Apple Airpods are a hot accessory year-round, so needless to say there are many cracking deals for you to nab a pair of these pint-sized wireless earphones during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales.
As there’s only one day left to go, here is our quick wrap-up on how to buy your next set of Apple Airpods at a discount, but still earn a healthy side of frequent flyer points as well.
For comparison, we’re using the base level 2nd-gen Apple Airpods with the non-wireless charging case in all the examples below.
$249 at Apple with a $35 gift card + earn up to 4 points per dollar
If you prefer to shop straight from the source, Apple has the entry-level AirPods starting from $249, which is the RRP. But with a special offer, you’ll also get a $35 Apple Store Gift Card for free included with the purchase.
Don’t forget to start shopping through Qantas Shopping or the Velocity e-Store to take advantage of more points as well:
$208 AirPods at Catch.com.au + quadruple dip on points!
Catch.com.au is one of our favourite retailers for products due to the extensive points partnerships in place. First off, you’ll find the base-level Airpods for $208, which is already better than the Apple Store’s deal.
But where it gets interesting is how you can stack up on points:
- 3 points per $1 spent at Qantas Shopping or 4 points per $1 spent at Velocity e-Store
- 1 flybuys point per dollar spent when you link your Catch and flybuys accounts
- 1 bonus Qantas Points per $1 spent with AfterPay if you previously linked your AfterPay and Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts
- Bonus points per dollar spent on your rewards-earning credit card
Students with a valid UniDays account may also be able to nab an extra 10% off the listed price for Catch products. Alternatively, LatitudePay customers could also score a further $20 off the purchase.
34,640 points for AirPods at the Qantas Rewards Store
Rather spend your points instead? While we generally don’t recommend burning points at the Qantas Rewards store due to the low value received, we do recognise that for some people it may be their preferred use.
With that in mind, the Qantas Rewards store is offering 20% off the points needed for Apple products, including AirPods. You’ll need 34,640 Qantas Points to pay for it in full, or 2,000 points + $222.37 if you prefer the points plus pay mix.
Taking into account t how cheaply you can buy the same AirPods with cash from the retailers above, that’s approximately 0.62 cents per Qantas Points, which is on the low end compared to our valuations.
These are the best three deals available if you’re looking to earn or redeem your frequent flyer points for the latest Apple AirPods.
Our personal pick is the Catch.com.au deal as it has the lowest ‘sticker price’ for the earphones, plus an array of further discounts and points-earning opportunities as well.
But whatever you choose, be quick as most of these offers will finish by the end of Cyber Monday today.