How to earn QFF points quickly
If you’ve recently got a Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card then you’re probably wondering what the best ways to earn frequent flyer points are. The good news is that there’s lots of ways to rack up your QFF points besides booking flights with Qantas.
Here’s some of the most popular ways to earn QFF points.
Booking flights with Qantas and partner airlines
You’ll earn QFF points with Qantas and Jetstar, as well as with eligible flights with OneWorld Alliance Partners like Cathay Pacific, British Airways and American Airlines.
What is the earn rate for points on my credit card when I book flights?
This depends on where you’re flying to and which fare you select. You’ll get at least 800 QFF points on eligible Qantas economy flights and at least 1,200 QFF points on flexible or premium economy. Business and first– class flights will net you at least 1,400 QFF points, with loyalty bonuses and your Qantas status level possibly increasing the number.
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The QFF programme has almost 200,000 accommodation choices worldwide, from luxury hotels to Airbnbs. Here’s how you can earn QFF points on your holiday digs.
You can earn three points per dollar spent on Qantas Hotel bookings, as well as three points per dollar by linking your QFF membership to a partner hotel like Hilton or Marriot.
Some hotels offer points with direct bookings, including various Hyatt, Marriot and InterContinental. The points rate varies between hotel groups.
You can earn one point per dollar on Airbnb bookings made through qantas.com.
Shop at Woolworths
If you’re on the Woolworths Rewards program, you can have your Woolies points converted to QFF points at a rate of 870 QFF points per 2,000 Woolies points.
Go to the cinema
If you’re a member of the HOYTS Rewards programs, you’ll earn one QFF point per $2 spent in the Bronze option or two QFF points per dollar in the Silver membership.
Using your Qantas credit card
Not only do you earn points by making purchases with your Qantas card, you can earn bonus points when you sign up and spend a set amount of money during the first few months.
If you use your QFF card to buy items from a QFF partner, you’ll earn points twice – from using the card itself and from shopping with the partner.
Booking a cruise
By booking a cruise from one of Qantas’ partners, including Royal Caribbean and P&O, you can earn one point per dollar. There are more than 15,000 itineraries to choose from, as well as almost 180 ships.
Head off to the slopes
You can book a ski package through Skimax and earn 2,000 QFF points on destinations in Japan, Canada, Europe and South America, as well as 1,000 QFF points on packages in Australia and New Zealand.
Buy travel insurance
Not only will you be buying peace of mind when you choose cover from Qantas Insurance, but you’ll also be earning QFF points. The number of points will depend on the sort of cover you buy.
International comprehensive insurance
You can earn 1,000 QFF points when you sign up for this policy.
You’ll also earn 1,000 QFF points if you take out 12 months’ multi–trip cover on sign–up, as well as one point per dollar on the cost and up to 5,000 QFF points via the Qantas wellbeing app.
Hiring a car
By hiring a car through Avis or Budget – either in Australia or overseas – you’ll earn QFF points.
If you’re in Australia, you’ll get four points per dollar value on all eligible time and kilometre charges, as well as 700 QFF points on all eligible rentals overseas.
How can I earn QFF points with my card?
Sometimes it’ll happen automatically and sometimes you’ll have to present your card or offer your QFF membership number when you buy or sign up to an eligible service or product.
Enjoy some food and wine
The QFF programme gives you several ways to earn points on your food and drink.
If you sign up to Deliveroo and add your QFF number to the account then you’ll get 1,000 QFF points just for signing up and placing your first order. If you make four or more Deliveroo orders within a month going forward, you’ll earn 200 QFF points.
Qantas Wines gives you the chance to earn QFF points by buying wines and premium food. If you’re a Qantas Wine Premium member then you’ll get three points per dollar spent on wines and food, otherwise it’s one point per dollar.
Buy Qantas Health Insurance
You could earn up to 100,000 QFF points if you take out a Qantas health policy, plus two QFF points for every dollar you spend on the premiums for the first 12 months. It’s important that you look at all your health insurance options before choosing a policy, though, as you must be certain you’re getting the right one, regardless of QFF points.
Park your vehicle
If you use Secure Parking’s Secure–a–Spot online booking service, you’ll earn three QFF points for every dollar you spend on the service.
Keep up with the Qantas Wellbeing app
You don’t even have to spend money to earn QFF points! If you sign up to the Wellbeing app, you can take part in various challenges – cycling to work for a week or other activities – that’ll earn you points.
If you’re a member of a Snap Fitness gym, you can earn up to 120 QFF points every time you go to the gym and check in with the Wellbeing app.
You’ll get 10 points for your first check – in, 20 for your second and 50 for your third.
New members at Snap Fitness will also get a sign–up bonus of 1,000 QFF points after 30 days.
How much are QFF points worth?
Quite simply, it depends on what you spend them on. The most value is to be had with Classic Flights and upgrades, when 1,000 QFF points are worth up to $64.10 (a Sydney to LA first or business class return).
When it comes to items and gift cards, for example, the value per 1,000 QFF points falls. A microwave may mean your QFF points are worth just over $3 per 1,000.
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