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Update (27/07): App is now live in Google Play. For the first 50,000 users there’s 150 bonus Frequent Flyer points.

In March, Qantas launched a new health insurance service, called Qantas Assure, with the aim of getting their customers moving. Qantas assure lets customers rack up Frequent Flyer points for every step taken. The service launched with an iOS app, but Qantas are advising customers that they will be launching an Android version in June.

The health insurance component is being underwritten by NIB, but the main attraction for most potential customers is the concept of earning Frequent Flyer points for simply walking. Qantas Assure is offering up to 15,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points per year to members who sign up.

The catch however is that you have to actually join Qantas Assure and take out a policy to access the points. You’re welcome to join, but your points – up to a maximum of 3,000 – will remain locked and unaccessible until you purchase an eligible Qantas Assure policy.

Qantas kicked off their marketing campaign with a neat commercial with the king of walking (ok, Dancing) Christopher Walken

It’s an interesting idea, it could motivate more people to move more. Having to change your health insurance policy to earn said points is a big step though. You should definitely think about it and read up on their offer before doing so.

Along with the app, Qantas will be launching a bonus points offer when they launch the Android app in June.

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    I am Correct
    I am Correct
    4 years ago

    If you have signed up for Qantas Assure and do not have an Apple device make sure you contact Qantas as they will award you the Average Points earned from the members that are able to use the app. Extract of Email from Qantas: “While the offer of up to 15,000 Qantas Points is only to users of the Qantas Assure App (which is currently available only to Apple/iOS users) we recognise the growing popularity of Android devices and we are continuing to develop the App so that it will be compatible with both Android and Apple/iOS users in the… Read more »

    I am Correct
    I am Correct
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    4 years ago

    Update From Qantas: The average points from the Wellness App are up to 239 at the moment.

    I think these are issued fortnightly which will give Android users about 5,700 Qantas Frequent Flyer points per year, out of the Maximum 15,000 points Apple users are able to earn. Either Qantas is making it impossible for its members to earn the maximum points or Apple users are too busy drinking frappuccinos instead or working up a sweat.

    Myk
    Myk
    4 years ago

    I wonder how they will prevent people setting their phone in a rocking cradle to rack up points while you sleep?

    OrderJesse
    OrderJesse
    Reply to  Myk
    4 years ago

    It would not rack up points from rocking in a cradle. It’s been tried. You need to actually be moving, but there is other life hacks to rack up points with the app.

    Chris
    Reply to  Myk
    4 years ago

    Not sure why anyone would bother.. 15,000 points simply isn’t worth it.