How to get 75k Qantas points by Christmas

Kelly Emmerton   |   04 Oct 2017

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There’s just a smidge under 12 weeks left until Christmas - not long enough to earn yourself a truckload of Qantas points, surely?

Well, that’s where you’re wrong. Your credit card is likely to get a workout as you hunt down the perfect pressie for all your loved ones, and between all that spending and some really excellent bonus offers on the market at the moment, it’s not as hard to rack up some serious rewards as you might think.

The key is having the right card in your wallet when you hit the shops. So if a stack of Qantas rewards points is at the top of your Christmas list, check out the pieces of plastic that made our “Nice” list this year:

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ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
  • 75,000 bonus Qantas Points plus 75 bonus Status Credits

  • 1 Qantas point per $1 spent up to $75,000 a month

  • No annual fee for the first year ($475 after)

What’s the deal?

The ANZ Frequent Flyer Black is the perfect flying companion for serious travellers. It definitely delivers when it comes to a massive bonus point haul, offering 75k bonus points when you spend $2,500 in the first 3 months. Plus, there’s a tonne of other travel benefits on offer, including coveted Status Credits, 2 complimentary Qantas Club Lounge passes and free international travel insurance.

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American Express Qantas Ultimate Card
  • Up to 55,000 bonus Qantas Points

  • Up to 2.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases

  • $450 annual fee

What’s the deal?

As you tick items off your gift list this year, flashing an Amex Qantas Ultimate card at the checkout will earn you up to 2.5 Qantas points on every $1. It comes with a free additional card, so you can pool points with your partner or child, and you can snag a free return domestic flight every year - perfect for that end of year holiday. To get the 55k bonus Qantas points, make sure you apply online, and spend $1,500 in the first 3 months.

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St.George Amplify Signature
  • 60,000 bonus Qantas points special offer

  • 30,000 extra bonus points in year two

  • $279 annual fee

What’s the deal?

There are two versions of the St. George Amplify Signature card - with the Qantas version, you’ll earn 0.75 points for every $1 you spend at the checkout, not to mention the 60k bonus points when you spend $3,000 within the first 90 days and the extra 30k on the anniversary of getting your card. You’ll also get freebies like a 24/7 concierge service, free travel insurance and extended warranty.

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Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account
  • Earn Qantas Points on your account balance and debit card spends

  • Free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership

  • No monthly account fees when you deposit $2,000 each month

What’s the deal?

If a credit card isn’t your cup of tea, then never fear. With Bankwest’s Qantas transaction account and linked debit card, you can earn 5 points on every eligible spend (such as groceries, petrol or restaurant dinners), plus an extra 0.4 Qantas points daily for every $100 in your account. And with unlimited ATM, EFTPOS, over-the-counter, phone and online transactions, what’s not to love?

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