Register now for 50% Qantas Status Credits bonus if you are a Qantas Business Rewards member

A guide to Qantas Business Rewards promotions

GUIDE: Earning Points
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate
TIME TO READ: 3 minutes
POSTED: April 19, 2017
UPDATED: April 26, 2017
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Qantas Frequent Flyer

Check your email to see if you got an invitation to register for this promotion, offering 50% more Status Credits on travel taken until the end of June and booked by 27 April.

You can read more about the general program in our guide to Qantas Business Rewards (formerly Qantas Aquire).


Offer 1: 50% Status Credits bonus on travel until June 2017

You and your employees can earn 50% more Status Credits with Qantas Frequent Flyer on eligible flights until the middle of this year.

Here are the eligible flights:

  • a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas ‘QF’ flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia;
  • is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines;
  • has a ticket number commencing with ‘081’; and
  • is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards

How to take advantage of this promotion

Step 1: Register for the promotion using the unique link sent to you via email from Qantas Business Rewards
Step 2: Book before 27 April 2017 travel up until 30 June 2017
Step 3: Include your ABN and the traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer number on the booking

For more information on why Qantas Gold status is valuable, see our current flight deals for Qantas Gold status earn.


Offer 2: 10,000 Qantas Points on offer for an outlay of less than $10 with Caltex

Qantas Business Rewards and Caltex have launched a promotion whereby Business Rewards members who open a new Caltex StarCard fuel card by the end of April will earn 10,000 Business Rewards Points, which can be transferred to a personal Qantas Frequent Flyer account.

A StarCard costs $2.95 per month to hold, with bonus points posting within 90 days and no minimum required term to hold the card – so it seems you could open a card, pay the card fee for up to three months until the bonus points post, and then cancel it.

However, some people will find that holding onto the card and paying the monthly fee makes financial sense as you will earn Qantas Points on fuel and in-store purchases, as well as accessing discounts of 2-4 cents per litre (more details below).

Things worth noting:

  • We haven’t validated that you can definitely close an account easily, but it looks to be straightforward
  • Caltex require an identity check as part of the joining process – this might leave an enquiry on your credit record

Here is the cheesy two-minute promotional video:

How to take advantage of this promotion

Step 1: Make sure you have an ABN
Step 2: Make sure you are already a member of Qantas Business Rewards. If not, you can join free (one-off fee waived for Caltex customers, saving you $89.50)
Step 3: Apply for a new Caltex StarCard account and set up direct debit by 30 April (existing cardholders are not eligible for this promotion)
Step 4: Link your StarCard to your Qantas Business Rewards Account
Step 5: Wait 90 days for bonus points to credit

Then you have two options:

Step 6a (optional): Once points credit, give Caltex 30 days notice of wanting to cancel the card (StarCard support line 1300 365 096 or my.caltex.com.au)

Step 6b (optional): Continue to hold the card for $2.95/month and earn:

  • 1 Qantas Point per litre of Vortex Premium fuel
  • 0.5 Qantas Points per litre of regular fuel
  • 1 Qantas Points per $ spent on servicing and eligible products in-store (there are a lot of excluded items though)

plus discounts of:

  • 4 cents per litre on Vortex Premium fuel
  • 2 cents per litre on regular petrol and diesel
  • 10% off packaged engine oils
  • 5% off most convenience items

Points earned from ongoing spend take up to 60 days to credit.

Our take

This is a good deal for those who are currently or eligible to be a Qantas Business Rewards member, effectively purchasing 10,000 Qantas Points at 0.09 cents each (we value them at well over 1 cent each). And that’s not to mention the ongoing earn and discount benefits of holding onto the card.

Note that Point Hacks has no commercial relation to either Qantas Business Rewards or Caltex.