Qantas Hotels has launched a 3-day flash sale offering triple points on its range of hotels worldwide. This means you could pocket 9 Qantas Points per dollar on hotel bookings.
The offer is available for 3 days, between 10 October and 12 October. You can book for a stay anytime between now and 30 September 2022.
While most rates are eligible, there are a couple of exceptions.
Firstly, Classic Hotel Rewards. As these do not normally earn points, there are no points offered under this deal. In addition, this offer is only for hotel bookings. As a result, there is no bonus on Airbnb bookings.
Secondly, hotels booked through the luxury hotel offers which normally earn 6 points per dollar will be boosted to 9 points per dollar, rather than tripling the normal offer.
Qantas Hotels is an accommodation booking service run through Qantas. It brings together over 200,000 hotels worldwide. One of its unique selling points is that it offers Qantas Points when using its service to book hotels.
While it also offers the opportunity to use points to make hotel bookings, this may not be the best use of points. As a result, we focus on the ability to earn points.
How many Qantas Points can I earn?
The standard earn rate at Qantas Hotels is 3 Qantas Points per $1 AUD you spend on your booking. However, they run promotions offering bonus points when meeting the requirements of the promotion.
When will I receive my Qantas Points?
Unfortunately, it does take time to receive your points through these bookings. First of all, you have to actually complete your stay. Then you need to wait up to 8 weeks for the points to post.
So, if you are looking for a quick boost to your points balance, this is not the place to be looking.
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, with 9 points per dollar on offer, it may sway you toward using Qantas Hotels for your booking.
Of course, the above assumes that prices are the same at Qantas Hotels as they are at other online booking sites. My experience is that there can sometimes be differences in price. Sometimes it can be cheaper to book through Qantas Hotels, and sometimes more expensive. As always, it pays to compare prices from various online sites.
Since Qantas Hotels moved to a standard rate of 3 points per dollar on all hotels, double points offers have popped up from time to time.
Triple Points are normally about as good as it gets. If you are looking for a hotel at the moment, this could be quite a good offer.
To make a booking, check through to the Qantas Hotels website.