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10% off on Gift Cards (e.g. Bunnings, The Good Guys, Woolworths) @ Qantas

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Qantas has reduced the points needed for redemption of gift cards (e.g. Bunnings, The Good Guys, Woolworths) by 10%.

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  • it works out David Johns has the best value, points wise

    • +2

      If you're basing on points per $ of face value there's others that are "cheaper"….. but none are cheap IMO. The best use of frequent flyer points tends to be on flights so unless you have surplus points or other compelling reasons, using points to purchase anything else rarely represents "value" IMO. YMMV. If you are going to use on gift cards, then figure out what they will be used to purchase and then compare the cards that can be used on to purchase those items.

      • Completely agree. Your best bang for buck usage of frequent flyer points is business class trips to places like Europe.

        • +6

          Lol

          • @salmon123: My man and I did this last trip. We scrapped together enough points to fly business class across, with Qantas points, then came back economy with Virgin. Because we had Virgin Gold class we could get priority check in, and go to the lounges, even though we flew economy.

            • +1

              @try2bhelpful: Think he said lol because we can't go anywhere!!! But I 100% agree with your points and have done similar with my frequent airline points.

              • @fivespice: Ahhh. I don’t think it will be much longer. When we get to the requisite vaccination numbers, and we see what it means, I think the flood gates will open. I was meant to be hosting my family in France for my 60th, about now. I, expect, I will be able to fly next year. I might wait another year because I think Europe will be swamped next year.

      • I notice this but how do I make use of it? Flying Qantas is generally more expensive than other airlines. I am happy to go with other airlines, let alone economy flights.

        Are you able to use it on Qantas economy, and would it generally turn out to be much cheaper than other airlines?

        • My honest opinion is it isn’t worth burning points for economy flights. A return economy flight is, roughly, $2000. A return Business class, is roughly, $6500. If you can’t afford the points for both directions then flying one direction business class and back economy is, definitely, worth it. You could reverse the order if you want to bring a lot of luggage back with you. You, generally, fly with an affiliate airline, anyway. If you pick the place you want to land in Europe you could try Qatar which is meant to have the best business class.

          • +5

            @try2bhelpful: The points are not worth $6500 if you would have never paid $6500 out of your own pocket for business class flights.

            Ask yourself what you would be willing to pay for business class flights if you could set the price. So if economy flights are $2000 and the most you would ever have spent over and above that is $1000 more for the luxury of business class then those points are worth only $3000 to you, not $6500. Sure the business class might retail for $6500 but that’s what the airline values them at, not you so you haven’t “saved” yourself $6500.

            • @bargainbro: Some of us don’t have the luxury of having someone else pay our air fares. If I want to fly business class that is what I have to come up with unless I use the points. In my case that is what I’ve saved if I want the experience. I could save a shite load more by not travelling in the first place but that isn’t the point.

              • @try2bhelpful: Let's not argue buts let's get down to the facts.

                Are you able to use it on Qantas economy, and would it generally turn out to be much cheaper than other airlines?

                I'd rather subsidise the flight cost of economy rather than paying for business class, and wondering how much can we subsidised.

                • @PeeDee: The cost for classic rewards, to Brussels, is 66,200 points and $481 in taxes. This is Qantas to London and BA to Brussels.

                  The flights are, generally, the same over and back so you could do a return flight for sub $1000 in ready money. In fact the taxes are a touch lower on the return journey.

            • @bargainbro: Exactly that! Which is why I am wondering..

              Are you able to use it on Qantas economy, and would it generally turn out to be much cheaper than other airlines?

              I'd rather subsidise the flight cost of economy rather than paying for business class, and wondering how much can we subsidised.

            • @bargainbro: I hear what you're saying but it's not that simple - but for the sake of keeping it simple….. Let's say he's flying somewhere and the economy class flight options are $2,000 and the business class flight options are $6,500 - and he uses his points to take the business class option then he's saved $6,500. It doesn't matter than he doesn't value them at $6,500 - that's the price, take it or leave it.

              You might argue that he must have valued the flights at $6,500 otherwise he wouldn't have used his points and he would have just flown economy. I suspect a lot of people are willing to "pay" more with points than they are with cash. There's a number of reasons for this but you've only have to look at this post….

              Another way of him looking at the "value" of the flights is to look at the "value" of his alternative uses for the points i.e. the opportunity cost of using the points for purchasing business class flights….

              • @bean_counter: Precisely. I've just done a classic rewards check for points vs cost. I've then compared it to the points usage from the Qantas shop.

                The points to fly. classic rewards, from Melbourne to Brussels is 159,000 points + roughly $600 in taxes. At the Qantas store 156,340 points will get you an Apple Air Pods Max; which Catch of the Day is selling for $737 dollars. So for roughly the equivalent of $1350 dollars I can get a one way, business class ticket, to Europe. I can get a return one for, roughly, $2700. I, certainly, would be happy to pay $2700 for a Business class, return, flight to Europe.

  • +1

    Still a rip off considering the point value
    10000pts for 50$… nay~

    • -1

      Of course. They are doing business, not charity

      • +1

        So how is it a bargain?

        • it's not

      • I agree. Also I have noticed that the standard points to $ conversion rate for most of the vendors.

    • I agree,
      My main way at the moment is via woollies rewards, 1000 QFF points is worth $10 so 10000 is worth $100. No deal at $50.

      • So you can get your Qantas pts to Woolie Rewards ? What is the procedure ?

        • Woollies to Qantas, not other way

  • Best card/cards to buy? Doesn’t seem like we’re flying anytime soon so would like to burn my 90k points on something. Shame they have so few digital gift cards.

    • Depends on what you want to buy with the card(s) you purchase

      • Just something universal really.

        • +1

          Universal adaptor?

        • There's actually one named the Universal Gift Card, which is a prepaid Mastercard. However, the Digital Prepaid Mastercard appears to be better value (less points for same value) but YMMV. I'm sure there's others that offer better value (notwithstanding that use on flights is often best value) but it really comes down to what you plan to use the gift card to purchase - so YMMV is 100% applicable.

    • +2

      Why “burn” them. If you have something like the Qantas Health App you can keep the points ticking over until you are ready to fly again.

  • Has anyone had any experience with the online gift card for EBay? Is there a limit on the number of cards you can use in one purchase?

    • +1

      Used them a few times. Takes 1-2 days to arrive. From ebay:

      No more than a total of $1,500 in Gift Cards may be redeemed per transaction, no more than a total of $2,000 in Gift Cards may be redeemed per day, and no more than a total of $5,000 in Gift Cards may be redeemed per calendar month. Further, you may only redeem a maximum of eight Gift Cards in any single transaction (and fewer if you are redeeming Gift Cards in combination with other redemption codes, such as coupons or vouchers).

  • viable and reasonably priced International travel is 18 to 24 months away.

    • Imagine the mess Australia would be in if Joyce had his way .

  • Not sure why we are arguing best value. As ozbargainers we are all getting our Qantas points for free right?

    So everything being cheap flights or vouchers is free anyway.

    • +3

      The points aren't free. They require us to do something to earn them - normally, spend money. So they're generally a bonus. Irrespective of this - whether free or a bonus - they have a value. Ultimately that value is determined by what we end up exchanging the points for. If you had 100,000 points you got for "free" would you rather exchange them for something worth $1,000 or something worth $5?

      • They require us to do something to earn them - normally, spend money

        My spending habits are unchanged for QFF points. My cards are always free. So therefore they are a free bonus.

        would you rather exchange them for something worth $1,000 or something worth $5?

        Well there isn't a 95% difference. But yeah, haven't been able to go anywhere for 18 months so getting something with your points now (or 18 months ago) is probably mental health positive!

        Plus free is free.

        • If they were truly free then you would be able to get them without spending any money. Anyway, you're missing the point.

          "Not sure why we are arguing best value."

          Because that's what this site is about. It highlights bargains and most of the commentary is about whether the deal represents value to individual members.

          Whether you think your QFF points are free or not, you have a limited number of points and a range of options for using them e.g. use them for different flights or various flight upgrades or to purchase a large range of items. As an Ozbargainer you must be interested in getting more for less (or the same for less) and therefore what represents the best value.

          "Well there isn't a 95% difference."

          I was using an extreme example (actually 99.5% difference) to make the point obvious. Would you prefer to ponder whether you would rather exchange them for something worth $1,000 or something worth $950? All other things being equal, the answer is obviously the $1,000 - because it represents better VALUE.

  • anybody ordered e gift cards from Qantas Store? How quickly do they send them, the site says 24-48 hours. Considering TCN cards.