Earn Qantas Status Credits at WoolworthsIt’s now possible to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer status credits at Woolworths supermarkets until 30 June 2020.

If you’re a Woolworths Rewards member and have opted in to earning Qantas points, every 2,000 Woolworths Rewards points is converted to 1,000 Qantas points. This conversion happens automatically within 24 hours of reaching 2,000 Woolworths Rewards points.

Between now and 30 June 2020, you’ll also earn 10 Qantas status credits each time 2,000 Woolworths Rewards points are converted to Qantas points – up to a maximum of 50 status credits per member. Status credits count towards your Qantas Frequent Flyer status.

The bonus status credits earned from this promotion count towards Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum One status. They will not count towards loyalty bonuses or Qantas Status Accelerator challenges. According to the offer terms & conditions, it may take up to six weeks for the bonus Qantas status credits to reach your account.

How to maximise this offer

Normally, you’ll earn 1 Woolworths Rewards point per $1 spent at Woolworths, Big W, BWS or Caltex. This means you would have to spend $2,000 to earn 1,000 Qantas points – and, during this promotion, 10 status credits.

But the good news is that you don’t have to spend anywhere near $10,000 to earn the full 50 status credits from this promotion! You can earn lots of bonus points by maximising Woolworths Rewards targeted offers.

For example, some Woolworths Rewards members received an offer similar to this last week:

Example of a targeted Woolworths Rewards offer
Example of a targeted Woolworths Rewards offer

With this offer, you could earn 6,000 Woolworths Rewards bonus points – which would convert to 3,000 Qantas points and 30 status credits – for a spend of just $80.

There are some useful tips on maximising supermarket offers in our article on Flybuys program hacks.

It’s also possible to earn Velocity Frequent Flyer status credits by shopping at Coles. With this regular program feature, you would earn 1 status credit per $100 spent at Coles, up to a maximum of 10 status credits per month. With the Coles offer, Velocity status credits earned are based on your spend – rather than number of Flybuys points converted to Velocity points. (Even though Virgin Australia is currently in voluntary administration and Velocity redemptions have been paused, it is still currently possible to earn Velocity points – including by transferring from Flybuys.)

When shopping at Woolworths, don’t forget that you can also save 5% on your grocery bill by purchasing e-gift cards from Cashrewards!

More ways to earn status credits on the ground

As Qantas extends its flight cancellations – now until the end of July – and travel restrictions remain in place, it’s quite difficult for most frequent flyers to earn status credits at the moment. Qantas realises this, and has come up with a range of temporary ways for members to earn status credits on the ground. In addition to this Woolworths Rewards promotion, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn status credits at BP petrol stations until 30 June 2020.

Issuing Qantas Frequent Flyer points is also one of the few ways Qantas can continue to earn revenue at the moment. So, the airline is coming up with a range of initiatives to encourage its frequent flyers to earn more points through its loyalty program partners. Having already launched Qantas Points Club in March 2020, the airline also began a “Qantas Frequent Dreamer” campaign last week.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Earn 10 SC per 2000 WWR converted to QFF (up to 50 SC) promo

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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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