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Travel the world with a top credit card rewards card

Is travel your chocolate? If so, looking for a credit card rewards program that offers great frequent flyer points could have you traveling more often and shave money off your international escapades.   

When choosing a credit card there are a lot of things to consider, rewards being one of them. If you are a big spender and enjoy travelling then it will certainly pay to keep an eye out for credit cards offering great frequent flyer points.

Australia’s premier financial data provider CANSTAR has compared 128 rewards programs across 106 credit cards to determine which credit card's frequent flyer reward program represent outstanding value for consumers. (Only points-based rewards were included in the star ratings research). The research, which is based on CANSTAR’s report released in September 2013, divides consumers into two spend categories of $24,000 and $60,000 spent on credit cards annually.

The top frequent flyer reward credit cards, based on an annual spend of $24,000

  • American Express – Qantas Frequent Flyer Standard Rewards
  • American Express – Velocity Frequent Flyer Escape Rewards
  • ANZ – Rewards Platinum Amex
  • Jetstar – Jetstar Dollars Platinum
  • NAB – Qantas Frequent Flyer Rewards Amex
  • NAB – Velocity Rewards Amex
  • NAB – Velocity Rewards Premium Amex
  • Westpac – Earth Qantas Frequent Flyer Amex

The top frequent flyer reward credit cards, based on an annual spend of $60,000

  • American Express – Membership Rewards Platinum Edge
  • ANZ – Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum Amex
  • ANZ – Rewards Platinum Amex
  • Commonwealth Bank – Platinum Awards Amex Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • NAB – Qantas Frequent Flyer Premium Reward
  • NAB - Velocity Rewards Premium Amex
  • Westpac – Earth Black Qantas Frequent Flyer Amex

When choosing a credit card always take into consideration the interest rates, fees and rewards on offer. Before deciding to take up one of these great credit card reward cards make sure you conduct your own research, taking into account rates and fees and making sure your spending and repayment habits will allow you to reap the rewards on offer.

To compare some of the top credit card reward cards use the RateCity comparison tool.

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