“Point Hogging” is the latest trend on the rise amongst the savviest members of Qantas Loyalty’s 12 million strong army of point hunters.
The trend involves members collecting Qantas points on group bookings and purchases under the guise of being organised and helpful to family and friends.
Put it on my card and you can give me the cash” sound familiar? How about “I’ll book a table, see you there at 7pm”. Beware, you might be being duped out of your next flight upgrade!
These sneaky strategists boost their points balance by leveraging points earning products and services and using Qantas Points-earning credit cards to pay for shared purchases, in some cases double or triple dipping, and then pocketing the reimbursement dollars.
Have the cogs started turning yet? Starting to realise your ‘generous’ friends are travelling a bit more these days?
There are significant rewards for these Frequent Flyer fanatics working the program, whose calculated intentions can see their points balance boom then cash in on reward flights, upgrades and online shopping sprees.
Top six “points hogging” tactics:
Qantas credit card holders are some of the savviest points earners in the program. They know credit cards are the fastest and easiest way to earn points on everyday activities. They also know how to maximise their point balance through strategic purchases.
There are now so many ways to earn points across the program, whether it’s buying health insurance, groceries or a case of wine.
Members are getting smarter about making the program work in their favour and leveraging the everyday products and services with points earning potential, even if it means cashing in at the expense of friends and family.