If you’re in the market for a new credit card, sign-up bonus points offers can be an easy way to extra Qantas Frequent Flyer points in the process!
Many banks changed their credit card sign-up offers at the start of the new financial year. As of July 2020, there are currently four Australian credit cards offering 100,000 or more bonus sign-up Qantas points.
This month, there are also two credit cards offering 75 bonus Qantas status credits as part of the sign-up bonus. The ANZ Frequent Flyer Black card comes with 100,000 Qantas points and 75 status credits if you spend at least $3,000 in the first 3 months. (You’ll also get an additional 30,000 points if you keep the card for at least a year.)
Meanwhile, the Qantas Premier Platinum card comes with 75 status credits for making any eligible purchase by 30 November, plus 20,000 bonus Qantas points each month that you spend at least $1,500 during the first 4 months.
The top Qantas bonus points offer during July 2020 is with the Qantas Premier Titanium credit card, which comes with 150,000 Qantas points. That’s enough for 15 upgrades to Business class from red-eDeal tickets on domestic routes such as Sydney to Brisbane, or 30 Business upgrades from Economy Flex tickets. It would also be more than enough Qantas points to fly around the world on Oneworld airlines in Economy class once international travel resumes. But this card does have a hefty $1,200 annual fee, and is only available to customers with an annual income of at least $200,000.
Don’t forget that up to 125,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points earned from any credit card sign-up offer will also count towards Qantas Points Club membership. You’ll need to earn 150,000 Qantas points during your membership year to reach Points Club status, or 350,000 Qantas points for Points Club Plus membership, with no more than 20,000 of those points coming from flights. Qantas Points Club benefits include complimentary Qantas Club passes or membership and the possibility to earn status credits for Qantas-marketed Classic Flight Reward bookings.
If you’re thinking about applying for a new credit card and want to maximise your frequent flyer points, here are our picks for the best Qantas credit card offers available in July 2020…
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|Card||Bonus Points||Annual fee||Offer expiry||Minimum spend to earn bonus points|
|1. Qantas Premier Titanium||150,000 Qantas points||$1,200||24/02/21||
Spend $5,000 within 90 days.
|2. ANZ Frequent Flyer Black||130,000 Qantas points + 75 status credits||$425
($150 cash back in first year)
Spend $3,000 within 3 months to receive 100,000 Qantas points & 75 Qantas status credits. Renew to earn 30,000 points in the second year.
|3. NAB Qantas Rewards Signature||130,000 Qantas points||$395
($295 in first year)
Spend $3,000 within 60 days to earn 100,000 Qantas points. Renew to earn 30,000 points in the second year.
|4. Westpac Altitude Black (Qantas)||120,000 Qantas points||$300||05/08/20||
Spend $4,000 within 90 days to earn 90,000 Qantas points. Renew to earn 30,000 points in the second year.
|5. Qantas Premier Platinum||80,000 Qantas points + 75 status credits||$299
($199 in first year)
Spend $1,500 per month during the first 4 months to earn 20,000 Qantas points per month. Make any eligible purchase for 75 status credits.
Those are our picks of the best Qantas credit card sign-up offers for July 2020.
Beware that most banks have credit card exclusion periods whereby bonus points are not awarded to customers that have previously held a card with that bank in the past 12-18 months.
Most current credit card sign-up deals are discussed in the Card Promotions threads on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum.
Note: This article is not financial advice. Seek professional advice before applying for credit cards, or any kind of credit for that matter.