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! From time to time, some credit card offers 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 eligible purchases 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 American Express cards). However, this restriction does not generally apply to additional cardholders who can apply for a new card in their own right and still earn bonus points.
There are many Qantas credit cards with sign-up bonus point offers available. As of December 2021, the highest current offer belongs to the Qantas Premier Titanium card which is giving 150,000 bonus Qantas points to new cardholders. This offer is available until 28 February 2022, although it’s not for everyone as this card has a $1,200 annual fee and requires you to have a pre-tax income of at least $200,000.
If that isn’t for you, don’t worry – there are lots of other sign-up offers with generous amounts of bonus Qantas points available for other credit cards!
See below for more details about this month’s best current Qantas credit card sign-up bonus point offers.
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 available in Australia. This list is updated monthly and was last edited in December 2021.
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|Card||Bonus Points||Annual fee||Offer expiry||Minimum spend to earn bonus points|
|1. Qantas Premier Titanium||150,000 Qantas points||$1,200||28 February 2022||Spend $5,000 within 3 months.
|2. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black||130,000 Qantas points||$425
($170 in first year)
|Ongoing||Spend $3,000 within 3 months to get 100,000 points. Renew for a second year to get another 30,000 points.
|3. Westpac Altitude Black (Qantas)||120,000 Qantas points||$300||24 February 2022||Spend $4,000 within 90 days to get 90,000 points. Renew the card for a second year to get another 30,000 points.
|4. 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 for a second year to get another 20,000 points.
|5. Citi Qantas Prestige||100,000 Qantas points||$749||31 January 2022||Spend $7,500 within 60 days.
|6. Amex Platinum Charge||200,000 Amex Membership Rewards points (worth 100,000 Qantas points)||$1,450||Ongoing||Spend $3,000 within 3 months to get 150,000 Amex points. Renew for a second year to get another 50,000 points.
|7. Qantas Premier Platinum||90,000 Qantas points||$299
($199 in first year)
|28 February 2022||Spend $3,500 within 3 months.
|8. St George Amplify Signature||90,000 Qantas points||$279||24 February 2022||Spend $6,000 within 90 days.
Note that the Amplify Signature credit card with the same offer is also available from Bank of Melbourne or Bank SA.
Many of the current Australian credit card sign-up deals are discussed on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: AFF Credit Card Promotions Threads
What does 100,000 Qantas points get you?
To give you a rough idea, 100,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points would be enough for:
- 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.
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.
Please note: This article is not financial advice. Seek professional advice before applying for credit cards, or any kind of credit for that matter.