With fewer people travelling at the moment, some Qantas Frequent Flyer members may be at risk of their points expiring. Qantas Frequent Flyer points will expire if you don’t earn or redeem at least one point every 18 months. Although there are ways to reinstate expired Qantas points, you’ll likely only recover 50% of your old balance. So it’s a really good idea to keep your account active and ensure your points don’t expire in the first place.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points without travelling. From point-earning credit cards to online shopping, there are tons of ways to earn points without even leaving your home. For example, you could earn 1 Qantas point per dollar for shopping at eBay via the Qantas Online Mall – or even up to 30 points per dollar with some online retailers on the Qantas Mall.
You don’t need to spend any money to earn Qantas points, either! Here are five ways to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points without buying anything or spending a cent…
1. Download the Qantas Wellbeing App
With the Qantas Wellbeing App, you can earn points for completing daily and weekly step goals, sleep health challenges, cycling and swimming. You could also earn free points for completing a BMI check, blood pressure quiz, car tyre pressure check or car brake check.
After the initial 28-day trial, you’ll earn points at a reduced rate if you haven’t purchased a Qantas Insurance product. But you’ll still earn regular Qantas points for ongoing use of the App, even without buying anything – which is enough to prevent your points from expiring.
You can also refer up to 20 friends per year to the Qantas Wellbeing app, and earn 150 free Qantas points each time.
2. Join HOYTS Rewards
HOYTS Rewards is the loyalty program of HOYTS Cinemas. It’s free to join as a Standard member, and you’ll earn 100 bonus Qantas points just for signing up.
All you have to do is link your Qantas Frequent Flyer account to your HOYTS Rewards account. You’ll generally receive the 100 free Qantas points directly in your Qantas account within 24 hours of linking your memberships.
3. Complete Red Planet surveys
Qantas Red Planet members can earn free points by completing surveys. After joining, you’ll be sent regular invitations to complete surveys and earn Qantas points. The amount of points earned will depend on the length of the survey, but you can expect to earn approximately 150 Qantas points for a 15-minute survey. And if you don’t qualify to participate in a given survey, you’ll still be given 15 points for your trouble.
Red Planet surveys are discussed on this Australian Frequent Flyer thread: Qantas Red Planet
4. Get a free hearing check with Audika
If you’re over 26 years old and have never had a hearing test, you can earn bonus Qantas points with Audika.
Simply book and attend a free hearing test or screen with Audika, and you’ll receive 2,000 Qantas points.
The 2,000-point offer is a limited time promotion that ends on 30 September 2020. But you’ll still earn 1,000 Qantas points for completing a hearing check outside of this special promotion.
5. Join Afterpay
If you’re not already a member of the “buy now, pay later” service Afterpay, you can earn 500 Qantas points for free by joining Afterpay and linking your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. If you’re a new Afterpay member, you don’t even need to buy anything to earn the 500 bonus points for signing up.
This offer is also available to existing Afterpay members that link their Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts, but only if the member has not made any Afterpay purchases since at least 8 July 2019 (i.e. for more than a year since this offer was launched).
Some of these methods are discussed on this Australian Frequent Flyer forum thread: Is this an “activity” that can extend the 18 months expiry date of QFF points?