Woolworths and Qantas Frequent Flyer are partners, much in the same way that flybuys and Velocity Frequent Flyer offer points when you shop at Coles.
However, the program is a much smaller program with limited earning and redemption partners, compared to flybuys. Tasmania also has a different rewards program called ‘Frequent Shoppers Club’, which is not partnered with Qantas, so this guide won’t apply to those who shop in Tassie.
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The redemption value is slightly better than flybuys: 2,000 Woolworths Rewards Points will net you 1,000 Qantas Points (in comparison, 2,000 flybuys Points are equal to 870 Velocity Points unless there is a transfer promotion).
Summary of the key Woolworths Rewards redemption options
|Redemption||Value / Rate|
|Woolworths discount at checkout||0.5c per Woolworth Rewards point|
|Qantas transfer||Variable value:
>1c per Qantas Point for flights is achievable relatively easily
(=0.5c per Woolworths Rewards point)
>2c per Qantas point for flights by being more strategic
(=1.0c per Woolworths Rewards point)
Woolworths Rewards transfer to Qantas
The main option that we’re interested in at Point Hacks is converting to Qantas Points. To do this, head to ‘My Account’ and choose the Qantas Points option as below.
This means that whenever your Woolworths Rewards balance reaches 2,000 points, it will automatically transfer to 1,000 Qantas Points. This is different from flybuys, where your points accumulate and you transfer your chosen amount to Velocity at will.
The value you get out of your Woolworths Reward points will depend on how you use your Qantas Points. With easy Economy redemptions, you might get 1c per Qantas Points, which is 0.5 per Woolworths Rewards point.
But if you got a high-value premium cabin redemption, then you will be getting a lot more out of your Qantas and Woolworths Rewards points.
For example, take a look at Melbourne to Perth in Business Class. A sale fare is $1,600 one-way, or 41,500 Qantas Points and $37 co-payment. This values each Qantas Point at 3.77 cents each.
If you converted 84,000 Woolworths Rewards Points to 42,000 Qantas Points to book this award (not an impossible amount to accumulate), you would be getting around 1.9 cents of value per WW point – nearly four times what you’d get at the checkout.
Other redemptions: discount at checkout
The only alternative to earning Qantas Points is to redeem your Woolworths Rewards points for money off your shop.
There are two variations – automatically take $10 off whenever you reach 2,000 points, or bank all your points until Christmas and get a potentially bigger discount off your shop from December 1 each year.
Your Woolworths Dollars can be used for money off shop in-store or online at Woolworths, BWS and participating Caltex Woolworths co-branded fuel outlets. Either way, you’ll be getting a flat 0.5c value per Woolworths Rewards point, which is fine as the minimum redemption level.
Although Woolworths Rewards is a much smaller program than flybuys, it offers the core essentials for shoppers: redeeming points for $10 off at the check-out, or converting to Qantas Points at a decent rate.
The best value of Woolworths Rewards points is obtained from premium cabin redemptions with Qantas and partner airlines through Qantas Frequent Flyer, but this option won’t be viable for everyone.
If you prefer redeeming points for more Qantas Economy flights or having a discount at Woolworths, then your Woolworths Rewards points have still been well-spent.
The main downfalls are the lack of other redemption options, partners to earn points, and this version of Woolworths Rewards not being open to residents of Tasmania.
Frequently Asked Questions
To redeem your Woolworth Rewards points, simply login to your Woolworth Rewards account online, head to “Redemption settings” under “My account” and choose from ‘Automatic Savings’ for $10 off your shop every time you hit 2,000 points, ‘Bank for Christmas’ or convert to Qantas Points.
All unused Woolworths Rewards points are set to expire at 18 months from the date you last scanned your card. This policy is quite generous and means it is basically impossible to lose your points if you shop regularly at Woolworths.
Woolworths Rewards points can be used for redemption of Qantas Points or money off shop either in-store or online at Woolworths, Big W and participating Caltex outlets.
Woolworths Reward Points does not allow direct flight redemptions. However, you can convert your Woolworths Reward points into Qantas Points. Read our guide on how to redeem Qantas Points or best uses of Qantas Points for more information.
Woolworths Dollars redeemed from Woolworths Rewards points can be used at participating Caltex Woolworths co-branded fuel store in multiple of $10. Be sure to scan your Woolworths Rewards card prior to concluding your transaction.
To check your Woolworths Reward points balance, simply login to your Woolworth Rewards account online and head over to the “Offers” tab. You will find your current redemption preference, your current Woolworths Points balance as well as your savings/redemption value since joining.
To convert your Woolworths Reward points to Qantas Points, simply login to your Woolworth Rewards account online, head to ‘Redemption settings’ under ‘My Account’ and select “Convert to Qantas Points” which enable automatic conversion to 1,000 Qantas Points with 2,000 Woolworths Reward points accumulated.
No, you can only manage your Woolworths Rewards points online.
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