You can now earn points on your Qantas Club membership

Sally McMullen 1 August 2017 NEWS

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Enjoy the luxury of Qantas Club lounges and reward yourself with points when you pay the annual fee.

If the promise of airline lounge access, additional checked baggage allowance and on departure upgrades wasn’t enough to get you to join the Qantas Club, the airlines’ latest announcement could help sweeten the deal. From today, Bronze and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyers can now earn three Qantas Points per $1 they spend on their joining and annual Qantas Club membership fee.

This means you could earn 1,620 Qantas Points for a one-year membership ($540), 2,940 points for two-year membership ($980) or 5,550 points for a four-year membership ($1,850). If you haven't joined the Qantas Club yet, you could earn 2,817 Qantas Points when you pay the joining fee ($939).

Plus, if you own a Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card, you could double dip and maximise your points by using it to cover the cost of your membership rewards as well. If you used the Qantas Premier Mastercard for example, you’d earn five Qantas Points per $1 spent when you combined the regular earn rate with the new Qantas Club earn rate.

Gold, Platinum and Platinum frequent flyers will still receive complimentary Qantas lounge access as part of their membership tier benefits, so they won't benefit from this new way to earn points. Qantas frequent flyers will also continue to have the option to use Qantas Points to join or renew their Qantas membership, but you'll only earn points if you use cash or credit to pay the fee.

Although Qantas has given members the chance to earn points on Qantas Club membership from today, the fees to join and renew your membership have also gone up as of today. You can compare the old and new fees below.

Type of feeOld costNew cost
Joining fee$925$980
One-year membership$385$399
Two-year membership$925$980
Four-year membership$1,755$1,850

If you're already a Qantas Club member, this is an easy way to give your points balance a little boost. If you haven't joined yet, make sure that the Qantas Points and perks of the membership outweigh the joining and annual fee before you sign up.

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