QANTAS: OFFER – Club fees reduced plus status points, ends 30 June 2021
Qantas has eliminated the Qantas Club joining fee or AU$99, and reduced annual fees, plus dangling 100 status credits in front of you in this EOFY offer.
You need to grab this before the end of June for 1 and 2 year memberships of the Qantas Club.
This follows the huge reduction in joining fee they announced last month from just shy of AU$400 to AU$99. Mind you on the other hand they upped renewal fees by an average of 10%!
So what’s the cost?
Qantas is dropping the cost of your first year of membership fees from AU$699 (1 year fee plus joining) down to AU$480 (reduction of AU$221) – and giving you 50 status credits as well.
If you opt for the 2 year sign up, then that comes down from AU$1,199 to AU$880 plus you get 100 status credits.
You can also purchase club membership with Qantas points – but I wouldn’t advise it as a good use of points for most frequent flyer members. [1 year =74,000 (was 109,000) or 2 years =136,000 (was 186,000)]
Should you take this offer?
Well it depends where you are on the status ladder. If you are 50 to 100 points shy of Gold or above – which would give you free lounge access, then maybe, if you don’t think you will qualify for the year after that. Qantas will suspend your paid lounge membership while you have qualified via status.
Other great advantages of club membership, besides the use of domestic clubs and international business lounges, you also get an additional checked baggage allowance, priority check-in, and can apply for points-based ‘On Departure Upgrades’ to Business class.