Qantas launches free flights for vaccinated Australians
As if you needed another incentive to get the vaccine, Qantas announced that they are offering everything from free flights to hotel stays to Australians who have received the vaccine.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, all Australia-based frequent travelers aged 18 and over will be able to claim their reward, ranging from 1,000 Qantas points to 15 status credits (which help frequent travelers to upgrade to Silver, Gold and Platinum levels) or a $ 20 discount on flights to Qantas or Jetstar.
Best of all, members will then automatically be entered into a mega raffle to win one year of flights to take off to more than 60 destinations in Australia, with free accommodation in 345 Accor hotels, resorts and apartments (including Sofitel, Pullman, Peppers, Mantra, Mercure, Mövenpick, Novotel and Ibis) and refuel their cars with fuel free at one of the 1,400 bp service stations across the country.
The winners will also be able to take off to any Qantas and Jetstar international destination when the borders begin to open.
There are 10 mega prizes up for grabs with one winner selected from each state and territory and two mega winners from a national TV campaign. Yeah, all that sweet holiday goodness just for getting vaccinated.
All you have to do is download or update the Qantas app, upload your “COVID-19 digital certificate” (available from Medicare or myGov) to the app, then select your reward and you will automatically be entered into the main draw. If you are not already a frequent traveler to Qantas, you can register here. And yes, it’s completely free.
Have you only had one hit so far? Have no fear, the offers and competitioAt the end of 11:59 p.m. (AEDT) on December 31, 2021, so you have time to get that important second dose.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the vaccine rollout was key to protecting public health and key to breaking the cycle of lockdowns.
“It’s one of the biggest gifts we’ve ever given. The impact of the pandemic on the travel industry and members of our own Qantas Group team means that we clearly have a vested interest in the successful deployment of the vaccine. “
“For us, increasing the immunization rate to 70% and 80% means that thousands of people can go back to work. With the federal government’s vaccination program ramping up across the country, now is the perfect time to thank Australians for stepping up and protecting themselves and others. “
If you haven’t booked your first jab yet, now is the perfect time. Go here to find out where you can get vaccinated locally.
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