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

Tara McCabe

20 Mar 2020

Qantas online rewards limits content

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of airline rewards programs with a rewards credit card, which you’ll be able to redeem later once the travel bans are no longer in force.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

    Receive 110,000 bonus Qantas Points plus $200 back when you apply online by 27 October 2021, are approved and spend $3,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. Offer available to new Card Members only. Plus, receive up to 40,000 extra Qantas points with Shop Small (T&Cs apply)

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $450

    110,000

    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

    • 110,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 19,010 points

    • • Travel Insurance

      • Purchase Protection

      • Account alerts by SMS

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

    Details Close

  • NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card

    NABs fastest way to earn Qantas Points. 110,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 on everyday purchases within 60 days of account opening and keep the card open for 12 months. Access to 6 complimentary insurances when you make eligible purchases.

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $395 $295 in the first year

    110,000

    1 point up to $5,000/month, then
    0.5 points up to $20,000/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

    • 1 point per dollar on Visa, up to $5,000 per month, then
      0.5 points per dollar on Visa, up to $20,000 per month

    • Never

    • 110,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 19,010 points

    • • Concierge

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

      • International Travel Insurance

      • Transit Accident Insurance

      • Interstate Flight Inconvenience Insurance

      • Rental Vehicle Excess in Australia Insurance

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

    Details Close

  • St.George Amplify Qantas Signature

    Earn 90,000 bonus Qantas Points - when you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval (T&Cs apply)

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $279

    90,000

    0.75 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

    • 0.75 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

    • Never

    • 90,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 19,010 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Amplify Qantas Signature

    Details Close

  • Bank of Melbourne Amplify Rewards Signature

    Earn 90,000 bonus Qantas Points - when you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval (T&Cs apply)

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $279

    90,000

    0.75 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

    • 0.75 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

    • Never

    • 90,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 19,010 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Amplify Rewards Signature

    Details Close

  • BankSA Amplify Rewards Signature

    Earn 90,000 bonus Qantas Points - when you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval (T&Cs apply)

    Qantas Frequent Flyer

    $279

    90,000

    0.75 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

    • 0.75 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

    • Never

    • 90,000

    • 8,000 points

    • 110,400 points

    • 19,010 points

    • • Concierge

      • Travel Insurance

      • Extended Warranty

      • Purchase Protection

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Amplify Rewards Signature

    Details Close

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