So Now It’s 2,500 Then 5,000 Free Miles!

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Keeping up with Qatar’s ever-increasing sign-up bonuses is not easy.

First in February they offered a bonus of 1000 free miles for simply signing up to its frequent flyer programme.

I then wrote yesterday about how they had improved this offer, indeed expressly concluding that “this is as generous an offer as we have seen”. Well it was, but it’s not now.

Last night Qatar sent out some additional promo material offering 2,500 instant miles if you sign up here and use the promo code OAT3SMQ121 in the “Enrolment promo code” box.

Do not forget to add the promo code. You simply won’t get the bonus miles if you don’t, and they will not be retrospectively added.

Like all the other offers, the sign-up bonus will  end on 30 April 2021. However, it’s also improved the second part of the promo. You will now not only get the instant, improved, free 2,500 miles, you will also get an additional bonus 5,000 (up from 4,000) miles on your next flight with Qatar Airways.

The flight for the bonus miles needs to be made by 30 September 2021, but the 2,500 miles will be yours regardless.

While I apologise if you locked yourself in to the 1,000 points bonus at our prompting, we can only report the latest offers. While it seems nothing can be ruled out, I think this is probably now as generous as the offer will get. Of course, you could just abandon yesterday’s account and rejoin today!

Ok, let’s see what offer they have tomorrow…

Cover photo courtesy of Qatar Airways


  1. Paul W Court says

    I wonder how many Insideflyer regulars see Qatar as their go-to airline, or merely as a good product with the silver lining that flying with them can build tier points at twice the rate of a BA flight when flying to the Far East? (and if you don’t mind the hassle of getting yourself to Scandinavia, often much cheaper than direct from London with BA!)

    • Craig Sowerby says

      Interesting idea. Qatar is an airline I should be flying more, except I never do. I always end up finding better options when wanting to fly east and cheaper options when wanting TPs…

    • Tom Sumner says

      A key factor for many (myself included) in how substantial a role Privilege Club plays in my loyalty strategy will be the return of the Scandi etc cheap flights, if they do return. Should there be potential opportunities here, I may well switch from BA earning to full-on Privilege Club.

      But I think you’re right that, generally speaking, IFUK readers will be hard-wired to earning with BA on Qatar, and see Privilege Club as an irrelevance.

      • Paul W Court says

        Having retired, I am probably not typical in that I take relatively few flights every year. Whilst the positioning flight to and from Oslo or Stockholm makes for a more tedious trip, especially when the holiday is over and all you want to do is get back home, it does have the advantage that it will always be on BA metal and means I only have to make one more return trip on BA metal that year to trigger silver status.
        Then of course, I take no more trips for many months and wonder why I bothered getting siver status in the first place!! Usually I remember that I enjoyed a couple of days in Oslo or wherever on the way out, and even with the cost of a business class return ticket to Scandinavia, I still paid a few hundred quid less than flying direct to Tokyo on BA!

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