Earn Qantas Points on your power bill with Red Energy

Angus Kidman 10 April 2018 NEWS

Up to 7 points per $1 spent and 10,000 bonus points.

Qantas Frequent Flyers can now rack up points from a new source: their power bill.

The airline today announced a partnership with Red Energy that offers both a sign-up bonus and points for every dollar spent on power. It's Qantas' first frequent flyer partnership with an energy provider.

There are two plans available: Qantas Red Saver and Qantas Red Plus. Both offer a 10,000 point sign-up bonus if you switch to Red Energy for electricity or move house, or a 5,000-point bonus if you switch for a gas service.

Qantas Red Saver earns you 2 points per $1 spent, while Qantas Red Plus offers 7 points per $1. Note that if you're late paying the bill, you won't earn any points.

Figures quoted by Qantas suggest the typical current Red Energy customer spends $1,500 a year on power. On the Red Plus plan, that would equate to 20,500 points in the first 12 months, which is more than enough for a return economy Sydney to Melbourne flight.

"Some Frequent Flyers are already earning points on their household bills using their Qantas Points-earning credit cards and through the partnership with Red Energy, they can now 'double dip' and earn even more points," Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said.

While that's a handy strategy for earning even more points, you should double-check that your card issuer counts utility bills as purchases. Check out our detailed guide to Qantas Frequent Flyer points to see if your card is eligible.

Red Energy offers electricity and gas plans in NSW, Victoria and South Australia, and electricity only in Queensland.

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