Gold Awards

  • Using Gold Awards American Express card card overseas and at supermarkets, department stores and petrol stations in Australia^:
    • $1 spend = 2 CommBank Awards points
  • Using your American Express card everywhere else:
    • $1 spend = 0.5 CommBank Awards points
  • Using Gold Awards Mastercard 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 overseas and at supermarkets, department stores and petrol stations in Australia^:
    • $1 spend = 1.5 CommBank Awards points
  • Using your American Express card everywhere else:
    • $1 spend = 0.5 CommBank Awards points
  • Using Awards Mastercard 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#

1 For cash advances, the cash advance fee will apply.

^ Points are earned on eligible transactions and are subject to points capping. You'll earn the maximum points per $1 spent when using your American Express card for eligible transactions overseas and at a Higher Points Merchant, which means a business classified as a 'supermarket', 'department store' or 'service (petrol) station' for the purposes of American Express transactions, excluding any business or organisation paid using an intermediary payment platform, for example, PayPal; and 0.5 points per $1 spent using your American Express card everywhere else. Refer to the CommBank Awards Program Terms and Conditions for more information.

*Customers must be opted in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct to earn Qantas Points. To opt in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct, call 13 1661 or visit the Awards website Redeem Travel page. There is a $30 annual fee charged for opting in. 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.

# Velocity Frequent Flyer (Velocity) is the loyalty program of the Virgin Australia Group. You must be a member of Velocity to redeem your CommBank Awards points for Velocity Points. Points transferred to Velocity and membership of Velocity is subject to the Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions, available at velocityrewards.com.au, as amended from time to time. A minimum of 3,600 CommBank Awards points must be redeemed for Velocity Points. Once CommBank Awards points have been redeemed for Velocity Points, they are governed by the Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions and cannot be reversed. Velocity is owned and operated by Velocity Rewards Pty Ltd as trustee of The Loyalty Trust.

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.

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