Qantas Points Club, a rewards program aimed at Qantas Frequent Flyer members with a penchant for shopping, launched in early 2020. Up for grabs are various perks including Qantas Club memberships, and even the ability to earn Status Credits on Qantas reward seat bookings.

And now the deal is even sweeter, with the recent 2021 launch of extra benefits for members including:

Points ClubPoints Club Plus
$50 Qantas Hotels voucher$100 Qantas Hotels voucher
$50 Qantas Wine birthday voucher
(min. $149 spend)
2x $50 Qantas Wine birthday voucher
(min. $149 spend)

Point Hacks has checked with Qantas, who confirms that the Qantas Hotels and Qantas Wine vouchers will be offered to existing member as well.

Both tiers will also have access to ‘exclusive flying benefits’ such as Double Status Credit offers, plus 2,500 bonus Qantas Points when a member earns 250,000 eligible points in a membership year. Unlike Fight Club, we’re able to talk about all the inner workings of Qantas Points Club. Here is everything you need to know.

What is Qantas Points Club?

The Qantas Points Club program is aimed directly at frequent buyers rather than frequent flyers and will be a separate program to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. It is designed to complement the existing Status Credit levels offered to members who frequently fly.

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Frequent buyers are set to be rewarded for Points Club members.

Given that two-thirds of all Qantas Points are earned from on-the-ground transactions, there are many members out there who can take advantage of this program, which has two tiers levels:

There are qualification requirements to access either level, and each will offer various rewards to eligible members, with the top-tier Points Club Plus offering the most perks.

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How to qualify for Points Club

Not all Qantas Frequent Flyer members are automatically eligible for the Points Club program. Both tiers of the program require a minimum number of Qantas Points to have been earned from ‘on-the-ground’ transactions during your membership year to qualify.

The qualification requirements are as follows:

Points ClubPoints Club Plus

Once you reach the minimum qualification levels, however, all members ranging from Bronze to Platinum One will be eligible for the respective Points Club tier. You will be notified via email once you have qualified for each level.

Note that all on-the-ground transactions will be available, including those earned from sign-up bonuses with credit cards, which is one of the most lucrative ways to earn Qantas Points quickly.

There will be limitations placed on the number of points that can be earned from a single transaction, currently set at 125,000 points. Therefore any stash of points earned in excess of this amount in one single transaction will not contribute to your Points Club qualification.

However, if a promotion offered 20,000 Qantas Points per month over 7 months, which would total 140,000 Qantas Points, then all 140,000 Qantas Points would count towards eligibility as every single transaction is less than 125,000 Qantas Points. Here are some strategies for getting into the Qantas Points Club program.

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Benefits of Points Club

The main benefits arising from the Points Club program include flight and travel benefits, such as lounge access, along with offers and discounts available exclusively to members.

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Qantas Club membership can be yours with Points Club Plus

A more detailed summary of benefits for both tiers is shown below:

Points ClubPoints Club Plus
2 lounge invitations Complimentary Qantas Club membership
Status Credits on Qantas Classic Reward Flight Status Credits on Qantas Classic Reward flights
Member-only flights offersMember-only flight offers
Member-only program partner offersMember-only program partner offers
Qantas Hotels: 25% more points (excluding Airbnb & Packages)Qantas Hotels: 50% more points (excluding Airbnb & Packages)
Qantas Wine: Triple points + free deliveryQantas Wine: Triple points + free delivery + 10% off (excluding Penfolds)
Qantas Rewards Store: 5% offQantas Rewards Store: 10% off
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$50 Qantas Hotels voucher$100 Qantas Hotels voucher
$50 Qantas Wine birthday voucher
(min spend $149)
2x $50 Qantas Wine birthday voucher
(min spend $149)
100 Status Credit roll over

Both tiers also have access to ‘exclusive flight offers’ such as Double Status Credit promotions. There’s also a mid-tier milestone reward at 250,000 Qantas Points: members who reach this will pocket a bonus of 2,500 points.

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The ability to roll over Status Credits will be a welcome benefit for those chasing or attempting to retain status, with Points Club Plus members able to roll over up to 100 Status Credits to your next Membership Year. This cannot be used to attain or retain Platinum One status.

To clarify, as long as a member earns 100 Status Credits in any one year, then all 100 Status Credits will be rolled over to the next Membership Year. Obviously, if less than 100 are earned, then only that amount is rolled over.

Summing up

The Points Club program is a great initiative that I suspect will be popular among Qantas Frequent Flyer members, especially given the large number of members that earn points from the ground. The benefits are quite generous and also numerous in number, meaning that there should be a reward that appeals to all tastes.

The addition of a $50 or $100 Qantas Hotels voucher is great news as well since those are a cash-equivalent discount with no minimum purchase when booking at the Qantas Hotels website.

Frequently asked questions

Do bonus credit card points count towards qualification for the Points Club program?

Yes, but remember that they are subject to the maximum single transaction limit of 125,000 Qantas Points.

Do points transferred from another reward loyalty scheme (eg an indirect earn credit card) count towards qualification for the Points Club program?

Yes, points transferred from other reward loyalty schemes such as bank rewards or American Express Membership Rewards count towards qualification, but note that the 125,000 per transaction cap applies.

How does Status Credit roll work?

A maximum of 100 Status Credits will roll over to a Points Club members’ next Membership Year, Status Credits that are rolled over will contribute to attaining or retaining a member’s tier status, except for attaining or retaining Platinum One status.

Will I receive a physical Qantas Club card if I gain membership through the Points Club?

You will not receive a physical Qantas Club card should you gain access to Qantas Club membership through the Points Club, instead, using a digital Qantas Club membership card that can be found on the Qantas website or through the Qantas app.

Qantas injects more perks into Points Club was last modified: June 7th, 2022 by Daniel Sciberras