Qantas’ long-standing partnership with Red Energy now extends from points into the realm of Status Credits. All you need to do is switch your gas and electricity over to potentially pocket up to 15,000 Qantas Points, 30 Status Credits, and the ability to earn points ongoing.
If you’re interested in lighting up your holiday plans sooner, then read on to learn how to take advantage of this deal.
What is Red Energy?
Red Energy is a 100% Australian owned energy supplier that offers a range of consumer plans, including one that comes with bonus Qantas Points. In general, you’ll find gas and electricity plans with no fixed contracts or exit fees, which keeps things flexible for customers.
The Qantas Red Saver plan is the one we’re interested in, of course. For comparison, the Living Energy Saver plan offers access to Red Energy Rewards instead, while the Red EV Saver offers a free electricity-use period on the weekends for Electric Vehicle owners.
How do I earn Qantas Points with a Red Energy plan?
The Qantas Red Saver plan offers the following perks for new customers joining Red Energy or existing customers moving to a new house and starting a new Red Energy plan:
- 10,000 bonus Qantas Points when you choose electricity (ongoing) and 20 bonus Status Credits (offer ends 10 Jan 2021)
- 5,000 bonus Qantas Points when you choose gas (ongoing) and 10 bonus Status Credits (offer ends 10 Jan 2021)
- Earn 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on gas and electricity when you pay on time.
Red Energy claims that its electricity plan rates are 2% below the reference price. Qantas Red Saver also offers a cooling-off period, no contract term and no exit fees should you choose to change.
Digging into the fine print
It pays to note the following if you’re interested in signing up for the Qantas Red Saver plan.
- Bonus points and Status Credits will be credited once the cooling-off period for your plan is finished and the new site has transferred to Red Energy.
- Customers who sign up to this plan and subsequently switch to another provider will only be eligible for one allotment of Qantas Points in a 12 -month period. That means you should wait a year before signing up again
- The ongoing 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on gas and electricity only applies when you pay on time.
The Qantas Red Saver plan could be a great deal for someone looking to switch over. The bonus points inclusions are generous and can be earned once every 12-months. It’s also good to earn bonus points on your bill when you pay on time.
Be sure to compare rates with other energy suppliers in the market where applicable, as there are quite a few different providers across Australia. Not all providers service all states, so Red Energy may not be available to you.
If you’re looking for more energy-related inspiration, see our guide to earning both Qantas and Velocity Points from energy and utilities.