Earn Qantas Points on fuel spending

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Earn Qantas Points for fuel spending

The Qantas Frequent Flyer fuel earn arrangement is more complicated that Velocity’s fuel partnership with BP, as it requires you to hold a Woolworths Rewards card. However, it arguably offers more value, as you can earn Qantas Points in addition to the standard Woolworths-Caltex 4c/ litre discount.

The Woolworths-Caltex network is smaller than Virgin’s BP offering, You can view participating Woolworths-Caltex outlets here.

How it works

Earning

Like their supermarket scheme, the deal offers Woolworths Rewards members one Woolworths Point for every dollar spent at Woolworths-Caltex servos.

But here’s where it gets a little complex. You must link your Woolworths Rewards card with your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership. Your Woolworths Rewards points then automatically convert to Frequent Flyer Points every if your balance is above 2,000 (2,000 Woolworths Rewards points converts to 870 Qantas Frequent Flyer points).

This is quite low, however, Qantas Points can be earned in addition to Woolworths’ 4c per litre fuel discount, which offers Woolworths Rewards members a further discount when spending over $30 in a single transaction at a supermarket.

Redeeming

Unlike Virgin, Qantas do not offer a direct ‘pay with points’ functionality at Woolworths-Caltex service stations. You can, however, purchase ‘Woolworths-Caltex eGift Card’ indirectly with Qantas Points from the Qantas Store at a Guide Redemption Value of 0.5c/ point, which is some of the lowest value out there.  It would take over three years to earn a $50 Gift Card pumping a hefty 100L/week (at $1.25/L)!

Value analysis

The Qantas-Woolworths fuel partnership narrowly trumps Velocity, but they’re very similar. The main benefit of Woolworths is that you can double-dip with their 4c/L discount offer.

As we mentioned above, redeeming your Points for a Woolworths-Caltex gift-card should be avoided.

Read more in our Velocity vs Qantas fuel comparison, here.

Earn even more with a Velocity Rewards credit card

You can stack extra points on top of the Woolworths-Qantas fuel partnership when you pay for servo purchases using a Qantas Rewards credit card. Many cards actually offer increased earning rates for fuel, which can come in handy if you’re a big spender at the pump!.

This not financial or credit advice. It does not take into account your individual financial situation. Please seek the advice of an appropriately qualified professional before making a decision on any financial/ credit product.

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