Time’s running out to collect your Qantas Vaccination Reward, with the airline’s promotion ending at 11.59pm on Friday December 31.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated but have yet to claim your reward of those free points or status credits, or a $20 flight voucher, we suggest you take advantage of this downtime.
To recap: every fully-vaccinated Australian member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program aged 18 and over can choose between
- 1,000 Qantas Points, or
- 15 status credits, or
- $20 discount on a Qantas or Jetstar flight
(You’ll also go into the draw for one of eight major prizes of $50,000 in Qantas travel vouchers, one million Accor Live Limitless (ALL) points for booking hotels and resorts, and $3,650 in BP fuel.)
Just upload your Covid-19 digital vaccination certificate to the Qantas smartphone app for Apple iPhones and Google Android devices and select your vaccination reward.
So which reward should you choose? At the end of the day, each of these picks is of such relatively small value that it’s almost impossible to make a ‘bad’ choice.
That said, we suggest the 1,000 Qantas Points or the $20 flight voucher will offer the best value for most people.
15 status credits
At almost any other time, a free 15 status credits without leaving the ground would be the top choice for many frequent flyers to help retain their Silver, Gold or Platinum tier for one more year, or to edge closer towards lifetime status.
However, these are unique times.
Qantas has already rolled out 12-month status extension that will see most flyers’ status preserved through to as far as mid-2023, so for most people, chasing status isn’t likely to be the highest concern.
There are two exceptions:
- frequent flyers who qualify for Qantas' latest status extension offer will see many of the status credits earned in this membership year rolled over into their next membership year. If you're on the edge of losing your status or moving up one tier, those 15 status credits might prove very handy when the time comes.
- Qantas has confirmed that these 15 status credits also count towards your lifetime tally, so they’ll nudge you that little bit closer to locking in Lifetime Silver, Lifetime Gold or even Lifetime Platinum status.
1,000 Qantas Points
Free Qantas Points? It's almost a no-brainer!
These 1,000 bonus Qantas Points can be used to book a flight, secure an upgrade, or otherwise spent through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.
How much are those points worth? Each Qantas Point can be valued at anything from half a cent when spent on merchandise, around 1.3 cents when applied towards an economy reward flight, or 2+ cents when used to book into business class.
For business class flyers, this puts the value of 1,000 Qantas Points roughly on-par with the $20 cash voucher – and it's pretty much the obvious choice for point-savvy Qantas Frequent Flyers.
Also read: What is a Qantas frequent flyer point worth?
$20 voucher for Qantas or Jetstar flights
A $20 flight voucher might not sound like much in the scheme of things, but of these three choices it has the most straightforward value and is the easiest to use.
When it comes to travel, this $20 credit is much more flexible than 1,000 Qantas Points and can be used when booking any domestic or international Qantas or Jetstar flight.
Issued as a promo code for Qantas flights or an e-voucher for Jetstar flights, and sent via email within seven days, this $20 credit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
For most travellers, especially those that aren't hung up on points, this will be the best way to go.
For full information on Qantas’ vaccine incentive program, click through to qantas.com/berewarded.