Good news for Australians looking to travel in 2022: Qantas has announced that you can now get more for less by booking travel with Qantas Points.
The new scheme features serious reductions in the number of points needed to redeem benefits such as Qantas hotel stays and flight and accommodation combo packages.
Specifics of this new program include – 30% fewer points required when booking Qantas hotels, 45% fewer points when combining flights and Qantas vacation packages, and 20% fewer points when booking the use of Points Plus Pay on flight bookings until the end of April 2022 for travel until April 2023.
Best of all, Qantas has said these discounts are here to stay!
If these offers appeal to you, now might be a good time to consider getting a rewards credit card that earns Qantas Points as you spend.
American Express Qantas Discovery Card
- Mozo Expert Choice Award 2021^ Credit Card Provider of the Year
- 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent regularly (conditions apply)
- No annual fee
The American Express Qantas Discovery Card can be a good option if you’re looking for a low-maintenance credit card, while earning Frequent Flyer points while spending. This card offers 0.75 Qantas Points per dollar spent on qualifying purchases with the card (conditions apply). The card also offers 1.75 Qantas points per dollar spent on eligible Qantas products and services (conditions apply). Although this AMEX card carries an interest rate of 20.74% per annum, it offers an interest-free period of up to 44 days if you pay off your balance each month. But keep in mind that failure to do so may result in a $30 late payment fee.
David Jones American Express Card
- Earn $200 cash back when you spend $1,500 outside of David Jones on your new card within the first 3 months (conditions apply)
- Up to 3 loyalty points earned per dollar spent (conditions apply)
- David Jones benefits in store
The David Jones American Express Card currently comes with an introductory offer, offering a $200 refund when you apply online and spend $1,500 outside of David Jones on your new card in the first 3 months (terms apply, offer only available to those who apply online before April 6, 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 various Australian supermarkets and gas 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 all eligible supermarkets or petrol stations, 1 point per dollar spent at David Jones and 0.5 everywhere else (conditions apply). apply). The David Jones American Express card has an interest rate of 20.74% per annum, but offers up to 44 days interest-free when you pay your balance in full each month. Keep in mind that there is a $99 annual fee and a $30 late payment fee.
Other Ways to Earn Loyalty Points
As well as credit cards earning you Frequent Flyer points, there are a range of other ways to earn Qantas Points on your financial products. Here are some options:
Latitude Symple Personal Loan: 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 starting at 5.75% per annum (6.47% comparison rate*) and no upfront or prepayment charges.
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 year (conditions apply). There is an application fee of $150 and the loan has a fixed rate of 6.99% per annum (comparison rate of 7.20%*). The loan also has flexible repayment options – weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
Qudos Bank Qantas Points Home Loan: The rate on this home loan is 2.69% per annum (2.69% comparison rate*) and is available for loans starting at $150,000. You can earn 150 Qantas Points each year for every $1,000 borrowed (conditions apply). Also, if you are not already a Frequent Flyer member, membership fees may be waived.
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