Recently it came to my attention that a lot of people new to the world of flying were unaware they could easily avoid the $89.50 fee to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Ultimately, Qantas want you to join their program so they can bombard you with emails and special offers, which means there are myriad of ways to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free. From a promo code to Woolworths Rewards, credit cards and partner retailers, this guide will provide you with a handful of Qantas frequent flyer free joining options.
USE A PROMO CODE
If you have an Australian address and join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program via the Qantas website, you can use the promo code ‘FAMILYFREE’ to waive the $99.50 sign-up fee. The website doesn’t offer a promo code input anywhere, but if you sign up via this link on the Qantas website and you’ll see the code is already in the URL. To make sure the URL has loaded properly ensure the button at the bottom of the page says ‘Free Of Charge’ and not ‘Pay’ which will be under boxes to input your credit card.
JOIN WOOLWORTHS REWARDS
Considering how often Australian’s shop at Woolworths, it’s criminal how many of us still haven’t signed up to Woolworths Rewards. Sure, it’s not as glamorous as wielding your steel Amex Platinum card but it’s FREE and you’re there every other day buying groceries. If you’re looking to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free, this is the best way to do it. Not only is the process unbelievably simple, but it also forms the backbone of an effective rewards points earning strategy and gives you an easy way to earn bulk points when paired with a credit card like the David Jones American Express Platinum Card.
The Qantas frequent flyer free joining process is as simple as logging into your Woolworths Rewards account, clicking on ‘My Account’ and scrolling to the Qantas Frequent Flyer card linking section. If you’re an existing Qantas Frequent Flyer member you can link your card and if you’re not, fill in the details and click join to have the $89.50 fee waived. Too easy.
JOIN VIA DELIVEROO
You may be unaware that Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn two Qantas Points for every dollar they spend by ordering meals through Deliveroo. Naturally, this partnership means you can join the program through the Deiveroo app on your phone or via a similar link to the one above with ‘DELIVEROO’ in the URL. Like the Woolworths Rewards benefits, I listed above this partnership also proves a crafty way to earn Qantas Points when paired with a high earning credit card like the Amex Platinum.
GET A BANKWEST QANTAS TRANSACTION ACCOUNT
Bankwest’s Qantas Transaction Account offers customers the chance to earn Qantas points on debit card transactions as well as for having cash in their account – 12 points per $100 at the end of each month. Account holders get the Qantas Frequent Flyer joining fee waived and earn 5 points per dollar spent and when withdrawing cash from overseas.
GET A QANTAS TRAVEL MONEY CARD
If you’re planning an overseas trip and are interested in using a travel money card to lock in exchange rates across various currencies, signing up for Qantas Travel Money will also provide cardholders with a Qantas frequent flyer free joining fee. Fortunately, the Travel Money Card doubles as your prepaid travel debit card and your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card so you don’t need to carry multiple cards, alongside your Passport and various currencies cash. It offers up to 10 international currencies at a fixed exchange rate and allows you to earn points as you spend in Australia and on your trip.
GET A QANTAS FREQUENT FLYER CREDIT CARD
If you want to earn Qantas Points for every dollar you spend, there are plenty of Qantas credit cards that’ll will also waive the frequent flyer membership fee, the majority of which will come with a great bonus to get you enthused about earning, understanding and using Frequent Flyer points as well as enjoying sweet travel perks.