Earn a 20% bonus when you transfer Amex points to Qantas

Nov 1, 2019

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American Express is back with another 20% transfer bonus that will allow cardholders to earn 20% more Qantas Points through the end of November.

Amex added the Australian carrier to its list of airline and hotel transfer partners back in May 2019. Your Qantas Points will allow you to fly Qantas and other Oneworld partners, including American Airlines and British Airways, to more than 1,200 destinations around the world.

According to Amex, you’ll get 600 Qantas points for every 500 Membership Rewards® you transfer to the airline. For instance, transferring 1,000 MR points will net you 1,200 Qantas Points. In order to take advantage of the bonus, you’ll need to transfer a minimum of 500 MR points.

Qantas is a member of the Oneworld alliance, so even if you don’t have plans to travel to Australia any time soon, you can still use your points to book award travel on partners such as Japan Airlines, American Airlines and Qatar Airways. Some other solid redemptions include short-haul American Airlines flights or an around-the-world award ticket.

Photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy
Use your Qantas Points to book a flight on Oneworld partner Japan Airlines. Photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy

In order to take advantage of the bonus, you’ll need to be enrolled in the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, link your Qantas account to your American Express account and transfer your MR points to Qantas by Nov. 30. To see all the current transfer bonuses happening now, check our post that’s constantly updated.

How to earn Membership Rewards points

If you currently don’t have any Membership Rewards points, a sign-up bonus from one of the following cards can help boost your balance, although you’ll likely not see it in your account before the transfer bonus ends. However, you can use it for the next time a transfer bonus comes around.

  • The Platinum Card® from American Express: 60,000 Membership Rewards points welcome bonus for spending $5,000 on purchases in the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn 5x points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel and prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com. Terms apply. 
  • American Express® Gold Card: 35,000 Membership Rewards points welcome bonus for spending $4,000 on purchases in the first three months of card membership. Plus earn 4x points on dining and at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases; then 1x) and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com. Terms apply. 
  • The Business Platinum® Card from American Express: Earn up to 75,000 bonus points: 50,000 bonus points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 bonus points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus earn 5x points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com. Terms apply. 
  • American Express® Green Card: 30,000 Membership Rewards® points welcome bonus after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first three months. Earn 3x Membership Rewards points worldwide on travel, restaurants and transit, including flights, hotels, home shares, campsites, tours, car rentals, ride shares, buses, subways, third-party travel websites and amextravel.com. Terms apply. 

You can also earn Amex MR points through the Rakuten shopping portal.

Additional reporting by Liz Hund

Featured photo by Peter Parks / Getty Images. 

American Express® Green Card

WELCOME OFFER: 30,000 Points + $100 Away statement credit (through 1/15/2020) Terms Apply.

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $600

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: up to $100 annual CLEAR statement credit, up to $100 annual LoungeBuddy statement credit, 3x points on travel and transit, 3x points on restaurants worldwide

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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  • Receive up to $100 in statement credits towards any eligible purchase made directly with Away in your first 3 months. Offer ends 1/15/2020.
  • Plus, earn 30,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on all eligible travel, from subway swipes and window seats to hotel stays and city tours.
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points at restaurants worldwide.
  • Receive up to $100 per year in statement credits when you use the American Express® Green Card to pay for your CLEAR® membership.
  • Receive up to $100 in statement credits per year on your LoungeBuddy purchases. Use the American Express® Green Card to purchase lounge access through LoungeBuddy to any of the lounges in the LoungeBuddy network — no memberships, elite statuses, or first class tickets required.
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