Qantas offering double points for all flight bookings made by 23rd Jan for travel during the rest of 2017

Qantas is looking to drum up some forward business and is offering double Qantas Points for all flights booked by January 23rd.

You’ll need to register first (and do that for each traveller in your booking) but once done, any booking made up to 23rd Jan, for travel from 1st February and 7th January 2017 will be eligible. Continue reading…

An introduction to the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles program and which credit cards earn Asia Miles

Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program is a useful frequent flyer program for Australian travellers. With Cathay Pacific a member of oneworld, Asia Miles partners with Qantas for points earn and redemption, and Asia Miles is a transfer partner of several bank rewards programs in Australia.

It’s harder to earn Asia Miles from day-to-day activities outside of credit card spend in Australia, but Asia Miles redemption rates are cheaper than Qantas Frequent Flyer, and as such it deserves your attention. Continue reading…

Up to 10,000 Qantas Points for wine & champagne through Qantas Epiqure

This week’s list of Epiqure points bonuses is here! There are 18 items with bonus points on the list this week, with 5 new additions. This is significantly fewer and limited than the previous week’s offerings but there are still a couple of choices with as much as 7,000-10,000 bonus points.

The highest points earner this week, with 10,000 bonus Qantas Points, is the James Halliday Gold Medal Mixed Dozen.

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600 bonus Aquire Points for QF-coded flights booked until end of February

Aquire is Qantas’ loyalty program aimed at small-to-medium enterprises, from which points can be transferred to your personal Qantas Frequent Flyer account at a ratio of 1:1. You can read all about the program in our guide here.

Under Aquire’s 2017 Back to Business promotion, eligible flights booked by 31 January and taken by 28 February 2017 will earn 600 bonus Aquire Points. Continue reading…

Asia Miles extends 30% bonus on transfers from hotel partners, but SPG no longer included

Asia Miles is one of our preferred programs for long-haul oneworld redemptions, with favourable pricing over Qantas Frequent Flyer, for example, on a number of routes.

Like most frequent flyer programs they have a number of partnerships for earning points from hotel stays – whether you book directly with the hotel or via an online travel agent.

They have extended their 30% bonus on Asia Miles earned from points transfers from a range of hotel partner programs until the end of February, which is pretty decent deal. Continue reading…

Ends this month: American Express Platinum Charge Card 100,000 Membership Rewards points bonus

This is worth a reminder: the 100,000 Membership Rewards Ascent Premium bonus on the Platinum Charge card ends on January 31st.

The bonus is transferrable to the key frequent flyer programs in the region, including Qantas, Velocity, KrisFlyer, Asia Miles, Etihad, Emirates and more, on a 1:1 basis.

We also just added a new email course specifically on the benefits of the Platinum Charge – you should be able to see the opt in form at the bottom of your screen. In this we try and break down the benefits of the card given they are very broad, and you need to be sure you’ll get the most out of the card to justify the $1,200 annual fee. Continue reading…

What’s the dollar value of points? These are mine, and a way to think about valuing points for yourself

Knowing your rough value of a point is an important step up when it comes to thinking about earning and using points systematically and rationally.

Rather than seeing them as being ‘free’ and using them any time an opportunity comes up, knowing what you think they are worth allows you to make more informed decisions about the costs you are willing to incur to earn them in the first place.

There are a number of different methods out there for valuing your points – but this is how I think about the subject, and how I personally value the major points currencies out there, along with an update to my points own valuations.
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The highest Qantas Point-earning credit cards… options for American Express earning more than 1 point per $, Visa/MasterCard at least 1 point per $

Qantas Frequent Flyer is the most popular frequent flyer program in Australia, with Qantas Points in high demand from it’s millions of members.

Earning Qantas Points from credit card spend is one of the key ways that many Qantas Frequent Flyer members earn their points – if you happen to put a lot of your day to spend on any of American Express, Visa or MasterCard, there are some high points earning options out there.

We thought we’d round up some of the highest Qantas Point earning cards on the market, with American Express options earning more than 1 Qantas Point per $, and the Visa / MasterCard options earning at into an overview table so you can assess the cards that are out there, versus those you may have in your wallet. We also include some of the current sign up bonuses for new card applicants.
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Earn triple Avios on all British Airways flights until 31 March 2017

British Airways Executive Club regularly offers bonus Avios earn on tickets purchased for British Airways flights, however, they are usually only valid for travel within the next 2-3 months, which is less generous than Qantas Frequent Flyer promotions which generally run a month or two longer.

Having said that, this triple Avios promotion represents good value if you were already planning a trip from Australia/New Zealand to Europe, or between Europe and North America, before the end of March. Continue reading…

St. George Amplify Signature Visa offering 30,000 bonus Qantas points or Amplify Rewards Points

St. George’s Signature Visa is a less well-known Visa offering 0.75 Qantas Points per dollar spent, or 1.5 Amplify Rewards points (which also equal 0.75 Velocity Points, KrisFlyer or Enrich Miles) and double points on overseas spend with no points caps.

The card is worth considering for the relatively high flexible points program earn rate outside of American Express – including (for now at least) the ability to earn points for non-business transactions made with the ATO.

The additional benefits of the card include a 10% points ‘birthday bonus’ on your spend for the previous year, which effectively increases your points earn rate on all your spend if you keep the card active. There are also two single entry lounge passes (Qantas or Priority Pass), insurances and access to Visa Luxury Hotels booking service.
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Bankwest Qantas World MasterCard Guide

Bankwest have made the previously ‘invite-only’ Qantas World MasterCard open to applications for new Bankwest customers, not just existing Platinum cardholders. The card currently is offering 50,000 Qantas Points with a $270 annual fee.

The card suffered some changes from June 2016, when the Qantas Point earn was reduced from 1 Qantas Point per $ to 0.66. This was a significant blow to the utility of a key benefit of the card. Continue reading…