There are many ways to earn Qantas Points on the ground, from filling up your car with petrol to pampering your pets and even by watching TV. These passionate Qantas Frequent Flyers share their top tips on how to accumulate points on a day-to-day basis – and where their points have taken them.
“I’ve flown my family around the world on Qantas Points. Earning points has become my hobby”
– Michelle Langley
“Earning Qantas Points has allowed my family and I to go on holidays we otherwise would never have been able to afford. I’ve got three kids – 17, 19 and 20 years old – so it’s a lot cheaper to go away when you’re using points. We’ve done family trips to Fiji, LA and Hawaii, all using Qantas Points.
“My husband and I joined the Qantas Frequent Flyer program in 1998 but we’ve seriously been collecting points for the last 15 years. It’s become my hobby. I read a lot of forums, look out for the Qantas Frequent Flyer emails and if there’s a change I can make that’s worthwhile for me, where I can earn points, I'll do it.
“I swapped over to Red Energy three years ago because it had a bonus Qantas Points offer. You earn points on every dollar you spend on your bills; I use it for gas and electricity. I’ve also earned even more bonus Qantas Points by referring people, too.
“I check my Everyday Rewards app daily, where I choose Qantas Points as my Rewards choice, and boost all the offers. I’ve earned over 110, 000 Qantas Points with Everyday Rewards in the past 12 months! I also earn with Kogan – I’ve bought headphones and TVs – as well as when I fill up at bp, buy pet supplies from Petstock and hire cars on holidays with Budget and Avis.
“My next holiday is in September. I’m flying to America with my husband and my oldest daughter, who’s moving there to study for two years. I found Business Classic Flight Reward seats for the three of us and my daughter is over the moon. It’s amazing what you can do when you have Qantas Points.”
There are thousands of ways to earn Qantas Points on the ground. Every 2,000 Everyday Rewards points you collect from shopping at Woolworths, BIG W, BWS and other great partners, automatically converts to 1,000 Qantas Points. To find out all the ways you can earn Qantas Points, visit qantas.com/frequent-flyer
“My partner said: ‘I’ll only fly to Europe if it’s Qantas Business.’ So I used points I earned from Everyday Rewards, BINGE and Petstock to make it happen”
– Keira Lumsden
“My partner has never done a long-haul flight and he told me the only way he’d fly to Europe is if it was Qantas Business. So I took on the challenge and used my Qantas Points to book us Business flights from Perth to London in October. We’ll then travel to France, Croatia and Italy.
“I spent six months madly doing everything I could to earn extra points. I signed up to BINGE via Qantas and started filling up at bp. We have three French bulldogs, which cost us a lot of money in food and toys – I now do all my shopping for them through Petstock to get an added points boost.
“I plan ahead when I’m going to make big purchases and buy gift cards that have bonus points offers with Everyday Rewards. For instance, when I knew I was going to buy a laptop for work, I bought gift cards for Officeworks when there was a 20x points offer. Likewise, I’ve been collecting Airbnb gift cards when the Everyday Rewards offers are on. I’ve now booked my Europe accommodation with the gift cards, and by booking Airbnb via the Qantas app I can earn even more points. I’ve also signed up to Everyday Extra where I pay a yearly fee that doubles the points I earn through the Everyday Rewards Program.
“While we’re away, my nephews are going to look after our Frenchies. To reward them, I booked flights to Bali with Qantas Points to say thank you. Safe to say they were very happy!”
“I’ve used my Qantas Points to buy an Apple Watch and pay for some great restaurant experiences”
– Amin Ariaee
“I’m really deep into the Qantas Frequent Flyer program because I figure if I’m going to spend my money, I may as well earn Qantas Points at the same time. I earn a lot of my points through day-to-day life expenses. Everyday Rewards is great – I earn Everyday Rewards points on my groceries at Woolworths, then they automatically convert to Qantas Points.
“I travel a lot for work so I always book my Uber to and from the airport through the Qantas app to get extra points. And when I signed up for BINGE, I did it through Qantas to earn the bonus sign-up points. Where possible, I’ll also fill up my car at bp.
“I’m always looking out for promotions through my emails and I’m part of a few Facebook groups to keep up-to-date on how I can continue to earn extra Qantas Points.
“The main reason I accumulate points is so I can upgrade my flights. But outside of that, I’ve purchased perfumes and an Apple Watch through Qantas Marketplace and I recently used Points Plus Pay at The Meat & Wine Co, a great steak restaurant. I’m currently saving my points for when my partner and I visit her family in Dubai. We plan to go to Singapore in between and maybe I’ll try my luck for a Qantas Business upgrade!”
Earn 1,000 bonus Qantas Points when you sign up to BINGE as a new customer. Plus new and returning BINGE customers earn 50 Qantas Points each month you stay subscribed. To find out all the ways you can earn points, visit qantas.com/frequent-flyer