Thanks to Vodafone’s latest Qantas promotion, you can earn up to 40,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points. If you play it smart, those points could be yours for only $74.

Vodafone’s advert reads: “Switch to points mode.” So let’s go!

Switch to points mode… don’t ask me twice!

The Deal

Right now Vodafone is offering up to 40,000 Qantas bonus points when you sign up for a phone + plan on a month to month contract. If you’re in the market for a new phone and a new plan, this deal is fantastic. However, if you’re into cheap Qantas points and don’t really need a plan… don’t worry because Vodafone has got a deal for you too!

To get the 40,000 points you need to sign up for the $80 Red Plus plan. The month to month plan is available only when you bundle it with a phone.

Normally this could get expensive, but Vodafone has a cheap $99 smartphone on offer. The current promotion also comes with 2 free months so the total outlay for 40,000 Qantas points will be $99 (and a potential hit on your credit score).

According to the terms and conditions, “Points will be credited within 30 days of form submission.”

By now you’re thinking, hang on a minute! Did you just click-bait me into reading this article? The title says $74!

Don’t panic, when you’re in the shopping cart stage during the checkout, hover your computer mouse outside of the browser (as if you are closing the window) this will trigger an automated coupon code (I can’t give you the code as it’s unique each time).

I’ve tried it a few times and it is triggered each time. Not sure if it works on mobile so jump on your PC for this one. This will apply a further $25 discount on the Vodafone handset.

This gives you enough time to cancel the month to month contract in the second month and pay off the phone outright (a whopping $74).

In the end, you should walk away with a new Vodafone smartphone (potentially sell it on Gumtree for $20-$50) and 40,000 Qantas frequent flyer points.

Practising what I preach…

If you’re just doing this for the points, keep in mind that since you’re “leasing” the phone, Vodafone will perform a credit enquiry on your file (they even say so at the final step).

Bonus

Cashrewards (if you’re not signed up yet, join through my link, and you’ll get $10 after your first $20 transaction…so do it – thank you!) Since posting this deal, Cashrewards as reverted back to a $5 bonus when you sign up so instead you’re better off using my Shop Back link which will give you $11 (and I will get $11 too, thank you!) The cash back for Vodafone is exactly the same on both sites.

You can get 65% cash back on the 12 Month Plan with handset package, but the catch is that you need to keep the plan active for 90 days so it may or may not work. Worth a try anyway.

Step by step

This one is for those too lazy to read:

  1. Visit ShopBack or Cashrewards, click on Vodafone.
  2. Sign up for the $80 Red Plus Plan with 40,000 Qantas points (month to month contract).
  3. Bundle it with the cheapest phone ($99 Vodafone Smartphone).
  4. Trigger the coupon pop-up for a further $25 discount.
  5. Cancel plan after the points get credited and pay for the phone in full.

Update

Some readers have asked me what I thought about the “forfeit” clause found in the terms and conditions. I raised this point via the Vodafone online chat and received the following response:

How to submit the points claim

Once you’ve placed your order, the first email in your inbox will contain some info you will need to make the claim: the order/tracking number (starting with VF). There’s also a link in this email which will take you to the claims page ( https://www.vodafone.com.au/plans/qantas-form ).

When you receive your phone + sim card you will have the last piece of the puzzle which is the phone number (unless you ported your exisiting number). You can find this number in your phone’s setting or when you create an online Vodafone account.

With this information you can complete the claims form. You will receive an instant confirmation via email just saying they’ve received your claim. Technically points will be credited within 30 business days but most, myself included have received the points within 48h.

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James
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Thank you again Immanuel, I have taken up this offer, Perfect timing on this offer as I was needing another 40,000 points QFF for my trip next year, Now I am all set once the points kick in.

Merry Christmas
Regards
James

Oswaldo Masuccio
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Oswaldo Masuccio

Is this your first Vodafone account or a second one? I don’t know if it will apply for a second plan..
Lets us know if you get the points.

will
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will

I’ve previously signed up for a 12 month sim only plan with Qantas points. Can I add another separate plan to my account and still get the points? I checked the T&C, but theres nothing there about it.

Adam
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Adam

Hi Immanuel,
Pretty sure you’ll be a further $80 out of pocket.
The Min cost at checkout is $179 – 1 month of $80 plus $99 for the phone (this doesn’t take into account the $25 off the handset.)
Most mobile contracts take a prepayment for a month at the beginning which usually results in the final month being free.
Even if this is the case here, 40,000 QFF points for $179 (or hopefully $154 after discount) is still pretty decent!
Plus you get a phone..

Kevin
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Kevin

The plan comes with 2 months free access, so you don’t pay anything on checkout and your first bill will be $8.25 minus the $25 credit, the credit than will flow to next months bill where you will cancel the plan and payout the handset the balance minus the credit.

Adam
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Adam

I didn’t take mine through to complete checkout so that’s good to know.
No reason not to proceed now πŸ™‚

DavidR
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DavidR

Thanks for this – at what point do you input your Qantas details?

Matt
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Matt

Couple of bonuses for travelling over the break:
– $5/day roam if too lazy to get a local sim
– Back up phone for when you black out over NYE and break the good one.

Cheers for the deal mate, gained a regular visitor. Look forward to the next scheme!

Woody
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Woody

Also interested in where ff number is added.

Sekha
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Sekha

I tried to do it online and using your link but I’m self employed so had to ring the call centre πŸ™
Sorry I’d use your link so you can get paid! Awesome info and article!

Scott
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Scott

Hi Immanuel do you think Vodafone will end up charging you for the two months if you cancel? Looking at the terms and conditions where it talks about the two free months access, it does say forfeited if you cancel. Not sure if that means they will then charge the $80 if you cancel.

Andy
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Andy

Hi Immanuel, Good finding on this.. nice work and thanks.. have you received your phone and also the email about adding the qantas FF yet?

Max
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Max

Looks like you can get the same points for a SIM only plan. No need to buy a handset.

Barry
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Barry

Hey immanuel for some reason i can’t get the promotional $25 discount I’ve been hovering over the exit button on my pc and its not working

Callum
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Callum

Phone is out of stock, as is the next cheapest. Options? πŸ™‚

Zapz
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Zapz

Easiest 40k points ever. Got my points today thanks to you mate, cheers

John
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John

have you cancelled yet? did you just have to pay the $74 for the phone or the first month as well?

Adamm
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Adamm

I signed up and got the phone yesterday. I didn’t wait for the points email but filled in the redemption form online just now.

I did get the E9 whilst they were still in stock, and activated it. I must say for a cheap phone I’m pretty impressed with it. (I will still sell it). The Oppo AX5 is the cheapest you can get on the plan at the moment, and would be good if someone was wanting a permanent phone replacement.

Adrian
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Adrian

I went to sign up for this today (I should have done it when I first saw the promotion a few weeks ago, but saved it for a job to do ‘in the holidays’) and now the phones aren’t available and the two months free is also not there… I think I missed this one… bummer….

Joon
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Joon

So I received the points and I have cancelled the plan. However, they have charged me $99 for the phone. I was told the discount I applied during the sign up process is only when you continue with the plan

Soph
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Soph

As an existing customer the $25 was deducted from my last bill. I’ve also just received the 40,000 points. I’ll wait another month to cancel but only expect to pay for the phone.
Thanks a lot for the tip!

Heath
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Heath

I just tried to make the purchase before tomorrow’s expirey date and there is two issues.
1. The two months free access is no longer available
2. The cheapest phone is now $379.00

The two issues mentioned may make this unviable.
Ha anyone else got a work around?
01/01/2019