Want to earn Qantas Points by booking an Uber? Now you can

Ben Tosi   |   01 Nov 2017

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Mozo must-knows

  • Earn Qantas Points by booking your trip to and from Aussie airports via Uber

  • Up to 3 Points per dollar spent on Uber charges

  • Kicks in November 3rd

Forget using your credit card, Frequent Flyer members can now earn Qantas Points when booking an Uber via the updated Qantas app for their trips to and from Aussie airports.

As of November 3rd, an Uber icon will appear within the booking section of the Qantas app which will allow members to book an Uber and earn Qantas Points when travelling to or leaving any eligible Australian airport (a full list of which is located at the bottom of this article).

Qantas Chief Customer Office, Olivia Wirth said that the aim of this partnership was to make the entire travel experience a more seamless and rewarding one for Qantas Frequent Flyer customers.

“Millions of our Frequent Flyer members will be able to book their flight, their ride to the airport and their hotel on the Qantas app, and earn points from all three of them,” said Wirth.

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With this initiative, Qantas want to reward its most loyal customers and because of that, will offer three rates depending on your Qantas Frequent Flyer member level.

If you’re a Bronze member you’ll earn 1 point per dollar spent on airport Uber rides, 2 Qantas Points per dollar for Silver members and at the highest rate, 3 Qantas Points per dollar spent for Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members.

But that isn’t all. Frequent Flyer members who sign up to Uber for the first time and book a trip through the Qantas app will receive a bonus 2,000 Qantas Points.

“Our focus is how we can make people’s entire journey more seamless, and incorporating the option to order an Uber through our app helps do that,” said Wirth.

The new partnership is just another cause for celebration for travel-loving Aussies after Mozo’s Experts Choice Awards last week revealed that a range of Qantas rewards cards offer exceptional value for their owners.

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Among the award winners in the Frequent Flyer category was the Qantas Discovery Card from our Provider of the Year, American Express and Qantas Money’s Qantas Premier Card.

“These two products provide great value for Aussies who travel often and favour Qantas as their airline of choice,” said Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont.

“The new partnership with Uber is just another avenue, alongside using their rewards card, to accrue valuable Qantas Points that will come in handy the next time they’re travelling interstate or abroad,” she said.

Frequent Flyer Rewards Cards - rates updated daily

  • American Express Velocity Escape Card

    No Annual Fees and receive 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months

    Velocity Frequent Flyer

    $0

    No current offer

    1 point uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 12 months and then 20.74% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 1 point per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • No current offer

    • 7,800 points

    • 119,600 points

    • 18,000 points

    • • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

    Details Close

  • Apply By 31 October 2018

    Virgin Money Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer and Points Offer

    Earn 3 bonus Velocity Points on top of standard earn rates in first 3 months

    Velocity Frequent Flyer

    $129 $64 in the first year

    No current offer

    0.66 points up to $1,500/month, then
    0.5 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 18 months and then 20.99% p.a.

    • 20.99% p.a.

    • 44

    • 3.30%

    • $10.00

    • 0.66 points per dollar on Visa, up to $1,500 per month, then
      0.5 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

    • Never

    • No current offer

    • 7,800 points

    • 119,600 points

    • 18,000 points

    • • Concierge

      • Guaranteed Pricing

    Details Close

  • Apply By 27 November 2018

    Westpac Altitude Black with American Express

    80k Bonus Points (T&Cs apply). Earn 0.75 Qantas points per $1 spent on eligible purchases.

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $499 $300 in the first year

    120,000

    1.25 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.24% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • 45

    • 3.00%

    • $15.00

    • 1.25 points per dollar on Amex, 0.75 points per dollar on Mastercard, uncapped

    • Never

    • 120,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 120,000 points

    • 16,160 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Details Close

  • American Express Velocity Platinum Card

    Introductory offer of 50,000 Velocity Points (T&C's apply). Enjoy a complimentary domestic return flight with Virgin Australia to selected cities, each year after your first card spend.

    Velocity Frequent Flyer

    $375

    50,000

    1.5 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 12 months and then 20.74% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 1.5 points per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • 50,000

    • 7,800 points

    • 119,600 points

    • 18,000 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

    Details Close

  • Bankwest Qantas Platinum Mastercard

    Earn up to 0.5 Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible purchases

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $160

    No current offer

    0.5 points up to 200000 points/year

    • -

    • 20.49% p.a.

    • 2.99% p.a. for 9 months and then 20.49% p.a.

    • 21.99% p.a.

    • 44

    • 0%

    • $25.00

    • 0.5 points per dollar on Mastercard, up to 200000 points per year

    • Never

    • No current offer

    • 8,000 points

    • 120,000 points

    • 16,160 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Details Close

For the full list of winners and categories, head to our Experts Choice Credit Cards Awards hub or to compare a range of cards that’ll reward you for your spending, check out Mozo’s dedicated rewards credit cards comparison tables.

Eligible Aussie airports include:

  • Adelaide
  • Avalon
  • Brisbane
  • Byron Bay
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Maroochydore
  • Melbourne
  • Newcastle
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Toowoomba

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