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Qantas offers up to 20% bonus Points & up to 200 Status Credits for card transfers

For a limited time, Qantas is offering up to 20% bonus Qantas Points plus up to 200 bonus Status Credits when manually transferring reward points from selected credit and charge cards.

The bonus Qantas Points are awarded on a tiered basis, as set out below:

Number of Qantas Points to transferEarn rate
Up to 299,999 Qantas Points10% more Qantas Points
300,000 Qantas Points and over20% more Qantas Points

Plus, for every 5,000 Qantas Points transferred, earn 1 bonus Status Credit (up to a limit of 200). That means, you'd need to transfer 1,000,000 Qantas Points to obtain the full 200 Status Credits.

To access this offer, eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer members need to register and make a transfer from an eligible card between 1 September 2021 to 30 September 2021. Full offer details, including T&Cs, are available here.

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Should I take up this offer?

With ongoing international travel restrictions, understandably, some frequent flyers may be nervous about taking up this offer.

However, with Qantas and partner airlines opening up international travel bookings up to 11 months in advance, it could be worthwhile building up your account balance now, so that you are ready to book for when borders open up.

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Of course, points transfers from an eligible card could also see you achieve or maintain status in Qantas Points Club, which offers a range of benefits and perks.

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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 American Express Platinum Card, which enables transfers from the American Express Membership Rewards ‘Ascent Premium' program:

Bonus Points
Up to 200,000 Membership Rewards points*
Annual Fee
$1450
Earn Rate
Up to 2.25 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent
*Eligibility criteria, minimum spend, other T&Cs apply
Receive 150,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. Plus, an additional 50,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points in Year 2 upon fee renewal. New Card Members only, T&Cs apply.

Cards that automatically sweep points to your Qantas 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 or letter in the post, so it's worth checking 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.

Not ready to transfer points? We typically see Qantas running these promotions quite regularly (every three months or so), so it's likely that we'll see similar offers in the near future. Note that the previous offer, ran in June 2021, was slightly more generous, offering a 25% points bonus for transfers of 300,000 Qantas Points and above.

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2 thoughts on “Qantas offers up to 20% bonus Points & up to 200 Status Credits for card transfers”

  1. Hi Adele, I always enjoy your writing. Do you know if QF has planned another points transfer bonus for 2020?
    I’m keen to do a OneWorld RTW redemption and need every point going! Sincere Thanks, Simon

    1. Hi Simon, thanks for your kind words. We’re not aware of any upcoming points transfer – however they do typically occur 2-3 times per year. We’ll give you a heads up when the next one is announced. Best of luck with your RTW redemption!

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