With the COVID-19 pandemic worsening in Victoria and New South Wales, face masks are becoming increasingly important. In fact, it will be compulsory to wear face coverings in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from the start of Thursday 23 July 2020 onwards.

Recommendations vary across the other states and territories. But it’s still good practice to keep face masks on hand at home, particularly for travelling in the future when borders eventually re-open, or if the situation does worsen again.

Why not make some lemonade out of lemons? Here’s how to earn some bonus frequent flyer points if you do need to buy some face masks or similar facial coverings.

Disclaimer: Point Hacks is not affiliated with any of the retailers below. Bonus points and cashback offers were accurate on 20 July 2020 but may change at any time.

Earning points with BooHoo

Qantas:Velocity:Cashrewards:AfterPay:

The offer: 6 Qantas Points per $1 spent when you click through Qantas Shopping. Alternatively, earn 8 Velocity Points per $1 spent when you click through the Velocity e-Store, or a 3.5% cashback through Cashrewards.

BooHoo also accepts AfterPay, where you could earn an additional Qantas Point per dollar spent.

The store offers a large range of fashion-forward cloth face masks that can be washed. Most retail at $12 each, but currently there is a 50% off storewide sale that ends 7pm AEST on Tuesday 21 July 2020.

BooHoo fashion masks (not for personal protection).

Earning points with The Iconic

Qantas:Velocity:Cashrewards:AfterPay:

The offer: 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent when you click through Qantas Shopping. Alternatively, earn 6 Velocity Points per $1 spent when you click through the Velocity e-Store, or a 3.5% cashback through Cashrewards.

The Iconic also accepts AfterPay where you could earn an additional Qantas Point per dollar spent, regardless of which e-store you clicked-through.

Earning points with Catch.com.au

Qantas:Velocity:Cashrewards:AfterPay:

The offer: 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent when you click through Qantas Shopping. Alternatively, earn 4 Velocity Points per $1 spent when you click through the Velocity e-Store, or a 3% cashback through Cashrewards.

Catch.com.au also accepts AfterPay where you could earn an additional Qantas Point per dollar spent, regardless of which e-store you clicked-through.

Earning points with Bonds

Qantas:Velocity:Cashrewards:AfterPay:

The offer: 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent when you click through Qantas Shopping. Alternatively, earn 6 Velocity Points per $1 spent when you click through the Velocity e-Store, or a 6% cashback through Cashrewards.

Bonds also accepts AfterPay where you could earn an additional Qantas Point per dollar spent, regardless of which e-store you clicked-through.

Bond's range of face masks.

Earning points with eBay

Qantas:Velocity:Cashrewards:AfterPay:

The offer: 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent when you click through Qantas Shopping. Alternatively, earn 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent when you click through the Velocity e-Store, or a 3% cashback through Cashrewards.

eBay Australia also accepts AfterPay where you could earn an additional Qantas Point per dollar spent, regardless of which e-store you clicked-through.

Note that points aren’t earned when using any discount or coupon code at checkout unless that code is valid and listed on the e-store website before purchase.

Earning points with Vistaprint

Qantas:Velocity:Cashrewards:AfterPay:

The offer: 7 Qantas Points per $1 spent when you click through Qantas Shopping, or an 8.4% cashback through Cashrewards. This printing company is now expanding to face masks, although stock is yet to be made available at the time of writing.

Vistaprint's range of face masks

Summing Up

You’re likely not going to earn a bucketload of points from buying face masks, but it’s handy to know your options — after all, every point counts. Alternatively, some cashback offers may prove to be more rewarding.

If you’re new to using Qantas or Velocity online malls for shopping, read our guide on how to do it while making sure your purchases track correctly. Also, check out our points valuations in case you’re not sure whether to go for the points or the cashback.

Of course, our list isn’t exhaustive. If you do see other retailers selling masks, scarves, or similar items, be sure to check the Qantas and Velocity stores to see if they’re listed, plus Cashrewards. Most importantly, stay safe!

Six best places to buy face masks and earn bonus points through online shopping portals was last modified: July 31st, 2020 by Brandon Loo