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Qantas credit cards offering the biggest frequent flyer points on sign up this April

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Alex Ritchie
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Qantas credit cards offering the biggest frequent flyer points on sign up this April

The colder weather is officially here and you may be one of many Australians dreaming about your next holiday to warmer shores. The good news is that Qantas frequent flyer members may be able to earn bonus points on sign up with some credit cards that cover the cost of their flights. 

A common strategy amongst travellers is to sign up to a credit card to nab its sign-up bonus points to fund the cost of flights. Earning bonus frequent flyer points through credit cards is also known as ‘points chasing' or ‘points hacking’.  

This month, the RateCity database shows 18 credit cards offering bulk Qantas frequent flyer points on sign up, ranging from 20,000 points to 150,000 points. 

At the time of writing, these are the credit cards offering the biggest Qantas frequent flyer points bonuses at sign up:

In April, the bonus points on offer from some credit cards could get you across Australia, or take you internationally to countries like Indonesia, New Zealand or the US.

Please note that there is more to a credit card than the points bonus on offer, and this strategy will not suit everyone. You will still need to meet any eligibility criteria set by the card issuer to qualify for approval and pay any upfront or ongoing costs. Consider reading the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before signing up. 

Let’s explore Qantas frequent flyer credit cards with bulk sum bonus points on sign up this April.

Qantas frequent flyer credit card signup points on offer

To assist you in comparing credit card options, RateCity has compiled a list of cards that offer Qantas frequent flyer points to cover the cost of a return ticket to some of the most popular destinations in Australia and around the globe.  

20,000 – 60,000 Qantas frequent flyer points on sign up

Lender

Card

Points

HSBC

Platinum Qantas Card

20,000

American Express

Qantas Premium Card

30,000

Bankwest

Qantas Platinum Mastercard

50,000

St.George Bank/BOM/BankSA

Amplify Platinum

60,000

70,000 – 90,000 Qantas frequent flyer points on sign up

Lender

Card

Points

Suncorp

Platinum Qantas Rewards

70,000

Westpac

Altitude Platinum

70,000

CBA

Ultimate Awards

70,000

ANZ

Frequent Flyer Platinum

70,000

NAB

Qantas Rewards Premium

70,000

Qantas Money

Qantas Premier Platinum

80,000

St.George Bank/BOM/BankSA

Amplify Signature

90,000

100,000+ Qantas frequent flyer points on sign up

Lender

Card

Points

Citi

Prestige

100,000

American Express

Qantas Ultimate Card

100,000

Citi

Premier Qantas

100,000

ANZ

Frequent Flyer Black

110,000

Westpac

Altitude Black Qantas

120,000

NAB

Rewards Signature Qantas

120,000

Qantas Money

Premier Titanium

150,000

Source: RateCity.com.au. Data accurate as of 18/04/2023.

Where your Qantas frequent flyer points could take you

At the time of writing, the current cost for a return plane ticket domestically or internationally from Sydney, in terms of frequent flyer points, were as follows: 

Destination

Qantas Frequent Flyer points

(Departing from Sydney)

Melbourne

16,000

Brisbane

16,000

Canberra

16,000

Hobart

24,000

Adelaide

24,000

Darwin

36,000

Perth

36,000

Auckland, New Zealand

36,000

Denpasar (Bali)

40,600

Bangkok, Thailand

50,400

Singapore

50,400

Los Angeles, US

83,800

London, UK

110,400

New York, US

110,400

Rome, Europe

138,400

Note: Domestic and international flight points based onQantas frequent flyer points calculator. Total points required for return trips traveling in economy class when searching on 19/04/2023. Based on travel to a major airport in the capital city (e.g. Heathrow in London) from Sydney, Australia. 

What to know when comparing frequent flyer credit cards

It is important to remember that there is more to a credit card than the perks and rewards provided, and it’s worthwhile comparing other factors, such as rates and fees, as well. Especially if you plan on keeping the credit card long term. 

These core factors can affect the overall cost of your purchases, regardless of the free flights you earn. It’s always wise to take your time and do your research to find the credit card that best suits your financial needs and budget, as you don’t want to go into significant debt just for a holiday. 

You may also want to consider reviewing insurances offered by the different card providers, especially if you’re planning an overseas holiday. For example, a credit card with a smaller points bonus but complimentary domestic or international travel insurance, medical coverage, rental car insurance, and more, may be a better fit for your financial situation and goals. 

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Product database updated 04 Mar, 2024

This article was reviewed by Personal Finance Editor Peter Terlato before it was published as part of RateCity's Fact Check process.