finder Rewards Roundup: American Express, flybuys, Qantas

Sally McMullen 23 September 2016


Be rewarded for keeping healthy with Qantas and flybuys or get something back for your next shopping trip with American Express.

This week’s Rewards Roundup is chockers with deals that’ll help you make you stretch the value of your rewards points. Whether you’re a frequent flyer looking to fly further with your travel rewards or you’re a savvy shopper who wants to pick up some extra points on your next splurge, see how you can get rewarded for your spending this week below.

Keep active and get 10% off your fruit and veg shop with flybuys

Spring has truly sprung and there’s no better time to start getting active and eating healthy again. Plus, Flybuys latest offer is giving you incentive to do just that. If you link your eligible Fitbit or Garmin Activity Tracker to your flybuys account, you’ll be rewarded with 10% off your fruit and vege shop at Coles. There are five milestones to reach by 30 November:

  • 100,000 steps = 10% off
  • 200,000 steps = 10% off
  • 300,000 steps = 10% off
  • 400,000 steps = 10% off
  • 500,000 steps = 10% off

Plus, the first 2,000 highest steppers will collect 1,000 bonus points in their flybuys account. If you want to get to the finish line faster, make sure you regularly sync your device to update flybuys on how many steps you’ve stepped. Plus, if you have more than one fitness tracking device in the house, you can register it to your account and pool the points in the one account to maximise your rewards. Once you’ve reached 100,000 steps, look out for an email from flybuys as you’ll need to activate the offer before you can get your 10% off. So what are you waiting for? Put on your runners and get steppin’!

Earn up to 100,000 bonus Qantas Points for signing up and 15,000 Qantas Points for walk’n like Christopher Walken

Earlier this year, Qantas teamed up with the infamous Christopher Walken to encourage frequent flyers to earn points for every step they take with a new Qantas Assure insurance promotion. So, as long as you’ve downloaded the Qantas Assure App and compete in the daily and weekly activity challenges (such as reaching a number of steps in a day), you can earn up to 15,000 Qantas Points. You’ll just need to link a wearable device (such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch) with your Qantas Assure App so it can monitor the activity you’re doing.

Plus, if you join or switch to Qantas Assure insurance by 15 October 2016, you can earn up to 100,000 bonus Qantas Points. That’s enough Qantas Points to request an upgrade to Business on your next flight or an economy return flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. This is in addition to the usual 1 Qantas Point per $1 spend on your health insurance premium.

Spend $20 with Android Pay and receive $10 credit with American Express

As we reported earlier this week, American Express’ latest cash back offer targets Android fans. Until 20 October, when you tap and pay with Android Pay to make an in-store contactless payment of at least $20, you’ll get a $10 credit on your account. The offer is only available to the first 10,000 American Express-issued cards that register for the offer online. $10 cash back may not be much, but it’s an easy way to pick up some extra perks while taking advantage of the convenience of Android Pay. See our coverage of the offer for further terms and conditions.

finder Rewards Roundup highlights and compares the latest credit card, airline and frequent flyer rewards offers. Check back every Friday for the latest rewards deals and to find out how you can get more out of your points this week.

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