Value is important to us at Telstra Plus and with over 2.5 million people signed up to our rewards program, we think it’s pretty important to you too.

We’re always looking for more ways to give you value as a Telstra customer – that’s why we’re excited to launch two brand new ways to earn rewards through our first ever Telstra Plus partnerships – with Booking.com and Huddle.

These partnerships are an exciting milestone for Telstra and our more than 2.5 million customers signed up to the Telstra Plus rewards program. Part of our T22 strategy, it’s all about customers enjoying more benefits just by being a Telstra customer – either by booking and completing your next eligible stay or ensuring you’re looking after the things most important to you.

How does it work?

Get more from your stays with Booking.com

It’s been a tough year for the travel industry, but the silver lining is that it has reminded us all how great it is to holiday at home. Our awesome new partnership with Booking.com will get you a sweet deal while also supporting the local industry and having a great time – whether you’re up at the Great Barrier Reef or staying at a local winery.

With our new partnership, you can earn Telstra Plus points on every eligible stay you complete. Every dollar spent on those complete stays at Booking.com could earn you 10 Telstra Plus points (excluding some fees, taxes and credit card surcharges) – so a $1000 stay over a few nights could net you 10,000 points. That’s a good stack of points to redeem towards a nice little present to help counter those post-holiday blues!

Recent research from Booking.com’s Future of Travel report* highlighted Covid-19 will inevitably see people demand more bang for their buck in the future. Over 60 percent of Australian travelers will be more price conscious when it comes to searching and planning a trip in the future, with more than half more likely to hunt down promotions and savings, behaviors that Booking.com predicts will last years. Beyond this, Australian travelers are keen to support the industry in its recovery (71%) and want their future bookings to help rebuild communities around Australia (68%).

As we head into 2021, it’s Booking.com’s mission to make it easier for everyone to experience travel, and will be there for customers offering the widest choice, great value and the easiest experience so travelers can enjoy all of the unforgettable experiences Australia has to offer. We couldn’t think of a better fit as our first travel partner.

Earn Telstra Points with insurance from Huddle

At Telstra Plus we like to offer members fantastic access to exclusive offers and benefits with other leaders in technology, and in the insurance space, Huddle certainly fits that bill.

Huddle uses the latest technology, such as Zap Claims, to bring you easy, convenient, flexible and time-saving insurance, backed by one of Australia’s largest general insurers. With our new partnership, you can earn up to 90,000 Telstra Plus points when you switch both your comprehensive car and home insurance to a new policy with Huddle. Points are awarded 30 days after the second policy start date, provided both policies are active.

To launch the partnership, see how Huddle compares to your current insurer – you can earn 500 bonus points on your first quote. Offer ends 30 April 2021.

Earn points with Huddle Car Insurance: You can earn 15,000 Telstra Plus points when you take out a Huddle Third Party Property Damage policy for your car before 30 April 2021 and stay insured for 30 days. Or increase your cover and take out a Huddle Comprehensive Car Insurance policy before 30 April 2021 and stay insured for 30 days to earn 30,000 points!

Earn points with Huddle Home Insurance: When you take out a Huddle Home insurance policy or Contents insurance policy before 30 April 2021 and stay insured for 30 days, you can earn 15,000 bonus Telstra Plus points. Or for a big 30,000 points, protect both with a Combined Home and Contents insurance policy from Huddle before 30 April 2021 and stay insured for 30 days.

Best of all, take out a Comprehensive Car insurance policy and a Combined Home and Contents insurance policy with Huddle before 30 April 2021 to earn a massive 90,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. Points are awarded 30 days after the second policy start date, provided both policies are still active. That means you’ve got a lot of points to put towards redeeming rewards for yourself like a new set of speakers, headphones or a new Nokia 2.3 smartphone from the Telstra Plus Rewards Store.

These two new partnerships are just the beginning, and we can’t wait to add more partners and ways for you to earn more Telstra Plus points in the future.

If you don’t yet know about all the Telstra Plus treasure trove and all the bonuses that come with it, you can find out more at the Telstra Plus website.

Things you need to know

From 19 March, delivery fees will apply for some purchases made by Silver Tier and below members in the Telstra Plus Rewards Store.

Booking.com

Users must sign into Telstra Plus account and follow links to booking.com website to make your booking.

* Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who have traveled for business or leisure in the past 12 months,and must be planning to travel in the next 12 months (if/once travel restrictions are lifted). In total 20,934 respondents across 28 countries were polled (including from 999 USA, 496 from Canada, 497 from Mexico, 997 from Colombia, 999 from Brazil, 499 from Argentina, 995 from Australia, 499 from New Zealand, 999 from Spain, 996 from Italy, 996 from France, 999 from UK, 996 from Germany, 498 from Netherlands, 499 from Denmark, 499 from Sweden, 498 from Croatia, 1001 from Russia, 498 from Israel, 997 from India, 994 from China, 499 from Hong Kong, 497 from Thailand, 496 from Singapore, 499 from Taiwan, 997 from South Korea, 500 from Vietnam and 995 from Japan). Respondents completed an online survey in July 2020.

Huddle Insurance

For new Huddle customers on new policies only. Offers subject to eligibility criteria and terms and conditions. Read the Telstra Financial Services Guide. Policies are subject to terms and conditions, exclusions and limits (and sub-limits) of the insurance policy. When making decisions about the product, you should always refer to the Product Disclosure Statement.

Huddle Insurance bonus points

Members must start their quote from the Telstra Plus website, logging in with their Telstra ID linked to their Telstra Plus membership.

500 points offer for quote: Points will be allocation up to 14 days after receiving a quote.

90,000 bonus points offer: 30,000 bonus points are bestowed 30 days after the first policy start date (as notified by Huddle). The remaining 60,000 bonus points are bestowed 30 days after the second policy start date (as notified by Huddle).

Information about Telstra’s role in promoting Huddle insurance: Telstra Corporation Limited (ABN 33 051 775 556 AR No. 000386948) is an authorised representative of Open Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 23 166 949 444 AFSL No. 451712). Read the Telstra Financial Services Guide. Any financial product advice provided by Telstra is general advice only and doesn’t take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before deciding to purchase the insurance, read the relevant Huddle PDS/FSG and consider the appropriateness of such advice having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs. Huddle policies are issued by Huddle Insurance, a business name of Open Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 23 166 949 444 AFSL No. 451712) on behalf of the insurer, The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd (ABN 78 090 584 473 AFSL No. 241436). Policies are subject to terms and conditions, including exclusions and limits (and sub-limits) of the insurance policy. If you have any questions regarding Huddle insurance products, you should contact Huddle at Huddle.com.au. Telstra is not responsible for the issue of policies, or any of the features, benefits or risks, or administration of policies (including claims handling).

Benefits Telstra receives from Huddle: Telstra receives a commission from Huddle Insurance for each Huddle Insurance car insurance or home and contents insurance product Telstra arranges on Huddle Insurance’s behalf. Refer to the Telstra Financial Services Guide for more information on the commissions we receive. This commission varies depending on the type of product purchased. Read the Telstra Financial Services Guide.

Complaints: Refer to Telstra’s Financial Services Guide for details of how to make a complaint about the financial services provided by Telstra. Refer to Huddle’s PDS/FSG for details of how to make a complaint about the financial services provided by Huddle, or policies issued by Huddle. Read the Telstra Financial Services Guide.