8 Free Ways to Earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points in 2021

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The Qantas Wellbeing App is one of many ways you can earn Qantas points for free. Photo: Adobe Stock.

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 up to 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. You could also earn Qantas points by scanning your card at BP – even if you’re just buying a coffee.

There are also quite a few ways to earn Qantas points for free! Here are eight ways to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points in 2021 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.

Earn free Qantas points with the Qantas Wellbeing App
Earn free Qantas points with the Qantas Wellbeing App

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. Download the Quandoo App

Quandoo is a restaurant booking platform that partners with Qantas Frequent Flyer. You can earn 100 Qantas points per reservation when booking a table via Quandoo… but that’s not all.

Simply by joining Quandoo and linking your Qantas Frequent Flyer account, you can earn an instant 400 Qantas points. Plus, you can earn an additional 500 Qantas points by downloading the Quandoo App.

Read more: Easy 900 Qantas Points with Quandoo

4. 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

5. 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 1,000 Qantas points. This also works for New Zealand residents.

6. Accept a call from Qantas Health Insurance

One more option is to use the Qantas Health Insurance Switching Assistant. You don’t have to buy a health insurance policy, but if you accept a call from Qantas Health Insurance you’ll get 1,000 Qantas points for free.

7. Bankwest Qantas Transaction account

With a Bankwest Qantas Transaction account, you can earn Qantas points in lieu of interest on the balance (up to a balance of $50,000). This method isn’t quite as simple, but it is free and there are no ongoing account fees if you deposit at least $2,000 per month.

8. Get vaccinated against COVID-19

Until 31 December 2021, Australians who’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can claim their choice of rewards from Qantas including 1,000 free points.

Read more: How to Claim Your Qantas COVID-19 Vaccination Reward


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?


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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

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Annette Bills

Being senior in years, I am wondering how much it is to pay for a day pass to the Qantas Club. I am e frequent flyer.

Phillip Connolly

Get a Qantas credit card or a Bendigo card


There’s an associated cost of the annual fee