While December may be a time for celebration, January is a time for planning.
Engaging with customers and suppliers is important for business owners and with such a widely dispersed population here in Australia, travel is something that often needs to be factored into business plans and budgets for the New Year ahead.
It’s therefore important to ensure booking and expensing business travel is financially efficient which is why becoming a Qantas Business Rewards member makes sense.
Being part of the Qantas Business Rewards program allows members to save on both flying and everyday business expenses.
Members can earn Qantas Points for their business as well as receive discounts on flights booked – saving more money the more they fly and earning more points.
Peter King, the CEO of dusk Australia, Australia’s largest retailer of premium candles and home décor fragrances, says he factors in the savings his business will make from the Qantas Business Rewards program when planning his travel for the year.
“We’ve reached Level 3 now which means every eligible flight we book gets an eight per cent flight discount2,” King says.
“So not only do we save money on the program by earning points that we can use on rewards, but our airfares become cheaper too. It’s made such a difference that we now integrate Qantas Business Rewards into our business planning and travel budgets.”
Qantas Business Rewards has partnered with over 50 partners – including American Express, Westpac, Caltex, Samsung and Dell – so members can earn Qantas Points on everyday business expenses.
King said he maximises the company’s points and value that he gets from the Qantas Business Rewards program by ensuring they’re not just earning points when someone is flying.
“When we use our American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card we use that for every flight, car hire and hotel booking, as well as other sundry expenses throughout the business,” King says.
“Each manager has their own American Express Card, and whenever they book anything to do with travel we always use that card because it generates more points for the business.”
The program can also be used to rewards your team members, with travellers earning Qantas Points and Status Credits3 for themselves – as well as the business – when they book through the Qantas Business Rewards program.
“We travel a lot. I visit each of the stores at least twice a year, and each member of the management team would visit interstate stores at least two to three times per year.
“The ability to say to your teams that ‘you get to keep the points yourself while the company earns them’ is a real incentive.”
With 94 stores across Australia, King says it’s not easy planning out the year for a business that is so geographically dispersed, but getting around to see his team and customers is incredibly important.
“[Success is] setting aggressive plans, stretching people’s capabilities and watching people grow and develop. And when we win, when we hit those targets and we get customer [feedback] that is so positive, it really does make all the hard work worthwhile,” King says.
For businesses setting their 2018 goals, King says they need to roll up their sleeves and follow their dreams.
“Work really hard for it… it’s amazing what you can achieve in a really short space of time.”
Qantas is currently offering double Qantas Points on eligible domestic and international flights booked from 15-29 January for travel before 28 February, 20184.
Each domestic flight booked through the program will also earn the business an entry into a draw to win a $15,000 Back to Business bundle which includes 100,000 Qantas Points, five 2-year Qantas Club Memberships and more5.
Every international flight booked will earn two entries.
Qantas Business Rewards is the program that rewards your business with flight discounts and Qantas Points on flying and everyday expenses. Find more information on the Qantas Business Rewards Back to Business offer.
1. A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member and registered for GST or be an Australian Public or Private entity or other incorporated company, and not be a travel agent or on a Corporate Deal with Qantas to earn Qantas Points for the business. A one-off join fee of $89.50 applies, is inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Qantas Points for business are offered under the Qantas’ Terms and Conditions and earning thresholds apply. Qantas Points earned on air travel are determined in accordance with the airline earn table. A Member’s ABN and traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number must be quoted at the time of booking to earn Qantas Points for both the business and the traveller. An eligible flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas ‘QF’ flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines; has a ticket number commencing with ‘081’; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Exclusions apply.
2. Savings are available exclusively to Qantas Business Rewards Members on selected base fares only and do not apply to taxes, fees and carrier charges. Availability is limited. Advance purchase and other conditions may apply. Savings are subject to and defined in the terms and conditions of Qantas Business Rewards as Member Savings.
3. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions. Qantas Points and Status Credits (where applicable) are earned on eligible flights with a Qantas or applicable oneworld® Alliance Airline or Airline Partner flight number on your ticket. Qantas Points and Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. See terms and conditions and the Airline Earning Tables for details on the conditions for the applicable airline.
4. To earn double Qantas Points, Qantas Business Rewards Members must (a) register their ABN and book between 12.01am (AEST) 15 January 2018 and 11.59pm (AEST) 29 January 2018, and (b) travel on an eligible flight between 12.01am (AEST) 15 January 2018 and 11.59pm (AEST) 28 February 2018 (AEST). An Eligible Flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas ‘QF’ flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines; has a ticket number commencing with ‘081’; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Exclusions apply. The bonus Qantas Points may take up to 8 weeks after travel has been completed on each Eligible Flight to be credited to your business’ account. A business that has a Corporate Airfares or rebate agreement with Qantas; or is a travel agent, travel wholesaler, travel consolidator or other seller or re-seller of air travel, is not eligible for this offer. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other bonus offer by Qantas. Only one bonus Qantas Points offer can be used per individual qualifying segment of your itinerary. If you qualify for multiple offers, the maximum bonus points offer will be applied to each individual qualifying segment. Qantas Points are offered under Qantas’ Terms and Conditions. Eligibility conditions apply. Qantas Points earned from air travel will be credited as a percentage of the value of a Bronze Qantas Frequent Flyer and will vary depending on the level of the Qantas Business Rewards member. A Member’s ABN and traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number must be quoted at the time of booking to earn Qantas Points for both the business and the traveller. A one-off join fee of $89.50 usually applies however this will be waived for any business that joins by 29 January 2018. Fees are inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Qantas Points for business are offered under the Qantas’ Terms and Conditions and earning thresholds apply.
5. Promoter: Qantas Airways Limited (ABN 16 009 661 901) of 10 Bourke Road, Mascot, NSW 2020 (telephone number 13 74 78). Promotion Period:12.01am AEST 15 January 2018 and closes at 11:59pm 28 February 2018. Eligible Entrants: Entry is open to Qantas Business Rewards members with an ABN that registered during the promotional period. Entry excludes directors, management, employees and their immediate families of the Promoter or Mike Da Silva and Associates (AUST) Pty Ltd ABN 50 003 894 022 (MDSA) and each of their related bodies corporate and registered travel companions of employees of the Promoter and its related bodies corporate (Eligible Entrants). Entry: To enter, Eligible Entrants must register and book on an eligible Qantas flight between 15 January 2018 and 29 January 2018 and travel by 28 February 2018. Eligible Entrants will receive 1 entry into the competition for every booking on an eligible Qantas domestic flight or receive 2 entries into the competition for every booking on an eligible Qantas International flight during the promotional period. An eligible flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas ‘QF’ flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines; has a ticket number commencing with ‘081’; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Prize: There will be one major prize (the Major Prize). The maximum total value of the Major Prize is AUD $15,000.00, based on the recommended retail value at the time of printing. The Major Prize consists of: 100,000 Qantas Points for the business, Five individual Qantas Club two-year memberships, Qantas Meeting Rooms access valued at $5,220 and Qantas Valet parking valued at $3,400. Draw: 2:00pm (AEDT) on 26 March 2018 at MDSA, 15 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089. The draw will be conducted by MDSA (Drawer). Winner Announced: The winner will be notified by phone and in writing within 2 business days of the draw, using the phone number and email address listed in their Qantas Business Rewards account, and their name will be published in The Australian newspaper on 2 April 2018. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/17/20534, ACT Permit No. TP17/02531 and SA Licence No. T17/2365. View full Terms and Conditions.
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