Do you want more Wānaka, or less Wānaka?

Get the fastest Airpoints DollarTM earning Platinum Card.


300 Bonus Airpoints Dollars


Be rewarded with 300 bonus Airpoints Dollars™ when you apply, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card within the first 3 months. New Card Members only.1



 Key Information
Annual Fee: $195 p.a.
Card Type: Credit Card
Interest Free Period: Up to 55 days5
Interest Rate: 22.95% p.a. on purchases6
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Featured Benefits

Earn fast! $59 spend = 1 Airpoints Dollar


The fastest Airpoints Dollar earning Platinum Card in NZ.

$59 spend = 1 Airpoints Dollar2.




NZ and International Travel Insurance


Receive complimentary domestic and international Travel Insurance when you use your Card to pay for your return trip3.

Apple Pay


Make easy and secure purchases with American Express and Apple Pay®. With a quick setup on your Apple device, you can make payments on the go15.

Smartphone Screen Cover


Smartphone screen repair insurance comes complimentary when you pay for your smartphone outright, or your monthly smartphone contract or SIM only plan with your Card. You’ll be covered for up to $500 towards front screen repairs and an excess of 10% of the claimed amount applies3.

Additional Cards are $0


Earn more Airpoints Dollars by getting Additional Cards for family members at no extra fee4, up to 4 Additional Card Members.

Experience more of New Zealand with Airpoints Platinum

The Centurion® Lounge


Enjoy 2 complimentary entries per calendar year to the Centurion Lounge at Sydney or Melbourne International Airport the next time you cross the Tasman7

Airport Lounge Access


Also enjoy 2 complimentary passes per year into VIP lounges with Priority Pass including the Strata Lounge at Auckland International Airport9. Enrolment required.




Earn your way to the next tier. $250 = 1 Status Point8


Earn status points to climb tiers and enjoy benefits such as priority service, lounge access, seat upgrades and extra baggage allowance.

Koru Lounge Discount


Save $255 on your Koru joining fee when you become an Air New Zealand Koru member and a Koru annual fee discount (save $145 p.a.) for as long as you hold the Card10.




The fastest Airpoints Dollar earning Platinum Card

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Example Monthy household spend:














Dining and Cafe's


At the Platinum rate




 =   A 42

 =   A 508
spend per month   per year



 =   A 42

 =   A 508
spend per month   per year


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Now accepted in more places
75,000 places across NZ now welcome American Express Cards since the start of 2019*.

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So many ways to use Airpoint Dollars
Use your Airpoints Dollars for adventures or shop at the Airpoints Store.

Interested? Check the eligibility criteria.


To apply for an American Express Airpoints Platinum Card, you’ll need to be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have no history of bad debt or payment default
  • Have the right to work in New Zealand, and
  • If self-employed, have been trading for at least 18 months (or 12 months if I hold an existing American Express issued Card)

Documents and information to have ready:


  • NZ Driver’s Licence number (if you have one)
  • Details of your income, expenses and debts
  • Proof of your annual income and employment details (e.g. Inland Revenue Department (IRD) Statement, payslips)



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