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 flights and start earning Qantas Points 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 with the end of the financial year approaching, now is a great time to join - 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 flight 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 account.
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.
With no minimum spend on flights, your business can start earning Qantas Points right away. 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%1.
Eligible Qantas flights include flights operated by codeshare partners Emirates and American Airlines with a QF flight number.
Case Study: dusk Australia
With 92 stores across Australia and close to 1,000 employees, dusk Australia takes advantage of Qantas Business Rewards to save 8% on the base fare of selected flights when making bookings.
Peter King, dusk Australia CEO, says that not only does the company “save money using the program”, but that they also integrate Qantas Business Rewards into their annual planning and travel budgets.
By booking flights, hotels, and car hire through a points earning credit card like the American Express Qantas Business Rewards card, the business earns even more points to generate more savings and rewards.
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 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 points2 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.
Additionally, the instant flight savings help offset the cost of the joining fee (which is being waived until June 30), making it a simple decision for most business owners. 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.
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 2 July 2018 and spends $3,000 within the first two months of the Card approval date5. Plus receive triple Qantas Points for your business on eligible Qantas flights6. Membership to Qantas Business Rewards is complimentary with the card. Conditions apply.
- Dell: 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on all products purchased from dell.com/au/business. You could also get up to 100,000 bonus points depending on how much your business spends7.
- 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.
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. 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.
2 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 23 April 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).
4 Qantas Business Rewards Members must (a) register their ABN and (b) book an eligible Qantas flight between 12.01am (AEST) 30 April 2018 and 11.59pm (AEST) 8 May 2018 for travel until 11.59pm (AEST) 30 June 2018. 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. Exclusions apply. 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 offer with the maximum bonus points will be applied to each individual qualifying segment. 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. Qantas Points are offered under Qantas' Terms and Conditions. Eligibility conditions apply. A one-off join fee of $89.50 usually applies however this will be waived for any business that joins by 8 May 2018. Qantas Points for business are offered under the Qantas' Terms and Conditions and earning thresholds apply. Qantas Points earned on air travel are determined in accordance with the airline earn table.
5 Offer only available to new American Express Card Members who apply by 2 July 2018, are approved and spend $3,000 on their new Card in the first 2 months of 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. Aneligible 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 theQantas 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 theTriple Qantas Points for business benefit terms and conditions.
7 A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points. A one-off joining fee of $89.50 usually applies, however this will be waived for any business that has an existing American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card. Membersh
8 Members will 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on products purchased from Dell.com/business. Qantas Points will be credited to the member's Qantas Business Rewards account within 45 days of purchase. Dell Terms and Conditions apply to all sales and are available on request or at "Terms and Conditions of Sale". Offer may be extended or withdrawn at any time. Any claims in relation to Qantas Points under this offer must be made directly to Dell by calling 1800 812 393. From 2 March until 30 June 2018, businesses that are Qantas Business Rewards members will earn between 5,000 and 100,000 bonus Qantas Points for purchases made at the Dell For Work Online Store. Bonus Qantas Points will be earned as follows:
a) For purchases from AU$1,000 up to $ 3,000 (ex GST) – earn 5,000 bonus Qantas Points
b) For purchases from AU$3,001 up to $ 5,000 (ex GST) – earn 10,000 bonus Qantas Points
c) For purchases from AU$5,001 up to $ 10,000 (ex GST) – earn 20,000 bonus Qantas Points
d) For purchases from AU$10,001 up to $ 15,000 (ex GST) (ex GST) – earn 70,000 bonus Qantas Points
e) For purchases over AU$15,001 (ex GST) – earn 100,000 bonus Qantas Points.
9 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.
10 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]