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.
Flying is one way to ensure your Qantas Points all stay in your balance. But you don’t need to leave the runway to prevent your hard-earned points from expiring.
All you need to do is earn or use a single point – just one – over an 18-month period* to safeguard the points accumulated in your Frequent Flyer account. And there are a surprising number of ways you can do this.
First of all, sign up to the monthly enewsletter by logging in to your Qantas Frequent Flyer Account, going to your “Profile” and clicking on the “Interests and Subscriptions” tab. Then, check the box next to the “Your points balance and news” option. This way, you’ll be alerted two months before your points expire.
If you’re getting close to expiration and need some quick ways to generate activity on your Qantas account to protect your points, it’s as simple as making your everyday purchases work hard for you:
1. Indulge in retail therapy
You only need to spend $1 via Qantas Shopping^ to ensure your points balance doesn’t expire – though the hard part will be stopping there! An online portal uniting more than 200 top brands, from David Jones, eBay and NET-A-PORTER to Apple and Sephora, this is your one-stop shop for household essentials, high-end fashion, travel, entertainment and much more. Just login with your Frequent Flyer number before you shop through the platform^. Plus, you can earn up to 7 points per $1 spent. But don't leave your shopping until the last minute – it can take up to 90 for your Qantas Points to hit your account.
2. Stock up on groceries
Your everyday shopping at Woolworths can earn you Qantas Points and help keep your Frequent Flyer account active in the process. All you need to do is choose to convert to Qantas Points with Woolworths Rewards and scan your Woolworths Rewards card every time you pick up groceries. You’ll earn 1 Woolworths Point for every $1 spent on eligible purchases. Every 2000 Woolworths Points reached will automatically convert to 1000 Qantas Points. Look out for bonus points offers from Woolworths Rewards to help you build your balance - fast. You can also earn points with BWS, selected Caltex Woolworths petrol stations and Big W. Link or join Woolworths Rewards at Qantas Shopping.+
3. Get some exercise
Need a little extra motivation? The Qantas Wellbeing app tracks your daily activity, whether you’re heading out for a run or clocking up laps at the pool, and then rewards you with Qantas Points. The more active you are, the more points you earn. You can earn up to 1500 points in the 28-day trial.#
4. Catch a flick
Cinephiles will be happy to hear you can earn and use Qantas Points when you see your next movie with Hoyts. Whether you’re booking tickets online or at the cinema, you can use points to secure a seat and purchase essential movie treats. Plus, link your Qantas Frequent Flyer number to your Hoyts Rewards membership and earn points for every movie ticket and bucket of popcorn you purchase. You only need to see one blockbuster to keep your points balance from expiring.**
5. Pay your bills
Yes, even mundane everyday expenses can help keep your existing points active. Sign up to a Qantas Points earning plan with Red Energy and you can earn Qantas Points for each dollar on your bill when you pay on time.^^
6. Pay using a Qantas Points-earning credit card
Pay with one of more than 50 different Qantas Points-earning credit cards and you can earn points for every eligible purchase you make.~ It’s that simple! Compare our credit cards and see what card suits you.