Qantas are offering triple points on new hotel bookings made through Qantas Hotels. Under the offer, you stand to earn 9 points per dollar, instead of the usual 3 points per dollar. You will need to make your booking by this Sunday – 27 May.
The offer applies to all hotels that are on sale through the Qantas Hotels booking site. That includes domestic and international hotels. While most rates are eligible, there is one exception – Classic Hotel Rewards.
Is it a good deal?
In most cases, I book through the hotel chain of where I am staying – as this allows me to use the loyalty program of that chain. However, it is not always possible to do this – and this is where Qantas Hotels or other sellers, such as Hotels.com can provide options.
In the Hotels.com reward program, you earn 1 hotel night after each 10 that you stay. So effectively a 10% rebate on your hotel bookings. come in. This generally works out better than the standard 3 Qantas Points per dollar that is on offer.
However, at 9 Qantas Points per dollar, this does sway things toward making a Qantas Hotels booking (assuming the room price is the same)
In the past, Qantas Hotels have offered up to 12 Qantas Points per dollar. However, since moving to 3 points per dollar on all hotels double points has been more common. So, while this is not the best offer ever, it is better than most recent offers.
Depending on how you value points, this could easily offer a 10% return on your hotel booking costs.
As is usual with the hotel promotions, the double points offer does not extend to AirBnb bookings. These remain at 1 point per dollar.