Money Hack: Earn Qantas Points when you book a pet sitter

Amy Bradney-George 17 January 2018

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Get peace of mind when you leave your pets at home and earn Qantas Points in the process with Mad Paws.

Leaving pets behind can be one of the hardest parts of travelling. Even if it's only a weekend away, finding someone you trust to care for them is often challenging, expensive or both. Asking a friend or family member could put a strain on the relationship, while kennels often charge a premium and require bookings well in advance of your travel dates. Then there's the question of whether or not your pet will cope with either of these situations.

That's where Mad Paws comes in. This pet-minding service is designed to help you find a local pet sitter on your terms – and offers Qantas Points per $1 spent on bookings. Here's how it works.

The hack

You can book pet-sitting services through Mad Paws online, with options including pet sitting at your home, overnight pet hosting (away from home), pet daycare, house visits, dog walking and grooming. Just enter the service you need, your suburb or postcode, the dates you want to book in for and details of your pet (or pets).

You can then find different pet sitters in your local area, with the option to search by performance or location. There is also a map to show you where each pet sitter is based and details of the rate each sitter charges.

To earn Qantas Points on your booking, you'll need to make it through qantas.com/pets. Enter your booking details as well as your membership number and last name. You can earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent, plus a bonus 500 Qantas Points when you make your first booking through this service.

Note that the name on your Mad Paws booking has to match your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership details for points to be awarded. Points will then be credited to your frequent flyer account at least six weeks after the service is completed.

If you're not already a Qantas Frequent Flyer member but would like to be able to earn points for getting a pet sitter (as well as for travel), check out our guide on how to get free membership so you can save on the usual $89.50 joining fee.


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