Qantas Points millionaires can now buy (practically) anything

There's a new way to spend your pandemic points stockpile.

By Staff Writers, October 27 2021
Qantas Points millionaires can now buy (practically) anything

If your frequent flyer points balance is starting to look like it could be a phone number, a new Qantas service could be just the answer to burning them on something you’ll truly value.

Qantas members with over one million points in their account are now being invited to spend their haul on just about any product – including luxury goods, watches, sports equipment or even a car. Points Club Plus members members are also eligible.

“This gives some of our most loyal members a one-time chance to go big and use their points on something that they have never been able to before,” explains Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth, herself no stranger to a smart pair of Louboutins.

How does it work? Basically, anything with a cash value of between $5,500 and $37,500 is fair game.

Once you’ve got your heart set on that special something, a Qantas representative will provide a ‘points quote’ – and if you choose to go ahead, the airline will facilitate payment for the item on your behalf.

(Qantas Points are often considered Australia’s de facto currency after the dollar itself, and this arrangement pretty much ends the argument.)

The redemption has to be a physical product, not a service: here are some examples provided by Qantas of eligible items.

  • Luxury designer bags and luggage
  • Jewellery, accessories and watches
  • Sport equipment, electronics and appliances
  • Cars, bikes or a yacht
  • Artwork
  • Musical instruments
  • Homewares and home furnishings

Qantas members have redeemed a staggering 2.5 billion points in just October alone, with a booking frenzy kicked off soon after it was announced that international travel would resume from November 1.

Think you can come up with something more original than spending a million Qantas Points on 641 Laguiole Oyster Knives or five Smeg Dolce and Gabbana edition toasters? Let us know what luxury goods you'd spend millions of points in the comments below: the best 3 answers will each win a Qantas lounge invitation to be used in the next 12 months.

Terms & Conditions: One Complimentary Lounge Invitation will be assigned to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. Visit the Complimentary Invitations Portal to view your invitation. Once linked to an Eligible Flight, Complimentary Lounge Invitations are accepted, subject to capacity at the time of visit. Access to Qantas lounges are subject to the Qantas Club Terms and Conditions and Complimentary Lounge Invitation Terms and Conditions. One Complimentary Lounge Invitation can be used per customer, to access a Qantas Club or Qantas operated International Business lounge, when their next onward flight on the same day is with a Qantas (QF) or Jetstar (JQ, 3K or GK) flight number on their ticket. Complimentary Lounge Invitations are not valid for Qantas International First lounges, Qantas Chairmans Lounges, Qantas Domestic Business lounges, or oneworld alliance Partner or Associated lounges, and must be used prior to their expiry. Temporary measures have been put in place such as lounge capacity restrictions, physical distancing requirements, changes to our food and beverage service offerings, and lounge operating hours.  Qantas International First, International Business, Partner and Associated lounge access remains closed until further notice.  Please be advised that lounges are subject to capacity at the time of your visit and remember to check our airport service changes page for the most up-to-date information on lounge openings and updates.

24 Oct 2010

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Readers are reminded that comments for this article should be suggestions of what luxury goods they'd spend millions of points on, with the best three answers each winning a Qantas lounge invitation to be used in the next 12 months.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 May 2013

Total posts 128

Some of us may already have access to the lounge, is this invitation transferable?

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2568

It certainly will be, Mspcooper, and I'm sure it'd make a great gift for an infrequent flyer ahead of their next holiday :)

27 Oct 2021

Total posts 1

Pasion Azteca, Platinum Liquor Bottle

nk1
nk1

27 Oct 2021

Total posts 1

I would buy Jimmy Choo shoes for my daughter. She is getting married next year and she’s absolutely love these!

Etihad - Etihad Guest

06 Apr 2012

Total posts 117

How about a Vespa Primavera Red 150 scooter ? It already comes in Qantas colours !

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

12 Sep 2011

Total posts 252

Giorgio Armani (Black Label Borgonuovo) Leatherware - for Men and women  - I'd like a new man bag or 2 :-)

a caravan for me!

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

06 Aug 2017

Total posts 70

A complete set of limited edition Chuck Jones canvas Loony Tunes prints, including, of course, Bugs Bunny in United Hare Lines.

15 Sep 2021

Total posts 8

Multi stop world trip.

Flying 1st Class of course!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Oct 2021

Total posts 1

A customised gold stethoscope for my fiancé (she’s a nurse and it’s her favourite colour) and a bottle of Ardbeg 40yo for me.

08 Nov 2015

Total posts 2

A pink diamon ring for my wife

To have my very own Gulfstream G650ER would be an aviation enthusiasts dream. Could take my family around the world in style - with a professional pilot I'd need to hire first of course!

28 Oct 2021

Total posts 1

Unlimited UberX to take me to my Virgin Galactic Space Trip 😉 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Oct 2021

Total posts 1

A Cartier 14ct Diamond "Love Bracelet" for my girlfriend to make up for all the times I have spent waiting in airports instead of at home!

15 Sep 2021

Total posts 8

Had a change of mind since original post.

I’m thinking I’d buy myself a Harley Davison Trike and fly off into the sunset (spending the kids inheritance along the way)

Arh Dreaming!!!!

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

11 Jun 2017

Total posts 4

luxury watch......any chance of a rolex SS model since the wait list is so long, maybe the points team can pull a few strings, i am sure people with million points would be happy to part way with their points if we can get hold of a SS model


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