Low 14.99% purchase rate
No booking fees on jetstar.com
$10,000 spend required to receive a $100 Jetstar travel voucher
$69 annual fee after the first year
Good for local travel
Card has rewards program good for local travel. Not Good for daily spend or international payment. Instead you can opt for some low cost card with no annual fees and better interest rate as this one has bit high interest.
not worth the points
you dont get fair points value is what you get from this card. I felt that the card didnt give enough points for purchases so i feel its not fair to customers, will most likely find another card soon!
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Good if you fly Jetstar
Good to use for grocery shopping etc. to rack up Jetstar rewards points. Great if you fly Jetstar as it means no booking fees and the savings can really add up.
- Everyday Expenses
Good if you use it appropriately
The best thing about this card is if you spend $10000 you get a $100 Jetstar voucher. These rewards are better than many other cards as long as you want to travel. Annual fee isn't too bad. Though I pay it off each month they gave me a low limit and I accidently went over twice and they gave me a fee but then took it off. Third time they kept it. Can't complain. You can make it so you can't go over which is what I have done.Just make sure you keep within the limits and pay it off each month and it's fine.
- Everyday Expenses
Superb Card. Especially If You Use Jetstar.
I have the basic Jetstar Mastercard, not the Platinum one in the photo to this article. They offered it to me after I joined Club Jetstar, with a bonus offer of 150 Jetstar dollars if I spent $1000 in the first two month.( I have already received that voucher and used it).
The card earns one Jetstar cent per dollar spent using it on non-government transactions. That's now twice the rate typically being paid by most Australian credit cards with say $100 to $160 annual fees, which usually give half a Qantas Frequent Flyer point or half a Veloc...ity point per dollar . Though the Jetstar dollars can only be used on Jetstar, and not for all sorts of other purchases as with Qantas and Virgin points. Using the card on a Jetstar flight gets one 10% off food and drinks. And using it to book flights results in not being charged certain fees, which add up to quite a few dollars compared to using a regular credit card, and you earn Jetstar dollars on that booking transaction. I've used Jetstar flights on two overseas vacations and have just booked a third. Their Dreamliners are great, and I especially like using Jetstar because it has many direct flights out of Melbourne, where I don't have to pay more as well as then to sit in Sydney airport for hours, as with various other companies. Jetstar is indeed a budget carrier, but it is a good cut above using other budget carriers like Ryanair, which I have flown in Europe. So, as I intend continuing to use Jetstar into the future, then continuing to keep this card is a no-brainer. Their Mastercard website is a little confusing - containing lots of stuff I find irrelevant. But clicking on "Jetstar Mastercard" in the "Accounts and Statements" section brings up all transactions, including the pending ones. The biggest nuisance is that because it keeps recent pending transactions out of the Balance owed figure, I have to add them to the outstanding Balance to know how much I really owe (though, to be fair, others like American Express do the same thing).
Rewards Points System is Suspect
Phoned Jetstar to check on my rewards points as I wanted to book a flight and was told I had accumulated 75 Jetstar dollars - would not assist with flight over the phone using the Jetatar dollars and was told the voucher would be mailed to me. Also told me they cannot email the voucher. I went ahead and booked the flight as I could not wait for the snail mail. After the flight was paid for Jetstar then EMAILED me a voucher for Jetstar dollars which is useless to me now.
Another thing, on 2 flights with Jetstar this year I noticed they no longer offer 10% discount for onboard purchases yet their website still advertises about the discount.
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