Qantas offers up to 25% bonus points for transfers from selected cards

For a limited time, Qantas is offering up tp 25% bonus Qantas Points when manually transferring reward points from selected credit and charge cards. The bonus points are awarded on a tiered basis, as set out below:

Number of Qantas Points to transfer Earn rate
Up to 299,999 Qantas Points15% more Qantas Points
300,000 Qantas Points and over25% more Qantas Points

To access this offer, eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer members need to make a transfer from an eligible card between 1 March 2021 and 31 March 2021. Full offer details, including T&Cs, are available here.

Don't hold a card that transfers manually to Qantas? Browse featured Qantas card offers here.

Should I take up this offer?

Given the current travel restrictions, many frequent flyers will understandably 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 can also offer solid value.

When it comes to changing plans, for award flights booked by 30 April 2021, Qantas says that members can book with confidence with the ability to change the date or cancel bookings free of charge until 31 January 2022.

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

REVEALED: How to achieve status in Qantas Points Club

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:

Bonus Points
250,000 Membership Rewards Points*
Annual Fee
Earn Rate

Up to 2.25 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent

*Eligibility criteria, minimum spend, other T&Cs apply
Receive 250,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $8,000 on your new Card within 3 months of your approval date. Offer ends 30th June 2021. New American Express Card Members only.*
Bonus Points
Up to 200,000 Membership Rewards points*
Annual Fee
Earn Rate
Up to 2.25 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent
*Eligibility criteria, minimum spend, other T&Cs apply
Receive up to 200,000 Bonus Membership Rewards points – That’s 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. Offer extended. T&Cs apply. New Card Members only.

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.

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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2 thoughts on “Qantas offers up to 25% bonus points for transfers from selected cards”

  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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