How to earn Airpoints Dollars™

From 1 May 2015 you can earn Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars™ with a Westpac Airpoints™ credit card. Your Airpoints Dollar earn rate depends on which of our four Airpoints credit cards you choose*, so take a look at your options below, or visit our handy card comparison page.

Earn Status Points too

Your Westpac Airpoints Platinum, World or Business MasterCard will also earn you Status Points. Every transaction brings you closer to the next tier, which will qualify you to discover even more benefits and privileges.

More about Status Points

Here’s the Airpoints™ and Status Points earn rate

Card Type

Airpoints earn rate

Status Points earn rate

Westpac Airpoints MasterCard $120 = 1 Airpoints Dollar Not applicable
Westpac Airpoints Platinum MasterCard $75 = 1 Airpoints Dollar $225 = 1 Status Point
Westpac Airpoints World MasterCard $65 = 1 Airpoints Dollar $225 = 1 Status Point
Westpac Airpoints Business MasterCard $75 = 1 Airpoints Dollar $225 = 1 Status Point


One Airpoints Dollar equals one New Zealand Dollar, so it’s easy to understand the value of your Airpoints Dollars balance.

How can I maximise my Airpoints Dollars balance?

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Make sure you choose the Westpac Airpoints credit card that best fits your spending behaviour. If you use your credit card a lot, consider a card with a higher Airpoints Dollar earn rate.
  • Use your Westpac Airpoints credit card for your everyday spend as well as big-ticket items and watch your Airpoints Dollars stack up quicker.
  • Some Westpac Airpoints credit cards earn Airpoints Dollars faster when you spend in a foreign currency – for example, the Westpac Airpoints™ MasterCard earns 1 Airpoints Dollar per $100 NZD equivalent in a foreign currency, instead of per $120 in NZD. Compare earn rates here.
  • Keep an eye out for special Airpoints promotions, which could help you earn bonus Airpoints Dollars.
  • Use your Westpac Airpoints credit card at the Airpoints™ Mall, to further fast track your earning.

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