Stretch your Airpoints with Airpoints Advance
Airpoints Advance allows you, for as long as you're the original nominated earner1 for a GlobalPlus card(excluding GlobalPlus Business), to get an Advance of up to 200 Airpoints Dollars (for a Platinum cardholder), 100 Airpoints Dollars (for a Gold cardholder), or 50 Airpoints Dollars (for a Standard cardholder). So if you've almost got enough Airpoints Dollars for a reward, there's no need to swim the last few miles - just dip into your Airpoints Advance to pay for the rest of your flight. You'll pay no fees to use it, and no interest on the Advanced Airpoints Dollars.
If you take out Airpoints Dollars on your Airpoints Advance, then any Airpoints Dollars you subsequently earn will go first to repaying your Airpoints Advance, and then to your Airpoints Dollars balance. To book a flight using your Airpoints Advance, just log onto "My Account" on airnewzealand.co.nz and make your booking as usual.
If you hold more than one credit card that entitles you to Airpoints Advance, you are only entitled to an Airpoints Advance for the card which has the higher Airpoints Advance limit.