Point Hacks reader Maxy posted this on the Questions & Answers section of our website:

Is there a way to avoid the sign-up fee for Qantas Frequent Flyer? A code or sign-up link maybe?

Qantas usually charges an $99.50 joining fee per person but you can save that money by simply clicking through one of the links below!

The background

Most Point Hacks readers are inevitably going to already be Qantas Frequent Flyer members but in case you’re not, this post covers off one of Qantas’ more bizarre policies—their attempt to charge a one-off fee AU$99.50 for new members of Qantas Frequent Flyer with Australian addresses. Most overseas residents can get it free, with New Zealand residents charged NZ$60.

It is quite odd that they would actually want to charge for this but it is simple to get around, and even if you’re a member already, these codes are useful for signing up friends and family when needed.

The links

Qantas run promotions for free memberships with their frequent flyer program partners, such as banks and other program partners. It is possible to find a range of promotional application codes, as these links follow a common format.

Here is the full list that we have found that currently work:



There is no indication in the terms and conditions that you need to have an account with the specific bank you choose to use the code with, but if you want to play it safe, try one of the first codes listed.

If any of these codes expire, you can always Google for new ones.

To become a Qantas Business Rewards member, you’ll need an ABN and you can join that (separate) program for free here.

Summing up

Question: Is there a way to avoid the sign-up fee for Qantas Frequent Flyer? A code or sign-up link maybe?

Answer: Yes, you can sign up for a free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership and save $99.50 by using one of the links above!

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How to sign up for free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership was last modified: March 13th, 2019 by Matt Moffitt