Qantas Business Rewards and American Express launch new card to make spending more rewarding for businesses

Sydney | Published on 14th September 2017 at 12:54

Qantas Business Rewards and American Express have launched the first charge card where Australian small and medium businesses can earn Qantas Points directly on their everyday business spending.

The American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card will allow card members to earn up to two Qantas Points per dollar spent on card purchases.

Key benefits include:

  • Triple Qantas Points on eligible Qantas flights. That is in addition to points earned when using the card to pay for flights and the points earned by the individual Qantas Frequent Flyer member travelling.
  • Two Qantas Points per $1 spent on Qantas products and services, such as flights, Qantas Club membership, and purchases through the Qantas Store (uncapped).
  • 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on everyday business purchases (uncapped).
  • 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on utilities, insurance and with government organisations including the Australian Taxation Office (uncapped).
  • Two complimentary Qantas Club lounge passes per card membership year.
  • Complimentary domestic and international travel insurance for the card member, their partner, dependents and any employees with supplementary cards when travel is paid for with the card.
  • Launch offer of 100,000 bonus Qantas Points for new card members approved by 31 December 2017 who spend $3,000 within first two months.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Lesley Grant said the new card will make business spend more rewarding for small businesses.

“Consumers can already earn Qantas Points using a points-earning card so we want to make it just as easy for small businesses to do that too,” Ms Grant said.

“Using this card for their everyday business expenses means companies can quickly boost their Qantas Points balance and use their points to help save on costs by booking flights, rewarding employees or redeeming them for a new office item through the Qantas Store.

“The card is a great way for Qantas Business Rewards members to ‘triple-dip’ on the Qantas Points they’re earning when they fly and ‘double-dip’ on spend on the ground with our Qantas Business Rewards program partners.”

Martin Seward, Vice President, Global Commercial Payments, American Express said, “Who doesn’t want to earn Qantas Points for business expenditures you were making anyway?”

“Recent American Express research found that nearly half (48%) of Australian small business travellers said the ability to earn and redeem points was a key contributing factor to their satisfaction with their card[1] (opens in new window). We know that American Express’ and Qantas’ reward programs are the most popular of their kind amongst Australian consumers and we’re pleased to offer Qantas Points along with a host of other benefits to small and medium businesses through the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card.”

The American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card offers up to 51 interest free days on purchases and no pre-set spending limit, giving greater flexibility for businesses. The product offers up to 99 Supplementary Cards for employees at no additional cost, making it easier for businesses to accumulate Qantas Points quickly.

[1] (opens in new window) GABT Business Traveler Sentiment Index (opens in new window) Global Report which included 354 Australian business travelers

About Qantas Business Rewards and the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card

Qantas Business Rewards is a unique loyalty program designed to reward Australian businesses with exclusive savings on the base fare of selected flights and Qantas Points for their everyday expenses. Qantas Business Rewards members can earn Qantas Points with our range of partners across key business spend categories, including travel, fuel, credit card spend, car hire, stationery, waste and recycling and more. Members can transfer their business’ points to any Qantas Frequent Flyer account and they can be used for a range of rewards including flights, upgrades or items at the Qantas Store.

If they’re not already Qantas Business Rewards members, card members can join the Qantas Business Rewards program for free (saving the $89.50 joining fee) and access the broader benefits of the program. Qantas Business Rewards members can:

  • Earn Qantas Points for their business on flights and a range of everyday business expenses with more than 50 partners. Earn categories include: travel; vehicle hire, leasing and parking; banking, finance and accounting; phone, internet and cloud solutions; accommodation; cleaning and waste services; insurance; office supplies; energy; freight, delivery and storage; recruitment, staff and training; advertising and printing; and construction and trade.
  • Earn twice when they fly – as a business and as an individual Qantas Frequent Flyer member. For every 100 Qantas Points earned by the individual Qantas Frequent Flyer member, businesses that are members of the Qantas Business Rewards program will earn at least 20 Qantas Points x 3 when they pay for flights with their American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card. With three levels of membership, businesses that travel often will earn even more points as they progress through the levels. Level 2 members will earn 30 Qantas Points x 3 and Level 3 members will earn 40 Qantas Points x 3 for every 100 points earned by the individual flyer when they pay for flights with their American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card.
  • Save 5-to-8% on eligible Qantas fares booked through the cardholder’s preferred travel agent or direct via qantas.com/business Savings increase the more the business flies.
  • 10% off Qantas Club membership.

 About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.  Learn more at www.americanexpress.com.au