Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now earn up to 15,000 bonus Qantas points and 30 status credits by switching to Red Energy. This limited-time promotion is running until 10 January 2021.
New Red Energy customers will receive 10,000 Qantas points and 20 status credits by signing up for an electricity service at a new address. New customers can also earn 5,000 Qantas points and 10 status credits with a new Red Energy gas account. These offers can be combined to earn the full 15,000 points and 30 status credits.
The deal is available to residents of NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and ACT. This is how Red Energy defines “new customers” who are eligible for this offer:
You could be eligible if you are a new customer of Red Energy, or an existing customer of Red Energy signing up to a new supply address.
Qantas status credits, which count towards your Qantas Frequent Flyer status tier, are traditionally only earned by flying. But with limited travel opportunities in 2020, Qantas has already partnered with BP, Woolworths and some luxury hotels to offer status credits for spending with program partners this year. The Red Energy bonus is the latest such offer.
If you’re currently looking for a way to earn status credits without flying, and can’t take advantage of the Red Energy offer, there are also still a small number of credit cards giving status credits as part of their sign-up bonus offers. This includes the Qantas Premier Platinum credit card which currently comes with 100,000 points and 75 status credits.
Some AFF members have already switched their electricity and gas provider to Red Energy, and have been happy with the result.
YMMV as charges are largely dependent on location and wholesale provider, but I switched electricity and gas from Alinta to Red Energy in metro Sydney last year and found them quite competitive – especially when factoring in the sign-on bonus, points for spend, referral promos and Amex acceptance.
I have compared plans with Energy Australia and Red seems quite reasonable so i switched , the rest is a bonus. Happy Chappy!
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