QF loyalty bonus - Are there other factors I should consider?

Qantas has offered me a loyalty bonus; I need to choose between 50 status credits or 8,000 points. Normally I’d go straight for the status credits, but I’m going to retain Gold this year and there’s no way I’ll get to Platinum. But 8,000 points seems a bit measly. Are there other factors I should consider?
Thanks, C

There are probably other things to consider, but one I can think of is if you want to boost your lifetime status credits in order to reach lifetime silver/gold?

Though for a lot of people that is probably a long way off, it is an end goal that many will hope to reach eventually.

Thanks, Dan92. Good point, and I shall follow through.