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of airline rewards programs with a rewards credit card, which you’ll be able to redeem later once the travel bans are no longer in force.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. Advertiser disclosure.

  • 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. T&C’s apply. Mozo Experts Choice Qantas Frequent Flyer Credit Card Winner 2020^.

    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

    • 18,770 points

    • • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Qantas Discovery Card

    Details Close

  • ANZ Frequent Flyer

    Receive 25,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $1,000 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs, fees and charges apply. Receive 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 for purchases up to $500 per statement period and 0.25 Qantas Points per $1 on purchases above $500 per statement period.

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $95

    25,000

    0.5 points up to $500/month, then
    0.25 points uncapped

    • -

    • 20.24% p.a.

    • No current offer

    • 20.24% p.a.

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $20.00

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

    • Never

    • 25,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,770 points

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Frequent Flyer

    Details Close

  • St.George Amplify Platinum

    Earn 70,000 bonus Qantas Points (min $1,500 spend each month for 3 months). New cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply. Offer ends 9 February 2021.

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $99

    70,000

    0.5 points uncapped

    • -

    • 19.74% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 15 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $15.00

    • 0.5 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

    • Never

    • 70,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,770 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Amplify Platinum

    Details Close

  • Bankwest Qantas Platinum Mastercard

    Earn up to 0.75 Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible purchases. No foreign transaction fee.

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $160

    30,000

    0.75 points up to $2,500/month, then
    0.3 points uncapped

    • -

    • 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

    • 0.75 points per dollar on Mastercard, up to $2,500 per month, then
      0.3 points per dollar on Mastercard, uncapped

    • Never

    • 30,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,770 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Qantas Platinum Mastercard

    Details Close

  • NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card

    30,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,500 within 60 days (T&Cs apply).

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $250

    30,000

    0.66 points up to $3,000/month, then
    0.33 points up to $6,000/month

    • -

    • 19.99% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 21.74% p.a.

    • 44

    • 3.00%

    • $15.00

    • 0.66 points per dollar on Visa, up to $3,000 per month, then
      0.33 points per dollar on Visa, up to $6,000 per month

    • Never

    • 30,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 18,770 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

      • Guaranteed Pricing

      • Domestic Hotel Burglary Insurance

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Qantas Rewards Premium Card

    Details Close

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