Qatar Airways Privilege Club offering 7,500 bonus Qmiles (or S$5 Grab voucher) to new members

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Sign up for a Qatar Airways Privilege Club account and get up to 7,500 bonus Qmiles (or at the very least, a S$5 Grab voucher).

Qatar Airways Privilege Club has brought back one of its largest offers for new members, with 2,500 Qmiles just for joining, and a further 5,000 Qmiles for taking one paid Qatar Airways flight by September 2022. 

Provided you redeem Qmiles for Qatar Airways flights, Qatar Privilege Club can offer excellent value, with return Business Class fares to Europe starting from 70,000 miles and no fuel surcharges. 

Even if you have no intention of flying with Qatar, it’s a free S$5 Grab voucher, thanks to the conversion partnership with GrabRewards.

Get up to 7,500 bonus Qmiles with Qatar Privilege Club

Join Qatar Privilege Club

From now till 31 March 2022, new Qatar Airways Privilege Club members who join with the promo code FLYQR3 will receive 2,500 Qmiles instantly.

They can earn a further 5,000 Qmiles by taking a paid Qatar Airways flight by 30 September 2022. 

The following T&Cs apply:

  • This offer is only applicable to main members who join Privilege Club using the promo code FLYQR3.
  • Enrolment Period: 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022
  • Travel Period: 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2022
  • Members who join using the Promo Code FLYQR3 will receive 2,500 bonus Qmiles at the time of enrolment.
  • Bonus Qmiles will not be awarded at the time of enrolment or after completion of their first flight as a member, if the member does not join using the promo code FLYQR3.
  • Members must quote their membership number at the time of booking or check-in, in order for 5,000 bonus Qmiles to be credited to their Privilege Club account, immediately after they complete their first flight with Qatar Airways as a member.
  • 5,000 bonus Qmiles will only be awarded if the member takes a flight operated and marketed by Qatar Airways.
  • 5,000 bonus Qmiles will not be awarded if the date of the member’s first flight with Qatar Airways is before their enrolment date.
  • 5,000 bonus Qmiles will not be awarded if the member’s first flight with Qatar Airways as a member, is an award flight.
  • Members may retroactively claim 5,000 bonus Qmiles if they travel before 30 September 2022.
  • Existing members are not eligible to benefit from this offer and any duplicate accounts will be cancelled by Privilege Club.

How long are my free Qmiles valid for?

Qatar Airways Qmiles expire after three years of inactivity, so you won’t need to worry about them for a while.

You can extend the validity of your entire balance by earning or redeeming at least one mile, and the following banks in Singapore offer points transfers to Qatar Privilege Club.

Conversion Ratio (Bank Points: Qmiles)
 Citi MilesThankYou Points
1:15:2
 SC Rewards (Visa Infinite)
3.5:1

Don’t forget that GrabRewards also partners with Qatar Airways, so you can transfer some points over (albeit at a poor rate) to keep your balance alive. 

By the way, this partnership works in both directions, so if you have no plans for those 2,500 Qmiles you could cash them out for 2,500 GrabRewards points, equivalent to a S$5 voucher. 

Qatar Privilege Club sweet spots

Qatar Airways QSuites

If there’s one frequent flyer programme whose stock improved in 2020, it’s Qatar Airways Privilege Club.

In November 2020, the program reversed its 2018 devaluation, restoring award prices to their original lower levels. This, coupled with the absence of fuel surcharges on Qatar Airways redemptions, makes the programme worth looking at once again:

✈️ One-way Business Class Awards
DestinationQmilesKrisFlyer
Doha50,000N/A
Athens, Bucharest, Kiev,  Sofia, Thessaloniki70,000N/A
Barcelona, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich 75,00092,000
Houston, New York95,00099,000
*Assumes Qmiles redeemed for Qatar Airways, KrisFlyer for Singapore Airlines, Not all destinations served by each carrier.

Award rates between Singapore and Europe are extremely competitive, with Qatar Privilege Club requiring just 70,000 miles compared to KrisFlyer’s 92,000 miles (not to mention a wider network of destinations).

It’s a bit more marginal for the USA, but keep in mind again that Qatar Airways serves additional destinations that Singapore Airlines does not, such as Boston, Chicago, Miami and Washington DC.

I’ve not yet had a chance to fly on Qatar Airways QSuite, but even if you end up on one of their non-QSuite planes, the long-haul Business Class experience is very solid.

Review: Qatar Airways A350-900 Business Class Kuala Lumpur to Doha

Here’s hoping there’ll be a chance to visit Qatar’s phenomenal Premium Lounge in Changi Terminal 1 again too. 

Review: Qatar Airways Premium Lounge Singapore

The key question is when Qatar gets added to the VTL scheme. This was originally supposed to happen on 6 December 2021, but ended up getting delayed indefinitely due to Omicron. Now that we know Omicron isn’t as scary as it first appeared, it stands to reason that the VTL should move forward (but then again you never know).

Without the VTL, any passenger transiting in Qatar will be subject to at least a 7-day SHN upon arrival in Singapore (unless he/she is fully vaccinated and has recently recovered from COVID-19). 

Conclusion

Qatar Airways new Business class on the B787-9 Dreamliner | Photo: TPG

Qatar Airways is offering 2,500 free Qmiles to new Qatar Privilege Club members, which, if nothing else, is worth a free S$5 Grab voucher. 

If you have Citibank or Standard Chartered credit card points, this could be a nice opportunity to jump start your Qmiles collection, with a further 5,000 Qmiles to be earned for taking a paid Qatar Airways flight by 30 September 2022.

(HT: OMAAT)

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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K Tong

Seems like it is possible to link two Qatar accounts to one Grab account…
100 Qmiles –> 100 Grab pts BUT 1200 Grab pts –> 100 Qmiles?

Last edited 11 months ago by K Tong
joice

try to convert to grab but page not found? any idea?

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