Earn 300,000 Qantas Points on a new ANZ Home Loan
Wednesday 03 July 2019
Qantas Frequent Flyer and ANZ have joined forces to offer the chance for customers to earn Qantas points on new eligible ANZ home loans.
For loans over $300,000, borrowers could earn a massive 300,000 Qantas Points to put towards their next flight or to use at the Qantas Rewards store.
It’s important to note that customers must already be a member with Qantas Frequent Flyer in order to claim the points available through this new offer.
But that’s not all!
ANZ have also given applicants the chance to win up to $500,000 off their home loan, which could really put a huge dent in the amount customers need to borrow overall.
There are a few key things to keep in mind before barging into an ANZ branch demanding this new deal though.
Potential borrowers must apply for an eligible ANZ home loan by the 31st of August this year and settle the loan by January 2020 to access the Qantas Points offer.
While there’s all the information about this new home loan offer available on the Qantas website, Qantas don’t offer the loans, you must apply for the loan directly through ANZ.
Are the points worth it?
While this offer may be a tempting option for you, before you scurry off and sign the dotted line let’s crunch some numbers.
Look at it this way, with 300,000 Qantas points you could redeem 37.5 Sydney to Melbourne flights (valued at $150 each) making your points worth $5,625.
Say you take out a $400,000 ANZ Simplicity PLUS loan at 3.38% (3.38% comparison rate*), over 30 years you’d have to make monthly repayments of $1,769 and pay a total of $237,017 in interest. (Keep in mind this is the rate that will apply after ANZ’s announced cuts to home loan interest rates that will be made effective on July 12)
Now, let’s compare this with the lowest rate home loan in our database at the moment, a Reduce Low Rider home loan. If you borrowed the same amount for the same length of time but at 2.89% (2.96% comparison rate*), you’d make monthly payments of $1,663 and pay a total of $198,600 in interest - that’s a difference of $106 per month and $38,417 over the life of the loan when compared with the ANZ Simplicity PLUS home loan.
So when you consider the Qantas points that are worth $5,625, they may not seem so shiny 30 years on as they did when you first took out the loan.