For a limited time, Qantas is offering up to 25% 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 transfer||Earn rate|
|Up to 299,999 Qantas Points||15% more Qantas Points|
|300,000 Qantas Points and over||25% 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 June 2021 to 30 June 2021. Full offer details, including T&Cs, are available here.
Should I take up this offer?
With ongoing international travel restrictions, understandably, some frequent flyers may be nervous about taking up this offer.
However, there are still tangible ways to extract value from Qantas Points right now. In 2021, Qantas has committed to making 50% more Classic Flight Reward seats available to popular destinations across Australia. And as we've highlighted here, the use of Qantas Points for land-based experiences such as luxury rail journeys. International-grade business class Dreamliner and A330 flights across the Tasman can also offer solid value.
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.
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:
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.
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