Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn 20 status credits when redeeming points on wine, as part of a limited-time Qantas Wine promotion.
Until 4 September 2021, you’ll receive 20 Qantas status credits when redeeming at least 30,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points for selected “status credit eligible” products from the Qantas Wine store. Eligible products include specific white and red wine cases, beer cases, hampers and spirits, including the Qantas Centenary Four Pillars gin which is available for 12,500 Qantas points per bottle.
You can see all of the products available as part of this Redemptions Offer on the Qantas Wine website. Note that some items are already sold out.
All products on the Qantas Wine online store can also be purchased using money (instead of points). But to earn the 20 status credits from this promotion, which count towards your Qantas status, you would need to redeem at least 30,000 Qantas points in one transaction.
The status credits from this offer will be credited to your account within 14 days. They should count towards lifetime status and be eligible to rollover into your next membership year. But they will not contribute towards any Loyalty Bonuses, or Platinum/Platinum One Bonus Rewards. If you cancel your order or return the wine, the status credits will be removed from your account.
Is this a good deal?
It really depends. Do you need status credits or wine – or both?
If you have lots of Qantas points to spare, and enjoy drinking wine, this promotion could represent a useful opportunity to convert some of your points into status credits without setting foot on a plane.
On the other hand, it’s not the most lucrative way to earn status credits when redeeming points. If you’re in Qantas Points Club, for example, you could earn more status credits while spending fewer points by booking Classic Flight Rewards.
The other question is… are Qantas Wine redemptions a good use of Qantas Frequent Flyer points?
Well, you would likely get better value for your Qantas points by redeeming for a flight or upgrade. However, Qantas Classic Wine Rewards are one of the best ways to redeem Qantas points on the ground. You’ll generally get a better return for your points by redeeming them for wine than with gift cards or products from the Qantas Rewards Store. So if you’re stuck at home and the status credits would come in handy, it’s not a terrible use of Qantas points.
Some of the better redemptions available through this offer include:
- Monterra Limestone Coast Shiraz 2019 – 10,000 points for a case of 6 worth $150
- Bird In Hand Two In The Bush Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020 – 10,000 points for a case worth $135
- Hewitson Ned & Henrys Barossa Shiraz 2019 – 25,000 points for a case worth $336
You can mix & match between “status credit eligible” products. You’ll still earn 20 status credits as long as you spend at least 30,000 Qantas points.
Other ways to earn Qantas status credits without flying
Qantas has offered a range of ways to earn status credits on the ground while flying is reduced during the pandemic. But this is the first time status credits have been offered with Qantas Wine.
Other current opportunities to earn Qantas status credits on the ground include:
- Earn 50 status credits by spending $50 at BP at least five times by 30 September 2021
- Earn 15 status credits with Qantas’ COVID-19 vaccination rewards offer
- Earn 80 status credits with the Qantas Premier Platinum credit card sign-up offer
The airline said last week that it plans to offer even more ways to earn points and status credits on the ground in the near future.
Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: 30K QFF points + wine for 20 SCs = good deal?
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