Qantas Wine is an online retailer selling wine, spirits, beer and gourmet food. One of the reasons that it’s so popular among Qantas Frequent Flyer members is the ability to earn Qantas points on wine purchases – often with generous bonus points attached!
Anyone can purchase wine from the Qantas Wine online store, but there are some additional benefits available to premium members.
Qantas Wine Premium Membership normally costs $99 or 13,000 Qantas points per year, and you’ll earn 3 Qantas points per dollar on this membership fee. There are also some ways to get Qantas Wine Premium Membership for free!
Qantas Wine Premium membership benefits
So, is it worth paying $99 per year for Qantas Wine Premium membership? Let’s take a look at the benefits…
As a premium member of Qantas Wine, you’ll receive:
- Free delivery on all purchases
- Earn 3 Qantas points per $1 spent
- Complimentary joining gift of 3,000 Qantas points or a bottle of wine
- Member-exclusive products and deals
- Invitations to member-only wine tastings and events
You’ll be able to choose your free gift when signing up on the Qantas Wine website. In general, we would recommend choosing the bottle of wine as this is usually worth more than $50 – but it will depend on your personal taste.
Non-members still earn 1 Qantas point per dollar spent with Qantas Wine, and free delivery is offered to all customers on purchases of over $300. The extra Qantas points could come in handy if you order large amounts of wine, and the free delivery for members could be useful if you place frequent but smaller orders.
If you – like many Australian Frequent Flyer members – love your wine, then premium Qantas Wine membership could make sense. The joining gift alone is often worth close to the $99 joining fee.
When buying Qantas Wine membership – or anything else from the Qantas Wine store – we recommend paying by credit card rather than using your frequent flyer points to pay. Don’t forget that you can also earn points for your credit card spend if you have a credit card that earns frequent flyer points!
Become a Premium Member for free
If you would prefer not to pay the $99 annual fee, there are a few ways to become a Qantas Wine Premium Member for free.
If you’re a member of the Qantas Business Rewards program, you can join for free by linking your Qantas Frequent Flyer account and entering the code QBRWINE at the checkout when upgrading your membership. (Qantas Business Rewards members also earn an extra 2 Business Rewards points per dollar on Qantas Wine purchases.)
Complimentary Qantas Wine Premium Membership is also offered as a benefit with several Australian credit cards. These include:
- Qantas American Express Ultimate
- Qantas Premier Titanium
The Qantas American Express Ultimate credit card has a $450 annual fee, but it also comes with a $450 annual Qantas travel credit and Qantas Club lounge passes. That’s on top of the complimentary Qantas Wine Premium membership. With an uncapped earn rate of 1.25 Qantas points per dollar, it’s also a top-earner for Qantas Frequent Flyer points.
Complimentary membership is given to frequent flyers with Platinum One status, as well as Qantas Points Club members.
If you have Accor Plus membership and Accor ALL Gold, Platinum or Diamond status, you’ll also be automatically eligible for free Qantas Wine Premium membership. Simply link your Accor ALL and Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts.
Qantas Wine offers free premium membership during special promotions from time to time as well, so keep an eye out for promo codes. Note that you won’t receive the complimentary joining gift if taking advantage of an offer for free membership.
If you’re already a Qantas Wine Premium member, also keep an eye out for a complimentary renewal offer.
Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Any new free Qantas Wine premium signups?
Qantas Wine bonus points
The regular, generous bonus points offers from Qantas Wine is one of the reasons that the online alcohol retailer is so popular. Qantas Wine releases new bonus point offers weekly, with large amounts of bonus Qantas Frequent Flyer points typically available when buying a case of wine.
A typical Qantas Wine bonus points offer is 10,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points with a $300 case of wine.
During a particularly good promotion, you could even earn 25,000 bonus Qantas points with a case of wine costing $480.
It would cost $369 to purchase 10,000 Qantas top-up points, so this is not only a cheaper way to buy Qantas points but you’ll also get a delicious case of wine!
As a Qantas Wine Premium member, you would also receive 900 regular Qantas points on a $300 case at the higher earn rate of 3 points per dollar. And if you’re a Qantas Business Rewards member with a linked Qantas account, you’d earn 600 Qantas Business Rewards points on top of that.
You can also discuss the latest Qantas Wine offers on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Qantas Wine latest offering