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. However, 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.

Qantas International First Lounge LAX entrance
Qantas is one of the only frequent flyer programs to charge a joining fee, but it’s easy to become a member for free

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.

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.

How do I join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free?

  1. Click on one of the free membership promo codes below
  2. Fill out the application on the Qantas Frequent Flyer website
  3. Accept the terms and conditions of the program

Free Qantas Frequent Flyer join codes

  1. Avis
  2. Deliveroo
  3. Family Free
  4. ingogo
  5. Kids
  6. Luxury Escapes
  7. Qantas Premier Mastercard
  8. Red Energy
  9. Woolworths Rewards

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 join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free was last modified: January 25th, 2020 by Matt Moffitt