Turn your business expenses into extra frequent flyer points with the Qantas Aquire loyalty program.
The Qantas Aquire loyalty program offers a way for businesses to earn additional Qantas Frequent Flyer points on corporate travel and everyday transactions. Through the program, businesses can earn Aquire Points on top of the Qantas Points simultaneously earned by employees. Acquired Points can then be converted into Qantas Points and credited to the Qantas Frequent Flyer account of your choice. This guide explains exactly how the Aquire loyalty program works, so you can decide if it’s a smart choice for your business.
What is the Qantas Aquire loyalty program?
The Aquire program is designed to reward businesses for their corporate spending with Qantas and its wide network of partners. It offers savings with exclusive flight deals, as well as a way to further maximise the rewards earned on your everyday business expenses. With an increasing membership of more than 100,000 businesses, Aquire is proving to be a popular corporate incentive program.
What are the benefits of the Qantas Aquire program?
- Earn twice. Aquire lets you earn points twice on eligible Qantas flights. This means that you earn Acquire Points on the company account while your employee earns Qantas Points on their individual Qantas account as usual.
- Flight discounts. Aquire flight deals offer up to 10% off your base fare on selected advance bookings made via Qantas Business Direct.
- Qantas points. Once you’ve reached the annual earn target of 20,000 Aquire Points, they can be converted into Qantas Points at a 1:1 rate and credited into any Qantas account you choose.
- Up to 1 million points. When you fulfill your annual earn target of 20,000 Aquire Points (which must be accumulated by at least two travellers), you can earn up to 1,000,000 Aquire Points on your membership for the year. These can then be converted into 1,000,000 Qantas Points to be used as you wish.
- Reward your employees. Rewarding employees with extra points earned could be a great way to motivate and treat your team.
- Save on expenses. Alternatively, you could use the Qantas Points earned to offset future business expenses, such as flight redemptions.
How can I earn points for my business with the Qantas Aquire program?
- Business flights. Aquire Points can be earned on eligible QF flights operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines. By keying in your ABN and Qantas Frequent Flyer number, you can earn up to 5 Aquire Points for every 10 Qantas Points earned on an eligible flight, depending on its distance and booking class. The earn rate is currently 5 Aquire Points for every 10 Qantas Points on First and Flexible Business flights; 4 Aquire Points for every 10 Qantas Points on Business, Premium Economy and Flexible Economy flights; and 3 Aquire Points for every 10 Qantas Points on Economy and Discount Economy flights.
- Credit cards. With an American Express Qantas Corporate Card, you can earn double Aquire Points on eligible Qantas flights charged to the card, and up to 2 million Aquire Points per year instead of 1 million. This card is designed for mid-sized companies with annual turnovers between $2 million and $200 million.
- Partnered retailers. Aquire has also established a wide network of over 40 partners that cater to nearly every business solution you could possibly need. This includes vehicle hire, cleaning and waste services, freight, delivery and storage, banking, finance, accounting, insurance, recruitment, staffing, training, phone, internet and cloud solutions, and office supplies. It allows you to earn Aquire Points on practically all business expenditure.
How can I redeem Qantas Aquire points?
As long as you include your ABN and Qantas Frequent Flyer number on flight and partner purchases, Aquire Points will accumulate in your business account as ‘Pending Aquire Points’. Once you’ve reached the Qantas Annual Earn Target of 20,000 Aquire Points, the points in your account can be converted into Qantas Points at a 1:1 rate. These Qantas Points can then be credited to any Qantas Frequent Flyer account and spent via the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.
You can even claim missing points online using the ‘Claim Missing Points’ form if you’ve forgotten to cite your details at the time of booking. Some conditions do apply; for example, you must have been an Aquire member at the time of the flight, and the flight must have been taken within 90 days of your claim. You can also claim missing Aquire points from Qantas partners by contacting the relevant partner directly.
How to convert Qantas Aquire Points to Qantas Points
Converting your Aquire Points into Qantas Points is an easy online process. As long as you have more than 3,000 Aquire Points in your account and the Qantas Frequent Flyer account number that you wish to credit, simply choose the number of Aquire Points to be credited and the transfer will take place immediately. Your beneficiary can immediately use those points to redeem their Qantas rewards.
How to sign up for the Qantas Aquire program
All you need to join Aquire is an ABN and a Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, which may require a separate joining fee. There are no annual fees for the Aquire program, but a joining fee of $89.50 usually applies. There are occasional promotions which offer free memberships for a limited time, and you can currently sign up for free.
You will need to fill in an online form providing the following information:
- Personal details. Requires details such as your name, email address and contact number.
- Qantas Frequent Flyer. You will need to provide your frequent flyer membership number.
- Business details. Information including your ABN, type of industry, and business mailing address.
- Security details. These include your new account password, and a security question and answer.
If your business involves frequent travel, the Qantas Aquire program can be a great way to double up on Qantas points and rewards. In the long run, this low-cost and hassle-free system can translate into cost savings while providing attractive incentives for your employees. Before deciding however, it’s a good idea to research and consider other incentive programs that may also be suitable for your business.
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