Credit card sign-up bonus point offers are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points.
By applying for a Qantas points-earning credit card with a generous sign-up offer, you could earn up to 150,000 bonus Qantas points! Some credit card offers even come with status credits as well, which contribute towards your Qantas Frequent Flyer status tier.
To earn bonus Qantas points from a credit card sign-up promotion, you’ll generally need to spend a minimum amount on the card within the first few months. Beware that most banks will not award points to existing cardholders or anyone who has already held a credit card with the same bank during the previous 12 months (or 18 months for Amex cards).
There are many Qantas credit cards with sign-up bonus point offers available. As of June 2021, the best current offer belongs to the Qantas American Express Ultimate card which is giving up to 120,000 Qantas points and 120 status credits to new cardholders! This offer expires on 15 June 2021 and to earn the bonus points and status credits, you would need to be approved for the card and spend at least $4,500 on it within the first 3 months. This card has a $450 annual fee, but this is offset by a $450 annual Qantas travel credit.
See below for more details about this and other current Qantas credit card sign-up bonus point offers.
Up to 125,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points earned from any Qantas credit card sign-up offer will also count towards your Qantas Points Club membership! You’d need to earn 150,000 Qantas points during your membership year to reach Points Club status, or 350,000 Qantas points for Points Club Plus membership, with no more than 20,000 of those points coming from flights. Points Club benefits include Qantas Club lounge passes or membership, and the ability to earn status credits on Qantas reward flights.
Finally, you should be aware that applying for credit cards could affect your credit rating – particularly if you apply for multiple cards within a short time. You can check your credit rating for free with services such as Equifax or Get Credit Score.
List of the top current Qantas credit card sign-up offers
To help you choose a Qantas points credit card with a great sign-up bonus offer, we’ve put together a list of the best current Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up offers. This list is updated monthly and was last edited in June 2021.
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|Card||Bonus Points||Annual fee||Offer expiry||Minimum spend to earn bonus points|
|1. Qantas Amex Ultimate||120,000 Qantas points + 120 status credits||$450||15 June 2021||Spend $4,500 within 3 months.
|2. Qantas Premier Platinum||80,000 Qantas points + 80 status credits||$299
($225 in first year)
|4 August 2021||Spend $4,000 within 3 months to earn 80,000 points. Make any eligible purchase by 4/9/21 to earn 80 status credits.
|3. Qantas Premier Titanium||150,000 Qantas points||$1,200||30 June 2021||Spend $5,000 within 3 months.
|4. Westpac Altitude Qantas Black||120,000 Qantas points||$300||7 September 2021||Spend $4,000 within 90 days to get 90,000 points. Renew the card for a second year to get another 30,000 points.
|5. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black||120,000 Qantas points||$425
($225 in first year)
|Ongoing||Spend $3,000 within 3 months.
|6. NAB Qantas Rewards Signature||110,000 Qantas points||$395
($295 in first year)
|Ongoing||Spend $3,000 within 60 days to get 90,000 points. Renew the card for a second year to get another 20,000 points.
|7. Citi Qantas Prestige||100,000 Qantas points||$749||31 January 2022||Spend $7,500 within 60 days.
|8. St George Amplify Signature||90,000 Qantas points||$279||28 September 2021||Spend $6,000 within 90 days.
Many of the current Australian credit card sign-up deals are discussed on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: AFF Credit Card Promotions Threads
What can you do with Qantas points?
To give you a rough idea, 100,000 Qantas points could get you:
- 15 one-way Jetstar Economy class flights between Adelaide and Melbourne,
- 6 return Qantas Economy class flights between Sydney and Brisbane,
- 5 one-way Qantas Business class flights between Melbourne and Hobart,
- 9 Business class upgrades on Qantas flights between Sydney and Melbourne,
- A one-way Qantas Business class flight from Sydney to Johannesburg (once borders reopen)
A large serve of bonus Qantas points would also get you well on your way to booking a Qantas Oneworld Classic Flight Reward, which can be used to fly around the world with up to five stopovers! This starts from 132,400 Qantas points + taxes for Economy class.
This article from Frequent Flyer Solutions contains a more detailed list of what you can do with different amounts of Qantas Frequent Flyer points.
Please note: This article is not financial advice. Seek professional advice before applying for credit cards, or any kind of credit for that matter.