For a limited time, Qantas is offering eligible cardholders up to 25% in bonus points when manually transferring reward points from selected credit and charge cards.
To access this offer, you need to make a transfer from an eligible card by 30 September 2019. Full offer details are available here.
The more Qantas points you transfer, the bigger the bonus
This is a tiered offer of between 15% – 25% bonus Qantas points. As can be seen below, the higher the number of points you transfer, the bigger the bonus on offer:
Cards that automatically sweep points to your Qantas or Velocity account on a monthly basis are not eligible for the offer.
Is the promotion targeted?
As is usually the case, Qantas appears to have targetted 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.
Should I take up this offer?
This isn’t the best offer we’ve seen – Qantas offered a tiered bonus of up to 40% as recently as April, and an offer of up to 30% was released in June.
Qantas points enthusiasts looking to lock in a premium cabin redemption before the Qantas devaluation on 18 September should also bear in mind that the bonus Qantas Points can take up to 15 days to be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. You should take this into consideration if you have a time-critical redemption in mind.
That being said, the bonus points could come in handy for (now even cheaper) international economy award redemptions and can help to subsidise the high cost of Qantas award redemption pricing, which is often undercut by competing airline loyalty schemes like Cathay Pacific Asia Miles.
However, with 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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