Qantas ‘free points’ giveaway: Truth behind airline promotion

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-03-12 12:27:32

Qantas is giving away 1000 points for “free” — and all you have to do is make a simple inquiry.

These could be the easiest Qantas Points you’ll ever earn. But there’s a reason they’re on offer.

With private health insurance premiums rising by an average of 3.25 per cent from April 1, health insurance providers are looking to woo customers who may be shopping around for a better policy.

Many insurers are offering a nice range of incentives to draw in customers, from gift cards to free months of cover, explains.

Qantas, on the other hand, is rewarding inquiring customers with 1000 Qantas Points.

All people have to do is visit the Qantas Insurance website, enter their details with its “switching assistant” and speak to a Qantas agent who will get in touch about insurance coverage.

There’s no obligation to take out the insurance — so just inquiring could boost your Qantas Points coffers.

If you are interested in taking out Qantas Insurance, not only will you be with a health insurance provider that’s raising premiums by one of the lowest amounts — 1.76 per cent — but you’ll get 120,000 additional points if you buy before April 7.

As points out, that will get you to Los Angeles and back with 20,000 points to spare.

The temptation of “free” points is one of a few ways Qantas is drawing attention to its insurance business.

In January, it began offering five points each night to people for merely sleeping — if they downloaded the Qantas Wellbeing app and didn’t touch their phone during nominated night-time hours.

The catch was the number of free points a night dropped to 0.5 for those who didn’t take out a Qantas Health Insurance policy after a month.

Still, these were easy ways to earn points by doing not much at all, editor-in-chief Angus Kidman told

“Qantas offers lots of ways to make it easy to earn points without flying. Whether it’s while you sleep or simply from asking about insurance, it’s never been easier to earn more without spending more,” he said.

“Qantas is not the only health fund trying to incentivise consumers to jump on board, with many offering special deals, discounts and gift cards if you sign up.”

Mr Kidman said it was important to not be too swayed by perks when choosing insurance.

“If you are thinking of switching, make sure you read what the policy covers and compare what it costs before you sign on the dotted line. Otherwise, you risk paying more for the points than they’re actually worth,” he said.

“The best way to score bulk points remains getting a new credit card with a generous sign-up deal, but every point can help get you towards that free flight.”