Earn free Qantas Points at JB Hi-Fi: Don’t miss out!

Posted: 16 March 2022 9:40 am

Get sneaky with gift cards and reap the (flight) rewards.

This week (and up until 22 March 2022), Woolworths is offering 10 times the usual points when you purchase $50 or above Ultimate Eats, Kids, Students or Teens gift cards. That's 500 Everyday Rewards points for every $50 card.

What immediately grabs me here is that Ultimate Kids and Ultimate Students can both be used at JB Hi-Fi. So if you're planning on buying a new TV or laptop, or even going old school with a DVD binge, you could also rack up some free Qantas Points at the same time.

Here's how it works:

  • Grab enough Ultimate Students or Kids cards to cover your planned JB Hi-Fi spend. Woolworths limits you to 10 cards a day, which must be purchased in a single transaction. We'll assume in this example that you're going to buy $200 worth of cards.
  • Make sure your Everyday Rewards are set up to convert to Qantas Points (the best possible use for them).
  • For a $200 spend, you'll end up with 2,000 Everyday Rewards points, which converts to 1,000 Qantas Points.

What makes this particularly appealing is that the gift cards don't have any service fee, so the Qantas Points are effectively free. As ever, I wouldn't buy these purely for the points, but if you're planning a JB Hi-Fi purchase anyway, it's a very effective way to top up your balance.

The absolute maximum value of gift cards you could purchase during this promotion would be $3,500, which would equate to 17,500 Qantas Points. That's just shy of a one-way Sydney–Auckland flight (which needs 18,000 Qantas Points).

I won't be buying that many gift cards, but I'll definitely be picking up a couple. If you're more Virgin than Qantas, check out a similar gift card deal running at Coles this week.

Want to keep your frequent flyer points balance growing? Check out the latest credit card sign-up deals.

Angus Kidman's Findings column looks at new developments and research that help you save money, make wise decisions and enjoy your life more.

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