How to Buy Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

Need some more Qantas Frequent Flyer points for your next reward? It’s possible to buy Qantas points directly from the airline on the Qantas website. But you can get even cheaper Qantas points with the regular Qantas Wine offers.

When buying Qantas top-up points, you can purchase between 1,000 and 150,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points per transaction. There is a limit of four top-up points purchases within a 12-month period. Purchases can be made in increments of 1,000 points up to 30,000 points, or increments of 5,000 Qantas points for transactions above 30,000 points. To purchase top-up points from Qantas, you must have already been a Qantas Frequent Flyer member for at least 30 days.

Qantas points can be purchased on the Qantas website if paying with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. For other payment methods, you would need to contact the Qantas Frequent Flyer Service Centre. Buying points over the phone attracts a $35 fee.


How to buy Qantas Points online

To buy Qantas points online, simply go to the Qantas website and select “top-up points”:

Buy Qantas top-up points on the Qantas websiteYou’ll then be prompted to log into your Qantas Frequent Flyer account, if you haven’t already done so. On the next page, simply select the amount of points you wish to purchase from the drop-down menu:


Buy Qantas top-up points on the Qantas website

How much does it cost to buy Qantas Points?

Qantas top-up points start at a cost of $56 for 1,000 points, and vary in price depending on how many you buy. It would cost $3,999 to purchase the maximum amount of 150,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points.

Here is a list of Qantas top-up points prices:

Number of points Price (AUD) Number of points Price (AUD)
1,000 $56 28,000 $857
2,000 $89 29,000 $884
3,000 $128 30,000 $929
4,000 $168 35,000 $1,038
5,000 $208 40,000 $1,155
6,000 $245 45,000 $1,267
7,000 $279 50,000 $1,427
8,000 $313 55,000 $1,511
9,000 $347 60,000 $1,647
10,000 $388 65,000 $1,782
11,000 $408 70,000 $1,919
12,000 $427 75,000 $2,055
13,000 $468 80,000 $2,192
14,000 $497 85,000 $2,328
15,000 $532 90,000 $2,464
16,000 $544 95,000 $2,600
17,000 $570 100,000 $2,730
18,000 $590 105,000 $2,860
19,000 $612 110,000 $2,990
20,000 $645 115,000 $3,120
21,000 $662 120,000 $3,250
22,000 $691 125,000 $3,380
23,000 $718 130,000 $3,510
24,000 $747 135,000 $3,640
25,000 $790 140,000 $3,770
26,000 $803 145,000 $3,900
27,000 $830 150,000 $3,999

Points do become cheaper as you buy more. The cost per point ranges from 5.6 to 2.66 cents per point, depending on how many Qantas points you purchase.

Ordinarily, buying Qantas points is relatively poor value. But it could still be worthwhile if you’re just a little short of the points required for a valuable reward flight or upgrade.


Cheaper Qantas Points with Qantas Wine Offers

Rather than buying Qantas top-up points, a cheaper method is to take advantage of a bonus points offer from Qantas Wine. The airline’s online wine retailer regularly gives away generous amounts of bonus points when you purchase a case of wine. This is a popular way to buy Qantas points as you’ll often pay less than you would when buying Qantas top-up points – and you’ll also get a case of wine!

Qantas Wine releases new bonus point offers weekly. A typical offer is 10,000 Qantas points for a case of wine that costs around $300. During some exceptional sales, you can even receive 20,000 bonus points at a cost of around $390.

Typical bonus points offer from Qantas Wine
Typical bonus points offer from Qantas Wine

If you were to buy 10,000 Qantas points outright as top-up points, you would pay $388 – and wouldn’t receive any wine! With Qantas Wine, you’ll also receive 1 Qantas point per dollar spent and free delivery on orders over $300. Premium members receive an additional 2 Qantas points per dollar and free delivery on all orders, regardless of the purchase amount.

When ordering from Qantas Wine, you’ll sometimes receive the bonus points within 24 hours – but it usually takes 1-2 weeks for the points to credit. So if you need points urgently, purchasing Qantas top-up points could still be a better option.


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