You can use Qantas Points for wine and gourmet food
More than ever, people want to know where their food and wine is coming from, and they want to know it is being sourced locally. Online store Qantas epiQure was established to offer a boutique collection of quality wines and produce, hand-picked from leading wine-growing regions and celebrating the quality of Australian producers.
From wine to Champagne, spirits and gourmet produce, Qantas epiQure is a one-stop-shop when it comes to stocking your business kitchen and rewarding staff and customers. And, there are offerings for all occasions, from ready-to-drink wines to those served in Qantas Business and First cabins and exclusive bottles of spirits that would be at home in any collector’s cellar.
As a Qantas Business Rewards member, there are dozens of ways you can accumulate Qantas Points in your company account. These points can be easily transferred to any Qantas Frequent Flyer account of choice – a business partner, employee or even family member – and then be redeemed for a diverse range of products and services, including wines and gourmet food available on Qantas epiQure.
To make a purchase, simply transfer points from your Qantas Business Rewards account to your Frequent Flyer account of choice, log in to the Qantas epiQure site using the associated Frequent Flyer number, and then select the produce you wish to purchase. Every item available is listed with a points value, so you can see how many Qantas Points you will need to transfer to make the transaction.
Here’s some inspiration on how you can use your points at Qantas epiQure:
Get gourmet supplies for the office kitchen
There’s no better way to thank staff for a hard week of work than with a social gathering on a Friday afternoon. Make sure your office kitchen is well stocked with everyone’s favourite beverages. Pick up a mixed case of six gold medal-winning red wines for just 28,398 Qantas Points. Or, use 16,310 Points for half-a-dozen bottles of Pitchfork Pink rose. For something festive, use 36,480 Points to purchase 24 mini bottles of Grant Burge sparkling – the bubbles of choice in Qantas Business Class cabins.
Nothing pairs better with a glass of wine to welcome the weekend than a tasty platter of cheese, smoked salmon, nuts and olives – all of which are also available on Qantas epiQure. For a Kris Lloyd Artisan Cheese hamper, stocked with five types of cheese plus quince paste, you’ll need just 11,600 Points, while for a Woodbridge Smokehouse Salmon Pack featuring hot and cold salmon, you’ll require 10,400 Points.
Congratulate the team
Congratulate your team on a job well done with a bottle of premium bubbles: to purchase a case of three bottles of Piper Heidsieck Rare Millesime 2002 you’ll need 133,920 Points, for a case of six Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV, 60,470 Points, and for a case of two Pommery Millesime Grand Cru 2005, 41,596 Points.
Try a fun team-building exercise
Why not host an after-work cocktail making class? Invite your favourite bartender (or have a staff member step in), purchase spirits using Points on Qantas epiQure, and let your employees create a custom cocktail. A wide range of top brands are available online, including a strong selection from local producers: there’s VDKA 6100 Finest New Zealand Vodka (10,398 Points) as well as Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin (11,198 Points), Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban (14,240 Points) and Sesión Tequila Blanco (14,400 Points), among others.
Thank loyal customers or clients
You can also use the Qantas Points accumulated in your Qantas Business Rewards account to thank customers and clients, by redeeming Points for produce to put together the perfect gift hamper. From the Qantas epiQure site you can purchase Tasmanian truffle salt, pickles and preserves, relish and chutney, chocolate and biscuits. Beautifully packaged and ready to go are Fudge by Rich Mixed Six gift packs(6,360 Points), Olivers Taranga duos combining premium olive oil and artisan vinegar(8,000 Points), and Pukara Estate Gourmet Oils and Balsamic Mix, featuring three bottles of delicious homegrown produce (6,160 Points).
Add in a show-off bottle of champagne – say, Tattinger Blanc de Blanc (52,800 Points), also served in Qantas First Class cabins – or red wine – maybe a SC Pannell Grenache 2014 (52,900 points for six), rated 96 points in the Halliday Wine Companion – and you have the ideal gift for any occasion.
For that special customer, you can purchase exclusive bottles of spirits, such as Kweichow Moutai Vintage 30 year old, for 574,080 points.
Or, for the non-wine drinker, a Bruny Island Beer & Cheese Co Pack, which pairs a delicious Whey Stout and Cloudy Bay IPA with two types of cheese (13,600 Points).
Discover gourmet food and wine at Qantas epiQure.
A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for the business. A one-off join fee of $89.50 applies. Fees are inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Qantas Points are offered under the applicable partner’s terms and conditions and earning thresholds may apply. Membership of Qantas Business Rewards and the earning of Qantas Points as a business are subject to the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions.
Transferring points: In order to transfer Qantas Points from a Qantas Business Rewards account to an individual’s Qantas Frequent Flyer account, the business account must have a balance of at least 3,000 Qantas Points. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions. We recommend you consult your accountant or tax adviser to ensure you understand possible tax implications, for example fringe benefits tax (if applicable).
Redeeming points with Qantas epiQure: To purchase from Qantas epiQure, you must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, 18 years of age and over and have an Australian delivery address. Liquor Act 2007: It is an offence to sell or supply to or to obtain liquor on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years. Licence Number: LIQP770016736.