Qantas limits number of items Frequent Flyers can redeem at online rewards store

Tara McCabe

20 Mar 2020

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Grocery shops aren’t the only places having to put restrictions in place as Qantas announced today that it would be limiting the number of products Frequent Flyer members can buy on its online store to 2 items per day. 

The airline has also removed $500 and $250 Myer gift cards, leaving Frequent Flyer members only able to use points to redeem $100 or $50 vouchers for the department store.

In the statement Qantas wrote: 

Due to uncertainty of supply on many of our products, we’ve introduced a limit of 2 items per product for each member per day. We’ve done this to ensure the availability of as many of our products, to as many of our members as possible.

On Qantas’s online rewards store, Frequent Flyer members can use points already earned to purchase anything from Apple accessories to kitchen appliances and bottles of wine. 

Tough times ahead for the aviation industry

This latest move comes not long after the airline announced its decision to stand down 20,000 employees, as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. With less and less people able to fly and the Australian government placing every country in the world on the do not travel list, hundreds of international flights have been grounded. 

In a statement CEO Alan Joyce said, “With the huge drop in revenue we’re facing, we have to make difficult decisions to guarantee the future of the national carrier.”

Is it worth still earning frequent flyer points?

With the possibility of flying anywhere anytime in the near future pretty slim, you might be wondering is it still worth earning frequent flyer points? 

While you may not be earning any points by flying anywhere anytime soon, it is still possible to earn rewards points for a number of airline rewards programs with a rewards credit card, which you’ll be able to redeem later once the travel bans are no longer in force.

Plus there are plenty of other ways you can redeem frequent flyer points that don’t involve travelling. For instance, both Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Velocity Points can be redeemed on online retail purchases for a number of things from store gift vouchers to games consoles.

For more information on redeeming points, why not check out our guide on where to redeem credit card reward points.

Frequent Flyer rewards credit cards - rates updated daily

  • Promoted

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    American Express Qantas Ultimate Card

    Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply online by 14 April 2020, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. New Card Members only. Credit Card Provider of the Year in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2019.^ T&C’s apply

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $450

    100,000

    1.25 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 44

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 1.25 points per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • 100,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,690 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

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    American Express Qantas Discovery Card

    Receive up to 1.75 Qantas Points for every $1 spent on Card purchases (T&Cs apply). No annual fee for the life of the card. Credit Card Provider of the Year in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2019.^ T&C’s apply

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $0

    No current offer

    0.75 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 44

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 0.75 points per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • No current offer

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,690 points

    • • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

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    American Express Velocity Escape Card

    Earn up to 1.75 Velocity Points. Have limited stress with the Velocity Escape with no annual fee. Credit Card Provider of the Year in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2019.^ T&C’s apply

    Velocity Frequent Flyer

    $0

    No current offer

    0.75 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 0.75 points per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • No current offer

    • 7,800 points

    • 119,600 points

    • 21,800 points

    • • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Velocity Escape Card

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    American Express Velocity Platinum Card

    Receive 50,000 bonus Velocity Points when you apply online, are approved, and spend $3,000 on your new card in the first 3 months. New Card Members only. Enjoy a complimentary domestic return flight with Virgin Australia to selected cities, each year after your first card spend. Credit Card Provider of the Year in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2019.^

    Velocity Frequent Flyer

    $375

    50,000

    1.25 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $30.00

    • 1.25 points per dollar on Amex, uncapped

    • Never

    • 50,000

    • 7,800 points

    • 119,600 points

    • 21,800 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Velocity Platinum Card

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