finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, AMEX, British Airways

Sally McMullen 6 January 2017

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Get more for your money and reward points with American Express, British Airways and Qantas.

This week's rewards roundup will show you how to get cash back on your purchases with American Express, pick up three times as many Avios Miles with British Airways and spend less to earn the same rewards at the Qantas Store. Plus, you can collect Qantas Points for staying active and achieving your new year's fitness resolutions!

Earn Qantas Points for keeping active with the Wellness Rewards

Do you need some motivation to keep your new year’s resolution of getting fit in 2017? Well, Qantas’ latest offer could be just that. If you download the Qantas Assure app and sign up for the Wellness Rewards trial, you’ll earn Qantas Points for everyday activities like walking the dog, riding your bike or walking to work. By linking your wearable device (such as your Apple Watch or FitBit) to your Qantas account, you’ll earn Qantas Points every time you get active. For example, you could earn 100 Qantas Points for riding your bike 100km within one week. Plus, if you’ve vowed to get fit with a friend, you can also set daily, weekly and group step goals to challenge and motivate you and your buddies. While the trial is only available for 28 days per person, you’re not required to sign up to Qantas Assure or purchase any products to pick up points.

Get 50% off when shopping at the Qantas Store

You can get more for less at the Qantas Store this month. Whether you’re looking for electricals, travel and luggage, homewares, beauty and fashion or gift cards, you can enjoy discounts on how many points you’ll need to purchase products with some of Australia’s biggest brands. You can browse the full catalogue on the Qantas Store, but some of the deals include 10% off Weber barbeques, 20% off Kitchenaid electrical products, 50% off Sennheiser headphones and 25% off Oroton products. So, say you want to pick up an Oroton Estate Tote bag (RRP $325.00), you now only have to spend 34,820 Qantas Points rather than 46,860. Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to treat yourself and get more for your hard earned points. The discounts are only available until 31 January 2017, though, so get in fast to pick up some points-saving deals.

Enjoy cash back when you shop at Shoes & Sox with your American Express

With Christmas done and dusted, back to school season is well and truly on its way. This means new stationery, uniforms and, to the dismay of students across Australia, dreaded school shoes. However, American Express is giving cardholders an incentive to get their shoe shopping out of the way with its latest offer. If you sign up for the offer, you could get $15 back in your account when you spend $80 or more at Shoes & Sox using your American Express credit card. Available until 6 February 2017, this deal is limited to the first 15,000 cards to save the offer.

Triple your Avios Miles with British Airways

If you have an overseas holiday coming up, you could give your points balance a boost with British Airways’ latest offer. If you book a flight and travel with British Airways by 31 March 2017, you will earn a bonus triple Avios Miles in your Executive Club account. The offer also extends to some of British Airways’ partners including American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair flights between Europe and North America and Comair flights within South Africa. Unfortunately for Aussies, the offer doesn’t include Qantas flights.

So how many miles could you bag during the offer? Of course, it varies depending on the route and the class of your flight. For example, if you booked an Economy flexible flight from Sydney to London, you’d regularly earn 10,565 Avios Miles. But for the length of this promotion, this would triple to 31,695. This amount of Avios Miles could get you a return flight from London to Santorini (20,000) with Avios Miles to spare, which could come in handy on your next Eurotrip. As British Airways and Qantas are partnered airlines, you could also use your Avios Miles to redeem domestic and international flights with the Aussie airline. For example, 30,000 points could get you a Qantas Business Class flight between Sydney and Melbourne.

You can visit the British Airways and Avios site to browse how many Avios Miles you could earn on your next trip and where they could take you on your next holiday.

finder Rewards Roundup lists and compares the best* credit card, airline and frequent flyer rewards 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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