- Qantas has partnered with Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group to reward customers for wining and dining.
Qantas has made a major change to its frequent flyer program that stands to benefit millions of customers, particularly those who aren’t ready to jet-set overseas just yet.
The major Australian airline has partnered with Seagrass Boutique Hospitality group to reward customers for dining at more than 40 venues across the country.
“Anyone who is a member of the Qantas frequent flyer program can both earn and use points at all of the venue locations across Australia,” Bradley Michael, CEO and founder of Seagrass Hospitality Group said on Wednesday.
Frequent flyers can earn 3 points per dollar spent at fine dining venues like 6HEAD, Hunter & Barrel, and Meat & Wine Co, and 2 points per dollar spent at more casual establishments like Ribs & Burgers and Italian Street Kitchen.
Unfortunately, Seagrass’ beloved burger joint Five Guys is not included in the promotion.
These points will be in addition to any points earned using a points-earning credit card.
“Food and wine consistently rank amongst the top interests for our members, along with travel, and we’ve been looking at how we can expand their opportunities to be rewarded while dining out,” said Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth in a statement.
“The ability to earn points towards their next dream trip while enjoying a meal in a restaurant will be a welcome addition for frequent flyers. As will treating themselves to a dining experience using their Qantas Points.
“Frequent flyers can also double-dip on earning Qantas Points by using their points earning credit card when they dine at one of these restaurants.”
Alternatively, you can use your already-accumulated frequent flyer points to pay for your dinner, which means you can still wine and dine without spending your hard-earned cash amid the rising cost of living.
Using 4,000 Qantas Points will lower your bill by $20, but it’s worth noting that you can get better value out of your points by saving them up for upgrades and flights.
Qantas has previously partnered with hotel groups, rental car companies, and other businesses to give customers the option to earn points outside of flights, but the new partnership gives frequent flyers the ability to wine and dine in their own backyard while clocking up those points.
While your weekly date night spend probably won’t be enough to redeem on a round-the-world flight any time soon, you only need to earn one point every 18 months to maintain your balance, so this is just another way to slowly accumulate points on the stuff you’re already paying for.
Image: 6Head Sydney