Strategy for getting QFF points

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trippin_the_rift

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Earlier this year I moved all my credit card off QFF direct earn and now warehouse them.
Problem now is, I wouldn't mind sending some points to QFF, but I have no options with the banks I'm warehousing with.

It's almost like QFF is making it difficult to do business with them. I don't want any dedicated QFF direct earn cards.
Does anyone else have the same dilemma? Any recommendations?
 

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Actually, Qantas are making it very easy. With them, you only have one choice. And that's all I'll say - there's been enough debated about in the first thread when direct sweep was instituted.

The only card that springs to mind is the American Express Platinum (Charge) Card. Hefty annual fee for whatever it brings, but it uses Ascent Premium rather than the standard Ascent programme, of which QFF is a transfer partner of the Premium programme.

Apart from that, you probably don't have any other choices if you want to hold off transfers at your own discretion.

Frankly if your strategy is centred off QFF accumulation anyway then I have no idea why you would want to start thinking of this complexity now.
 

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The high $$ Amex cards never gave me value and have kept away from them using the Edge for limited uses. I keep the WWEDR and NAB cards (free with package) to send some points to QFF only for use in QStore and domestic where VA is unable to supply. At least 90% of my points earn are warehoused away from QF.
 

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As far as I can tell the Westpac Altitude Business Platinum goes to FF and other programs.
 

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Earlier this year I moved all my credit card off QFF direct earn and now warehouse them.
Problem now is, I wouldn't mind sending some points to QFF, but I have no options with the banks I'm warehousing with.

It's almost like QFF is making it difficult to do business with them. I don't want any dedicated QFF direct earn cards.
Does anyone else have the same dilemma? Any recommendations?

I've been thinking along similar lines as yourself but kind of in reverse. ie. All of my cards direct sweep to QFF but I think I'd like to diversify a bit but still have the opportunity to credit them to QF for upgrades etc.
I've settled on the Amex Plat Charge card. It's expensive (I get a discount as mine will be through the AMA) but I should easily break even on the benefits provided and the sign-up bonus will come in very handy.
 

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I keep a range of credit cards in my wallet: Westpac Earth Black AMEX or NAB QFF Platinum AMEX for QFF earn, or NAB Velocity Platinum AMEX for Velocity. Depending which program needs a top up, I just switch around which card becomes the primary one during the month. Always default back to EDR for non-Amex purchases. I like to keep both programs topped up with a healthy balance. I always purchase my QF flights with my Westpac Amex and VA flights with the direct Amex Velocity card for the bonus points. I find it useful to spread the fun around.
 

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I keep a range of credit cards in my wallet: Westpac Earth Black AMEX or NAB QFF Platinum AMEX for QFF earn, or NAB Velocity Platinum AMEX for Velocity. Depending which program needs a top up, I just switch around which card becomes the primary one during the month. Always default back to EDR for non-Amex purchases. I like to keep both programs topped up with a healthy balance. I always purchase my QF flights with my Westpac Amex and VA flights with the direct Amex Velocity card for the bonus points. I find it useful to spread the fun around.

I had similar cards and uses though with the Altitude Black and NAB which I swapped a few times over the years between NAB QFF & NAB Velocity. Can also justify holding the Citi Infinity (old Select) for my non Amex spend with EDR always getting some government allocations.
Worth considering swapping from Black to Business Platinum with the 12 month no fees offer as able to get the best of both worlds. They also with one phone call last week to easily transfer my sizeable Altitude Black points stockpile across to the new Business card so points can now also be sent to QFF if need be.
QStore and Westpac have always been our favourites for our electronics and home appliances needs along with Velocity for hotels and car hire.
 

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I had similar cards and uses though with the Altitude Black and NAB which I swapped a few times over the years between NAB QFF & NAB Velocity. Can also justify holding the Citi Infinity (old Select) for my non Amex spend with EDR always getting some government allocations.
Worth considering swapping from Black to Business Platinum with the 12 month no fees offer as able to get the best of both worlds. They also with one phone call last week to easily transfer my sizeable Altitude Black points stockpile across to the new Business card so points can now also be sent to QFF if need be.
QStore and Westpac have always been our favourites for our electronics and home appliances needs along with Velocity for hotels and car hire.

Don't think you can do this . My Altitude Business Plat has the same FF transfer options as my Altitude Black. I think Altitude Qantas Business is the direct sweep version a bit like Earth. I don't think points can go from Altitude Rewards to Altitude Qantas Rewards when you move them from Altitude Black
 

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Don't think you can do this . My Altitude Business Plat has the same FF transfer options as my Altitude Black. I think Altitude Qantas Business is the direct sweep version a bit like Earth. I don't think points can go from Altitude Rewards to Altitude Qantas Rewards when you move them from Altitude Black

I stand corrected and serves me right for taking the word of a Westpac customer rep as thought it was too good to be true.
Just checked with an Altitude rewards rep and card has the same option as others being either QFF direct sweep or the rest.
Not that I would contemplate ever doing it but the Altitudes rep advised if I went for the QFF monthly sweep option, my current Altitude points balance would sweep across to QFF on my next statement date.
 
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