Sipping a syrah or relaxing poolside on holiday is rewarding enough but what if these pastimes could earn you more than just a sense of satisfaction? From doing the weekly shop to streaming an enthralling new TV series, there are so many ways to earn Qantas Points without even trying – here are 14 of our favourites.
Watch TV (no, truly!)1/15
Partial to a plunging into a binge-worthy show? You could be earning Qantas Points for streaming your favourite TV shows, movies and more. Earn 1,000 Qantas Points just for signing up as a new customer to BINGE, the Aussie streaming service packed with the world’s best shows, loads of movies and everything in-between – you’ll also score 50 Qantas Points for every month you stay subscribed.¹ Hungry for more content? New subscribers to Kayo Sports, will receive up to 1,500 points on sign-up.
Get going somewhere great with Airbnb2/15
Flights aren’t the only holiday bookings that will score you points. For every $1 spent on your next Airbnb stay, you’ll receive 1 Qantas Point,² which means that while booking one break, you’ll be getting yourself closer to the next. New to the endless accommodation options of Airbnb? Even better: first-timers will earn a bonus 500 points.
Dine out and fill up on points4/15
Book a much-needed holiday5/15
Yes, kicking back and sipping a cocktail in an exotic location can earn you Qantas Points. Whether you’re scoping out a secret romantic couples-only retreat or selling the idea of a once-in-a-lifetime holiday to the family, make certain to secure the booking through Qantas Hotels & Holidays – a nice little earner that gets you 3 points for every $1 spent.⁵ (Here’s some inspo to get you started.)
Log your exercise6/15
Here’s another reason to get in those steps. Every walk, jog, swim or round of golf can earn you points⁶ on the Qantas Wellbeing App; all of it easily trackable with your chosen device, from smartphones to Garmin watches. If you’re new to the app, there’s an additional incentive for getting started: you can earn up to 1,000 points⁶ in the first 28 days – so get moving!
Indulge in some retail therapy7/15
Earning points just for shopping? Sign us up. Qantas Shopping gathers over 450 of the best shopping sites – from Myer to Apple, THE ICONIC, Net-a-Porter and beyond and rewards you with points per $1 spent,⁷ and there are regular bonus points offers, too. Take it to the next level by paying with your Qantas Points earning credit card to score an even bigger bounty and make sure you download the Qantas Points-Prompter browser extension: it’ll let you know when you’re looking at a Qantas Shopping supported store, so you won’t miss a single point.⁸
Do your weekly shop8/15
Bang for buck is guaranteed through the Qantas Frequent Flyer partnership with Everyday Rewards, which offers a helpful boost to your balance when you shop at Woolworths, BIG W, BWS and more. For all those household essentials, there are sizable points to be earned. Choose Qantas Points as your rewards preference with Everyday Rewards and every time you hit 2000 Everyday Rewards points, these will automatically convert into an impressive 1000 Qantas Points.⁹
Pump up your points balance at BP9/15
Putting petrol in your car can also put a little extra into your Qantas Points balance. Every time you fill up at BP stores, you’ll earn 2 Qantas Points per litre of BP Ultimate Unleaded and 1 Qantas Point per litre for other fuels, as well as 1 point per $1 spent on other eligible purchases while in store.¹⁰
Maximise your holiday spending10/15
It couldn’t be easier to do the maths on cash spent while overseas than with Qantas Travel Money. Not only does the travel money card allow you to lock in exchange rates for up to 10 currencies, but you’ll also free your cash from currency conversion fees, and international transaction fees on spending. Plus there are no load fees on BPAY® or Bank Transfer. You’ll also earn 1.5 Qantas Points for every AUD $1 of eligible spend in foreign currency while travelling, which means your money will work double time, even while you’re on holiday.
Stock the cellar11/15
Skip the last-minute dash to the local bottle shop and buy your favourite local and international drops from Qantas Wine instead. Not only does the online retailer stock all your favourites from shiraz to sauvignon blanc, it also has Champagne, sparkling, spirits and more – and every purchase earns you 1 point per $1 spent.¹¹ Cheers!
Here’s a tip: you can get more out of your everyday spend when you use a Qantas Points earning credit card. Every time you spend on an eligible purchase, you’ll get Qantas Points for your efforts (up to 2 points per $1, depending on your card, and, if you’re buying some shoes through Qantas Shopping or a bottle of sparkling through Qantas Wine, you’ll get to add even more points to your stash. On top of this, you could also receive bonus points when you take out a new card… which can get you up to 120,000 points to put towards your next trip.¹²
Pay your energy bills13/15
Here’s a reason to be excited about paying your gas and electricity bills. New residential customers who switch their electricity and gas to Red Energy on a Qantas Red Saver plan can earn up to 15,000 bonus Qantas Points as well as 2 points for every $1 spent on energy bills paid on time.¹³ Keeping the lights on and the points streaming in? It’s a win-win.
Start taking the stress out of dinnertime14/15
Transform your evenings by letting HelloFresh answer the never-ending enquiry of “what’s for dinner?” HelloFresh doesn’t just take the hassle out of cooking, though – it can also add a side of points. Sign up to a new HelloFresh Plan using code QANTAS20K and you could earn 2,000 points on each of your first 10 boxes.¹⁴ That’s 10 weeks of stress-free meals and up to 20,000 Qantas Points!
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