finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, American Airlines, Etihad

Sally McMullen 24 March 2017 NEWS


Collect bonus points with Qantas and American Airlines and take advantage of discounted fares with Etihad Airways.

This week's Rewards Roundup offers plenty of ways for frequent flyers to get more rewards for less. You can enjoy 25% off when you redeem your points at the Qantas Store and save on accommodation while earning bonus points via Qantas Hotels. Plus, you can collect a bonus bounty of up to 115,000 miles when you purchase American Airlines AAdvantage miles and save with discounted fares from Etihad Airways. Happy points collecting!

Get more bang for your buck with 25% off at the Qantas Store

Qantas has revamped its online Qantas Store, offering frequent flyers a fresh new look and an easier way to shop online using their points. So to celebrate, Qantas is offering frequent flyers a way to redeem rewards for fewer points this week. If you make a purchase through the Qantas Store and use the promo code "NEWSTORE" at the checkout, you’ll enjoy 25% off the points price. The Qantas Store is home to 7,000 products across 12 categories from electronics, travel, fashion and beauty to homewares and gift cards. You can also use the Points Plus Pay slider to use a combination of points and cash to pay for your purchase if you don’t want to drain your points balance. The offer is only available until midnight on 30 March 2017, so it’s time to get shoppin’!

Save on accommodation and earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent

Do you need a weekend away? Qantas’s latest rewards offer could help sweeten the deal even more. The airline is offering over 500 hotel deals across Australia this month, with everything from discounted stays to free breakfast up for grabs. For example, you could save 15% at Crown Hotels in Melbourne and Perth, enjoy free breakfast at selected Rydges Hotels or stay three nights but only pay for two at selected Accor Hotels. You can browse the full range of deals on the Qantas Hotels website. As well as the savings, you’ll also earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on all hotel bookings you make. These deals are only available for a limited time, so visit the Qantas Hotels website to check out the terms and conditions.

Collect up to 115,000 bonus miles when you purchase American Airlines AAdvantage miles

If you need to give your American Airlines AAdvantage miles balance a top up, you could enjoy even more rewards this month. If you purchase AAdvantage miles by 13 April 2017, you could collect between 1,500 and a whopping 115,000 bonus miles depending on how many points you purchase.

Miles purchased Bonus miles
6,000-9,000 1,500
10,000-19,000 3,500
20,000-29,000 7,500
30,000-39,000 15,000
40,000-54,000 22,500
55,000-69,000 30,000
70,000-84,000 40,000
85,000-99,000 50,000
100,000-124,000 60,000
125,000-149,000 75,000
150,000 115,000

Before you purchase your miles, make sure you know exactly how many miles you’ll need for your intended route, confirm any taxes that you may also have to pay and also be aware of the AUD to USD exchange rate.

Discounted Etihad Airways fares for Sydney Opera House subscribers

Etihad Airways is celebrating its fifth year as a major partner of the Sydney Opera House by offering SOH subscribers an exclusive discount. If you're a subscribed to the Sydney Opera House newsletter, you can book a flight with Etihad Airways and enjoy a 10% discount on Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class Classic, Business Class Flex and First Class fares. You’ll also receive a 5% discount on Economy Deal, Economy Saver and Business Class Saver fares. You can earn points for travel until 31 December 2017, although there is a blackout period from 1 July to 31 August 2017. The offer ends 31 March 2017 and is only available through It’s not a massive discount, but considering you only need to sign up to the Sydney Opera House newsletter to get it, it’s definitely an easy win for your bank account.

finder Rewards Roundup lists and compares the best* credit card, airline and frequent flyer reward offers of the week. Check back every Friday for the latest rewards deals and to find out how you can get more out of your points this week.

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