Qantas is offering Frequent Flyers a bonus of up to 50% when purchasing Top-Up points. The bonus is available until midnight, Friday 16 April 2021.
There is a bit of a sliding scale on the bonus – and to get the full 50% bonus you will need to purchase 16,000 Qantas Points or more. If you purchase fewer points, you will get a bonus of 10%, 20%, or 30% depending on the exact number purchased.
Purchasing Top-Up Points
If you are just short of points for a Reward, you can purchase Top-Up points directly from Qantas.
You can purchases points on the Qantas website. If you go down this path, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
If you would like to pay by some other method (Diners Club or JCB card), you will need to contact the Qantas Frequent Flyer Service Centre. However, this method will attract an additional fee of $35.
The basic rules when buying Top-Up points are
- Points may be purchased in blocks of 1,000
- The Minimum purchase is now 1,000 points, up to a maximum of 150,000 points per purchase.
- You can purchase top-up points four times in a 12-month period
- You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member for at least 30 days before purchasing Top-up points online
In order to purchase points, you will need to log into your Top-Up Points page on the Qantas Frequent Flyer website. If you are navigating to the Top-Up Points page on the Qantas website, you can find the Top-Up Points option in the menu
There you will need to select how many points you wish to purchase. This starts from 1,000 points and goes up in increments of 1,000 points. You will then be shown the price of the points.
Once you have selected the number of points you wish to purchase, you can proceed to the checkout page. This will prompt you to enter your credit card details.
Cost of Points
While Qantas used to publish a chart showing the points costs, this seems to have been removed. You now have to select an option from the dropdown to find out how much they will cost.
If you purchase 1,000 points, this will set you back $56, which works out to 5.6 cents per point. Fortunately, the cost does decrease as you purchase more points. The maximum 150,000 points costs $3,999 or 2.66 cents each.
For sure, these are expensive points. However, if you need just a few thousand or so to get an award, then it may be a useful way of getting those extra points.
The ability to buy additional points is offered by both Velocity and Qantas Frequent Flyer. While they can be an expensive way to purchase points, there can be times when it is a good option to use.