One of the biggest retail events of the year is upon us, along with some interesting opportunities to earn a lot more bonus frequent flyer points on transactions.

In particular, we’re big fans of deals where you can ‘quadruple-dip’ on points, including with a rewards credit card, AfterPay, an online shopping mall, and through specific program partnerships. If you’re confused about how this works, we’ve highlighted a few examples later on.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday (and the associated Cyber Monday) is traditionally a United States tradition, marking the day after Thanksgiving that big sales begin. But now the retail madness has spread far and wide, with many Australian stores taking part.

You’ll most often get the best deals on tech and home items during Black Friday, but discounts can be found across the board including with travel, services and more.

Current Black Friday frequent flyer points deals

Qantas Airways LogoVirgin Australia Logo Up to 70% off + earn 5 bonus points per $1 spent at Onsport + up to 2,000 bonus Velocity Points + earn more Qantas Points with AfterPay [Quadruple Dip]

Expiry: Unknown

Want to treat yourself (or a special someone) to the latest in outdoor apparel and tech? Onsport has you covered with up to 70% off items during the Black Friday sale.

You could also potentially pocket 5 Qantas or Velocity Points per dollar spent if you start your purchase by clicking through Qantas Shopping or adding your Velocity Frequent Flyer number to your Onsport account.

New customers could also earn bonus Velocity Points on their first Onsport transaction, as follows:

  • Spend $50 to $98.99: 500 bonus Velocity Points
  • Spend $99 to $199.99: 1,000 bonus Velocity Points
  • Spend $200 or more: 2,000 bonus Velocity Points

Finally, if you’ve previously linked your Qantas Frequent Flyer account to AfterPay, then you can earn an extra 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent through the buy-now, pay-later service.

If you spent $200 as a new user using an American Express Qantas Ultimate card, for example, then you could earn almost 3,500 frequent flyer points:

  • 1,000 Qantas or Velocity Points through the respective partnerships
  • 2,000 bonus Velocity Points through the new user offer
  • 200 Qantas Points when using AfterPay
  • 250 Qantas Points through your Amex card

Qantas Airways LogoVirgin Australia Logo From 50% off RRP + up to 4 bonus points per $1 spent at Catch + flybuys points + earn more Qantas Points with AfterPay [Quadruple Dip]

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If you’re looking for Christmas trees, dishwashing tablets or just anything in between, then Catch.com.au has your covered. Expect at least 50% off RRP during the Black Friday sale

Also on offer is 3 Qantas Points per $1 through Qantas Shopping or 4 Velocity Points per $1 through the Velocity e-Store.

Catch.com.au also recently inked a partnership with flybuys, where members can earn 1 flybuys point per $1 spent on top of the other frequent flyer offers. Club Catch members receive 2 flybuys points per $1 spent instead.

As always, be sure to use Afterpay at the checkout if you’ve previously linked your Qantas Frequent Flyer account to AfterPay.

If you spent $200 on goods and paid using an American Express Qantas Ultimate card, then you could earn almost 1,500 points in total:

  • 600 Qantas or 800 Velocity Points through the respective online shopping mall
  • 200 bonus flybuys points through the Catch/flybuys partnership
  • 200 Qantas Points when using AfterPay
  • 250 Qantas Points through your Amex card

Qantas Airways Logo Qantas Shopping Cyber Sale: discounts on Rewards Store, Qantas Wine and more

Expiry: 11:59pm on 30 November 2020
Qantas Cyber Sale

Qantas Shopping has some mega deals during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend!

Firstly, everything’s on sale Qantas Wine including a 24 pack of mini onboard wine for $60, as well as discounts on Christmas gift packs.

Once you’re done, head over to the Qantas Rewards store to browse the deals on offer, including 20% off the points needed for Apple, Breville and more. There’s also up to 40% off headphones and 50% off fitness watches.


Jetstar Black Friday Fare Frenzy – fares from $39 one-way + 30% off Qantas Points needed for Jetstar Classic Flight Rewards

Expiry: 11:59pm on 30 November 2020

Jetstar is kicking the weekend off with a Black Friday Fare Frenzy for domestic travel in 2021.

Lead-in fares include Sydney to Melbourne (Avalon) for $39 one-way, but Club Jetstar members could nab a seat from just $29!

There are plenty of other short and longer routes on sale, including Sydney-Launceston from $59 ($49 for Club Jetstar) and Perth to Cairns direct from $169 one-way ($129 for Club Jetstar members).


Expiry: 11:59pm on 1 December 2020

For 6 days only, Qantas is taking 30% off the Qantas Points needed for Jetstar Classic Flight Rewards, for travel between 1 February and 31 August 2021. This particular deal ends 11:50pm

Short flights such as Sydney-Melbourne start from 4,480 Qantas Points + taxes. Medium flights such as Adelaide-Hobart start from 6,720 Qantas Points + taxes. Longer flights such as Perth-Sydney start from 10,080 Qantas Points + taxes


20% bonus miles on selected KrisFlyer Spree retailers

Expiry: 11:39pm (GMT+8) on 28 November 2020

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles are one of our reader’s favourite to collect, as it has great-value redemptions across Asia and beyond. Stock up on KrisFlyer miles today so you can jet off as soon as borders open.

For a limited time, get 20% bonus KrisFlyer miles on purchases with these select Australian retailers through KrisFlyer Spree. Enter the code KFSBF20 on the merchant page while logged-in to activate the offer.

Remember, the 20% bonus miles promotion applies on top of the published earning rates above. See the campaign page here.

How do I make the most of Black Friday sales?

Even when you’re shopping for insanely good deals, it’s still worth paying attention to maximising your frequent flyer points earn. This will set you up in a better position for reward trave later on.

1. Use a rewards-earning credit card

We can’t stress this enough — if you have a credit card that earns points, use it! You’ll earn something for all your eligible purchases. When used correctly, credit cards can help your cash flow with interest-free days and you should always pay the balance off in full every month to avoid fees.

2. Check out with an online mall

Where possible, be sure to visit an online mall first. This includes Qantas Shopping, the Velocity e-Store, Cashrewards, KrisFlyer Spree, Asia Miles iShop and the ANZ Bonus Points Mall, to name a few.

Depending on the store, these online malls will award you with bonus points or cashback on eligible purchases. But choose carefully, as you can only take advantage of one online mall per transaction.

3. Linked Qantas to AfterPay? Use it

If you linked your Qantas Frequent Flyer account to AfterPay to earn bonus points, then be sure to make the most of this limited-time partnership! More and more retailers are using AfterPay now, and best of all, you can now use Amex cards for the fee-free repayments.

Summing up

You may be tempted to shop up a storm this Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. If you play your cards right (both literally and figuratively), then it’s possible to stack up some amazing offers to earn a decent chunk of frequent flyer points from every transaction.

Even though many of us can’t travel yet, those points will eventually become useful for booking reward flights and upgrades on domestic and hopefully, some international flights. So shop hard, but also shop smart!

Frequently asked questions

Does Australia have Black Friday?

Although it’s mainly a US tradition, Australian retailers do run big Black Friday sales and deals now.

Does Apple do Black Friday deals?

Apple products are often in high demand and are rarely discounted. You may see some Apple Black Friday deals with other retailers.

Is Black Friday cancelled in 2020?

As a predominantly-online shopping event, Black Friday is not cancelled in 2020. Check with your local retailers for any face-to-face restrictions which might apply.

The best Black Friday deals for earning points was last modified: November 27th, 2020 by Brandon Loo