Melbourne-based online retailer Kogan.com has undergone huge growth over the past few years and is a valuable option for online purchases earning Qantas Points or cashback. In this guide, we’ll outline the steps for maximising your rewards, as well as which option provides the best value.
Products for sale on Kogan.com
On checking out the site, it turns out there are over 10 million items for sale on Kogan.com.
You can use the brand filter in the top banner navigation to drill down into the many brands for sale, but big ones like Apple, Acer and Dell are on there.
Earning Qantas Points on Kogan.com
Kogan.com partners with Qantas Frequent Flyer, allowing customers to earn Qantas Points on purchases.
If you hold a Kogan.com FIRST membership, you’ll earn one Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible products.
Not a Kogan.com FIRST member? You’ll still pocket one Qantas Point per $2 spent on eligible products.
To earn Qantas Points when shopping with Kogan.com, you’ll need to have a Kogan.com account first. Then, visit your Kogan.com account profile to add your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership details.
You could also click through to Kogan.com via Qantas Shopping, but you’ll still be prompted to follow the same steps to link your accounts.
And that’s it! When you make an eligible purchase on Kogan.com, your Qantas Points will be automatically credited to your account within 60 days.
Redeeming Qantas Points on Kogan.com
While not the best use of Qantas Points, you can offset eligible purchases made on Kogan.com by using Qantas Points to cover all or part of the transaction.
You can redeem Qantas Points in blocks of 4,000, where 4,000 Qantas Points will take $20 off your total spend. Simply select ‘Use Qantas Points’ at checkout to redeem your points. Note that any Qantas Points used on Kogan.com transactions are non-refundable. Should you wish to cancel your order, you’ll instead receive Kogan.com credits.
Earning cashback when shopping on Kogan.com
If earning points isn’t a priority, you can also earn cashback when clicking through to Kogan.com from Cashrewards. Customers can earn 2% cashback on eligible purchases made via the Kogan.com website only.
Unlike other cashback offers, this offer only applies to new Kogan.com customers and only on your first purchase. This means you must be logged into your Kogan.com account, as guest checkout isn’t tracked. Still, if you’ve set your sights on a big-ticket item and would rather shave some dollars off the cost, then this offer could be beneficial.
Pay for your Kogan.com purchase with a points-earning credit card
Whether you choose to earn Qantas Points or cashback when shopping with Kogan.com, you can earn even more rewards with virtually no effort, simply by paying with a points-earning credit card.
For example, the Qantas Premier Platinum credit card earns one Qantas Points per $1 on eligible purchases. This means you could purchase a new TV or home office set up from Kogan.com while maximising your ability to earn Qantas Points.
Summing up: which is the best deal?
If you make a purchase of $100, you could earn up to 100 Qantas Points as a Kogan.com FIRST member (50 Qantas Points for non-members), or $2 cashback.
If we value Qantas Points at 1.8c a piece, then that is like earning $1.80 worth of points on your purchase, provided you’re a Kogan.com FIRST member. For non-members, this value comes down to 90 cents.
However, it’s important to remember that while the $2 cashback offers a flat value of $2, you can redeem Qantas Points in ways that extract greater value than just $1.80. For instance, if you’re likely to redeem your points for Business Class seats or flight upgrades, then choosing to earn Qantas Points is a far better option.
Overall, the only decision to make is whether you value earning Qantas Points on your purchase, or if cashback is more beneficial. Just remember to follow the appropriate steps to earn Qantas Points or cashback when shopping online with Kogan.com!
Supplementary images courtesy Kogan.com.
This article was originally written by Matt Moffitt.
Can you earn Qantas Points when shopping with Kogan?
Yes, when you link your Qantas Frequent Flyer account to your Kogan.com account, you could earn Qantas Points on eligible purchases. Kogan.com FIRST members earn 1 Qantas Points per $1 spent, while non-members earn 1 Qantas Point per $2 spent.
Can you earn Velocity Points when shopping with Kogan?
Previously, Velocity Frequent Flyer members were able to earn Velocity Points on purchases from Kogan. This is no longer the case, but you can still earn Qantas Points when shopping with Kogan.
Can you still earn ANZ Rewards points when shopping with Kogan.com?
As of April 2022, the ANZ Bonus Points Mall is no longer offered by ANZ, so you can no longer earn ANZ Rewards points when shopping with Kogan.com.