For a limited time, Qantas is offering 25% bonus Qantas Points when manually transferring reward points from selected credit and charge cards. This is a flat bonus rate of 25% more points – it will be applied to all transfers, regardless of the number of points you choose to send across.
Plus, for every 5,000 points transfer you make, you'll receive 1 bonus Status Credit, up to 150 bonus Status Credits in total.
To access this offer, you need to make a transfer from an eligible card between 27 May 2020 and 30 June 2020. Full offer details, including T&Cs, are available here.
Should I take up this offer?
This is the best Qantas Points transfer offer we've seen for awhile, and the first time we've seen bonus Status Credits offered. Given the current travel restrictions, many frequent flyers will understandably be nervous about taking up the offer.
However, Qantas says that members can book with confidence now and fly later with new flexible reward seats, so it might be worthwhile growing your points nest egg.
When you use Qantas Points to book a Classic Flight Reward seat Qantas will allow you to change the date or cancel your booking, free of charge until 31 October 2020. This will apply to all bookings on Qantas and Jetstar.
Plus, points transfers from an eligible card could see you achieve or maintain status in Qantas Points Club Plus, which offers Qantas Club lounge entry.
Is the promotion targeted?
To take advantage of this offer, you'll need to hold a personal or business card that allows manual transfer of points into the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. This includes the Platinum Card, which enables transfers from the American Express Membership Rewards ‘Ascent Premium' program:
Receive 150,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $5,000 on your new Platinum Business Card within the first 3 months of your approval date. New Card Members only. Offer ends 7 October 2020.
Collect 80,000 bonus American Express Membership Rewards points when you apply online, are approved, and spend $3,000 on your new card in the first 3 months from approval. Plus, enjoy a $450 Travel Credit, Accor Plus membership (worth $395) and more.
Cards that automatically sweep points to your Qantas or Velocity account on a monthly basis are not eligible for the offer.
As is usually the case, Qantas appears to have sent communications about this offer to members who have manually transferred over rewards points to Qantas from an eligible card at some point in the past.
The offer terms and conditions state that this offer is only available to Qantas Frequent Flyer members who have received an email, so it's worth checking your inbox to see if you’ve been targeted for the offer.
If you're not eligible for the offer but would like to be targeted in the future, it may be worth you speculatively transferring the smallest number of points out from your eligible card. There are no guarantees, but it's likely you'll be targeted the next time a Qantas points transfer offer comes around.
We typically see Qantas running these promotions quite regularly (every three months or so), so it's likely that we'll see a few more promotions in the near future.
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