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How To Earn Qantas Points In 2017 – Without Even Flying

Watch your Points pile up with these everyday hacks.

Brought to you by Qantas Frequent Flyer

You don’t have to wait for your pay to come in before booking your holiday. Why not use your Qantas Points instead? That way you can avoid the wait.

We’re now well on our way into 2017, and for some of us, our resolutions have already fallen over in the wake of the ‘silly season’. 

Sure, this may not be the year that you finally stop procrastinating or get your recommended eight hours of sleep per night, but it’s not too late to work towards a more realistic resolution: like stockpiling your Qantas Points for the new year. A healthy amount of Qantas Points in the bank is the dream, but this sometimes seems like a far-off aspiration for when you finally land that job that requires you to travel all the time.

As it turns out though, you can earn Qantas Points almost everywhere now days and you certainly don’t need to fly every other week to watch them pile up. There’s actually a whole host of ways to be rewarded in your day-to-day life doing the things you already do. You can spend your Qantas Points on flights, travel class upgrades or even to purchase things online at the Qantas Store, so the sooner you start saving them the better.

Here’s a few everyday hacks to earn more Qantas Points in 2017.


By using a credit card

If you’re dreaming of a holiday, using a Qantas Points earning credit card is one of the fastest ways to earn points and get to your next reward even faster. You can even “double dip” to earn more Qantas Points e.g. shop with a Qantas partner using a credit card that earns Qantas Points and you could earn points twice: once with the Qantas partner and again on your credit card spend*.


By texting

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Do you have a mobile phone? Ha, trick question, of course you do. What is this, 1982? Qantas Frequent Flyer has partnered with Vodafone so you can literally dial up your Qantas Points balance while texting, calling and using your data –  like you probably do all day, every day, anyway. You could earn up to 15,000 Qantas Points when you sign up for a MyMix Red Global plan online (total min. cost $1,920 – $2,880)~. Selected MyMix Red Global plans offer thousands of bonus points up front for Qantas Frequent Flyers. Get on board here.


By shopping

If you – like us – find yourself doing most of your shopping at home from the comfort of your lounge, you’ll understand the many benefits of buying your goods online. For starters, there are no crowds, no lines and no weird dressing room lights, but even better benefits await if you do your shopping through the Qantas Online Mall, which lets you earn Qantas Points (up to 5 Qantas Points per dollar spent!†) on all of your purchases from places you probably already shop at. For example, you can earn 3 Qantas Points per dollar spent with Seafolly, or 4 Qantas Points per dollar spent with Rebel Sport. The Qantas Online Mall is home to over 50 different retailers – you can even use your Qantas Points there to purchase parcels of joy to be delivered to your door. It’s the dream.


By dining out

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(Photo: Cutler & Co.)

Is your new year’s resolution to get out more? Book your next meal or fancy-pants dinner through Qantas Restaurants and you can earn 100 points for each guest who dines – so a dinner with four mates means 500 points, which will come in super handy for that weekend getaway you’re planning to Cairns, right? So – where can you dine? There’s an amazing 4,000+ restaurants in Australia to choose from, including Salts Meats Cheese in Sydney, the extra indulgent Cutler & Co in Melbourne or the much-hyped Africola in Adelaide, to name just a few. All you have to do is book via Qantas Restaurants and quote your Frequent Flyer number. If you like food, you’ll want to get on this.


By eating and entertaining at home

If your new year’s resolution was to cook more at home, now you can earn Qantas Points when you do your everyday grocery shop at Woolworths. To start earning, login to the Woolworths Rewards website and choose Qantas Points as your reward option~~. Then simply scan your Woolworths Rewards card each time you shop. And for those  times you want to entertain at home, you can shop for gourmet food and wine through Qantas epiQure, earning  1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent^. Cheers to that.


By taking a holiday

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You can continue to earn Qantas Points while you’re on your holiday, effectively getting a head start on your next one. By activating your Qantas Cash pre-paid travel card, you’ll earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent on eligible transactions overseas+ to help you get on your next adventure sooner.


By working out

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Still paying off that holiday overindulgence well into the new year? You’re not alone. If it’s time to reach your fitness resolutions, you’ll love earning Qantas Points through the Qantas Assure app. Whether you’re going for a jog, walking the dog or just getting your morning coffee, you can earn Qantas Points by tracking your steps and reaching goals with the ‘Wellness Rewards 28-Day Trial’^^. Build your fitness as you build your Points balance – we promise both things will leave you feeling so good.


By catching taxis

You can even earn points on your way to and from the airport to catch that flight you booked using – naturally ­– your points. Use the GoCatch app to book and pay for taxi travel and you can earn a point per dollar spent**. All you need to do is download the GoCatch app, create an account and add your Qantas Frequent Flyer number to start earning.


One more thing

Before you book anything to do with travel, check out the Qantas Points website to see where you could be earning. You can also earn points through booking hotel rooms, hire cars, activities or flying partner airlines.

For more information on how your new year’s resolutions can earn you Qantas Points, click here. Not a Qantas Frequent Flyer member yet? Sign up here for free!

* Card products referred to are not Qantas products and are not offered or issued by Qantas but by the relevant Card Partners. The applicable Card Partner is the credit provider and credit licensee under the National Consumer Credit Protection laws. The applicable Card Partner pays Qantas in respect of Qantas Points issued in relation to a Card. Points are offered by the relevant Card Partner and their reward program and accrue in accordance with and subject to the relevant Card Partner’s reward program terms and conditions. Contact the relevant Card Partner for terms and conditions and enquiries. Cards and card program membership are subject to approval by Card Partners and other credit criteria, fees and charges, terms and conditions, lending and eligibility criteria (including age restrictions) may apply.

~ Available to Qantas Frequent Flyer (‘QFF’) members who sign-up or upgrade to a $80 MyMix Red Global or $48 MyMix Red Global SIM Only (4,000 points + additional online bonus of 4,000), $100 MyMix Red Global or $58 MyMix Red Global SIM Only (5,000 points + additional online bonus of 5,000), or $120 MyMix Red Global or $73 MyMix Red Global SIM Only (7,500 points + additional online bonus of 7,500) plan over 24 months (‘Eligible Plans’). Min monthly spend is $48, $58, $73, $80, $100 or $120 (for $48, $58, $73, $80, $100 or $120 plans respectively) plus any applicable device payments. Early exit fee = 50% of min monthly spend x months remaining on contract. Bonus points only available when member signs-up to an Eligible Plan online. Not available to Business customers. Qantas Points are subject to the QFF T&Cs available at qantas.com.au/terms. QFF membership name and Vodafone account holder name must match. QFF membership number must be provided to Vodafone in the applicable online form when signing up or within 60 days of sign-up or points will be forfeited. Points will be credited within 30 days of form submission. Points will be earned once only during term. If plan is cancelled pursuant to the Vodafone Network Guarantee, members will no longer qualify for any points. Full terms at vodafone.com.au/qantas-terms.

 ~~To get Qantas Points with Woolworths, you must be a member of Woolworths Rewards, link your Qantas Frequent Flyer number to your Woolworths Rewards account and opt-in to convert your Woolworths Dollars to Qantas Points. Every 2,000 Woolworths Points earned will be converted to 10 Woolworths Dollars which will then be converted to 870 Qantas Points. The next conversion by Woolworths will occur on 15 Mar 2017, to be part of this conversion, you need to select Qantas Points as your reward option by midnight on 13 March 2017. Please allow up to seven working days from Woolworths’ conversion date for Qantas Points to appear in your Qantas Frequent Flyer Account. Selected Caltex Woolworths fuel outlets excludes all Tasmania locations and Caltex Woolworths fuel outlets with a Star Mart or Star Shop. Woolworths Rewards is not available in Tasmania.

^ To purchase from Qantas epiQure, you must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, 18 years of age and over and have an Australian delivery address. Liquor Act 2007: It is an offence to sell or supply to or to obtain liquor on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years. Licence Number: LIQP770016736.

† Individual retailer terms and conditions apply; please check the individual retailer’s pages for full terms. Visit the Online Mall website for more information.

# To earn 100 Qantas Points per diner you must book your reservation at qantas.com/restaurants and quote your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number and name (as it appears on your Qantas Frequent Flyer account) when making your reservation. Qantas Points will be awarded to the Qantas Frequent Flyer member whose membership number and name was quoted in the reservation. Reservations made under a name that does not identically match the corresponding Qantas Frequent Flyer number provided will not be eligible to receive Qantas Points. 100 Qantas Points per diner will be awarded for the number of diners specified in a reservation who dine under the reservation (for example, if the reservation indicates 5 people and 4 people attend, only 400 points will be earned. Alternatively, if the reservation indicates 5 people and 7 people attend, only 500 points will be awarded). Qantas Points earned on reservations made at qantas.com/restaurants may take up to 8 weeks to be credited to the relevant Qantas Frequent Flyer account. Qantas Points cannot be split between members on any single reservation.

** 1 Qantas Point will be earned per $1 spent on eligible taxi travel booked and paid for through the GoCatch app. To earn Qantas Points, you must add your credit card or PayPal account when paying for your taxi travel through GoCatch. View GoCatch terms and conditions.

+ Qantas Cash® is a prepaid MasterCard® payment facility built into the back of the Qantas Frequent Flyer Membership Card. To be eligible to receive the Qantas Card with the option of Qantas Cash® you must be an Australian resident Qantas Frequent Flyer member 16 years of age or older. Heritage Bank Limited (AFSL 240984) (the Issuer) issues Qantas Cash under arrangements between it, Qantas and MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited (AFSL 386837) (a MasterCard business). MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited distributes Qantas Cash (together with Qantas which is an authorised representative of MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited for the purposes of providing general financial product advice with respect to Qantas Cash). MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited can be contacted at [email protected] MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited and Qantas earn foreign exchange revenue from Qantas Cash transactions. MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited receives a processing fee from domestic Qantas Cash “point of sale” transactions. Qantas receives revenue generated by Qantas Cash transactions based on interchange fees paid to the Issuer, deposits held by the Issuer, cardholder fee and certain rebates and incentives from MasterCard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd. This information has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and you should consider the appropriateness of the information about the Qantas Cash facility having regard to those matters. A Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) in respect of Qantas Cash is available via qantascash.com and will also be given to applicants. A person should obtain and consider the PDS before making any decisions about whether to acquire or continue to hold the prepaid facility. Qantas Points are earned on eligible purchases in accordance with the terms and conditions specified at qantascash.com. Eligible purchases do not include money orders, traveller’s cheques, gambling chips, adult entertainment, purchasing foreign currencies in cash or the making of payment(s) towards any credit cards, loans or other financial debt that is not incurred with respect to goods and services. You do not earn Qantas Points when loading funds to your facility, transferring funds to another currency balance or another member’s facility, when withdrawing funds from ATMs, cashing out your facility balance or for over the counter withdrawals. Purchases that are reversed, refunded or charged-back are also ineligible for points earn, in addition to fees incurred.

^^ The Qantas Assure App is offered by Qantas and you must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and 13 years of age or over to use the Qantas Assure App. During the Qantas Assure Wellness Program 28-Day Trial, Qantas Assure App users will earn Qantas Points without having to purchase an Eligible Qantas Assure Product. Eligible Qantas Assure Products are Qantas Assure Health Insurance Policies and Qantas Assure Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance Policy. Qantas Points earned during this trial will be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account on a fortnightly basis. Once the 28-Day Trial has ended, Qantas Frequent Flyer members who do not purchase an Eligible Qantas Assure Product will accumulate Locked Qantas Points by completing activities through the Qantas Assure App. Locked Qantas Points will expire 12 months after the member last accumulated a Locked Qantas Point. Up to 3,000 Locked Qantas Points can be converted to Qantas Points following purchase of an Eligible Qantas Assure Product. Qantas reserves the right to extend or withdraw this offer at anytime.