Last Friday was the last day to earn or redeem Velocity Frequent Flyer points at BP petrol stations. Since Saturday, 1 February 2020, BP is now a partner of Qantas instead.
Once Qantas and BP receive final ACCC approval, BP plans to give its customers the option of earning BP Rewards points or Qantas Frequent Flyer points at the bowser. It could still take a few more months before this is finalised, but the first stage of the BP/Qantas partnership is already up and running.
Earn Qantas Business Rewards points with BP Plus
While the full partnership is still under review, the ACCC has given approval for Qantas Business Rewards to become the exclusive loyalty partner of BP Plus. Aimed at businesses with a fleet of vehicles, the BP Plus fuel card offers discounts and a single monthly invoice. Now, by linking your BP Plus card with a Qantas Business Rewards account, you can also earn Qantas points:
- 1 Qantas Point per litre of Ultimate 98
- 1 Qantas Point per 2 litres of 91, Diesel and Ultimate Diesel
- 1 Qantas Point per $1 on eligible in-store purchases
It’s free to join BP Plus, however there are monthly fees of $4.95 per card if you have 1-2 cards, or $2.20/card for 3 or more cards. There is normally an $89.50 Qantas Business Rewards joining fee, however you can join Qantas Business Rewards for free via BP Plus.
As a result of this new partnership, you can no longer earn Qantas Business Rewards points with the Caltex StarCard.
BP Plus Launch Offer: 100,000 Bonus Qantas Points
To celebrate the launch of Qantas Business Rewards as the exclusive BP Plus fuel partner, you can earn up to 100,000 bonus Qantas points by signing up for a BP Plus account by 30 April 2020.
To earn the first 50,000 Qantas points, you would need to spend at least $150 on fuel per month for the first five months. To earn the remaining 50,000 points, you would need to purchase at least 20,000 litres of fuel within the first six months.
This offer is not available to existing BP Plus account holders. See the BP Plus website for more details about this offer.
While many AFF members are planning to earn the first 50,000 bonus points, most say that buying 20,000 litres of fuel within six months is an unrealistic target for them.
Easy 50,000 points coming up. Unless I can somehow get family members to rack up the petrol consumption on my card there’s no way the second lot of 50,000 points is achievable for me.
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