how to transfer commonwealth award points

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    granted I havnt done this in a few months, but I'm trying to transfer my CBA award points to Qantas... Ive looked all over the rewards site and cant find ****... did they take it off or something?
     

  2. Craigo

    Craigo Intern

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    When I saw your post I logged onto to NetBank and had a look. On the Commonwealth Awards page there used to be a one click process to transfer points to Qantas. Now, you need to click on the 'Redeem Awards' on the left hand side menu, then click on 'Program Guide 2003-2004', then click on the 'Travel' category. This then brings up a menu box starting with a Flight Centre voucher. If you then scroll down the menu, the 'Qantas transfer' option is at the bottom. Easy, isn't it :roll: .

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the Commonwealth Bank don't want to encourage people to transfer their points to Qantas but use their non-flight awards instead. I've done some rough comparisons based on the value of a normal airfare (ie, 30,000 points = return NZ airfare or around $600-700, 220,000 points = J class airfare to Europe or $7,000-9,000) and transferring the points to my QFF account is always the best value for the points earned. In comparison, a $250 Flight Centre voucher is 34,900 points, and the BridgeClimb ($140-$180) is from 23,000 points.
     
  3. Guest

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    cba blows

    ahh thanks mate! got it :)

    yes I rmeember it being very easy to transfer points with the big icon on the main page some months back...

    I dont understand why anyone would want a flight center voucher.. what a waste of points!

    No idea why anyone would redeem for flight centre..
    I'll happily give someone $250 for 34,000 points... :)
     
  4. redrat

    redrat Member

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    Re: cba blows

    The going rate is a cent/point = $340 so I agree that $250 for 34k points is a good deal for the points recipient.
     
  5. wleong

    wleong Intern

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  6. akumaslair

    akumaslair Junior Member

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    Can you believe this, got a letter from CBA today saying that the ratio of points for CBA and qantas FF will increase from 1 to 2, for standard cards, I have found transferring to Qants FF is a great deal, a $1000 flight only requires around 50,000 points, = roughly 2c per point,

    Now I am going to close my credit card which I have had for 5 years to another one, does anyone know of a card whichhas a ratio of 1 to 1 for Qantas FF and no fees for fulltime students
    thanks in advance

    well done once again CBA.....
     
  7. arun

    arun Member

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    Please read other posts. CBA is not the only one doing it. Westpac as well! Try Citibank - but unfortunately they charge fees. Not sure if they have any exceptions for full time students.
     
  8. ffhound

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    Do as I am doing.

    Clos eyour CBA card and get a Woolworths/Safeway Ezyrewards Mastercard. For most purchases you will get 1 point per $1 and for shopping at Safeway/Woolworths you will get 1.25 points per $1. Points are transferable to Qantas or you can trade them in for shopping vouchers which IMHO are as good as cash.

    http://www.ezybanking.com.au/ezyrewards/tbc-ezyrewards.asp

    http://www.ezybanking.com.au/DEF-frame.asp?page=products

    Cost is $39 per year. That is probably cheaper than you are paying at present with your CBA card. Talk about CBA shooting itself in the foot.

    cheers Peter
     
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