Here’s a new way to spend your Qantas Frequent Flyer points: on Spotify. We don’t recommend it though, as it’s a poor-value deal.
Qantas is offering three options in its online store:
- a three-month account, normally $35.97, for 4900 points;
- a six-month account, normally $71.94, for 9700 points
- a 12-month account, normally $143.88, for 19250 points
Let’s break down simply why this is a bad deal. 16000 points scores a return economy class Qantas flight from Melbourne to Sydney. At its absolute cheapest, that will cost you around $160, but that relies on scoring on on-sale fare. With peak hour flights, those flights could cost $500 or more.
Getting $500 of value for 16000 points makes much more sense than scoring $144-odd worth of value for 19250 points. Our advice? Save your points for when you need to make a last-minute flight (or have to fly at expensive times) and either buy your Spotify access directly or use the ad-supported free version.