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4 Common myths about Qantas Points and the Business Rewards program

There are a few myths out there about Qantas Points and the Qantas Business Rewards program. 

Below we debunk some of the common examples that might be holding you back from taking full advantage of your Business Rewards benefits so you can maximise your potential to earn and redeem

Myth: I don't get any extra benefit being a Qantas Business Rewards member than I would as just a Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Reality: Not true!

If you have an ABN and are a Qantas Business Rewards member, you get all your Qantas Frequent Flyer benefits and points^, plus:

  • Save on flights* from your first flight with no minimum spend, and the more you fly the greater the benefits become
  • Earn additional points^ when you fly, book accommodation or hire a car for work on top on what you already earn as a Frequent Flyer~
  • Your employees also earn points for your business^ when they fly, book accommodation or hire a car for work on top of what they already earn as a Frequent Flyer~
  • Even if your business doesn't fly every day, there's over 50 different ways to turn your business expenses into Qantas Points such as filling up with fuel, paying your electricity & phone bills
  • Save 20% on Qantas Club memberships for yourself and your employees+

Savings and rewards simply for running your business, no matter whether your business travels a little or a lot. All these additional benefits from being a Frequent Flyer and a Business Rewards member mean that you could make your next holiday a reality sooner, save on business costs or get that upgrade for yourself or your staff.

Myth: Qantas Business Rewards only works for big businesses with big budgets.

Reality: Whether you're a sole trader or a company of 200+ employees, if you fly a little or a lot, the size of your business and your budget don't matter when it comes to earning points for your Qantas Business Rewards account~.

In fact, it's now easier than ever to earn and redeem points as a SME, with the program geared toward helping small businesses make the most of everyday business expenses. With no minimum spend on flights, savings on offer for business expenses like fuel, and over 50 ways to earn points on your business expenses, the Qantas Business Rewards program allows you to start seeing benefits from the moment you join.

Myth: Flying is the only way to earn and use points as a Qantas Business Rewards member.

Reality: Flying is a popular way to redeem and earn points – particularly as both the person flying and the business earn points on every flight for work. But there are dozens of other ways you can accumulate points through spending with Qantas Business Rewards' 50+ partners

There are suitable partners for every type of business, see all the ways you could earn points through your business expenses here.

You can then use your business's Qantas Points in all the same ways that you can as a Frequent Flyer, redeem points on Qantas Hotelscar hire, food, wine and spirits from Qantas Wine for client gifts or that next staff event, or on over 8,000 products from the Qantas Shopping Rewards Store so you could get everything from staff phones to client gift cards or hampers**.

Myth: You can't double-dip on Qantas Points.

Reality: You can! In fact, there are some instances where you can even triple dip when it comes to earning points for your Qantas Business Rewards account. This means there are opportunities to earn points two or three times from a single activity.

The best way to do this is to ensure your business runs expenses through a Qantas Points-earning credit card: there are multiple business credit cards to choose from and you can earn up to 2 points for every $1 you spend. You can "double-dip" by using this credit card to pay for your business purchases when you spend with one of over 50 Business Rewards partners or through points-earning sites, such as the Qantas Online Mall and Qantas Wine. You can "triple-dip" by making business purchases with a Business Rewards partner (earning points on your spend), and then pay those invoices through the B2Bpay platform (where you could earn up to 3 points per $1.50 paid) using your points-earning credit card (earning even more points!).

Earn Qantas Points on over 50 everyday business expenses

Find out how your business can earn and enjoy rewards as a Business Rewards member.

Important information

* Savings are available exclusively to Qantas Business Rewards Members on selected fares only and do not apply to taxes, fees and carrier charges. Availability is limited. Other conditions may apply. Savings are subject to and defined in the terms and conditions of Qantas Business Rewards as Member Savings.

^ A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for the business. A one-off join fee of $89.50 applies. Fees are inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Qantas Points are offered under the applicable partner's terms and conditions and earning thresholds may apply. Membership of Qantas Business Rewards and the earning of Qantas Points as a business are subject to the Qantas Business Rewards terms and conditions.

~ You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions Qantas Points and Status Credits (where applicable) are earned on eligible flights with a Qantas or applicable oneworld® Alliance Airline or Airline Partner flight number on your ticket. Qantas Points and Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. See terms and conditions and the Airline Earning Tables for details on the conditions for the applicable airline.

+ Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to Qantas Frequent Flyer members who are Qantas Business Rewards Flyers of the Qantas Business Rewards Member. The discount applies to the Qantas Club individual membership rates on new and subsequent memberships and is managed under the Qantas Club individually managed corporate scheme. Qantas Club membership is subject to the Qantas Club terms and conditions.

^^ Qantas Points are offered on eligible Red Energy Qantas Plans for business customers in eligible areas of NSW, SA, VIC and eligible areas of South East QLD. A customer's ABN on their energy account must match the ABN registered on the customer's Qantas Business Rewards membership. To be eligible for bonus Qantas Points your business must sign up with Red Energy on a Qantas Red Saver Plan or a Qantas Red Easy plan for a new electricity and/or gas service at a new supply business address. This means your business could be eligible if your business are a new customer of Red Energy; or an existing customer of Red Energy signing up to a new supply business address. Bonus points will be awarded when Red becomes responsible for the supply of your electricity and/or gas supply. Bonus Qantas Points will only be awarded once if your business changes energy providers and move back to Red Energy within 12 months. Ongoing your business will earn 2 Qantas Points per $1 on your electricity and/or gas bill, when you pay the full amount on each bill. We may withdraw or change this offer at any time. Full terms available here. Basic Plan Information Documents are available here. This offer is not available to customers on large market tariffs.

± A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for business. Membership and the earning of Qantas Points as a business are subject to the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions. Points are earned in accordance with and subject to the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card Points Terms and Conditions. Your business will earn 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 of everyday spend, which does not include annual fees, late payment fee, fees and charges for travellers cheques and foreign currencies. Your business will earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent at participating merchants classified as "utilities" including gas, water and electricity providers; "government" including the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Postal Corporation, federal/state and local government bodies; and "insurance" excluding insurances offered by American Express. Your business will earn 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the following Qantas Products and Services purchased on the Qantas merchant account (i.e. directly from Qantas): Qantas passenger flights (with a QF flight number), Qantas Holidays, Qantas Branded non-airfare products, and Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club membership joining and annual fees. Excludes Jetstar. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card Points Terms and Conditions.

**To redeem Qantas Points, the business must transfer Qantas Points from the business' Qantas Business Rewards account into an individual's Qantas Frequent Flyer account. In order to transfer Qantas Points from a Qantas Business Rewards account to an individual's Qantas Frequent Flyer account, the business account must have a balance of at least 3,000 Qantas Points. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions. We recommend you consult your accountant or tax adviser to ensure you understand possible tax implications, for example fringe benefits tax (if applicable).