In our ongoing series, we unpack some of the most common myths and misconceptions about the Qantas Frequent Flyer program so you can make the most of every point.
Question: what costs $639 at David Jones and $639 via the Qantas Shopping Online Mall? A Marc Jacobs “Big Shot” tote. There’s not a single cent price variance between the bag when bought in store or when bought via the Qantas Shopping Online Mall.
But there is one big difference: You can earn 5 Qantas Points per $1 you spend when you make your purchase through Qantas Shopping. Why wouldn't you choose to earn up to 2904 Qantas Points*?
Qantas Shopping is a collection of more than 230 top brands including Woolworths online, eBay, THE ICONIC, rebel, Country Road, Catch, Bonds, west elm and many more. All you need to do is visit shopping.qantas.com, browse the stores, log in as a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, click through to your store of choice and shop as normal, earning points when you do.
The number of points you can earn is impressive. Shopping with Country Road through the Online Mall will earn you 5 Qantas Points for every $1 spent. So if you decide you need a new tonal check blazer for $299, you’ll earn up to 1359 points* when you make a purchase.
Click through to The Daily Edited site from the Online Mall and you’ll earn 6 points for every $1 spent. That means a luxe monogrammed passport holder will set you back $69.95 and earn you 327 points*, while a leather iPad sleeve from $99.95 will earn you 545 points*, which you can use toward everything from flights and upgrades to hotels and wine in the future.
Shop with GlamCorner through the Online Mall and your Frequent Flyer balance will be credited with 4 points for every $1 you spend. This boutique stocks a covetable collection of 6000 designer gowns for rent, like the emerald green Nicola Finetti “Maia” dress for just $149, and earn yourself 541* points in the process.
Other stores to look out for include Apple (2 points per $1 spent), west elm (4 points per $1 spent), Guess (5 points per $1 spent), L’Occitane (3 points per $1 spent), rebel (4 points per $1 spent), Catch (2 points per $1 spent), Sephora (3 points per $1 spent) and Woolworths online (2 points per $1 spent), among many others*.
One of the best points hacks for shopaholics is to add the Qantas Shopping Points-Prompter to your Chrome or Firefox browser. This free tool prompts you about points-earning opportunities when shopping online at supported stores~.