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Expert tips on ways to earn more Qantas Points

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Frequent flyers can significantly boost their Qantas Points earnings by utilising a variety of strategies. Credit Card Compare (creditcardcompare.com.au), a leading platform for credit card comparisons in Australia, offers several practical tips to help you maximise your points.

David Boyd, co-founder of Credit Card Compare, says: “Frequent flyers should take advantage of flying with Qantas and its partner airlines to maximise their points. The number of points earned depends on the fare type and distance travelled. Higher fare classes yield more points, and members with silver, gold, or platinum status can earn additional bonus points.”

1. Flying with Qantas and Partner Airlines

Earn Qantas Points whenever you fly with Qantas on a paid ticket. You can also earn points on Jetstar flights by purchasing a Plus or Max bundle. Additionally, as a Qantas Frequent Flyer, you earn points on eligible flights with oneworld alliance partners (such as British Airways, American Airlines, and Cathay Pacific) and other partnered airlines like Emirates and China Eastern.

Points are guaranteed at a minimum of 800 Qantas Points on every eligible economy Qantas flight, 1,200 points on flexible economy or premium economy, and at least 1,400 points for business and first-class Qantas flights. Loyalty Bonuses provide an additional 8,000 Qantas Points or 50 Status Credits for every 500 Status Credits earned on Qantas or Jetstar flights.

2. Booking Hotel Accommodation

Earn Qantas Points by booking through Qantas Hotels, earning 3 points per $1 spent. You can also link your Qantas Frequent Flyer account to partner hotel rewards programs such as Accor Live Limitless, Hilton Honors, and Marriott Bonvoy for extra points.

3. Booking an Airbnb

Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on Airbnb bookings made through the Qantas website. Simply visit qantas.com/airbnb, log in, and book your stay to earn points. Points can take up to 8 weeks to appear in your account after your stay.

4. Shopping at Woolworths

Link your Everyday Rewards account to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account to convert Everyday Rewards points into Qantas Points. Earn 1,000 Qantas Points for every 2,000 Woolworths Points, which is equivalent to around 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent.

5. Qantas Shopping

Earn points by shopping online through the Qantas Shopping portal, which features over 260 retail partners including David Jones, eBay, and Apple. Log in to Qantas Shopping, browse the stores, and click "Shop now" to earn points on your purchases.

6. BP Fuel Purchases

Join BP Rewards to earn Qantas Points on fuel purchases:

  • BP Ultimate Unleaded: 2 points per litre
  • Other fuels: 1 point per litre
  • In-store items: 1 point per $1 spent


7. At the Movies

Earn Qantas Points when you see a movie at HOYTS. Earn 1 Qantas Point per $2 spent on tickets and candy bar treats with the HOYTS Rewards program, or 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent with HOYTS Rewards VIP.

8. Spending with a Qantas Credit Card

Earn points on eligible purchases using Qantas Frequent Flyer credit cards offered by major banks. Many cards offer bonus points when you sign up and meet spending requirements within the first few months. Points can be earned twice by shopping with Qantas partners using the Qantas credit card.

9. Using Qantas Transaction and Savings Accounts

Earn points with transaction and savings accounts from Bankwest and Qudos Bank. Points are earned on eligible purchases, ATM withdrawals, and deposits.

10. Spending with a Qantas Travel Money Card

Earn 1.5 points per $1 spent in foreign currencies and 0.25 points per $1 spent in Australia with the Qantas Travel Money card.

11. Purchasing Property and Real Estate Management

Earn points with property purchases and management through partners like LK Property, LJ Hooker, and Amity Property Group. Points vary based on the transaction value.

12. Home Loans and Personal Loans

Earn points with loans from La Trobe Financial, NAB, and Qudos Bank.

13. Booking a Cruise

Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible cruises booked through the Qantas website with partners such as P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.

14. Travel Insurance

Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on Qantas Travel Insurance policies.

15. Car Hire

Earn points on car rentals from Avis and Budget:

  • Australia: 4 points per $1 spent
  • Overseas: 700 points per rental

16. Qantas Wine

Earn 1 point per $1 spent with Qantas Wine, or 3 points per $1 spent as a Premium Member. Look for bonus points offers on select wines.

17. Qantas Health Insurance

Earn up to 110,000 points for joining Qantas Health Insurance, plus 2 points per $1 spent on premiums for the first 12 months.

18. Energy Bills

Earn points by switching to Red Energy. Points vary depending on the plan.

19. Qantas Wellbeing App

Earn points by staying active and participating in health challenges through the Qantas Wellbeing app.

20. Taking an Uber to/from the Airport

Earn 1 point per $1 spent on Uber trips to/from eligible airports when booked via the Qantas app.

21. Trade Stocks and Shares

Earn points through trading platforms like Superhero and advisory services like Elston.

22. Qantas Car Insurance

Earn points with Qantas Car Insurance policies.

23. Qantas Home Insurance

Earn points with Qantas Home Insurance policies.

By following these tips, frequent flyers can maximize their Qantas Points earnings and enjoy the benefits of smarter spending.

About Credit Card Compare

Credit Card Compare (creditcardcompare.com.au) is Australia's leading platform for credit card comparison, designed to demystify financial choices and empower consumers with the information needed to make informed decisions. With a focus on innovation, reliability, and user satisfaction, Credit Card Compare is dedicated to simplifying the search for the perfect credit card.

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