The ability to earn Qantas Points at restaurants in the Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group is coming to an end. The partnership is wrapping up at the end of October. A note on the Qantas Frequent Flyer site states
Effective from 1 November 2023, Qantas Frequent Flyers can no longer earn or use Qantas Points with The Meat & Wine Co, Hunter & Barrel, 6HEAD, Italian Street Kitchen and Ribs & Burgers.
Until 31 October
When dining out at participating restaurants, Qantas Frequent Flyers will earn Qantas Points as follows:
- 3 Qantas Points per dollar spent at premium venues including 6HEAD, Hunter & Barrel, and Meat & Wine Co
- 2 Qantas Points per dollar spent at Ribs & Burgers and Italian Street Kitchen.
In order to earn points, you will need to scan your Qantas Frequent Flyer card when you make your payment. You can use either a physical card or the electronic card available in the Qantas App.
Qantas Frequent Flyers can also use points to pay for their meal at participating restaurants. You can choose to pay in full or to make a part payment with your Qantas Points. Qantas describes this as using Points + Pay. In order to pay with your points, you will need to use the Qantas App in a similar way it is used to pay for fuel at BP.
If you are paying for your meal with points, you will be able to redeem 4,000 Qantas Points to reduce your bill by $20. This means you will get 0.5cents for each Qantas Point you redeem. This is on par with the redemption rate when redeeming for fuel at BP.
This new partnership looks similar to a previous arrangement with the Rockpool group that ended a few years ago. It is certainly good to see a new partnership for points earning.
This partnership adds the ability to earn extra points while eating out. While you have been able to earn points by paying for the meal by credit card or booking through Quandoo, this adds another opportunity. Of course, you will have to eat at a participating restaurant.
For further information, refer to the Seagrass Hospitality page on the Qantas Frequent Flyer site.