Qantas Points Club revealed: Everything you need to know

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Frequent buyers rejoice: The long-awaited Qantas Points Club program has launched today. Offering two membership levels – Points Club and Points Club Plus – the program is designed for people who earn a significant number of Qantas Points on everyday purchases and activities, as opposed to in the air.

How does Qantas Points Club work?

Qantas Points Club is a world of rewards for high points earners who rake in Qantas Points on the ground. Whether you’re booking a luxury hotel or car hire, there are lots of ways to unlock Points Club.

Points earned on the ground from eligible partners and activities will go towards unlocking Points Club, up to 125,000 points per transaction. This means that if you earn 150,000 points from a Qantas-linked credit card in one transaction, only 125,000 of those points will count towards Points Club membership.

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Each membership year, Qantas Frequent Flyer members automatically unlock Points Club when reaching 150,000 points and Points Club Plus when 350,000 points has been reached. Once membership has been unlocked, Qantas Points Club members enjoy a range of travel benefits and exclusive offers.

What are the Qantas Points Club membership tiers?

There are two levels of Qantas Points Club membership, as based on an individual’s level of Qantas Points earning in their membership year. The two tiers are:

Qantas Points Club: Obtained when you earn 150,000 Qantas Points in your membership year.

Qantas Points Club Plus: The second and highest level of Points Club. Reserved exclusively for members who earn 350,000 points or more in a Membership Year and rewards them with a variety of premium benefits.

Each membership year, Qantas will count just 20,000 Qantas Points earned from flying towards Points Club membership. Qantas Points earned via Loyalty Bonus, elite status bonus rewards, family transfer or Qantas Business Rewards transfers will not count towards Points Club or Points Club Plus membership.

What perks and benefits does Qantas Points Club membership deliver?

Qantas is offering a range of enticing benefits and perks to those who buy as opposed to fly. This ranges from two complimentary Qantas Club invites each membership year for tier 1 Points Club members, through to digital Qantas Club membership for high spenders who achieve level two membership.

You can compare Points Club benefits by membership tier in the table below:

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Qantas Points Club Plus members will also unlock the ability to roll over 100 status credits each membership year. This counts towards earning Silver, Gold or Platinum status, but doesn’t apply to Platinum One.

Earning status credits with Qantas Points Club

One feature of the Qantas Points Club that I’m particularly excited about is the ability to earn status credits on Qantas Classic Reward flight bookings. The ability to earn status credits is exclusive to Points Club Plus members, and it effectively represents a shortcut to elite Qantas Frequent Flyer status.

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Note that status credit earn will only apply to Qantas-marketed classic flight rewards bookings. This means that reward flight bookings with Oneworld partner airlines and Emirates are excluded.

How to check if you’ve qualified for Qantas Points Club

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can view their Points Club status right now. It’s available on both the Qantas website and via the app. On the website, you’ll find your Points Club status (if applicable) in the top right corner, directly below your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership status.

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How long is Qantas Points Club membership valid for?

Qantas Points Club membership benefits start from the moment you unlock Points Club, until the end of your next Membership Year. As an example, if your Membership Year begins on 1 January 2020 and ends 31 December 2020, and you unlock Points Club or Points Club Plus in June 2020, you can enjoy your membership benefits until 31 December 2021.

To extend your Qantas Points Club benefits, you’ll need to earn 150,000 or 350,000 points each Membership Year to retain Points Club or Points Club Plus. Qantas members can keep track of Points Club membership in the My Account area on the Qantas website.

More information about the Qantas Points Club can be found on the Qantas website here.

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2 thoughts on “Qantas Points Club revealed: Everything you need to know”

  1. Hi Adele – so just reading this I’ve a quick question. I hit ‘point club plus’ straight out of the gate and my membership year expires in July 2020. Do this mean I have full lounge access until July 2021?

    Thanks in advance!

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