Some people think Frequent flyer programs are a waste of money and time. And for some people, who don’t travel that much, I can understand where they are coming from. But for me personally, I LOVE my frequent flyer program. I am a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, and have been for almost 10 years I think(?) Whenever I fly, I always try and make sure it is with Qantas.
Not only do I earn points, but their customer service (from my experience) is consistently higher than any other airline that I have flown with. Not just at the call centre, but in the lounge, on the flight and when you check in. There is something that makes me proud to be Australian when I jump on a Qantas plane.
Anyway, I recently had to fly to Melbourne and I was a on a bit of a tight budget, so I used my Qantas Frequent flyer points to pay for my flight. This saved me a whopping $800! I always fly flexible rates as I never know when my meetings may go overtime, I get stuck in traffic, or maybe even finish up early!!! But my main concern is if I need to urgently fly back for Rocco, so paying a little bit more for that flexibility is good value for me and gives me that peace of mind. So I was able to contribute the $800 savings towards The $1,000 Project account and on top of this, I purchased some more preloved clothes, which out of my monthly clothing budget saved me over $200.
I invested the $1,000 in some more ANZ stock, raising my estimated passive income to $2,601, meaning that I am now 65% towards my goal. Deadline is getting closer and closer but fortunately I am in a great zone with lots of opportunities to save money and make money are flowing in….lets hope the good times keep rolling in! Because I am not afraid of hard work!