Still keen to rack up your frequent flyer points despite being grounded? Qantas has launched a new way of beefing up your points balance to bring that first class experience to your home.
Qantas Wine has partnered up with Australia’s top food producers to create gourmet hampers filled with produce usually supplied to our top restaurants and served in Qantas’ first class cabin.
There are a variety of hampers, dependant on your flavour, including red meat, seafood and cheese options all with matching wines.
Qantas frequent flyers will earn 1 point per dollar spent on the hampers and Qantas Wine premium members will accumulate 3 points per dollar spent.
Vic’s Meats – one of Australia’s most well known meat producers is offering two steaks and a bottle of Malbec for $59. Which seems like a sweet deal if you’ve ever seen the line outside its Woollahra store in NSW.
“For the last 25 years, our business has built its reputation on supplying the best chefs and restaurants in the country even the likes of Qantas’ first class. When coronavirus hit and everything closed there were tumble weeds down the middle of our factory, it’s been absolutely brutal on our business,” says Anthony Puharich CEO of Vics Meats.
“Initiatives like this can certainly help grease the wheels and keep us in operation and our people employed,” he says.
Martin’s seafoods is doing a seafood platter with a bottle of riesling for $65, Ocean Made Seafood is doing a barramundi box with a bottle of Chardonnay for $60 and Woodside Cheeses are doing a hamper with a bottle of Sangiovese for $109.
Kris Lloyd from Woodside Cheese says this collaboration with Qantas is one way they had to get creative.
“We were faced with many challenges just off the back of the bushfires which destroyed the outside of our factory completely. We had to throw away over half of our cheese after the fires due to electrical failures too.
“Then we went straight into COVID it seemed. With all restaurants and cafes being ordered to closed this was the next shock. The large part of our business trade is food service so this was devastating,” he says.
The initiative has been designed to help Australian producers suffering from the bushfires and coronavirus pandemic and give flyers now grounded a chance to up their points balance at the same time.
“Our country is home to some of the finest produce in the world and we’re proud to be part of an initiative that helps showcase it during such a challenging time for Australian producers,” says a Qantas spokesperson.
The hampers are available in Sydney and Melbourne only.