3x Qantas points on Woolworths, Airbnb, Bunnings and hundreds of other gift cards on Qantas Marketplace

WISH gift cards can be used at Woolworths, Big W, BWS, EG Fuel and more.

Qantas Marketplace now gives you the option of purchasing most gift cards with money, not just with points as was previously the case. This means you can earn 3x Qantas points per dollar spent on a variety of gift cards that wouldn’t ordinarily accrue points, such as:

You can find the full list of eligible gift cards by going here and looking for the cards that display a cash price alongside their points price. The only ones that you can’t earn Qantas points on are prepaid Visa, Eftpos and Mastercard gift cards.

Some of the other gift cards that you can earn Qantas points on.


Is 3x points even worth it?

Whilst 3x Qantas points may not sound like much when compared to the 10x Qantas points you can earn from the weekly promotions at Woolworths and Coles, this method does have some advantages over those other offers.

For example, this is essentially the only way you can earn points on Bunnings and Harvey Norman gift cards as you won’t find either of those cards in the weekly 20x points offers. There’s no point holding out for a better offer if it’s never going to come.

Also, unlike those in-store gift card offers, this one doesn’t restrict how many cards you can buy and you don’t have to worry about heading to the supermarket only to find they’ve sold out of the cards you’re after.

If you have an urgent purchase to make, it may not be practical to wait several months for a better offer to come along. For example, Woolworths has run just one points promotion on Airbnb gift cards this year and only the $100 denomination was included.

If you’re not in any rush and you know that the gift cards you want will eventually be included in better offer then by all means feel free to wait. However, if you need a gift card today, 3x Qantas points per dollar is certainly better than nothing.


How long do the points take to arrive?

The $50 Bunnings digital gift card I purchased was delivered by email within minutes and the Qantas points were credited to my account three days later.

It’s also worth noting that you will only receive the advertised points per dollar spent on gift cards irrespective of any other bonus points offers you may have access to. The extra points that Points Club and Points Club Plus members receive on other Qantas Marketplace items do not apply to gift card purchases.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up! Did you get the Qantas points instantly on the $50 bunnings giftcard?

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    1. Not yet. My account page on Qantas Marketplace shows the purchase as having earned 150 points but from memory, Marketplace points take a week or so to credit.

      Update: The points arrived three days after my purchase.

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      1. You should be able to stack the wish card though, right? 3 x points through Qantas market place, then the additional points when you use your woolworths rewards card 😀

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      2. Correct. You’ll still qualify for all the points you normally would at Woolworths when paying with a WISH gift card.

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      3. Sorry for asking, do you mean the regular rewards point I get for the shop I then do at Woolies/Big W , BWS where I pay with the gift card, right?

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      4. That’s right. When shopping at Woolworths, Big W, BWS etc you’ll still earn all the same points even when paying with a WISH gift card.

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  2. I hit so many errors and repeated security codes it looks like it locked out my account. Rang the support line but they couldnt do much. Will see if its still working in 24 hours.

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  3. Can you use airbnb gift cards on previously booked accomodation. Kind of like how you can with uber?

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    1. If you are a Points Plus member you will get promo emails saying that you will get 9x points. Nowhere in the promo email does it say gift card purchases do not attract the 9X points but as the Editor has pointed out, that is the case. This is the all too frequent deceptive marketing conducted by Qantas. They are the masters of the fine print.

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  4. Can WISH gift cards be used to purchase other gift cards in-store during 20x point promotions?

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    1. Unfortunately, you cannot use gift cards issued by Woolworths to purchase other gift cards.

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      1. I just bought everyday wish card with the prepaid Mastercard I bought last week. $500 Mastercard earnt me 5k points last week and just earned 2k points from Qantas marketplace for the everyday wish card 😅

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      2. I also bought wish cards with the prepaid mastercards last week, however they do not appear to be accepting them this week. I am now getting the error: Payment has been declined, please contact Qantas Frequent Flyer Service Team for more details.

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      3. What gift card denomination did you try to purchase? It seems to work much more reliably when buying smaller value cards (e.g. $100) rather than large cards (e.g. $500).

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  5. Do I still earn QF points using my Westpac altitude credit card when I purchase a woolworths gift card? That is, this offer gives you an additional 3 points for every dollar on top of what you would get if you bought groceries with your credit card ?

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    1. I would expect so. It should just be treated by your card like any other Qantas Marketplace purchase.

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    1. Move the slider all the way to the right. You can do this before you add it to your cart or when checking out.

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    1. No. As a general rule, the only gift cards with purchase or activation fees are prepaid Visa, Eftpos and Mastercard gift cards you can spend anywhere, but those just happen to be the only gift cards Qantas won’t let you buy with money (only points).

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  6. re airbnb gift cards, lots of negative comments on reviews for airbnb gift cards on qantas marketplace about not being able to use overseas. To be sure, If I am an Australian resident, purchasing in Australia, can I redeem airbnb gift cards on airbnb accommodation in USA

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    1. You can only redeem Australian Airbnb gift cards onto an Australian Airbnb account but you can still use them to book stays and experiences overseas.

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  7. Just be careful to read the conditions for each card before purchasing. Many of them can’t be used online.

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  8. trying to double dip and use last weeks mastercard vanilla gift card to buy airbnb on marketplace and it has declined, are you not allowed to use

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    1. You can do that but it seems to work more reliably when you buy smaller denomination gift cards (e.g. $100). For whatever reason, Qantas Marketplace is more likely to decline the Mastercards if you try to purchase a $500 gift card.

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      1. So I did manage to purchase an Airbnb gift card for $500 with the Vanilla pre paid. Then I tried again immediately after to purchase another and it kicked me back. So tried again the day after and it worked straight away. So they either must limit you to how many purchases you make daily or they didn’t like using two gift cards in a short space of time.

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    2. The wish card is a quick and easy way to boost points especially as I was planning to buy groceries at woolies anyway. Points credited the next day.

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  9. I bought a $250 Woolworths physical gift card on 20 June, Three days later I get an email questionnaire asking me if I am enjoying my purchase – it was still in the mail. Almost a month later I still haven’t received the 1000 FF points in my account. I made an email enquiry and after a delay received a reply with ” We kindly ask you to allow time as points earned may take up to 6wks to apply on the account from the date of purchase or dispatch.” I am fast coming to the view that I won’t bother with Qantas Marketplace anymore as they are just too much trouble. Basically incompetent and unhelpful. I have never had a satisfactory gift card purchase experience from them.

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