Qantas is unlocking a new feature on its Wellbeing App that will let frequent flyers earn points for sleeping well, night after night. It is designed to encourage healthy sleeping habits by reducing phone use before bed and creating regular sleeping patterns.
Until 28 February 2019, all Qantas Frequent Flyers can partake in the ‘Sleep Health Challenge’ to earn 5 points for every night they successfully complete.
From March 2019 onwards, only customers with an eligible Qantas Insurance product will continue to earn 5 points per night. For everyone else, the rate drops down to 0.5 points per night.
You can also complete a ten-question sleep survey to nab an easy one-off 20 Qantas Points as well.
Here are the steps to complete the recurring sleep challenge:
- Set your bedtime routine including what time you will go to bed and wake up
- Place your phone down at least 30 minutes before bedtime and do not touch it
- Leave your phone untouched until the wake-up time
- Earn 5 Qantas Points for each successful night
Note that you will have to give the app permission to monitor your phone usage for this to work, as it tracks if you do anything on your phone during the sleeping period.
The Qantas Wellbeing app
This app is a great way to earn a few Qantas Points every week, just by having your phone or fitness band with you during the day.
Even if you do not have a Qantas Insurance product, you will earn points for reaching step targets, learning about healthy BMI and blood pressure ranges, and now, sleep health.
A maximum of 3,406 points can be earned by Qantas Frequent Flyers each year through the Qantas Wellbeing app (that number increases to 20,000 points for policyholders).
Although you will not earn a lot of points with the app, it is a great way to slowly top-up your balance in case you are ever just short of a reward, and for keeping your Qantas Points balance alive as you just need to earn one point to extend the expiry of your points by another 18 months.
This is a great initiative by Qantas to reward frequent flyers to learn about their sleep health and ways to improve it. The blue light emitted by phones can disrupt the sleep cycle, and limiting stimulating content before bed will help avoid fragmented sleep.
From a points perspective, the Qantas Wellbeing app is the perfect way for an infrequent frequent flyer to keep their account active with a steady trickle of points. After all, there is nothing easier than simply leaving your phone alone for the night and getting a better night’s sleep out of it.