Qantas Business Rewards makes everyday business travel more rewarding

By Staff Writers, January 7 2019

If you’re a business owner looking to maximise your Qantas Points earn, Qantas is on board with your business thanks to the Qantas Business Rewards program – all you need is a valid ABN and you can save on flights1 and start earning Qantas Points2 for your business when you and your team fly, as well as  on over 50 partners for everyday business expenses such as fuel, accommodation, office supplies, technology and credit card spend.

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The sign-up process is simple, and now is a great time to join as the $89.502 sign-up fee is waived if you join before 18 January 2019 - just plug in your business details (including your ABN), and start earning points for your business.

How it works

Qantas Business Rewards makes travel more rewarding by letting your business earn Qantas Points on every eligible flight3 from the first flight taken.

As a Qantas Business Rewards member, your business earns points for flights on top of Qantas Points and Status Credits earned as an individual. This means that you can essentially ‘double-dip’ on points earned for flights, since you can transfer Qantas Points earned for the business into any Qantas Frequent Flyer account4.

The points can then be redeemed for upgrades, flights, or over 7,000 items from the online Qantas Store, so that you can reward yourself or your team.

Unlike other programs, Qantas Business Rewards is designed to reward your business whether you’re a small operator or a growing enterprise. You’ll instantly have access to a 5% discount on the base fare of selected flights, and the more you spend and fly, the more you’ll be able to save, with discounts rising to 8%.

Eligible Qantas flights include flights operated by codeshare partners Emirates and American Airlines with a QF flight number. 

How much could you save?

You can use the points calculator to see how you could maximise your potential points earnings through the Qantas Business Rewards program.

For example, a business spending $20,000 a month on a Qantas Points earning credit card, with a domestic flight every month or two and a couple of international trips to Asia would be able to earn close to 180,000 points5 in addition to what they would earn from the flights alone – enough for a return trip from Sydney to New York and Sydney to Hong Kong (plus taxes, fees and carrier charges)3.

Even if your business doesn’t do a lot of flying, the Qantas Business Rewards program is still a great way to earn Qantas Points and reward yourself and your team members – you can join Qantas Business Rewards here.

Back to Business with Qantas Business Rewards

Join Qantas Business Rewards for free (saving $89.50), register, and every eligible domestic Qantas flight booked until 18 January 2019 for travel by 28 February 2019 will earn double Qantas Points* for the business as well as entry in the draw to WIN a back to business bonus worth over $15,000^. Here’s what the lucky business will win:

  • 100,000 Qantas Points for the business
  • Five individual Qantas Club two-year memberships
  • Caltex StarCard fuel voucher
  • Dell computers
  • Marketing package by Yellow

See where your points could take you

The Qantas Business Rewards Program allows you to earn Qantas Points with more than 50 partners on everyday business expenses - a full list of ways to earn points can be found here, but we’ve outlined some of the best opportunities below:

  • American Express: Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when your business signs up to the American Express® Qantas Business Rewards Card by 28 February 2019 and spends $3,000 within the first two months of card membership5. Take advantage of Triple Qantas Points for your business on eligible flights6 (in addition to the 2 Qantas Points per $1). You’ll also receive 2 Qantas Club Lounge passes each Card membership year6. Membership to Qantas Business Rewards is complimentary with the card. Conditions apply.
  • Dell: 3 Qantas Points7 per $1 spent on all products purchased from dell.com/au/business
  • Car hire: Both Avis and Budget car hire offer 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent by the business, on top of the 4 Qantas Points per $1 earned by the person hiring8
  • Caltex StarCard: 1 Qantas Point for every 1 litre of Vortex Premium fuel, or every 2 litres of regular fuel, plus 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent on most in store items and servicing9.

Sign up for free (saving $89.50) until 18 January 2019 for the Qantas Business Rewards program, and start saving now. Terms and conditions apply, see www.qantasbusinessrewards.com/terms

About Qantas Business Rewards

Qantas Business Rewards - rewarding the spirit of Australian business with points in the air and on the ground. Points can be earned twice when you fly: once for the business and once for the individual Qantas Frequent Flyer member. You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program to earn Qantas Points, see Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions. The more a Member flies, the greater the savings on the base fare of selected flights, plus businesses can earn points on everyday business expenses with more than 50 program partners. Once points have been transferred to an individual Qantas Frequent Flyer account, they can be used  for flights and hotel stays to office essentials.

1 Savings are available exclusively to Qantas Business Rewards Members on selected fares only and do not apply to taxes, fees and carrier charges. Availability is limited. Advance purchase and other conditions may apply. Savings are subject to and defined in the terms and conditions of Qantas Business Rewards as Member Savings.

2 A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for the business. A one-off join fee of $89.50 usually applies, however this will be waived for any business that joins between 7 and 18 January 2019. Fees are inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Qantas Points are offered under the applicable partner's terms and conditions and earning thresholds may apply. Membership of Qantas Business Rewards and the earning of Qantas Points as a business are subject to the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions.

3An Eligible Flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas 'QF' flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines; has a ticket number commencing with '081'; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards.

4 Membership and the earning and redemption of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions. Qantas Business Rewards Members must transfer Qantas Points to individual Qantas Frequent Flyer account/s for redemption. We recommend you consult your accountant or tax adviser to ensure you understand possible tax implications, for example fringe benefits tax (if applicable).

5  Estimated average Qantas Points earned in the example are calculated by taking the average Qantas Points earned by a Bronze member in the respective fare classes including; Discount Economy, Economy, Flexible Economy, Premium Economy, Premium Flexible Economy and Business Class fares (Booking classes N, O, Q, K, L, M, S, V, B, H, Y, T, R, D, I), then applying a rate of 30% to the average Qantas Points earned for that return flight. Average Qantas Points earn is accurate as at 15 December 2017. Refer to Airline Earn Table for exact earn rates by fare type. Maximum Qantas Points that can be earned by a business each membership year is 1,000,000.

3   A return Economy Classic Flight  Reward from Sydney to Hong Kong requires 56,000 points and $323.82 in taxes, fees and carrier charges and from Sydney to New York return requires 120,000 points and $562.22 in taxes, fees and carrier charges. Qantas Points quoted are accurate as at 20 December 2018 but may vary at the time of booking. Classic Flight Rewards are available on Qantas, Jetstar and partner airlines. Classic Flight Reward seats are subject to capacity controls, availability is limited and some flights may not have any Classic Flight Rewards available. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable by an Accepted Payment Card in addition to the points required on Classic Flight Rewards. See Classic Flight Rewards for more details. In order to transfer Qantas Points from a Qantas Business Rewards account to an individual’s Qantas Frequent Flyer account, the business account must have a balance of at least 3,000 Qantas Points. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions.  We recommend you consult your accountant or tax adviser to ensure you understand possible tax implications, for example fringe benefits tax (if applicable).

6   Offer only available to new American Express Card Members who apply by 28 February 2019, are approved and spend $3,000 on their new Card in the first 2 months from the Card approval date. Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion Card Members are eligible for this offer (cards issued by: Australia New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation). 100,000 bonus Qantas Points will be awarded to the eligible Card Member's account 8-10 weeks after the spend criteria has been met. This advertised offer is not applicable or valid in conjunction with any other advertised or promotional offer. Subject to the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card Points Terms and Conditions

6  A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn triple Qantas Points for business. Triple Qantas Points for business are only available for American Express Qantas Card Member when the Card is used to make an eligible Qantas flight booking. An eligible flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas 'QF' flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines; has a ticket number commencing with '081'; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. A Member's ABN and traveller's Qantas Frequent Flyer number must be quoted at the time of booking to earn Qantas Points for both the business and the traveller. Qantas will allocate 3 times the number of Qantas Points to the business under the Qantas Business Rewards Airline Reward Scheme terms and conditions. The maximum number of Qantas Points that can be earned from flying by a business with the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card is 4,000,000 per membership year as per the Triple Qantas Points for business benefit terms and conditions.

7  Provided the Basic Card Member is a Qantas Frequent Flyer and has registered their Qantas Frequent Flyer number with your business' American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card, your business is eligible to receive two Qantas Club Lounge Invitations each anniversary year of Card Membership once your business makes an Eligible Qantas Purchase on your American Express Card during that year. Eligible Qantas Purchases are Qantas passenger airfares with a QF flight number purchased directly from Qantas Australia that appear on your Card statement, Qantas Frequent Flyer, Qantas Business Rewards or Qantas Club membership, joining or annual fees. Excludes purchases from Jetstar. Within 1-2 weeks of the Eligible Qantas Purchase, two Qantas Club Lounge Invitations will be assigned to the Qantas Frequent Flyer account nominated by the business. Visit the Complimentary Invitations Portal to access invitations, link it with an eligible Qantas flight booking or find out more information. Qantas Club Lounge Invitations are valid for a single visit by one guest to a Qantas Club Lounge and must be used prior to their expiry. Invitations are subject to the Qantas Club terms and conditions and are not valid for Qantas International First Class Lounges, the Qantas Chairman's Lounge, Qantas Domestic Business and or oneworld® alliance partner or associated lounges. Qantas Club Invitations cannot be carried forward to any subsequent year and must not be sold, they may only be transferred as allowed by Qantas. Invitations may be revoked or withheld if your business' American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card account is not in good standing, if the Eligible Qantas Purchase is refunded in full or if you have not complied with these Qantas Club Invitation Conditions, the Credit Card Terms and Conditions or the Qantas Club Lounge Access Terms and Conditions.

7  A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for business. A one-off join fee of $89.50 including GST normally applies but this will be waived for Dell customers. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions. Qantas Points for business are offered under the Dell Terms and Conditions. Members will earn 3 Qantas Points for every $1 paid on all Dell products sold on Dell.com/au/business. Qantas Points will be credited to the Members' Business Rewards account within 45 days after the purchase of a product. Any claims in relation to Qantas Points under this offer must be made directly to Dell by calling +1 800 812 393.

8  Qantas Points for business are offered under the Avis Terms and Conditions and Budget Terms and Conditions. Members will earn 4 Qantas Points for business for every $1 spent on Time and Kilometre charges on qualifying rental rates in Australia only. Qualifying rental rates exclude taxes (including GST), fees, charges for insurance, petrol, GPS and other miscellaneous charges. A maximum of 240,000 Qantas Points for business can be earned with Avis per year. Qualifying rates are freely available retail rates booked through qantas.com or vehicle rentals purchased at rates determined by Avis. Unless otherwise specified by the car rental company, Qantas Points for business will not be earned for vehicle rentals purchased as part of package holidays, free vehicle rentals, vehicle rentals at industry discount rates, vehicle rentals using Award vouchers or discount certificates or contracted corporate or government rates. Rentals that earn Qantas Points for business will not earn Avis Business Club Award certificates. Qantas Points will be credited to the Members' Business Rewards account within 30 days of travel completion. Any claims in relation to Qantas Points under this offer must be made directly to Avis by calling 1800 141 000 or emailing [email protected] or directly to Budget by calling 1800 150 278 or emailing[email protected]. Eligible renters can earn up to 4 Qantas Points for every $1 spent on time and kilometre charges in Australia. You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions.

9   Qantas Points for business are offered under the Caltex Terms and Conditions. Members will earn 1 Qantas Point for every 1 litre of Vortex Premium Fuel; 2 litres of regular petrol and diesel; $1 spent on eligible products in-store and on vehicle servicing. A full list of Eligible Products is available at caltex.com.au/Qantas. Qantas Points will be credited to the Members' Business Rewards account within 60 days of the purchase of an Eligible Product. Any claims in relation to Qantas Points under this offer must be made directly to Caltex by calling 1300 365 096 or emailing [email protected]

*To earn double Qantas Points, Qantas Business Rewards Members must (a) register their ABN and book between 12.01am (AEDT) 07 January 2019 and 11.59pm (AEDT) 18 January 2019, and (b) travel on an eligible flight between 12.01am (AEDT) 07 January 2019 and 11.59pm (AEST) 28 February 2019 (AEDT). An Eligible Flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas 'QF' flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas; has a ticket number commencing with '081'; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Exclusions apply. The bonus Qantas Points may take up to 8 weeks after travel has been completed on each Eligible Flight to be credited to your business' account. A business that has a Corporate Airfares or rebate agreement with Qantas; or is a travel agent, travel wholesaler, travel consolidator or other seller or re-seller of air travel, is not eligible for this offer. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other bonus offer by Qantas. Only one bonus Qantas Points offer can be used per individual qualifying segment of your itinerary. If you qualify for multiple offers, the maximum bonus points offer will be applied to each individual qualifying segment. Qantas Points are offered under Qantas' Terms and Conditions. Eligibility conditions apply. Qantas Points earned from air travel will be credited as a percentage of the value of a Bronze Qantas Frequent Flyer and will vary depending on the level of the Qantas Business Rewards member. A Member's ABN and traveller's Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number must be quoted at the time of booking to earn Qantas Points for both the business and the traveller. A one-off join fee of $89.50 usually applies however this will be waived for any business that joins by 18 January 2018. Fees are inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Qantas Points for business are offered under the Qantas' Terms and Conditions and earning thresholds apply.

^Promoter: Qantas Airways Limited (ABN 16 009 661 901) of 10 Bourke Road, Mascot, NSW 2020 (telephone number 13 74 78). Promotion Period:12.01am AEDT 07 January 2019 and closes at 11:59pm 18 January 2019. Eligible Entrants: Entry is open to Qantas Business Rewards members with an ABN that registered during the promotional period. Entry excludes directors, management, employees and their immediate families of the Promoter or Mike Da Silva and Associates (AUST) Pty Ltd ABN 50 003 894 022 (MDSA) and each of their related bodies corporate and registered travel companions of employees of the Promoter and its related bodies corporate (Eligible Entrants). Entry: To enter, Eligible Entrants must register and book on an eligible Qantas flight between 07 January 2019 and 11.59pm (AEDT) 18 January 2019 and travel by 28 February 2019. Eligible Entrants will receive 1 entry into the competition for every booking on an eligible Qantas domestic flight or receive 2 entries into the competition for every booking on an eligible Qantas International flight during the promotional period. An eligible flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas 'QF' flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas; has a ticket number commencing with '081'; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Prize: There will be one major prize (the Major Prize). The maximum total value of the Major Prize is AUD $15,711.00, based on the recommended retail value at the time of printing. The Major Prize consists of: 100,000 Qantas Points for the business, 5 x individual Qantas Club two-year memberships, 1 x Caltex fuel voucher, 1x Yellow Digital Booster Pack and 3 x Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 (Core i5 \ 4GB \ 128GB SSD). Draw: 2:00pm (AEDT) on 14 February 2019 at MDSA, Level 2, 40 Yeo Street, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089. The draw will be conducted by MDSA (Drawer). Winner Announced: The winner will be notified by phone and in writing within 2 business days of the draw, using the phone number and email address listed in their Qantas Business Rewards account, and their name will be published in The Australian newspaper on 21 February 2019. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/18/30341, ACT Permit No. TP18/02388 and SA Licence No. T18/2161. View full Terms and Conditions.