American Express David Jones Credit Card | Review

American Express David Jones Credit Card

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balance transfer
purchase rate
annual fee
American Express David Jones Credit Card
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14 reviews
American Express David Jones Credit Card
Receive 30,000 Membership Rewards Points or 15,000 Qantas Points when you are approved and spend $750 at locations excluding David Jones on your new card within the first three months. Available to new David Jones American Express Card Members only.
Earn up to 3 Reward Points per $1 spent at major supermarkets and petrol stations, 2 Reward Points per $1 spent at David Jones, and 1 Reward Point per $1 spent elsewhere.
Flexibility to choose Qantas Frequent Flyer or Membership Rewards as your rewards program.
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Pros & cons

What's good?

What's not so good?

Receive 30,000 Membership Rewards Points or 15,000 Qantas Points when you are approved and spend $750 at locations excluding David Jones on your new card within the first three months. Available to new David Jones American Express Card Members only.
Flexibility to choose Qantas Frequent Flyer or Membership Rewards as your rewards program.
Loads of in-store benefits and perks at David Jones such as complimentary home delivery, complimentary gift wrapping and exclusive fashion events and more.
No points capping.
No additional card member fee for the first year.
Spending outside of major supermarkets, major petrol stations, and David Jones stores the points earn rate drops to 1 Reward Point per dollar spent.
The $99 p.a. annual fee is around the average.
People who might want to do a balance transfer onto this card cannot do so.
Interest rates on purchases are at the higher end of the range.
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User reviews

3.9 out of 5.0 based on 14 reviews64% of reviewers would recommend this card

Rates and fees
Customer service

Reviews from users

Decent rewards, but AmEx surcharges a hurdle

Reviewed and not recommended by Jonathan on 03 Apr 2017

With this card you can accumulate reward points relatively quickly and fairly easily by shopping at major supermarkets and petrol stations. The rewards points are also increased for shopping at David Jones, but the benefit is reduced by the fact most products at the store are sold for inflated prices.

American Express is still rejected, or accepted with a significant surcharge, at many outlets and websites, which reduces the card’s convenience.

Overall it’s a pretty good card, even taking into account the reasonably steep annual fee.

Points, points, points

Reviewed and recommended by Jae on 04 Dec 2016

The best thing I like about this card is that you can use your points to pay off your account. This means I can spend all year and effectively pay for Christmas. The one thing I like the least is that not all stores accept American Express. However, more stores are coming around.

I get 3 points for every dollar for just buying groceries and petrol (which I have to anyway) at Coles or Woolworths.

I have found this card to be practical and the customer service to be always helpful.

The rewards system is fantastic

Reviewed and recommended by Jordan on 25 Sep 2016

I signed up in-store and it was absolutely amazing! I was given 30,000 bonus points for signing up, which I could convert to account credit ($200), a gift card ($200) or use them as Qantas points. I could even use the promotion points to pay the $99 annual fee and still receive $100 for myself.

Interest rate is higher than I'd like

Reviewed and not recommended by Fernando on 23 Sep 2016

The American Express David Jones Credit Card is international credit card not accepted an many shops because they charge more on transactions. All the time I need to ask if Amex is accepted when I go to new shops. As well, we pay high interest every month.

The interest rate is too high

Reviewed and recommended by Marilynna on 20 Sep 2016

I think the interest rate on credit cards is too high, as it keeps going up all the time. When I got this credit card the interest rate was reasonable. Now it’s gone up and up, so I am paying so much in interest and fees that I have to think twice if it’s worth having.

High rates, not accepted everywhere

Reviewed and not recommended by Billel on 19 Aug 2016

I had this card originally to gather a few points in order to use on shopping or buying gifts for people, but turned out to use it more than what it was intended. Rates are quite high however, and it is a little inconvenient with some places not accepting the card.


Reviewed and recommended by Brad on 01 Jul 2016

I have had this card for about 5 years and have been very, very happy with its performance. I have not had one problem and I use this card pretty much every day of the week for small and large purchases.

Fees are too high, not happy anymore

Reviewed and not recommended by Rose on 23 Jun 2016

I am not happy with high fees any more. I need a versatile card that saves me money, a card with no hidden fees, low interest, but awesome rewards. I’d also like no annual fees, and the ability for everyone in the family to benefit from the rewards. Wouldn’t hurt if low income earners could get it too.

Good card: Rewards and excellent customer service

Reviewed and recommended by Frank on 09 Sep 2015

The David Jones American Express card is a good all round card and offers reasonable rewards without the fees being too high as we pay the balance off each month.

The customer service, whenever we have needed it has been excellent. The only drawback we have found is that some places do not accept American Express.

Good everyday AmEx with benefits

Reviewed and recommended by Peter on 19 Jul 2015

This card was easy to get, and with two different rewards options. The DJ rewards points sign up offer means your first annual fee is paid. It’s widely accepted, DJ likes you with it, and you have the backing of AmEx. The card gives great confidence when travelling overseas with the wide network of AmEx offices and foreign exchange services.

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The basics

About this card

Card setup
Card tier
Card type
American Express
Card use
Credit rating
No bad credit history
Gambling transactions allowed
Joint application
Minimum age
18 years old
Minimum income
Minimum income for pensioners
Same as standard
Rewards program
Membership Rewards or Qantas Frequent Flyer
Temporary residents
Business Long Stay Visa (subclass 457)


Additional cardholders
Additional card fee
$29 p.a., Free on the first year at $0 p.a.

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit
Maximum credit limit


Interest charged from
Purchase date
Interest free period
Up to 44 days on purchases
Minimum repayment

Rates & fees

Ongoing interest rates

Cash advances N/A N/A
Purchases 1.73% 20.74% p.a.


Annual fee
$99 p.a.
Cash advance fee
Dishonour fee
Duplicate statement fee
Foreign exchange fee
Late payment fee
Over limit fee
Overseas ATM balance fee
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
Overseas emergency card replacement fee
Transaction verification fee

Rewards & points

Cool stuff you can get with your points

Disclaimer: Points required accurate as of the 31st March 2018.

Rewards program basics

First purchase bonus
30,000 Membership Rewards points
Reward points expiry
Never as long as you keep your account active
Rewards program
Membership Rewards or Qantas Frequent Flyer
Spend required for bonus points
$750 in the first 3 months

Earning points with this card

Frequent flyer points
0.5 pt per $1 spent
Overseas earn rate
Same as standard earn rate
Points cap per month
Points cap per year
Points earned on ATO payments
1 pts per $1 spent
Reward points
1 pt per $1 spent

Additional benefits

Airport lounge access
Complimentary flight voucher
Concierge service

Minimum criteria for this card

What you need before applying

Be over 18 years old
You are a resident or citizen of Australia
Earn a regular income of more than $40,000 per year
Have no history of bad credit
You have your personal details ready to complete the online application
Have not applied for multiple credit cards recently
Disclaimer: The minimum criteria are intended only to be a guide. Your application may still be rejected by the bank even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria. The final decision regarding your application is up to the bank.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 for customer satisfaction.
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