Four ways to earn Qantas Status Credits on the ground

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Forget flying. Now you can rack up status credits fast, from the comfort of the couch.

Long restricted to revenue fares (and the occasional double status credit promotion) Qantas Status credits have always been a highly sought after commodity. And with the current border restrictions, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it's harder than ever to earn them.

But with most of us unable to take to the skies, Qantas is offering multiple ways to rack up status credits on the ground – getting you on your way to attaining or retaining elite frequent flyer status sooner. We've rounded up four ways to boost your balance, below.

1. Up to 75 Qantas Status Credits with a new credit or charge card

NAB Qantas Rewards Signature: Earn 130,000 bonus Qantas Points + 75 bonus Status Credits when you apply, are approved, spend $3,000 on everyday purchases within 60 days of opening your account and keep your card open for over 12 months. Find out more.

Qantas Premier Platinum: Score 100,000 bonus Qantas Points by spending $4,000 or more on eligible purchases within 3 months of card approval. Plus, take off with 75 bonus Qantas Status Credits when you make your first eligible purchase by 31 January 2021 and enjoy two Qantas Club lounge invites each year you hold the card. Head here to learn more

American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card: Get 120,000 bonus Qantas Points plus 75 bonus Status Credits when you apply online by 13 Jan 2021, are approved, and spend $3k on your new card within the first 2 months of approval. New Card Members only. Find out more here .

2. Up to 30 Status Credits with Red Energy

Earn up to 30 bonus status credits for joining or moving home with Red. That's in addition to eaning 10,000 bonus Qantas Points when you take up electricity, and 5,000 bonus Qantas Points when you take up gas. This limited time offer ends 10 Jan 2021. Find out more here.

3. 50 bonus Status Credits with Qantas Health Insurance

Qantas Frequent Flyer members who purchase a Qantas Health Insurance policy between 21 November and 30 November 2020 will earn 50 bonus status credits and up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points. Bonus status credits are awarded to the primary policyholder after the policy has been held for 60 continuous days.

To earn the maximum 150,000 bonus Qantas Points, you must purchase a Gold Hospital and Top Extras cover for a Couple, Single Parent, or Family. This offer isn't available to customers with an existing health insurance policy issued by, or on behalf of nib. More information is available here.

4. Up to 150 Status Credits when you transfer points to Qantas

Earn up to 25% more Qantas Points and up to 150 bonus status credits when you transfer credit or charge card reward points to Qantas Points. This bonus offer is only available from 1 November – 30 November 2020. More information is available here.

Other Qantas status credit earning opportunities

Over the past six months, Qantas has offered limited-time status credit earning opportunities with other program partners. This has included BP and the Woolworths Everyday Rewards program. We'll update this post as new offers are released.

It's also worth bearing in mind that Qantas Points Club unlocks the ability to earn status credits on Qantas Classic Reward flights. You can read our complete guide to Qantas Points Club here.

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