Want to make your travel easier in 2022? Here’s the latest on Qantas Frequent Flyer Points
Great news for Aussies looking to travel in 2022: Qantas has announced that you can now get more for less when booking travel with Qantas Points.
The new program sees serious reductions in the number of points needed to redeem benefits such as Qantas Hotel stays and combined flight and accommodation packages.
The specifics of this new program include - 30% fewer points required when booking Qantas Hotels, 45% fewer points when combining flights and Qantas Holiday packages, and 20% fewer points when using Points Plus Pay on flight bookings up until the end of April 2022 for travel up until April 2023.
The best bit is, Qantas has said that these reductions are here to stay!
If you are interested in these deals, now may be a good time to look into getting a rewards credit card that accumulates Qantas Points points as you spend.
Qantas Points Earning Credit Cards
American Express Qantas Discovery Card
- 2021 Mozo Expert Choice Award^ Credit Card Provider of the Year
- 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 on regular spend (conditions apply)
- No annual fee
The American Express Qantas Discovery Card could be a good option if you’re looking for a low maintenance rewards credit card, while also earning Frequent Flyer points while spending. This card offers 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible card purchases (conditions apply). The card also offers 1.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible Qantas products and services (conditions apply). Although this AMEX card carries an interest rate of 20.74% p.a., it does offer an up to 44-day interest free period if you pay off your balance every month. But keep in mind, failure to do so can result in a $30 late payment fee.
David Jones American Express Card
- Earn $200 cash back when you spend $1,500 outside David Jones on your new card within the first 3 months (conditions apply)
- Up to 3 Membership Reward Points earned per dollar spent (conditions apply)
- David Jones in-store benefits
The David Jones American Express Card currently comes with an introductory deal, offering $200 back when you apply online and spend $1,500 outside David Jones on your new card within the first 3 months (conditions apply, offer only available for those who apply online by 6 April 2022). The card also comes with a rewards system that lets you choose between earning Membership Rewards or Qantas Frequent Flyer Points when you spend. If you choose Membership Rewards, you can earn 3 Rewards Points per dollar spent at a variety of Aussie supermarkets and petrol stations, 2 points per dollar spent at David Jones and 1 point everywhere else (conditions apply). If you choose to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points, you can earn 1.5 Qantas Points per dollar spent at any eligible supermarkets or petrol stations, 1 point for dollar spent at David Jones and 0.5 everywhere else (conditions apply). The David Jones American Express Card has a 20.74% p.a, interest rate, but it offers up to 44 days interest free when you pay your balance in full each month. Keep in mind there is a $99 annual fee and a $30 late payment fee.
Other ways to earn Frequent Flyer Points
In addition to credit cards that earn you Frequent Flyer points, there are a range of other ways you can earn Qantas Points on your financial products. Here are some options:
The Symple Personal Loan by Latitude: this loan allows customers to earn Qantas points when they are approved for a personal loan. You can earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 borrowed with a maximum loan of $50,000. The loan has variable rates from 5.75% p.a. (6.47% comparison rate*) and no upfront or early repayment fee.
Qudos Bank Qantas Points Car Loan: This car loan allows you to earn 1,000 Qantas Points for every $1,000 on your average loan balance per annum (conditions apply). There is a $150 application fee and the loan comes with a fixed rate of 6.99% p.a (7.20% comparison rate*). The loan also has flexible options to repay - weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
Qudos Bank Qantas Points Home Loan: The rate for this home loan is 2.69% p.a. (2.69% comparison rate*), and is available for loans starting from$150,000. You can earn 150 Qantas Points each year on every $1,000 you borrow (conditions apply). Additionally, if you are not already a Frequent Flyer member, you could have the joining fee waived.
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