American Express Membership Rewards has a new promotion available for their U.S. based members, offering a 20% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to their newest partner Qantas Frequent Flyer.
This promotion is showing up on my Platinum Charge Card / Amex EveryDay account and this time it also has an expiration date of June 30th, 2019 listed (many of the last transfer offers were targeted, not so this one).
I wrote about the new partnership of American Express and Qantas Frequent Flyer earlier this week (see my post here) and actually didn’t expect that Amex would come back with a special offer this fast.
Transferring Membership Rewards points from Amex to Qantas QFF is usually 1:1 in increments of 500 and during the promotional period members will benefit from the 500:600 ratio (20% bonus).
You can find the transfer option in your online Amex card account under Membership Rewards – Airline Transfers :
There are several opportunities to use Qantas miles including short haul flights that are very attractive (based on their distance based award chart) as well as Emirates First Class.
In addition to this Qantas transfer promotion Amex currently has another ongoing campaign we’ve already covered, 30% bonus for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.
Before transferring Membership Rewards as a flexible currency I suggest to make a plan what you’d actually like to redeem either right away or in the future. If right away the best is to also check availability for the desired award so that you don’t end up moving valuable points over to whatever airline program and then find yourself without availability.
20% extra on Qantas points can be worthwhile in combination with their sweet spots as mentioned (short haul awards, Emirates First Class). Always do the math properly before initiating the transfer as there is no way to get the points back.
These are the Terms & Conditions for this promotion:
Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit www.membershiprewards.com/terms for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to www.membershiprewards.com/pointsinfo.You must be enrolled in Qantas Frequent Flyer in order to participate in this offer, visit https://www.qantas.com/us/en/frequent-flyer/discover-and-join/join.html to enroll. American Express is not responsible for availability of flight, accommodations or any other rewards in Qantas Frequent Flyer. Once you have transferred Membership Rewards points, they become subject to the Terms and Conditions of Qantas Frequent Flyer and cannot be transferred back to your Membership Rewards program account. Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, including airline surcharges, apply on Qantas redemption flights and upgrades. See Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions for details. Individual air carrier restrictions may apply.Minimum transfer is 500 Membership Rewards points. Redeem for this exclusive offer from 12:00 a.m. MT on June 5th, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. MT on June 30th, 2019, to receive 20% additional Qantas Points. Additional Qantas Points will be awarded at the time of transfer.