Qantas Hotels: 9 points per $1 spent
Triple the normal points on hotel bookings made this week.
Bonus points alert! Bookings made through Qantas Hotels this week will earn 9 Qantas Points per $1 spent, rather than the standard rate of 3 points.
The offer applies to all new bookings made through Qantas Hotels until 11:59pm on Sunday 27 May 2018. There aren't any date or hotel restrictions on the offer. Qantas is highlighting the bonus points in listings on its site:
There are catches, but none are too onerous. You won't earn points for any extras added onto the room (like a cot or roll-out bed), and you can't earn points on Classic Hotel Rewards redemptions. You also can't split points across different accounts (a pretty standard restriction with this kind of offer).
If you're a higher-tier member of an existing hotel and make a booking through Qantas, it's worth contacting the hotel directly a few days ahead of arrival to make sure they know about your status. That information isn't always passed on with third-party bookings.
Qantas Hotels typically features higher-end properties, so if you're looking for a cheaper room, you might want to explore an alternative approach like bonus nights through Hotels.com
To maximise your points, make sure you use a credit card that earns Qantas Points to pay for the booking. Bear in mind you can also earn points directly with many hotel schemes, so that route may be worth considering too.
THE POINTS FINDER TAKETriple points is definitely attractive, but double-check the room rates against the hotel chain itself to make sure you're not paying over the odds for them or missing out on other bonuses.
If you do book through this offer, remember to make a diary note to check the points have been applied. Qantas says this could happen up to eight weeks after the trip, so pop in a reminder for two months after your stay finishes.
While this is a fairly generous deal, Qantas has offered higher bonus points for hotel bookings, with rates of up to 12 points per $1 seen in the past.
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