Earn double Qantas Points on international flights until 7 May 2018

Qantas is offering double Qantas Points on eligible international Qantas and Emirates flights booked with a QF flight number.

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Qantas is offering double Qantas Points on eligible international Qantas and Emirates operated flights booked with a QF flight number.

Eligible flights include:

  • Qantas operated international flights with a QF flight number* between Australia and New Zealand, Singapore, Bangkok or London, or;
  • Emirates operated international flights with a QF flight number* between Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa or the UK.

To participate in this offer, simply register on the Qantas website and make a booking before midnight on 7 May 2018 for travel between 21 May 2018 and 31 March 2019.

Up to 40% bonus on transfers to Velocity Frequent Flyer throughout May 2018

Velocity Frequent Flyer is offering up to 40% in bonus points throughout May 2018 on transfers from some credit card programs and 20% on hotel program transfers.

Velocity Frequent Flyer has strengthened its regular May transfer bonus by giving members up to 40% in bonus points throughout May 2018 on transfers from some credit card programs and 20% on hotel program transfers.

Credit card transfers

Unlike the flat 15% in past years, this year the bonus on qualifying credit card transfers is based on the amount of points being transferred, with transfers under 100k points receiving 15% and over 750k points receiving the full 40%.

The following credit card providers are participating:

  • Australian American Express Card Members, including David Jones American Express Card Members enrolled in the Membership Rewards program (this offer excludes American Express New Zealand Card Members)
  • NAB Rewards
  • Citibank
  • HSBC Rewards (Platinum and Premier credit card holders only)
  • Diners Club Reward
  • Card Services Rewards
  • Bank of Queensland and Q Rewards (Platinum credit card holders only)
  • Suncorp Bank Rewards

Hotel program transfers

Hotel program transfers get a boost this year as well with a flat 20% bonus applied throughout May 2018. This also applies to ANZ card transfers and flybuys:

  • ANZ Rewards
  • ANZ Business Rewards
  • flybuys
  • Shangri-La
  • Accor hotels
  • Hilton
  • SPG Starwood
  • IHG
  • Choice hotels

This is one of the best Velocity transfer bonus’ we’ve seen recently and hence I would recommend taking advantage if you are considering a Velocity redemption in the near future. Obviously you lose flexibility once the points are in Velocity so keep this in mind if your card offers transfers to other airlines.

Flybuys offering bonus Velocity Points during April 2018

Throughout April 2018, receive 100 bonus Velocity Points for every 2000 flybuys points you transfer to Velocity.

Throughout April 2018, receive 100 bonus Velocity Points for every 2000 flybuys points you transfer to Velocity.

Normally a transfer of 2000 flybuys points would yield 870 Velocity Points. During April 2018, you’ll receive 970 Velocity Points for every 2000 points. This represents an 11.4% bonus which isn’t too bad. It’s unclear whether the regular 15% bonus which usually runs in May will re-appear or not.

Virgin Australia offering triple Velocity Points before 26 March 2018

Virgin Australia are offering triple Velocity Points on bookings made between 19 March and midnight on 26 March 2018.

Virgin Australia are offering triple Velocity Points on bookings made between 19 March and midnight on 26 March 2018.

To participate in this offer, you must first register on the Velocity Frequent Flyer website with your Velocity Frequent Flyer Number.

An eligible flight is a flight marketed and operated by Virgin Australia, for travel between 19 March 2018 and 12 February 2019 inclusive and booked in a fare class that normally accrues Velocity Points.

Buy shares with IG and earn Qantas Points

Currently, if you open a Share Trading account with IG and place a trade you can receive 10,000 bonus Qantas Points.

Currently, if you open a Share Trading account with IG and place a trade you can receive 10,000 bonus Qantas Points. Up until now, all of my ASX trading has been done via the CommSec platform. In comparison, IG offers lower trading rates at $8 per trade and the ability to earn Qantas Points. You can earn 25 Qantas Points for each domestic trade and 50 Qantas Points for all international trade.

Since interest rates are fairly low at the moment, putting money into shares is something that I am considering more and more at the moment.

The only downside to IG is that the shares are not actually held in your name; they’re all held by a single IG controlled entity. This is fine as long as IG never goes out of business. With CommSec the shares are actually issued directly to you, so there is less risk.

If you’re thinking about making a trade seek financial advice.

HSBC offering 20% bonus points until 31 Dec 2017

HSBC are offering customers a 20% points bonus on their existing credit cards until 31 December 2017.

HSBC are offering customers a 20% points bonus on their existing credit cards from 17 October 2017 to 31 December 2017.

This means the HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card will now earn 1.2 Qantas Points per $2,500 per statement period until the end of the year. This earn rate is hard to beat!

To register for the offer, simply visit the HSBC website and follow the instructions.

Qantas giving away 30 million Qantas Points in October

Qantas Frequent Flyer is giving away 30 million Qantas Points during October 2017.

It’s not too late to join Qantas Frequent Flyer’s 30 million Qantas Points giveaway. Simply download the Qantas Assure app and tap on the ’30M Points Giveaway’ promotion. This works even if you don’t have an eligible Qantas Assure health insurance policy. 

You’ll be rewarded with 30 Qantas Points each day you take more than 8,000 steps, as measured by your connected Apple Watch or Fitbit. That’s a total of around 900 Qantas Points up for grabs if you complete all the challenges.

Good luck and get stepping!