Qatar Airways Privilege Club Offering New Member Bonus

Filed Under: Great Deals, Qatar

It’s fairly rare to see an airline loyalty program offer a compelling bonus for new members nowadays, but that’s exactly what we’re seeing from Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club is offering new members who register with the promo code JOIN2020:

  • 2,500 bonus miles at the time of enrollment
  • 5,000 bonus miles plus 50 Qpoints upon completion of their first Qatar Airways flight (this will be credited within 15 days of an eligible flight)

This is valid for sign-ups through September 30, 2020, and for travel completed by December 10, 2020.

This is a solid offer, as you get 2,500 miles with no activity requirement, and an additional 5,000 miles after just one flight, not to mention 50 Qpoints towards status (Silver status requires 150 Qpoints, for example).

For what it’s worth, Qatar Airways miles expire roughly three years after they’re earned. You can’t extend the expiration simply with activity, as is the case with some other programs.

Receive bonus miles when you sign up for Privilege Club

Bottom line

Qatar Airways is offering 2,500 bonus miles to all new members who register with the promotion code JOIN2020, and an extra 5,000 miles plus 15 Qpoints after taking an eligible flight.

While that is a good deal, two things to keep in mind are that:

  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club miles expire after three years
  • Overall Qatar Airways’ award redemption rates aren’t great, so even with this bonus, I generally think you’re better off crediting to another oneworld frequent flyer program instead

Do any non-Privilege Club members plan to take advantage of this promotion?

Comments
  1. LOL, this is what my buddy would call a Fart-level Bonus.
    2500 miles are like pesos. You need at least 60K miles to get a one way economy ticket from Europe to Doha. This is since they devalued the Qmiles value overnight.

  2. Absolute no interest at all as there are still so many short notice changes on open and closed borders in so many countries resulting in constant flight schedule cancellations PLUS the personal unfortunate experience of QRs drastic devaluation of their FFP without any notice, no thanks! Just PR, fishing for data..

  3. “For what it’s worth, Qatar Airways miles expire roughly three years after they’re earned. You can’t extend the expiration simply with activity, as is the case with some other programs.”

    End of discussion. No thanks.

  4. Hi Ben/others!, Greetings from India

    I am new to the world of miles. I want to collect miles only for upgrades from economy to business class (preferably q suites and not really looking for award redemptions). Where do you suggest I put all my miles on? I stay in India and would generally travel either on Singapore/Cathay/Emirates or Qatar.

    Thanks!

  5. As a Silver Member, not only has my tier been extended for a year (originally 6 months) but they also recently gave me 8000 miles and a $150 voucher redeemable against future bookings. I fly on QR as my first choice simply because of my routes, their products being up there with the best, their pricing usually being competitive and my theory that they’ll be good at least up until the World Cup in 2022.

  6. Got this in my email a few mins back

    “we begin a journey of change, where your loyalty is aptly rewarded and each well-earned Qmile is more powerful, taking you further than ever before.

    We begin our journey together by extending the life of Qmiles. Starting today, Qmiles will last longer than ever before. Every time you spend or earn a Qmile, your balance will be valid for a further 36 months.

    Your Qmiles balance is active until 31 December 2020, simply spend or earn a Qmile before then to to keep your balance active for even longer.

    Looking ahead, we will continue to perfect our Privilege Club for you, with each step more rewarding than the last.

    A Privilege Club that exceeds your expectations from the airline you can rely on.”

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