Don’t lose your points

The end of Woolworths’ partnership with Qantas’ Frequent Flyer program may not mean much to some, but for others it could result in the loss of hard-earned points.

Under the terms and conditions of Qantas’ Frequent Flyer program, any accounts that remain inactive for 18 months, i.e. have no points added or used, will be wiped of all points accrued. Therefore it stands to reason that if the only way you add points to your Qantas account is through shopping at Woolworths, you may find that in 18 months time, your account is bare.

According to research, 60 per cent of Woolworths Everyday Reward program members had not redeemed points in the last year and a third had never claimed points. This means that they would stand to lose all their points through simple inaction.

Shoppers can still earn frequent flyer points until 31 December 2015, but from then, they will revert to the new Woolworths Rewards.

So, from this date on, it will become a case of use them or lose them for those members who only earn via shopping at Woolworths. Maybe it’s time to book that flight?

Find out more about expiring frequent flyer points at Qantas.com

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