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How to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points on car rentals

Information verified correct on December 5th, 2016

Book your next car rental with Avis or Budget to earn up to 4 Qantas Points per dollar spent.

Being a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program gives you access to a range of rewards and benefits, including earning points when you book a rental car through the website.

Here’s how you can capitalise on car rentals by booking through your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership. Plus, learn more about the terms and conditions you need to look out for to get the most out of your points.

Where can I earn Qantas Points on car rentals?

Qantas Frequent Flyer customers can earn Qantas Points when booking rental vehicles through the Qantas website with Avis and Budget. You can also redeem your points for rentals with both companies as well as Hertz and Thrifty. A Price Promise is also offered through Qantas to guarantee you are paying the best price for your hire.

Qantas Points EarnedCar Rental Company
4 per $1 spent - Australia wide
700 Qantas Points per rental - Worldwide
Avis Car Rental - Book a vehicle
4 per $1 spent - Australia wide
700 Qantas Points per rental - Worldwide
Budget Car Rental - Book a vehicle

Each of the rental car companies have different rates and rewards:

  1. Avis Car Rental. Available from over 240 Avis locations across the country, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn four Qantas Points per dollar spent on time and kilometre charges within Australia. With an additional 4,000 locations around the world, up to 700 Qantas Points per rental can be earned on Avis rentals.
  2. Budget Car Rental. You can earn four Qantas Points per dollar spent on time and kilometre charges at any of the 200 Budget Car Rental locations within Australia. Plus, Budget Car offer services at over 3,200 locations in 120 countries and let you redeem 700 Qantas Points per rental.
Velocity Points EarnedCar Rental Company
3 per $1 spent - Australia, New Zealand
800 Velocity Points per rental - Worldwide
Hertz - Book a vehicle
3 per $1 spent - Australia, New Zealand
800 Velocity Points per rental - Worldwide
Europcar - Book a vehicle
3 per $1 spent - Australia, New Zealand
800 Velocity Points per rental - Worldwide
Thrifty

Learn more about earning Velocity Points on car rentals

Price Promise guarantee

Qantas offer a Price Promise to ensure you are guaranteed the lowest price on car rentals. If on the same day you book a car rental at qantas.com, you find an identical offer on any Australian website for a lower price, Qantas will refund the difference. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can also receive 1,000 Qantas Points for a successful claim. This offer is extended over each of the rental companies listed by Qantas: Avis, Budget, Thrifty and Hertz car rentals.

What arQFF-logoe the benefits of booking your car hire through the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program?

There are many money-saving benefits that you can enjoy when you book your next car hire with Qantas, such as:

  • Earn 4 Qantas Points per eligible AUD$1 spent on time and kilometre charges in Australia.
  • Earn 700 Qantas Points per rental outside Australia with Avis and Budget.
  • Guaranteed best price through the Qantas Price Promise
  • You won’t have to pay booking fees.
  • You can use Qantas travel insurance to cover rental car insurance excess, and any applicable car cancellation fee.

What to watch out for

Although the Qantas Frequent Flyer program offers several benefits to loyal customers, there are some things that you should keep in mind to ensure that you get the most out of your membership, including:

  • Ensure you quote your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership and number at the time of booking to collect the points on your rental
  • An additional fee of around $25 usually applies for drivers under the age of 25
  • Additions to the hire, such as GPS navigation or car seats, will incur a fee
  • Rental car insurance excess or cancellation fees are not covered by insurance

Redeem your Qantas Points to book car hire

As well as earning points through car rental, you can use your points to redeem car rental vouchers with Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. All companies require a minimum of 3,500 Qantas Points per rental. If portions of the voucher are unused, credits will be reissued. You must present the Frequent Flyer voucher upon collection of the vehicle. Bookings are subject to availability of cards and no one-way rentals are permitted.

If you’re already looking to rent a car, booking it with a Qantas partner could help you pick up some extra Qantas Frequent Flyer points on the road. These points can then be used to redeem a variety of rewards with Qantas and its partners. Using the program can help reduce your travel costs, meaning you can spend less money on car rentals and more on the fun parts of travelling!

Sally McMullen

Sally McMullen is a journalist at finder.com.au who is a credit cards, frequent flyer and travel money expert by day and music maven by night.

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2 Responses to How to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points on car rentals

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    Karl | October 30, 2016

    Hi,

    I would like to know if there would be a one-way fee applied on my car rental booking with Avis via Qantas? It doesn’t show up in the total rental fee by pick up from Cairns and return at SYD airport.

    The car booking fee via Qantas which is less than what I tried to book at Avis website directly.
    Just query if this is the benefit to book via Qantas or not, if yes, it’d be a great point to know and share with friends.

    Br, Karl

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      Sally | October 31, 2016

      Hi Karl,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can see a full list of the fees and charges that come with booking car rental with Avis via Qantas here.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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