Qantas Prepaid Frequent Flyer Card with Qantas Cash

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Earn Qantas points as you spend and access multiple currencies overseas with the prepaid Qantas Cash card.

Qantas Frequent Flyers are now able to shop overseas, gain points and board their flight using the new Qantas Frequent Flyer Cash card. As part of Qantas’s latest improvements to its loyalty program, members will be able to shop overseas using the inbuilt prepaid functionality, called Qantas Cash.

Rates last updated September 29th, 2016
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ANZ Travel Card
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AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, THB, USD, AUD 3.50, CAD 3.00, EUR 2.20, GBP 2.00, HKD 20.00, JPY 260, NZD 4.50, SGD 4.00, THB 95, USD 2.50 1.1% of the value purchased $0 Go to site More
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AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD, THB, USD Travelex does not charge an ATM withdrawal fee when you use your Travelex Multi-currency Cash Passport to withdraw currencies that are loaded on the card at overseas ATMs where MasterCard is accepted. The greater of 1.1% of the initial load / reload amount or AU$15.00 $0 Go to site More

The chip allows members to transfer money onto the card in the form of ‘prepaid’ credit, and then use it to shop at up to 35 million locations where MasterCard is accepted. The card also doubles up as a travel card, allowing members to withdraw cash and foreign currency from up to 2.1 million ATMs in Australia and overseas. ‘This new generation card will open the door to a lot of other uses through smart chip technology and the ability to integrate it with mobiles, meaning the sky really is the limit,’ says Qantas Loyalty CEO Lesley Grant. But not only can the Qantas Frequent Flyer Card change the technological landscape of cards, it can also rival its financial services against the banks. According to financial blogger, Ben Sandliands, ‘there is little room to doubt that Qantas will have a competing offer for some retail banking ‘extra’ services, keeping in mind you will need to preset or precharge the Qantas Cash reserve from your bank account.’

Features of the Qantas Frequent Flyer Card

  • Security - Includes a chip. PIN and signature to authorise transactions and ongoing fraud protection provided by MasterCard’s Zero Liability.
  • MasterCard Facilities - Accepted at 35 million locations and 2.1 million ATMs worldwide.
  • One card with many purposes - Loyalty membership, everyday purchases, travel money card
  • Bronze Frequent Flyers - Bronze Frequent Flyers can now enjoy the same check in and boarding convenience as Silver, Gold and Platinum members by using the Frequent Flyer card.
  • Foreign Currency - Up to nine different currencies, lock in exchange rates, use for in-store purchases when travelling overseas, withdraw foreign currency from ATMs. These may include the standard currencies such as US dollars, UK points and Euros. Credit Card Finder also tips New Zealand dollars, Singapore and Hong Kong dollars to be part of the nine-currency family.
  • Be rewarded - Earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points for eligible purchases
  • Airline check in and boarding pass - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum card holders to be able to use their card to check-in at airports and as a boarding pass.

What are the value of my Frequent Flyer points?

You’ll earn one point per dollar spent overseas for eligible transactions, and one point per two dollars spent in Australia. You’ll also earn one point per dollar spent in foreign currencies when shopping online.

Qantas Frequent Flyer points are earned on transactions between A$50-A$10,000. You can also earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you purchase foreign currency cash from Qantas Travel Money online and must present your membership card.

Prepaid travel cards and fees

Prepaid travel money cards may not benefit you if you intend to spend less than $3000 overseas. This is because the fees you usually pay for having a travel card may outweigh the transaction costs you’ll incur. ‘Given the poor standing of banks in relation to fees, it is possible that Qantas could score some major kudos for this initiative’ says Sandilands. But you can lock in the exchange rate when you load up your prepaid travel card, it will protect you in the event the Australian dollar drops – this can outweigh any fees or costs associated with the travel card. But if the exchange rate remains stable, then you may just be paying high fees with your card. The Qantas Cash has relatively low fees- it doesn’t charge for reloads, nor does it have an initial cost. Still, you may want to consider;

  • Nine currencies available via BPAY or POLi
  • Card purchase fee/initial loading fee
  • ATM fee per withdrawal
  • Maximum load
  • Reload fee
  • Currency conversion
  • Fee for a replacement card

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Fees

The Qantas Cash has no initial fees, nor does it charge for reloads — either by BPAY or POLi. It also doesn’t charge fees for domestic ATM withdrawals, and doesn’t have fees for moving leftover funds to your bank account. You also save by not paying currency conversion fees when paying in a currency loaded onto the card. There are fees for international ATM withdrawals (approximately $2 per withdrawal), getting cash out over the counter (approximately $10 per transaction) and having a negative balance ($20). There’s also a currency conversion fee of 3% if you pay in a currency not loaded onto your card. Qantas Points earning frequent flyer cards

Currency conversion order of priority

Qantas Cash will deduct from the relevant currency balance that the transaction is denominated in. If the denominated/ local currency is not available on the card, Qantas cash will work through the following order of priority.

1. AUD
2. USD
3. GBP
4. EUR

5. THB
6. NZD
7. SGD
8. HKD

9. CAD
10. JPY
11. AED

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34 Responses to Qantas Prepaid Frequent Flyer Card with Qantas Cash

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    Rici | August 29, 2016

    I have a prepaid platinum master card from Qantas as art of the frequent flier card. I sthis a debit or credit card

    • Staff
      May | August 29, 2016

      Hi Rici,

      Thank you for your question.

      The Qantas Frequent Flyer Cash card is a prepaid reloadable MasterCard that allows you to carry multiple currencies at the same time. This card lets you earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points as you spend. You can use the card wherever MasterCard is accepted around the world.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Harry | July 30, 2016

    Can the card be used in the same way as the “Oyster card”? (swiping the yellow card readers at London tube stations.)

    • Staff
      May | August 2, 2016

      Hi Harry,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Qantas Cash card is not like a card that can be used as a “transportation ticket.” It is a “prepaid credit card” wherein you can load the card with funds and use it for purchases and ATM withdrawals abroad. With this card, you’ll earn one point per dollar spent overseas for eligible transactions and this is attached to your Qantas frequent flyer account.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Hendrik | July 27, 2016

    How do I change my ATM PIN number?

    • Staff
      May | July 27, 2016

      Hi Hendrik,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Is it your default PIN that you want to change? You can change it at any time at selected rediATM’s.

      Please see you email for the link to the rediATM locator.

      I hope that helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    Josephine | May 22, 2016

    Can I change my PIN number? How do I do this?

    • Staff
      May | May 23, 2016

      Hi Josephine,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, once you’ve retrieved your default card PIN online at qantascash.com or by calling MasterCard Qantas Cash Global Support, you can change it at any time at selected rediATM’s. Please refer to the link I’ve forwarded to your email so you can find your nearest rediATM.

      If you forget your card PIN you can retrieve it online at qantascash.com by logging in, selecting Settings > Card Settings > Reveal your PIN. Simply answer a few security questions and your PIN will be revealed.

      I hope this is helpful.

      Cheers,
      May

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    karen | March 19, 2016

    Are there annual fees for the Qantas cash master card? What if I activate it but then decide not to use it. Will there be any fees to pay?

    • Staff
      Ysa | March 20, 2016

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks for your question.

      There is no annual fee or cost to purchase a Qantas Card with Qantas Cash. Also, you will not incur any fees for 12 months of inactivity.

      You may wish to read through our Qantas Card with Qantas Cash® review page see a full list of the fees and costs for this card.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Ysa

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    Michael | March 10, 2016

    Two questions.
    1. Having not used my FF cash card other than for booking flights, I need to obtain a PIN number for ATM transactions. What is the process?
    2. I need to obtain another card for my partner, who is registered as a FF. What is the process

    • Staff
      Debbie | March 10, 2016

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You can call the Qantas Cash Service Centre or go online through the Qantas Cash website to get your PIN. Please note that, the PIN is automatically generated and can not be changed.

      Unfortunately, Qantas Cash do not offer supplementary cards so your partner can request for a new card instead. If she is already a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, she can call Qantas customer service or register online to start the process on claiming her new card.

      Please refer to the contact number I’ve sent in your email where you can contact Qantas Cash customer service, as well as the link where your partner can register for a new card.

      For more details, kindly refer to our Qantas Cash card guide.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Debbie

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    Putting | April 16, 2015

    How do i put money onto my pre paid card

    • Staff
      Jonathan | April 17, 2015

      Hi, thanks for your inquiry!

      Loading funds onto your prepaid card can be done by logging into your Qantas Cash account. Please refer to the link I have sent to your email for applying/ logging into a Qantas Cash account.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Jan | March 30, 2015

    What is my account balance in Japan Yen

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 30, 2015

      Hi Jan, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please note that finder.com.au is a comparison service and is not directly affiliated with Qantas cash. It would be best to log in to the Qantas Cash website or contact Qantas directly to find out your account balance in Japanese Yen.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    chris | March 28, 2015

    Hi.

    Does anyone know which ATMS have no fees for withdrawals. I thought it was Westpac ATMs but they still charged $2. Thank you.

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 30, 2015

      Hi Chris, thanks for getting in touch with us!

      The Qantas Cash Travel card has no domestic ATM fee’s, although some ATM operators may charge their own fees (which will be notified before withdrawal).

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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      Mia | August 12, 2016

      Can you please advise which brand of bank ATMs I can withdraw cash in Australia without being charged foreign ATM fees?

    • Staff
      May | August 16, 2016

      Hi Mia,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      The Qantas Cash doesn’t charge fees for domestic ATM withdrawals. You also save by not paying currency conversion fees when paying in a currency loaded onto the card. You can have access to your funds wherever MasterCard is accepted.

      However, there are fees for international ATM withdrawals that is $2 per withdrawal. You may also be charged when getting cash out over the counter (approximately $10 per transaction) and having a negative balance ($20). There’s also a currency conversion fee of 3% if you pay in a currency not loaded onto your card.

      Cheers,
      May

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    tom | March 23, 2015

    how can i change my pin no on my qantas card

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 24, 2015

      Hi Tom, thanks for getting in touch!

      Please note that finder.com.au is a comparison service and is not affiliated with Qantas Cash. It would be best to log into your Qantas Cash account or contact them directly to change your pin number.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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