Woolworths Online ‘pauses’ Qantas Points through the Online Mall


Woolworths has ‘paused’ the ability to earn Qantas Points through the Qantas Online mall.

In recent days, there has been a significant surge in online shopping at Woolworths. As a result, Woolworths has chosen to stop awarding Qantas Points through this channel.

This does not affect the earning of points through the Woolworths Rewards scheme. It is only the Qantas Points made available through online shopping that have been affected.

Qantas has posted the following notice on the Qantas Online Mall

Due to an overwhelming demand for online shopping, Woolworths have temporarily paused the ability to earn Qantas Points via the Qantas Shopping Online Mall. You can still earn Qantas Points with Woolworths Rewards by linking your accounts and choosing Qantas Points.

This is unfortunate, but understandable, in the current shopping climate. Hopefully, they will not have their finger on the pause button for too long.

Woolworths Online

Woolworths Online is the online ordering service provided by Woolworths, enabling you to purchase your groceries online. After you have made your purchase, you have the option to pick it up for free, or you can have it delivered.

While fees generally apply when having it delivered, there can be promotions offering free promotions. Alternatively, you can buy a delivery pass that helps to reduce delivery costs.

Maximise your points

As Woolworths Online also participates in the Woolworths Rewards program, there is an opportunity here to earn points from multiple sources:

  1. Earn 2 Qantas Points per dollar from the Qantas Online Mall
  2. Earn 1 Woolworths Rewards Point per dollar on purchases at Woolworths. These can convert to Qantas Points at a rate of 2000 Woolworths Rewards Points to 870 Qantas Points.
  3. Earn points when paying on your credit card. For example, if you pay on a David Jones American Express card, you could earn an additional 1.5 Qantas Points per dollar.

In order to earn points through the Qantas Shopping Online Mall, you have to follow a few steps. The most important thing is that you need to start your shopping at the Online Mall. From there, follow the links across to the Woolworths Online site.

Standard Offer

Outside promotional periods, the Qantas Shopping Online Mall offers 2 Qantas Points per dollar on most purchases at Woolworths Online. This gives an additional option to earn Qantas Points on everyday spend.

There are some exclusions that apply to earning points. The main exclusion is that you will not earn when purchasing gift cards. This is a fairly typical exclusion for these types of programs.

The terms and conditions of the Woolworth Online offer are

Qantas points are only available for online purchases made through the Online Mall. Qantas points are not eligible on gift cards. Coupons/promotional codes not listed on the Qantas site are not eligible to receive points.

Tax and delivery charges are not included in customer rewards. Discounts or offer codes not provided by this site will result in members not earning Qantas Points for a purchase.


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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.