Qantas Shopping Online Mall in New Zealand to close

In sad news, the dedicated Qantas Shopping Online Mall for New Zealand is closing.

Your chance to make a purchase through the NZ portal ends at 1pm Wednesday 9 January 2019.

Qantas Online Mall Mobile

At this stage, we are unsure whether this means that new plans are being drawn up for New Zealand, or whether Kiwis will be left to use the Australia-based online mall. We will update this guide once we know more. Continue reading…

Which frequent flyer program and rental company combinations offer the most points?

Making a decision about which car rental company will earn you the most frequent flyer points will depend on where your allegiance lies and your status within the frequent flyer programs.

It’s not as easy as you think, so that’s why we’ve broken it down for you. If you want to understand the methodology we’ve used, explore the tables; if you just want an easy answer, look at the tables without numbers plus our conclusion. Continue reading…

Learn from my (almost) mistake: remember to confirm you have met the minimum spend requirement on a new card

A big factor in people applying for credit cards is to earn sign-up bonuses, like the 400 Airpoints Dollar bonus on offer for the American Express Airpoints Platinum or 20,000 Membership Rewards points bonus for the American Express Platinum Edge.

In order to earn the bonus points, you usually have to meet a minimum spend requirement, which can be a couple of hundred to thousands of dollars in eligible purchases within the first couple of months of opening the card. Continue reading…