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American Express Membership Rewards recently launched 12 transfer bonuses. Among them is a 20% transfer bonus to Qantas. With the promotion, you will receive 600 Qantas points for every 500 points you transfer. The promotion is valid on transfers through September 30, 2021. You need to log in to your Membership Rewards account to see the promotion.
- The promotion is valid on transfers through September 30, 2021.
- Receive a 20% bonus when you transfer Membership Rewards to Qantas.
- Typically, points transfer at a ratio of 1:1 with a minimum transfer of 500 points.
- The bonus is hardcoded into the transfer, giving a new ratio of 500:600 points.
- Point transfers from American Express to Qantas typically post instantly.
Australia and COVID-19 International Travel Restrictions
Before you jump on this bonus and transfer your Membership Rewards points to Qantas, remember is that Australia’s borders are currently closed. If recent reports are anything to go by, the government suggests that the country's borders could reopen to vaccinated visitors from select countries as early as mid-November 2021. Be sure to consider the changing nature of border restrictions before transferring points or making a reservation.
Using Qantas Frequent Flyer Points
You can find some good value when using Qantas points to book partner awards. Qantas is a member of the Oneworld alliance, so you can use Qantas points on any Oneworld airline. Award flights start at just 8,000 points each way for flights up to 600 miles in distance. That's enough to cover flights from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Colorado Springs (COS):
With the transfer bonus, you'll need to transfer just 7,000 Membership Rewards to book this one-way flight.
Or, fly from New York to London for 24,500 points in economy one way. You would need to transfer 20,500 Membership Rewards points to have enough in your Qantas account for this booking.
If you want to splurge, the same flight will set you back 61,200 points in business one way. Factoring in the promotion 20% transfer bonus, that works out as 51,000 Membership Rewards points — which is an excellent deal.
While 20% is nothing to write home about, it is also nothing to sneeze at, either. With so many deals on the table and closed borders, finding some value in this promotion may be difficult. However, if you are looking at a specific partner award that is good value, then this promotion has arrived just in time! If you're eyeing a redemption with Qantas, the fact you can now transfer Membership Rewards with a 20% bonus makes your redemption that much sweeter.
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