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Qantas ramps up its frequent flyer scheme this week with the launch of a new Online Mall allowing members to earn Qantas Points for shopping using Australian and international stores.
The earn rates start at 5 Qantas Points per Aussie dollar at David Jones and Neiman Marcus, with 4 Qantas Points per dollar at other popular sites including Macy's, Net-A-Porter, The Iconic and Booktopia.
Apple's iTunes store, which is already a partner in Virgin Australia's Velocity program, also joins the roster at 3 Qantas Points per dollar, with Apple devices and accessories themselves earning 2 points per dollar.
Of course, using a Qantas-partnered credit card or Qantas Cash debit card to fill your online shopping cart provides an easy way to double dip on earnings.
The Online Mall is part of a new QantasPoints.com hub intended to further push the airline's frequent flyer scheme as a mainstream loyalty program with new 'earn and burn' opportunities beyond flying.
“What started as the Qantas Frequent Flyer program has grown significantly in the past few years, to include a lot of new ways to earn points and entirely new programs like Qantas Cash, Qantas Golf, aQuire and Qantas epiQure" said Lesley Grant, CEO of Qantas Loyalty.
“We have a really straightforward goal of being the best loyalty program in the world and helping members better understand the program as it grows is key to that" Grant added. "That’s what qantaspoints.com is designed to do."
Here's the full list of partners and earn rates at the Qantas Online Mall:
- David Jones: 5 points per $1 spent
- Neiman Marcus: 5 points per $1 spent
- Mr Porter: 4 points per $1 spent
- Net-A-Porter: 4 points per $1 spent
- Macy’s: 4 points per $1 spent
- Booktopia: 4 points per $1 spent
- West-Elm: 4 points per $1 spent
- The Iconic: 4 points per $1 spent
- Bobbi Brown: 4 points per $1 spent
- Williams-Sonoma: 4 points per $1 spent
- Selfridges: 3 points per $1 spent
- Pottery Barn: 4 points per $1 spent
- Fortnum and Mason: 3 points per $1 spent
- iTunes: 3 points per $1 spent
- Apple: 2 points per $1 spent
- eBay: 2 points per $1 spent
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