Qantas Frequent Flyer is discounting the number of Qantas Points needed for Points + Pay hotel bookings. This offer is only for a limited time, so read on to learn more.

How to save 20% off Points Plus Pay hotel bookings

There is also an immediate discount of 20% from the points component of a Points Plus Pay hotel bookings. This means that each chunk of 5,000 Qantas Points will deduct $36 off your booking, rather than $30.

This discount is valid for bookings until 31 December 2020 but does not include Qantas Classic Hotel Rewards, which are discounted rates fully-paid in Qantas Points.

Points + Pay

5,000 Qantas Points will deduct around $36 off your booking during this promo.

We generally don’t recommend redeeming Qantas Points for hotel bookings as the value is quite low. This offer only marginally increases the value of your Qantas Points to about 0.72 cents each — we value them at 1.9 cents each.

However, if you’re points-rich with no big plans coming up, and using points for an imminent hotel stay will save you cash, then it’s not a terrible option.

Learn more about Qantas Hotels and earning points on stays

Read our separate detailed guide to earning points when booking accommodation through Qantas Hotels or through Airbnb. Plus we explain how you could directly earn Qantas Points through hotel loyalty programs such as Hilton Honors or IHG Rewards Club.

The regular Qantas Hotels earn rate is 3 points per dollar spent at over 200,000 partner hotels, with Qantas Business Rewards members able to earn extra points including their ABN on the booking.

With all other things like price being equal, you are earning a points kickback worth ~6% when booking through Qantas Hotels if you value your Qantas Points at 1.9c per point.

This number improves when there are Qantas hotel deals that give bonuses or increases the earn rates. A history of Qantas Hotels offers is provided below for your reference.

Qantas Hotels offer history

DateBonus Qantas Points
per $ offer
DurationNotes
August 2020-3 days5,000 bonus points on all hotel bookings
February 202095 daysAll hotels
December 201963 daysInternational hotels only
May 201993 daysAll hotels
February 201993 daysAll hotels
January 201963 daysDomestic hotels only
October 201893 daysAll hotels
May 201896 daysAll hotels
February 201865 daysInternational hotels only
January 201863 daysDomestic hotels only
November 201765 daysAll hotels
September 201763 daysAll hotels
June 201763 daysAll hotels
November 201693 daysAll hotels
May 20169 4 daysAll hotels
April 201666 daysDomestic hotels only
February 2016121 dayAll hotels
January 20166-All hotels
November 20159-All hotels
July 20156-International hotels only
December 20149-All hotels
August 2014--10,000 bonus points for bookings
over $1,000 in Asia
January 20146-International hotels only

For Domestic bookings:
2,000 bonus Qantas Points
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Price Promise

Qantas Hotels also have a price match policy which is worth knowing about, especially if other booking agents or the hotels themselves offer a lower comparable rate.

If, on the same day after you book a hotel at qantas.com, you find that same identical product available to purchase on any Australian website for a lower publicly available price, we’ll match it. Claims, including a qualifying screenshot, must be submitted by 11:59pm (AEST) on the same day that you made and paid for your booking at qantas.com. To qualify for Price Promise, the products on qantas.com and the competitor travel website must be identical in all regards, and all details must be visible on the screenshot of the competitor’s website.

Note you’ll also receive 1,000 Qantas points for every successful claim. Full terms are here.

Summing up

If you don’t frequently stay at one particular hotel chain, often it can be more lucrative to earn airline frequent flyer points instead.

Qantas Hotels is worth including in your price comparison research versus Hotels.com, Expedia and the like, given that all hotels booked through their platform are points-earning.

Generally, the value of points earned from hotel stays shouldn’t sway where you stay or how you book. It’s a nice bonus; but still opt for the hotel, room and price that suits you.

Given Qantas have a wide range of hotel partners to keep an eye on if you are making a hotel booking, the key is not to miss out on points you could have earned from your stay.

It’s also great to temporarily have the ability to earn up to 125 Status Credits on luxury stays.

Frequently asked questions

Is it worth using Qantas Points for hotels?

Qantas Points tend to have better value when used for flights, but if using points for hotels works out best for you, then it can be worth it.

Which hotels earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points?

Any bookable property listed on Qantas Hotels can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points. Remember to use a reward points-earning credit card to earn even more points.

Can you pay for Airbnb with Qantas Points?

No, it is not possible to book Airbnb properties using Qantas Points.

How much are Qantas Points worth?

Qantas Points are worth different amounts depending on how you choose to spend them. Read our guide to points valuations for more information.

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How to save Qantas Points on Hotel Accommodation Promotions was last modified: October 15th, 2020 by Brandon Loo
How to save Qantas Points on Hotel Accommodation Promotions was last modified: October 15th, 2020 by Brandon Loo