How to use Qantas Points to pay for HOYTS movie tickets

Sally McMullen 29 August 2017

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You can pay for movie tickets using Qantas Points, but is it the best way to redeem your rewards?

Today, Qantas has announced that frequent flyers can now use their points to make purchases at HOYTS. Members just have to present their Qantas Frequent Flyer card at the checkout and use points to pay for their movie tickets and popcorn. You’ll need 4,000 Qantas Points to get $20 off each transaction, whether it’s tickets or candy bar treats ordered at the cinema or online.

This isn’t the most competitive way to spend your points, though. Movie tickets at HOYTS can start at $15.90 for adults, so you’d need around 8,000 Qantas Points to cover the cost of two movie tickets and some treats from the candy bar worth $40.

For the same number of points, you could also redeem an Economy flight from Sydney to Brisbane in September which can vary in price from $122 to $200 depending on the flight. So, while it’s handy to have another way to spend your Qantas Points, using them to pay for movie tickets probably isn’t going to give you the most monetary value for your points. If your points are about to expire and you don’t have any travel plans, it’s one way you could put your points to use on an everyday cost, though.

If you’re a movie buff, the airline and cinema partnership could give your points balance a boost if you join the HOYTS Rewards program. HOYTS Rewards Bronze members can collect 1 Qantas Point per $2 spent and HOYTS Rewards Silver members can pick up 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent (although the latter comes with a $13 joining fee).

For more ways to make your next trip to the movies extra rewarding, check out our Money Hack on how to earn reward points at the cinema.

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