Where can you earn the most airline rewards when paying for fuel?

Want to earn frequent flyer points for filling up your car? Compare fuel and airline reward offers to boost your points balance.

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You can earn frequent flyer points at service stations through three different rewards programs: BP Rewards, Coles Flybuys and Everyday Rewards. With BP Rewards, you can choose to earn Qantas Points for your fuel and other eligible purchases, while Everyday Rewards lets you transfer points to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. If you're chasing Velocity Points, on the other hand, Flybuys lets you earn points at Coles Express that you can can transfer to your frequent flyer account.

Here we take a look at the frequent flyer points potential for these deals to help make your money go further.

How many frequent flyer points can I earn when buying fuel?

The table below shows you how many points you'll earn through each of these programs when you fill up at participating service stations.

Rewards programFuel partnerPoints earnedFrequent flyer transfer rate
BP RewardsBPBP Ultimate Unleaded: 2 points per litre

Other fuel: 1 point per litre

BP in-store spending: 1 point per $1 on eligible purchases

N/A (earns Qantas Points directly when you choose that option and link your account)
Coles FlybuysColes Express1 point per $2 spent2,000 Flybuys point = 870 Velocity Points
Everyday RewardsCaltex and Caltex Woolworths co-branded outletsA minimum 1 point per $1 spent2,000 Everyday Rewards points = 1,000 Qantas Points

How to boost your point earnings at service stations

You can earn even more reward points at BP or Coles Express by considering the following options:

  • Shop in store. All of these fuel offers give you a way to earn points per $1 spent in-store at participating service stations.
  • Special promotions. Keep an eye out for member offers that could boost the amount of points you earn during a promotional period.
  • Frequent flyer credit cards. If you pay for your petrol and other in-store purchases with a frequent flyer credit card, you'll earn points per $1 spent through the card. This could potentially double the amount of points you earn.

Terms and conditions to keep in mind

If you want to earn frequent flyer rewards for your fuel, consider the following factors to keep it affordable:

  • Eligible transactions. While fuel, snacks and drinks will earn you points through any of these programs, some spending won't earn points, such as tobacco and gift card purchases. For the full list, check the terms and conditions for BP Rewards, Flybuys and Everyday Rewards.
  • Fuel prices. The cost of fuel varies depending on the service station and location. Make sure you factor in these prices so that you know it is affordable to choose to pay for fuel and earn frequent flyer rewards.
  • Participating service stations. Not all BP and Caltex service stations offer rewards. The BP website has a map of its service stations that you can filter by locations that are part of BP Rewards, and the Caltex website also has a map showing locations that let you earn Everyday Rewards.

Having the opportunity to earn airline rewards when paying for fuel gives you another way to boost your frequent flyer points balance and get value from everyday spending. By comparing these options, you can choose the fuel rewards option that helps you get to where you want to go.

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Comparison of credit cards that earn frequent flyer points

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Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate Annual fee
Qantas Premier Platinum
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$199 annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Get 100,000 bonus Qantas Points, 75 bonus Status Credits and a 0% p.a. balance transfer rate for 18 months (with a one-time 1% BT fee).
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$450
Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points and $200 back on your card when you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months. Plus, a yearly $450 Travel Credit.
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
130,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$295 annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Up to 130,000 bonus Qantas Points (100k when you spend $3,000 in the first 60 days and 30k after 12 months). Plus, a reduced first year annual fee.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
120,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
20.24% p.a.
$425
Collect 120,000 bonus Qantas Points and $200 back when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, complimentary lounge passes.
Qantas American Express Premium Card
80,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
20.74% p.a.
$249
Enjoy 80,000 bonus Qantas Points, $200 back and 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
St.George Amplify Platinum - Qantas
70,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.74% p.a.
$99
Earn 70,000 bonus Qantas Points, plus enjoy 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 15 months and complimentary insurance covers.
American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card
150,000
Qantas Business Rewards
1.25
N/A
$450
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Get 150,000 bonus Qantas Points, 2 yearly Qantas Club lounge passes and 3x points on eligible Qantas flights.
Westpac Altitude Platinum Qantas
60,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
20.49% p.a.
$99 annual fee for the first year ($200 p.a. thereafter)
Get 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days. Plus, a first-year annual fee discount and a long-term balance transfer offer.
NAB Rewards Business Signature Card
100,000
NAB Rewards
1.25
18.5% p.a.
$175
Earn 100,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on everyday business purchases in the first 60 days of account opening. ABN required.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas
70,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.74% p.a.
$99
Receive 70,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $1,500 each month for the first 3 months and earn up to 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
Westpac Altitude Platinum Qantas – Existing Customer Offer
75,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
20.49% p.a.
$50 annual fee for the first year ($200 p.a. thereafter)
Westpac customers only: Get 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days. Plus, $50 first-year annual fee.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
50,000
Velocity Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$375
Get 50,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 for the first 3 months. Plus, 100 Status Credits and luxury travel perks.
BankSA Amplify Platinum - Qantas
70,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.74% p.a.
$99
Receive 70,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $1,500 each month for the first 3 months. Plus a 0% balance transfer offer.
NAB Qantas Business Signature Card
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.66
18.5% p.a.
$295
Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points and earn points on everyday business purchases. Also get up to 44 days interest-free. ABN required.
Qantas American Express Discovery Card
N/A
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
20.74% p.a.
$0
Earn 0.75 Qantas Points for your everyday purchases, uncapped, and pay $0 annual fee for the life of the card on this no-frills frequent flyer card.
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    sherryNovember 9, 2016

    how many points needed for silver and what rewards dO I GET?

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      HaroldNovember 10, 2016Staff

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you for your question.

      You need 300 Status Credits to reach the Silver tier of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. You then need 250 Status Credits each year to maintain this level of membership. Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer program membership offers 50% more points on eligible flights with Qantas or Jetstar and 25% more points on American Airlines and US Airways flights when compared to Bronze membership earn rates.

      For your additional reference you may find this article helpful.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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