I run a small transport business turning over approx 500k/year - We do not fly for work much, but I have seen the new Qantas business rewards system and it just looks to good to be true. I would like some advice as a business owner who doesnt fly often for work, but can definately use their partners to rack up points to use on flights later. Here is how we would work:
I have 4 vehicles all using Diesel. Caltex star card members get 1 point per 2 litres. Plus a bonus 20,000 points just for signing up
MOST of the income i receive comes through an eftpos machine (westpac) - however i see EFTPOS LIVE BLACK - you get 1 qantas point per $1 transacted, with no cap and an extra 5000 just for joining up before may 31st
-Westpac is offering a credit card which you receive 1 qantas point per $1.50 spent with an extra 80,000 points for signing up
So if this is correct, with no catches I pay a $89.95 joining fee for QANTAS BUSINESS REWARDS, join these 3 membership schemes, and I get 20k + 5k + 80k qantas points immediately. And they are partnered with other airlines like jetstar, emirates and Fiji airways.
I’ve checked online, and forums read for around 100k points you get a trip to NZ from Sydney in business class (Emirates). Or 72k points you can go Sydney to fiji return in business (Fiji airways) - Unless they are talking about the old qantas FF points, not the new qantas business rewards scheme (?)
However if I transact say 400k per year on the eftpos machine I will have an additional 400k points - so 500k+ points excluding my diesel and westpac credit card expenditure. Would this get me business class to europe return for 1 - 2 people?
Does anybody know if there are any catches, and if a large amount of around 400k - 500k points actually get you anything in the way of decent flights for a small company like me to sign up to solely accumulate points for a holiday at the end of the year? And also I read that the “points + pay” system is common, does Qantas give both option to pay with points only, and points + pay or is it a case to case scenario based on the type of flight etc ?
Thanks in advance.