This post is sponsored by the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program.
Some people might think I’m a scrooge or one step away from becoming an ‘extreme couponer’ but for me this is all about doing every little bit I can to to help my family. I set myself point earning goals and feel a real sense of achievement when I can use these points to give back to my family. It doesn’t cost me anything to take part in the point earning ‘game’ and the rewards that I’ve received have been so worth it!
I hope these tips inspire you to take a look into the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and find simple ways to reach your own point earning goals sooner!
Plus, check out this cool Airplane Craft for the kids!
How to become a Qantas Frequent Flyer point earning pro! Learn some top tips to help maximize the rewards for your family!
Are you a frequent flyer member? Have you ever had a good look into your point earning history to determine how well and fast they are accumulating? My family have used our Qantas Points to purchase many things in the past from the Qantas Store varying from vacuum cleaners, wine, car rental, hotels and of course flights! In order to be so successful at saving points I did a lot of research on the best and smartest ways to gain rewards and points…and it’s not as hard as it sounds! FACT – you don’t need to spend more money in order to earn more Qantas Points? Another FACT – you don’t have to be a global jet-setter to earn decent and tangible point goals! You just have to learn how to be more selective and ‘play the point earning game’…it can actually be FUN!
There are so many great ways to gain points (far too many to list them all) but the following tips are the top ways that I have used to increase my point balance.
Here are some everyday living products and services that can earn you more points everyday.
You will be amazed to see how many extra points can be accumulated by selecting certain businesses and services through Qantas Frequent Flyer’s partners!
Credit Cards –
All major banks in Australia have cards that link to the Qantas Frequent Flyers program. It’s a great way to earn extra points on everyday spending. I use my credit card to pay for all of our household electrical, water, rates, phone, etc, etc. I’m always careful to track my spending and pay off the card soon after payments are transferred. You can also ‘double-up’ your earning power when using these cards to pay for other goods and services as listed below.
Living Expenses and Insurance –
Be smart when signing up for any new product or service. Qantas have many fantastic loyalty partnerships available with many companies. Here’s a classic example of how this system can work for you and your family – are you looking for Health Insurance or a new Energy Provider? Why not use the iSelect Services! Not only can they help you find the BEST comparable rates but they can also reward you with bonus frequent flyer points once you’ve found the best provider. Win, win!
Online shopping –
Online shopping offers you SO many extra points! I would bet that you already use some of these websites quite regularly like iTunes, Apple, Ebay, Bonds, Pottery Barn Kids & Kogan? Did you know if you visit Qantas Online Mall and login before you shop you can earn points for ever dollar you spend via these websites? David Jones offer 5 points for every $1!! To give you an example of this I recently purchased the latest GoPro (I’d been saving for quite some time for this new camera) they aren’t cheap and I knew I needed to shop around for a great price. I was able to order it from Kogan at a competitive price while also earning 2 points per $1…on top of that I used my Visa credit card and earned an extra 1 point for every $1 I spent! I shop for all my iTunes music through the Qantas Online Mall in the same manner as above. You can even purchase gift cards that way! They have a HUGE selection of partnerships so click this link to see the amazing range.
Grocery and fuel partners –
Many of you may have already signed up for the Everyday Rewards program at Woolworths and this is a great way to easily gain extra points on your everyday shopping and fuel! You can easily ‘link’ your card to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program and start earning points for your everyday groceries today! You can also ‘swap’ your fuel voucher to earn points instead of your discount too –find out more here.
Qantas Restaurants –
Planning a special dinner out with some friends? Why not use the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to book a table at your favourite restaurants and there’s always special deals on Tuesdays too! Make bookings here.
WIN Bonus points!
It’s smart to keep an eye open for competitions run through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program! If you visit qantaspoints.com/destination and set yourself a goal to save points towards, like a trip for the family to the Gold Coast, you will be in the draw to WIN 200,000 points! FIVE lucky winners will be selected – that’s 1 million FREE points in total! You could fly return to Paris or New York with 200,000 points and even have some leftover! *Entries close on 18th May 2008 see terms and conditions via their website.
QANTAS AIRPLANE CRAFT
We’ve also paired this information with a FUN and EASY craft that will help encourage your little learner to save money…in their very own DIY Airplane Money Box! Here are the things you’ll need and some easy instructions!
What you’ll need –
- 3 sheets of printer friendly cardstock
- These two free printables downloaded –Airplane Craft Free Printable – print 1 copy & Airplane Craft Free Printable – print 2 copies
- Double sided tape
- Empty 1lt milk container (cleaned)
- Paint or Pencils if you choose to decorate
- box cutter (for an adult to use to create the coin slot)
Print the free templates onto your carstock and cut around all the solid lines (one page needs to be printed twice). Gently fold along any dotted lines. Start by attaching the larger fuselage section using double sided tape (the tail section should line up), attach both sets of wings using double sided tape, make the engines using the two sets of rectangles (as seen in video), attach these engines onto the main body. Use more double sided tape to attach all the windows to the plane and remove the bottle cap to insert the propeller (as seen on the video). We chose to paint our tail section red and include the iconic Qantas kangaroo (also included on the printable), you might choose to colour the panels in prior to making the plane or use coloured cardstock instead? Finally an adult will need to cut a small rectangle slot into the top of the main body for the coins to go in – a box cutter is the best tool for this job.
I hope you enjoy this fun craft! And may you earn many rewards with your Qantas Frequent Flyer program!
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