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CommBank credit cards that earn Qantas Points

You can choose to earn Qantas Points with a CBA Awards credit card – here’s how and what you need to know.

CommBank Awards credit cards give you a way to earn either Awards Points or Qantas Points on your eligible spending. To earn Qantas Points, you just need to opt in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct for a $30 yearly rewards fee.

If you do this when you apply for a new card, you could even get bonus Qantas Points through an introductory offer. So, let's take a look at your options.

Which CBA credit cards can earn Qantas Points?

Name Bonus points Points per $ spent Purchase rate p.a. Annual fee
CommBank Awards Credit Card
CommBank Awards Program
Bonus points
N/A
Points per $ spent
1
Purchase rate p.a.
20.99%
Annual fee
$96
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Get up to 55 days interest-free on purchases and earn uncapped rewards points per year.
CommBank Ultimate Awards Credit Card with Qantas Points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Bonus points
N/A
Points per $ spent
0.8
Purchase rate p.a.
20.99%
Annual fee
$480
More Info
Opt-in to earn Qantas Points and get up to 1.2 points on eligible purchases. Plus, 0% foreign fees & included international travel insurance.
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How many Qantas Points can you earn with a CommBank Awards credit card?

You'll get 1 Qantas Point for every 2.5 CommBank Awards points. As an example, you can earn between 0.2 and 1.2 Qantas Points per $1 on eligible spending with a CommBank Ultimate Awards Credit Card with Qantas Points.

In comparison, if you chose to earn CommBank Awards Points with the CommBank Ultimate Awards Credit Card, you'd get between 0.5 and 3 CommBank Awards Points per $1.

How to opt in to earn Qantas Points

There are two main ways you can opt in to earn Qantas Points with an eligible Commonwealth Bank Awards credit cards:

  • When you apply for a new card: Choose the Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct option and include your Qantas Frequent Flyer details as part of the application.
  • When you already have a CommBank Awards credit card: Log in to your CommBank Awards account online and opt-in through the redeem travel page. Or, call the CommBank Awards team on 13 16 61.

Key details to keep in mind

  • Qantas Frequent Flyer membership. You need to be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member and have to provide your membership number before you can earn Qantas Points with a CBA credit card. The name on your CommBank credit card and your Qantas Frequent Flyer account must also match. If you're not already a member, check out Finder's guide to joining the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free to save on the $99.50 joining fee.
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct fee. The $30 annual rewards fee for Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct adds to the card's costs. Remember to factor that in, along with the card's annual fee and other potential charges.
  • Point transfers. Points will be transferred to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account at the end of each statement period (basically once a month). You should see them in your account within 3 days of the transfer.
  • Existing CommBank Awards Points. If you earned CommBank Awards points before opting in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct, they will automatically be converted to Qantas Points and transferred to your frequent flyer account at the end of the next statement period.
  • Rewards program conditions. Once your CommBank Awards points have been exchanged for Qantas Points, the conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program apply and you can't convert them back to CommBank Awards points.

Want to get more value from earning Qantas Points? Check out Finder's guide to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for tips and insights on the best ways to redeem points. Or, compare other Qantas Frequent Flyer credit cards to choose one that's right for you.

Compare Qantas Frequent Flyer Credit Cards

Name Bonus points Points per $ spent Purchase rate p.a. Annual fee
Qantas Premier Platinum
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Bonus points
80,000
Points per $ spent
1
Purchase rate p.a.
19.99%
Annual fee
$349 first year ($399 after)
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Earn up to 80,000 bonus Qantas Points. Plus, save with a reduced first-year annual fee and 0% p.a. for 12 months on balance transfers. Ends on 01 May 2024.
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Bonus points
60,000
Points per $ spent
1.25
Purchase rate p.a.
23.99%
Annual fee
$450
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Get 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, a yearly $450 Travel Credit.
American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card
Qantas Business Rewards
Bonus points
170,000
Points per $ spent
1.25
Purchase rate p.a.
0%
Annual fee
$450
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(ABN holders w/ $75k revenue). Earn 170,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $6,000 in the first 3 months.
ANZ Qantas Business Rewards
Qantas Business Rewards
Bonus points
130,000
Points per $ spent
0.75
Purchase rate p.a.
20.24%
Annual fee
$375
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ABN holders w/ $75k revenue. Get 130,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months. Plus, a fast-track to Qantas Business Rewards Level 2.
Qantas American Express Premium Card
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Bonus points
20,000
Points per $ spent
1
Purchase rate p.a.
23.99%
Annual fee
$249
Go to siteMore Info
Get 20,000 bonus Qantas Points and 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year, plus complimentary travel insurance.
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    VeraOctober 1, 2016

    how do i find out the balance of my ff
    points

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      MayOctober 2, 2016Finder

      Hi Vera,

      Thanks for your question.

      Are you referring to your Qantas points balance? If so, please head over to Qantas website and log into your Qantas frequent flyer account to check your points.

      Cheers,
      May

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