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Points hack: Earn Qantas Points at IKEA this week

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You can earn up to 10,000 points – here's how.

I love a gift card deal that lets me earn extra frequent flyer points, and I love IKEA. All my lounge room decor is testament to that fact.

So I'm excited by the promotion that's running at Woolworths this week.

From Wednesday 22 November until Tuesday 28 November, when you buy an IKEA gift card at Woolworths, you'll earn 20 times the dollar value as Everyday Rewards points. For a $100 gift card, that means you'll earn a bonus 2,000 Everyday Rewards points. That converts to 1,000 Qantas Points.

You can purchase a maximum of 10 cards . That means the maximum number of points you can earn is 10,000 Qantas Points, which would get you a return Sydney-Melbourne flight in Economy. (That route requires 8,000 Qantas Points).

It's not hard to imagine spending $1,000 bucks on new bedroom furniture at IKEA (especially when there's a 15% discount this week for Black Friday). So why not get 10,000 extra Qantas Points as well?

The same bonus points deal is also available for gift cards from Event Cinemas, Red Balloon, Luxury Escapes and Accor. But it's the IKEA option that interests me right now. (OK, Accor interests me a little.)

This deal doesn't pop up that often. My database shows the same deal ran at Woolworths back in June 2023, but the time before that was August 2022.

In practice, the trickiest aspect of accessing this deal will likely be finding a branch of Woolworths with enough cards in stock if you want to buy a lot of cards.

And remember that you can't buy the cards online and earn points. Also you can't buy gift cards in Woolworths at a self-service checkout – you'll need to go to the express or regular checkout instead.

Now excuse me, it's time to replan my bedroom.

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

We updated this guide on 22 November 2023 with the latest Woolworths/IKEA gift card offer.

Get more helpful money tips to help you save.

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