Qantas is ringing in the changes for its Qantas Cash debit card, but they're not all worth celebrating. First up, and least consequential, Qantas Cash is getting a new name: it'll now be called Qantas Travel Money. That's probably more appropriate to the card's primary role as a prepaid travel m...
POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 4 Comments
Both Qantas and Virgin Australia offer pre-paid travel money cards – with Qantas, that’s Qantas Cash, and with Virgin, the Velocity Global Wallet – but how do these cards compare when it comes to earning frequent flyer points, exchange rates, fees and usage limits? Australian B...
POSTED 6 Sep, 2017 18 Comments
When it comes to earning frequent flyer points on your Qantas Cash card, the Red Roo giveth and the Red Roo taketh away. Qantas is revamping the points-per-dollar rate on its own-branded debit card which is baked into Qantas Frequent Flyer membership cards. From July 1 2017, transactions made w...
POSTED 16 Mar, 2017 10 Comments
When you’re next jetting about, be sure you’re also earning frequent flyer points on the ground while you sleep – we’ll show you how it’s done with the major hotel chains, how to earn an easy 10,000 bonus points on top with Accor or 50% more with the other chains. A...
POSTED 22 May, 2015 0 Comments
Qantas Cash customers new and old can skyrocket their frequent flyer haul on overseas transactions to an impressive three points per dollar spent under the airline’s latest promotion. It works like this: load at least A$1,000 worth of foreign currency in one transaction by June 30 to pocke...
POSTED 21 May, 2015 5 Comments
Not every frequent flyer carries credit cards – some people, for varying reasons, choose and use a pre-paid debit card to collect Qantas points. Right now there are just two options for this: the official Qantas Cash card and the Bankwest Qantas Debit MasterCard. The former, of course, is...
POSTED 9 Mar, 2015 6 Comments
Sitting on a pile of Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points? Now you can convert them into Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles and redeem them with United, Thai Airways, Air Canada and more! Or, if you’re a few points short of your next free flight or business class upgrade with Qa...
POSTED 22 Nov, 2014 6 Comments
Qantas Cash users will now wait only one business day for their funds to clear with the introduction of electronic bank transfers. Replacing the POLi system, customers can now send funds across from their regular bank account to the Qantas Cash facility, with access to the money via Qantas Cash ...
POSTED 11 Jul, 2014 4 Comments
An increasing number of Qantas Frequent Flyers are now carrying the Qantas Cash card in their wallet or purse, but how many people are making the most of it? The card's main claim to fame is as a prepaid travel money card which stores up to 10 foreign currencies, but it can also be used in Austr...
POSTED 15 May, 2014 9 Comments
Qantas will speed up the process of loading money onto its prepaid Qantas Cash card as the airline gears up for what it says is the busiest time of the year for travel money cards. The new ‘fast load’ system will cut the current three-day period between Australian dollars being trans...
POSTED 5 May, 2014 12 Comments
Qantas will launch another of its prized 'double status credits' deals this weekend, with frequent flyers able to wing their way faster to earning cherished Gold or Platinum status – or keeping their current status for the next 12 months of their membership. Unlike most double status ...
POSTED 3 Dec, 2013 9 Comments
Qantas begins rolling out its ‘next generation’ Qantas Frequent Flyer cards this week, with the new Qantas Cash prepaid travel money feature built into every card. Similar to other travel money cards, Qantas Cash lets you store and spend money in nine currencies: Australian, US, Cana...
POSTED 29 Aug, 2013 21 Comments
Qantas will release the first of its new-look Frequent Flyer cards in the coming months, and we've got a sneak peek at the shiny new plastic. The cards incorporate the new Qantas Frequent Flyer brand – note how the Q and F are called out to echo the airline's flight code. (If you're w...
POSTED 18 Jul, 2013 13 Comments
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