Qantas Loyalty has launched a new online shopping platform, Qantas Marketplace.
The platform allows Frequent Flyers to earn and use Qantas Points on over 20,000 products from more than 900 premium and household brands.
This marks a large online retail expansion of the Frequent Flyer program, replacing the Qantas Rewards store and offering an increased variety of products and brands.
It also supplements the existing Qantas Shopping portal, which connects users to external shopping websites, where your purchases are tracked and earn Qantas Points.
With Qantas Marketplace, you shop directly with Qantas. The platform brings together brands and products across fashion, beauty, homewares, appliances and technology.
Popular brands such as Apple, BOSE and Dyson continue to be available, along with offerings from niche retailers.
Frequent Flyers are able to use their Qantas Points to shop using Points Plus Pay, with a 10 percent discount for Points Club Plus members and a 5 percent discount for Points Club members.
When you pay with cash, however, you can earn Qantas Points: at least 3 per dollar spent (up from two points at the former Rewards Store).
As an introductory offer, Points Club members will earn an additional three Qantas Points per dollar spent (i.e. a total of six) and Points Club Plus members will earn an additional six points per dollar spent (i.e. a total of nine) until 30 June 2023.
Members are also able to take advantage of regular bonus points offers.
For example, until 31 March 2023, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus points (worth hundreds of dollars when used for reward seats or upgrades) when paying for purchases with cash.
Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said the platform offers members a seamless and premium shopping experience that rewards them for every purchase.
“Our Frequent Flyers already earn more points on the ground than they do through travel. With Qantas Marketplace, we’re connecting them to hundreds of brands that they know and love, with the added benefit of being able to earn and use points,” said Ms Wirth.
“We know our members are always looking for more value and ways to boost their points balance, so we’ve increased the points earn rate on the platform too,” Ms Wirth added.
Qantas Marketplace is available at marketplace.qantas.com.
If you’re considering spending points at the Marketplace, be aware that you can usually get more value from your points by booking flights or holidays with Qantas.
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