Bad news, points junkies: from July this year, you’ll no longer be able to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points from Optus.
Optus has announced that it will stop taking part in Qantas’ points scheme from June 30, 2015. “It’s part of a new direction we’re taking Optus Yes Rewards,” the announcement site explains. “We’re constantly looking for new ways to reward customers and from time to time this means changing our reward program offering.”
Any qualifying expenditure on Optus products will continue to earn points up until that date. If your bill falls due in early July, you might consider paying in advance to scrape in those last few points.
Optus has offered points for expenditure since 2011. With two points per dollar spent, it was relatively speaking one of the more generous frequent flyer options around. That said, you’d have to buy an awful lot of services to qualify for even one free flight a year.