One member was recently 4,500 points short of a reward flight. Thanks to our community’s advice, they were able to bridge their points shortfall in under 24 hours.
I want to book 2 qantas J points fares SFO-BNE. I have not flown Qantas in a number of years and am 4500 points short for the 2 x J fares. Any suggestions on how to get a quick fire 5K points.
Credit card sign-up bonuses are the cheapest way to earn tens, or even hundreds of thousands of points. But you do need to go to the effort of applying for a new credit card, and the points can take several months to credit. If you’re just after a quick, cheap and easy top-up of Qantas points, there are several other recommended methods.
Qantas sells top-up points on its website. These points will be added to your account straight away. You can purchase up to 120,000 top-up points per year, but you do need to have a specific reward in mind. You’ll also need to have at least 75% of the points required for that reward in your account before purchasing the points. In this case, our member is easily eligible. But at a price-tag of $182 for 5,000 points, purchasing top-up points from Qantas is not sensational value.
You can just buy the points on the QF website. $182 and you can secure your 2 x J tickets instantly.
There’s another method that is not only cheaper than buying top-up points, but also comes with some bonus wine! EpiQure, Qantas’ online wine store, regularly offers bonus points on cases of wine. For example, you can currently buy half a dozen bottles of Tahbilk shiraz for $150, and earn 5,000 bonus points for the purchase. These offers are regularly updated. Points earned through Qantas epiQure typically credit within 24 hours.
EpiQure points post pretty quickly – from almost instant to only several hours in my experience
If you have a family member that is willing to lend or gift you points, you can also use a family transfer. Up to 600,000 Qantas points can be transferred between family members each year.
A family transfer or QF business rewards transfer would also work if available
There is a minimum transfer amount of 5,000 points. If your family member has less than this in their account, you can first transfer 5,000 points to their account. Then transfer those 5,000 points, plus their account balance, back to yourself.
Our member ended up purchasing wine from epiQure and was able to secure their award flights the next day!
EpiQure purchase worked well, for less than buying the points directly from the website, I got enough points through a bonus offer (posted overnight) plus 6 bottles of wine, and the J tickets booked this morning. Thanks for the assistance.
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