You can now earn Qantas Points at HOYTS Cinemas: is it worth buying a Silver membership to earn extra points?

A guide to the Qantas Frequent Flyer-HOYTS partnership

GUIDE: Earning Points
DIFFICULTY: Easy
TIME TO READ: 2 minutes
POSTED: August 31, 2017
UPDATED: November 13, 2018
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Qantas Frequent Flyer
STATUS: This guide used to cover Qantas gift cards for use at cinemas but that was removed as points earning option in November 2016

Qantas Frequent Flyer and HOYTS have launched a new partnership, offering the opportunity to earn and redeem Qantas Points on and for tickets and treats at the movies.

In this post, we outline the earn and redemption rates, membership tiers, and advise when it is worth paying extra for a Silver membership.

Earning Qantas Points at HOYTS

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now earn Qantas Points on cinema tickets and candy bar treats by joining HOYTS Rewards and adding their Qantas Frequent Flyer number to their HOYTS Rewards account.

There are two tiers of membership and points earn:

  • Bronze: free to join; earn 0.5 Qantas Points for every $1 spent
  • Silver: $13/year; earn 2 Qantas Points for every $1 spent

There are also some discounts depending on the tier, which can be accessed through the link in the introduction.

  • Step 1: Join HOYTS Rewards
  • Step 2: using the same link, add your Qantas Frequent Flyer number to link to your HOYTS Rewards account
  • Step 3: scan your Qantas Frequent Flyer or HOYTS Rewards when purchasing in-person or use your number online

Note that points cannot be earned on HOYTS Rewards membership and annual fees, gift cards and vouchers, or DVD rentals from DVD kiosks.

Is it worth paying for Silver Membership?

If you average spending $36 or more at HOYTS every month, then it is worth you paying the $13 annual membership fee for Silver to earn Qantas Points at a higher rate (and that doesn’t take into account the other benefits of Silver membership).

Breaking it down, if you spend $36 a month as a Bronze member, you’ll earn 18 Qantas Points each month (or 216 over the year). As a Silver member, you’ll earn 72 Qantas Points each month (or 864 over the year).

By purchasing a Silver membership, you’ll want to make sure you earn at least 650 Qantas Points more over the year than you would as a Bronze member (based on our valuations of Qantas Points at 2 cents a piece).

Given that two tickets to a movie generally cost upwards of $36, if you go with a friend/partner once a month to the movies over a year, then paying for the higher tier of membership is worth it.

Redeeming Qantas Points at HOYTS

You can also use your Qantas Points in exchange for discounts at HOYTS, including 2,600 Qantas Points to pay for the $13 Silver annual membership fee, or 4,000 points for every $20 discount on tickets and treats.

That equates to a value of 0.5 cents for each Qantas Points, which is only a quarter of what they are worth, so I wouldn’t recommend using your Qantas Points for redemptions at HOYTS.

For much higher value redemptions, check out our best uses of points guides.

Summing up

The ability to earn Qantas Points at the movies just by signing up to HOYTS Rewards and linking your accounts is a no-brainer.

If you spend $36 or more at HOYTS each month, then it may be worth considering paying for a Silver membership.

But redeeming your Qantas Points at HOYTS represents poor value.

You can now earn Qantas Points at HOYTS Cinemas: is it worth buying a Silver membership to earn extra points? was last modified: November 13th, 2018 by Matt Moffitt