How to earn more points in Australia with Qantas Travel Money

Posted: 1 July 2017 11:00 am


The domestic earn rate may have dropped, but here's how you can still maximise your Qantas Points on everyday costs.

The Qantas Travel Money card is one way you can earn points on everyday costs without the fees and debt risks of a frequent flyer credit card. However, if you're a points chaser, you're probably aware that the Qantas Cash has dropped its earn rate on domestic spend as of today.

While you could previously earn 0.5 points per $1 spent on domestic purchases, from 1 July 2017 the Qantas Travel Money card will earn 0.25 Qantas Points per dollar spent in Australia. We all know that the value of rewards points is falling but yeesh! The good news is that if you're using the card to travel overseas or shop online with international merchants, you can take advantage of a much higher earn rate of 1.5 Qantas Point per $1.

But, we've got a hack for you if you want to get more Qantas Points from your domestic spend with your Qantas Travel Money card.

If you're a member of the Woolworths Rewards program, you can earn 1 Woolworths Rewards point per $1 spent at supermarket and with its partners. However, you can then transfer your Woolworths Rewards to your Qantas account. You can exchange 2,000 Woolworths Rewards for 870 Qantas Points, which equates to approximately 0.43 Qantas Points per $1 spent. Check out our Woolworths Rewards and Qantas Points calculator to discover how many Qantas Points you could earn on your yearly grocery costs.

So, if you use your Qantas Cash to pay for groceries and also swipe your Woolworths Rewards card at the checkout, the combined earn rates could help you get 0.68 Qantas Points per $1 spent. So, rather than earning 50 Qantas Points on your $200 grocery shop, you could earn 136 Qantas Points if you double dip with Qantas Cash and Woolworths Rewards.

If you're interested in collecting more points per dollar, you might need to compare Qantas Frequent Flyer credit cards for more competitive earn rates.

If you'd prefer to stick with your prepaid card, doubling up with Woolworths Rewards is one easy way to get more Qantas Points for your purchases as earn rates change.

Product NameQantas Travel Money
ATM Withdrawal FeeAUD 1.95, CAD 2.00, EUR 1.50, GBP 1.25, HKD 15.00, JPY 160, NZD 2.50, SGD 2.50, USD 1.95, THB 70.00, AED 6.50
Reload Fee0%
Currency Conversion Fee0%
Initial Load Fee$0
Multiple Currencies on One Card?Yes
Maximum Load Amount$20,000

The Qantas Cash is just one of many cards that are altering earn rates from 1 July 2017 as the interchange fee regulations kick in. See our full list of the affected cards and the changes you can expect from their rewards programs for more information.

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