How to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free in 2020

Skip that $100 sign-up fee: here's how your family and friends can join Qantas Frequent Flyer without paying a cent.

By Brandon Loo, January 20 2020
How to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free in 2020

Looking to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free in 2020? There's really no need to pay the airline's $99.50 joining fee. Here are three simple and completely free ways to skip the membership sign-up fee and get started on your journey of collecting Qantas Points.

Some of these methods take advantage of free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership join codes, others rely on companies with Qantas Frequent Flyer partnerships. What they all have in common is that they let you skip that $99.50 joining fee so you can keep that money in your pocket or purse.

Why join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free?

Well, why not? Once you've joined the Qantas Frequent Flyer program you'll be able to earn Qantas Points on everything from everyday expenses when buying groceries at Woolworths (and, under the Qantas-BP partnership, petrol) and using a Qantas credit card through to, of course, flying with Qantas and partner airlines. Those points will slowly but surely add up to free flights and upgrades.

You can also kick-start your Qantas Frequent Flyer points balance by choosing the right credit card, many of which regularly offer a sign-up bonus in excess of 100,000 Qantas Points.

Read: Here are Australia's best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

Even if you're not doing a lot of flying, the new Qantas Points Club aims to provide practical benefits such as lounge access for those the airline terms "non-flying members".

Three ways to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free in 2020

1. Use the Qantas FAMILYFREE sign-up code

Even though Qantas lists a $99.50 joining fee for the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, the airline also provides a free sign-up code on its website. The FAMILYFREE code can be used by all Australian residents.

You don't even need to enter this code anywhere on the  Qantas Frequent Flyer sign-up page: just click this link, fill out application form and you're in!

Start at Bronze and work your way up the Qantas Frequent Flyer ladder.
Start at Bronze and work your way up the Qantas Frequent Flyer ladder.

Within 14 days you'll receive your complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card in the mail. You'll start as an entry-level Bronze member, but be able to climb the Qantas Frequent Flyer ladder to the Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers by earning status credits when you fly with Qantas or its partner airlines.

Click here to apply for Qantas Frequent Flyer membership using the FAMILYFREE sign-up code and skip the $99.50 Qantas Frequent Flyer joining fee.

2. Sign up for a Qantas Travel Money Card

In common with many banks and financial institutions, Qantas offers a prepaid travel money card which can be loaded with money in up to ten foreign currencies and even earn Qantas Points when using the card overseas (although the downside for this convenience is a relatively poor exchange rate from Australian dollars).

The Qantas Travel Money Card feature is actually built into the Qantas Frequent Flyer card, so if you sign up for Qantas Frequent Flyer membership through the Qantas Travel Money Card website, the $99.50 joining fee will be waived (note that you need to be an Australian resident aged 16 years or older to apply for a Qantas Travel Money card).

Click here to apply for a Qantas Travel Money Card and skip the $99.50 Qantas Frequent Flyer joining fee.

3. Join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free with Woolworths Rewards

Woolworths has its own loyalty program through which you can earn Woolworths Reward points at Woolworths supermarkets, Big W, BWS and Caltex, to be redeemed later as a cash discount at Woolworths outlets.

However, Woolworths is also a significant Qantas Frequent Flyer partner and gives you the option of converting 2,000 Woolworths Rewards points into 1,000 Qantas Points.

As part of this hook-up, Qantas offers free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership using a special WOOLWORTHS promo code. It's the same deal as with the  Qantas FAMILYFREE sign-up code: you just visit a special Qantas Frequent Flyer sign-up page where the WOOLWORTHS code is automatically applied, then fill in the form with your details.

Click here to apply for Qantas Frequent Flyer membership using the WOOLWORTHS sign-up code and skip the $99.50 Qantas Frequent Flyer joining fee.

Brandon Loo

Brandon divides his time between Perth and Launceston, with ample hours spent in airport lounges in between. He recently picked up photography and tries to capture the beauty of Tasmanian landscapes, aeroplane cabins and in-flight food, to varying degrees of success.

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Still waiting on my Qantas free card after I joined mid last year. No wonder I prefer Virgin/Star Alliance airlines over Qantas/No World alliance.


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