How to earn frequent flyer and reward points on Easter eggs
Whether you prefer Qantas, Velocity or flybuys, reward yourself with points for being a generous Easter bunny.
Easter is a great time to relax over the long weekend, participate in passive-aggressive Easter egg hunts with your family and, perhaps most importantly, gorge on chocolate. However, it’s no secret that supermarkets and retailers jack up prices this time of year. Why not reward your generosity with points?
It might not seem obvious, but whether you’re a Qantas frequent flyer, Velocity lover or a flybuys fanatic, there are plenty of ways to earn reward points on your purchases this Easter.
If you want to get more than a stomach ache from your Easter bounty this year, read on to discover how you can reward your gift-giving with points. So, are you egg-cited?! Let’s get cracking! (We’re so sorry, but we had to!).
How to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points this Easter
From supermarket rewards to food delivery, discover how your Easter gifts could help you score a free flight with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.
Supermarkets are a haven of chocolates eggs and bunnies in the weeks leading up to Easter. Thanks to the partnership between Woolworths and Qantas, you could turn your supermarket-bought Easter eggs into frequent flyer points. You'll earn 1 Woolworths Reward point per $1 you spend at Woolies. You can either keep them in your Woolworths account to redeem for money off your shop or you can transfer them to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. For every 2,000 Woolworths Rewards, you can redeem either $10 Woolworths Dollars off your shop or 870 Qantas Points in your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. This equals around 0.43 Qantas Points per $1 spent at the supermarket. If you pick up last-minute chocs from a Caltex fuel station, you’ll also collect Woolworths Rewards that you can trade for Qantas Points.
Discover exactly how many Qantas Points you can earn at Woolworths with our points calculator.
When you shop via the Online Mall, you'll collect 5 points per $1 spent at David Jones. As well as fashion and beauty, David Jones is known for its decadent chocolate and confectionary selection. Of course, the Easter season is no exception. You can collect points on everything from Belgian milk chocolate eggs, cartons of rocky road and hot cross bun-flavoured eggs and jars of chocolate speckled eggs.
Want to win a $500 David Jones Voucher and enjoy discounts of up to 50% off? See our David Jones Online Sales and Promotions guide for more details.
If the recipient of your gift is trying to be good this year or you want to mix it up this Easter, you could always gift PJs rather than chocolates. Luckily, Peter Alexander’s Easter Collection has you covered. Featuring some of pop culture’s most iconic bunnies from Peter Rabbit and Miffy to Bugs Bunny, you can earn 4 points per $1 spent on gifts at Peter Alexander when you shop via Qantas’ Online Mall. Pajamas might not be the most traditional Easter gift, but, unlike chocolate eggs, they’ll have some longevity.
Visit our Peter Alexander Discount Codes and Coupons page for 20% off sales items and other discounts.
Why not get goodies delivered straight to your loved one’s door this Easter long weekend? Of course, the dining possibilities are almost endless, but our top pick would have to be Doughnut Time’s collection of Easter-themed delectable doughnuts. For a limited time online, sweet-tooth shoppers can take their pick of the ‘Chubby Bunny’ (pink and white cream glaze, mini marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles and custom chocolate bunny), the ‘Yolk Addict’ (yellow, white and eggshell cream glaze, mini white sprinkles topped with a Cadbury Creme egg) or the ‘Scavenger Jackpot’ (blue and white creme glaze, crushed Oreo, M&M speckled eggs, chocolate eggs and a mini Malteaster bunny). If you can’t decide, you can get a four or six pack of your favourites to share. Regardless, you will earn 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent with Deliveroo.
Qantas Frequent Flyer credit cards
If you'd prefer the freedom of earning Qantas Points on all of your eligible purchases rather than just with Qantas retail partners, a Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card could be the answer. Depending on the card you use, you can collect up to 1.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent and up to 75,000 bonus points on sign up. While these cards offer an easier way to earn points on your purchases over Easter and beyond, they come with annual fees and interest rates that should be compared before you apply. While we wouldn't suggest you pick up a Qantas credit card just to cover Easter costs, it could be an easy way to reward your everyday spending with points.
Want to double your Qantas Points this Easter?
Qantas is offering frequent flyers a chance to double their points until July. If you spend with any of Qantas’ partnered retailers (such as any of the above) you’ll earn twice as many points up to 5,000 per month until July. This means you could earn up to 15,000 bonus Qantas Points in between now and then, some of which could be earned on your Easter bunny bounty. Get more info about doubling your Qantas Points with this offer here.
For more ideas on how to earn Qantas Points on Easter gifts and other everyday purchases, use our search tool to find everywhere you can collect Qantas Points.
How to collect Velocity Points on Easter gifts
Whether your loved one is a chocoholic or bookworm, there's plenty of ways to earn Velocity Points.
Coles flybuys partnered with Velocity in October 2016 and now you can collect Velocity Points when you pick up Easter eggs at Coles. You can transfer 2,000 flybuys points for 870 Velocity Points. As with Qantas and Woolworths, you could earn 0.43 Velocity Points per $1 spent on Easter treats at Coles. Calculate how many Velocity Points you could earn at Coles here.
Before you turn up your nose, we also have to cater for the bookworms and kiddies in our lives this Easter. Luckily Booktopia has got you covered for Easter-themed books, including classics like Peter Rabbit and The Hungry Caterpillar (that’s right, he’s back and probably ready to eat his weight in eggs). You’ll collect 4 Velocity Points per $1 you spent at Booktopia when you shop via the Velocity eStore.
No, we’re not talking about Homer Simpson’s secret shame. Edible Blooms offer an Easter gift alternative that is unique yet delicious. Boasting everything from chocolate bouquets and flowers to edible arrangements of fresh fruit for the health conscious, it’s one way to stand out from the crowd of boring ol’ chocolate eggs this Easter. Plus, you’ll also collect 4 points per $1 on all orders made by 16 April and 2 points per $1 thereafter. Edible Blooms offer delivery around Australia, including same-day delivery in some areas. Make sure you book through the Velocity eStore to pick up the points.
Bockers & Pony
Bockers & Pony’s online gift and hampers havbe your Easter gifts covered this year. Stocked with goodies like chocolate eggs and bilbies and soft toy bunnies, it’s an easy idea for a gift for a client, relative or a hamper to take to family gatherings on Easter morning. Orders made through the Velocity eStore will earn 4 Velocity Points per $1 spent on Bockers & Pony hampers. Browse our coupon codes and sales for a discount off your next Bockers & Pony order.
Velocity Frequent Flyer credit cards
Depending on the card you go with, you could collect between 0.66 and 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent on Easter gifts (and all other eligible purchases) with a Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card. Some Velocity Frequent Flyer cards also offer up to 50,000 bonus points, although you'll have to meet some eligibility requirements first. These cards also come with annual fees and interest rates, so it's important to compare your options before you apply and make sure they meet your financial goals beyond the Easter spending period.
Use our search tool to compare all of the different ways you can earn Velocity Points.
How to earn flybuys points on your Easter egg haul
Fans of Coles' flybuys program have no shortage of ways to earn points on Easter presents this year.
Of course, you can collect 1 flybuys point per $1 spent at Coles supermarkets, which is basically a smorgasbord of delicious Easter chocolates this time of year.
You'll earn 1 flybuys point per $1 spent at Kmart, home to all of the usual Easter chocolate suspects (Cadbury Creme eggs, Malteaster bunnies and those massive Kinder Surprise eggs. You know the drill).
As you’d expect from Kmart, you’ll find more than just Easter-themed chocolates on the shelves. Want to diversify your gift giving? You'll earn points on everything from bunny onesies to plush toy rabbits and baskets for your egg hunt. As with most trips to Kmart, It’s very possible that you’ll walk out with shopping bags full of stuff you didn’t realise you needed, but at least you’ll have earned points in the process.
Similar to rival Kmart, you'll collect 1 flybuys point per $1 spent. Target also offers all your favourite Easter choccies as well as a range of Easter-themed party supplies, pajamas and baskets for your egg hunt.
Over-indulged this Easter? Join Weight Watchers and earn 1 flybuys point per $1 as you work it off.
Use our flybuys points search tool to compare all the ways you can earn points this Easter and beyond.
Flybuys credit cards
There's a series of Coles credit cards on the market offering up to 2 flybuys points per $1 spent on Easter chocolates and eligible purchases, plus other perks such as interest-free days and $50 off a single Coles Supermarket shop. Make sure you compare the interest rates, annual fees and eligibility requirements before you apply. Compare Coles credit cards that earn flybuys points here.
There you have it. 14 ways to earn points while picking up chocolate eggs and gifts this Easter. While these holidays encourage us to spoil our loved ones, reward yourself with points along the way.
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