How to earn Qantas Points by shopping through the Qantas Shopping Mall

An introduction to Qantas Shopping

GUIDE: Earning Points
DIFFICULTY: Easy
TIME TO READ: 5 minutes
POSTED: August 7, 2019
UPDATED: August 7, 2019
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Qantas Frequent Flyer

Qantas Shopping (formerly Qantas Online Mall) is Qantas’ version of an online shopping portal, allowing Qantas Frequent Flyer members to earn points on purchases from a large range of partner retailers.

During special promo periods, you could be earning up to 15 Qantas Points per $1 spent at major retailers! Add to that a Qantas Points-earning credit card, and you will see how easy it is to earn Qantas Points while shopping.


Guide to earning Qantas Points via Qantas Shopping

This is a quick overview of Qantas Shopping for those who aren’t familiar with the concept or the key retailers in it or want a refresher. We cover off the basics to help you earn more Qantas Points.

What used to be known as Qantas Online Mall was rebranded as Qantas Shopping in mid-2018. The move was in line with the changes in other Qantas brands aimed at making it easier for members to understand the products or services being offered under each brand, which in this case is online shopping.

Online malls work by ensuring you log in with your frequent flyer programme credentials before then being referred out (with a click) once logged in to make a transaction over on the retailer’s website.

How to earn Qantas Points by shopping through the Qantas Shopping Mall was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by Daniel Kinnoch

Qantas Shopping is no different and launched back in 2014 with just a handful of retailers, and has now grown to more than 130.

You can find it at shopping.qantas.com

Other online shopping portals like the Airpoints Mall, Velocity eStore, KrisFlyer Spree, Asia Miles iShop and Cashrewards also carry some of the retailers and are key ways to earn points or cashback from online purchases.

What happened to the Qantas Mall New Zealand?

The dedicated New Zealand version of the Qantas Online Mall closed in January 2019.

A Qantas spokesperson advised the following:

Using points to shop continues to be much more popular in New Zealand than earning points on purchases. Therefore, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on the Rewards Store in New Zealand and explore new opportunities for the site while decommissioning the Online Mall.

Members in New Zealand can continue to earn points when they shop through the Australian Online Mall with retailers who ship internationally.”

If you’re searching for a dedicated New Zealand-based points shopping portal, the Airpoints Mall will remain your best bet.

How to earn Qantas Points with Qantas Shopping

The main way to enter the shopping portal is to head over to the Qantas Shopping website on a desktop, laptop or tablet.

One advantage of Qantas is that they have mobile-optimised their portal. This makes it, I’d say, about twice as fast to get into the online store you’re purchasing from if you are on your mobile, which is pretty handy.

The Qantas Shopping online mall works by tracking the purchases you make at participating retailers, so it can credit you with Qantas Points for each dollar you spend.

1. To start, head to the Qantas Shopping home page and log in to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account.

Qantas Shopping Step 1

2. Click on the retailer you wish to shop at. The page will tell you how many Qantas Points you can earn per dollar, plus any applicable promo codes you can use.

Qantas Shopping Step 2

3. Complete your purchase on the retailer’s website. Do not visit other websites during this time, or your purchase might not track.

4. When you have checked out, that’s it! Sit tight and wait a few weeks (or months) for the points to credit.

Which retailers let you earn Qantas Points with Qantas Shopping?

Here’s the full list of retailers with their regular earn rate of Qantas Points per $1 spent. Note that some may not ship to New Zealand:

NameEarn Rate
Adidas AU4
Adore Beauty Australia5
Apple Store Australia2
Appliances Online AU2
Asos AU3
Australian Ugg Boots AU3
Aveda5
BCF3
Bed Bath N' Table4
Ben Sherman3
Bloomingdales3
Bobbi Brown4
Bockers & Pony7
Bonds4
Booktopia3
Catch of the day2
Cettire5
Chain Reaction Cycles AU2
Charles Tyrwhitt AU5
Charlotte Tilbury1
Circa Home4
City Beach4
Colette Hayman4
Cotton On4
Cotton On Body4
Cotton On Kids4
Country Road4
Crabtree & Evelyn5
Cue Clothing Co.5
David Jones5
Decjuba4
Dusk3
eBay Australia1
Edible Blooms6
Fjall Raven4
Forever New4
Forzieri [AU]5
Fossil4
Freedom Furniture3
French Connection2
General Pants3
Glam Corner4
Glasshouse Fragrance3
Glassons4
Glue. Store6
GUESS5
hardtofind7
Harrods4
Hewlett Packard Australia1
House2
iTunes Australia3
JBL4
JD Undisputed King of Trainers4
Jeanswest4
JETS Swimwear5
Jo Mercer4
Jurlique6
Karen Millen [AU]6
Kathmandu3
Kogan.com2
L'OCCITANE3
Lorna Jane2
Lululemon5
Macy's [AU]4
Marco Polo5
MARCS3
Marks & Spencer UK5
MATCHESFASHION.COM4
Microsoft Store AU2
MJ Bale3
Mon Purse3
Mr Porter4
Mr Toys Toyworld4
My Best Gift3
Napoleon Perdis6
Nautica AU3
Net-a-Porter4
New Balance4
Nourished Life4
Only Mine4
Pet Stock4
Petbarn3
Peter Alexander4
Pottery Barn4
Pottery Barn Kids4
Priceline Pharmacy4
Rebelsport.com.au4
RedBalloon4
REISS3
Review5
Rockwear4
Rodd & Gunn5
Rubi Shoes4
SABA4
Saks Fifth Avenue [AU]5
Samantha Wills6
Samsung AU3
Seafolly3
Seed4
Selfridges3
Sephora3
Sheridan5
Smiggle4
Speedo4
Sportitude3
Sportscraft4
Ssense3
Styletread AU5
Sunday Somewhere6
Sunny Life6
Supercheap Auto3
Superdry AU3
SurfStitch3
Swarovski3
tde. (The Daily Edited)6
Temple & Webster2
The Body Shop4
The Good Guys2
The Iconic5
The North Face3
The Outnet.com3
Tiffany & Co.4
Tony Bianco5
Trenery4
Uniqlo4
Veronika Maine4
west elm4
Wiggle2
Williams-Sonoma4
Witchery4
Woolworths Supermarkets2
Yarra Trail5
YOOX.com AU5
Zanui5

Important things to know about Qantas Shopping

Some retailers may have exclusions on products that won’t earn Qantas Points, such as gift cards or when a transaction was paid using gift cards. These conditions can be found on the retailer’s offer page.

The Qantas Shopping online mall relies on digital cookies to track your purchases. That means you should ensure nothing is blocking cookies or ads on the pages you wish to visit.

To ensure successful tracking of purchases, make sure you click through the retailer on Qantas Shopping while logged in to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. Do not visit any other webpages until the transaction is completed. 

If you do visit other pages or fail to make a transaction, make sure to click back through the Qantas Shopping website on your next attempt.

Cashback websites use the same mechanism to give your reward, so, unfortunately, you can’t double dip with Qantas Points and cash back.

Comparison between Qantas Shopping and The Iconic
Choose between 15 Qantas Points per $1 or up to 7% cashback with The Iconic, but not both.

Don’t forget the finalise the purchase with a Qantas Points-earning credit card to make the most of both worlds.

Qantas Points Prompter

Don’t miss a deal with the Qantas Points Prompter, a handy tool you can install into your Firefox or Chrome browser. What it does is that it highlights bonus Qantas Points earning opportunities while you’re shopping online.

Qantas Points Prompter

Just head to this webpage to install the plugin. Whenever you are browsing an eligible site, a pop-up will appear saying ‘Earn X Points per $1 spent’. Check-out as usual and bonus Qantas Points will eventually be earned assuming you satisfied all the terms and conditions.

It’s important to note that not all stores have opted-in to this feature, and people with privacy concerns should know that this feature may track your browsing history. Check out the video below for more details.

The advantages are:

  • it’s free to install
  • it will automatically alert you on eligible sites
  • it shows points-earning opportunities in Google searches

The disadvantages are:

  • not all partners are included, e.g. Apple
  • when you install the extension, Qantas can read your data across all websites you visit, so make sure to take into consideration privacy concerns when deciding whether to install it

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an easy way to know which retailers work with Qantas Shopping?

Yes, you can easily search them up on the Qantas Shopping website, or install the Qantas Shopping Points Prompter, which is an add-on for Chrome and Firefox users that notifies you whenever a website works with Qantas Shopping.

How long does it take for points earned through Qantas Shopping to credit?

It will usually take a few weeks to a few months for Qantas Points to credit from online shopping. This is to ensure that changes aren’t made to the transaction, such as cancellations and refunds, which would otherwise cancel out your reward.

How can I check if my purchase was successfully tracked on Qantas Shopping?

Your tracked purchases should be viewable within your Qantas Shopping account within 2-7 days of completion. If it’s still not there after two weeks, contact the Qantas Shopping team.

Can I get both Qantas Points from Qantas Shopping and a cashback offer?

No, both these rewards use the last click-through to track a transaction. This means you can’t double-dip with both Qantas Points and cashback. The last click will dictate what reward you get.

Summing up

Qantas Shopping is a very usable option if you’re looking to earn more Qantas Points from your online spending.

While it is disappointing that the dedicated New Zealand portal was closed, the Australian version of the site always contained a far more extensive range of retail partners.

Go get across the full list of partners over at Qantas Shopping to see if there are any that work well for you.

How to earn Qantas Points by shopping through the Qantas Shopping Mall was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by Daniel Kinnoch