Point Hacks reader Maxy posted this on the Questions & Answers section of our Australian website:
Is there a way to avoid the sign-up fee for Qantas Frequent Flyer? A code or sign-up link maybe?
Qantas usually charges an $60 joining fee per person but you can save that money by simply clicking through one of the links below!
Most Point Hacks readers are inevitably going to already be Qantas Frequent Flyer members but in case you’re not, this post covers off one of Qantas’ more bizarre policies—their attempt to charge a one-off fee $60 for new members of Qantas Frequent Flyer with New Zealand addresses. Most overseas residents can get it free, with Australian residents charged $99.50 AUD (ouch).
It is quite odd that they would actually want to charge for this but it is simple to get around, and even if you’re a member already, these codes are useful for signing up friends and family when needed.
Qantas run promotions for free memberships with their frequent flyer program partners, such as banks and other program partners. It is possible to find a range of promotional application codes, as these links follow a common format.
Here is the full list that we have found that currently work:
There is no indication in the terms and conditions that you need to have an account with the specific bank you choose to use the code with, but if you want to play it safe, try one of the first codes listed.
If any of these codes expire, you can always google for new ones.
Question: Is there a way to avoid the sign-up fee for Qantas Frequent Flyer? A code or sign-up link maybe?
Answer: Yes, save $60 by using one of the links above!
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