Cathay Pacific offering double Asia Miles on flights to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific are offering double Asia Miles on Economy Class flights from Australia to Hong Kong or Mainland China

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Cathay Pacific are offering double Asia Miles on Economy Class flights from Australia to Hong Kong or Mainland China booked before 15 September 2017, for travel until 31 October 2017. An additional 1,000 Asia Miles are on offer if you book via the Cathay Pacific website.

To get the bonus points, simply register on the Asia Miles website and then head to the Cathay Pacific site to make your booking.

If you’re considering travelling to Asia or beyond, I highly recommend Cathay Pacific. I recently travelled on the airline’s new A350 aircraft from Brisbane to Hong Kong (and onwards to Europe) and found the aircraft, leg room and lounges to be excellent. The service was comparable to their competitors; not outstanding but good.

Double Qantas Points on flights to Europe

Qantas is offering double points on bookings made before 9 September 2017 for travel to Europe.

Qantas is offering double points on bookings made before 9 September 2017 for travel to Europe between 18 September 2017 and 6 September 2018 on eligible flights.

The offer is for Qantas marketed flights with a QF flight number, operated by Qantas or Emirates.

Qantas has announced its Australia to London A380 flights will operate via Singapore from March 2018, news which has delighted many frequent flyers including myself. Also launching in March 2018 is their new Qantas 787 Dreamliner service direct from Perth to London.

To participate, simply register on the Qantas website and make a booking.

Flybuys bonus with Coles Gift Mastercards

Coles is once again offering bonus Flybuys points for Coles Gift Mastercard purchases.

Coles is once again offering bonus Flybuys points for Coles Gift Mastercard purchases. Similar to previous offers, you’ll get 1,000 bonus flybuys points for a $100 Coles Gift Mastercard or 500 points for a $50 card. Along with this there is also a $5 card purchase fee. 

If you’re interesting in learning how to earn Flybuys points with Coles Gift Mastercards read my guide. Using the American Express Platinum Edge in combination with this offer can be a great way to quickly earn points  

This promotion runs until 29 August 017 and is available in store. 

Qantas bonus Status Credits on flights to Hong Kong

The competition is intensifying on flights between Australia and Hong Kong with the recent arrival of Virgin Australia. For the next 7 days, Qantas is offering 50% extra Status Credits on new bookings.

The competition is intensifying on flights between Australia and Hong Kong with the recent arrival of Virgin Australia. For the next 7 days, Qantas is offering 50% extra Status Credits on new bookings for travel between 23 August 2017 and 18 February 2018.

To participate, simply register and make a new booking between 23 and 29 August 2017, for travel between 23 August 2017 and 18 February 2018. Don’t forget to include your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number in your booking.

The 50% bonus Status Credits offer is valid on eligible flights between Australia and Hong Kong with a QF flight number (QF29/30, QF97/98, QF117/118 or QF127/128) on the ticket

Register on the Qantas website.

Accor offering triple Rewards Points across Asia Pacific until 10 September 2017

Accor Hotels are offering triple Rewards Points for stays across Asia Pacific between 10 June and 10 September 2017.

Accor Hotels are offering triple Rewards Points for stays across Asia Pacific between 10 June and 10 September 2017.

To be eligible for this promotion, simply activate the offer on the Accor website.

A total of 700 hotels are included within the promotion across the Asia Pacific region. I consider the Accor Hotels LeClub loyalty program to offer a fairly decent return for spend (see The best hotel chain for airline points) and so the triple points multiplier is definitely worthwhile.

In related Accor news, the new Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will be opening in October 2017. The hotel looks great and I can’t wait to check it out.

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Earn Qantas Points on rental car hire

A summary of how to earn Qantas Points with Avis and Budget in Australia and overseas.

Rental car bookings with Avis and Budget in Australia and overseas are eligible for earning Qantas Points. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll earn.

 

 Earn Qantas Points with Avis or Budget car rental
Earn Qantas Points with Avis or Budget car rental

 

In Australia, customers taking out an Avis or Budget rental will receive 4 Qantas Points per dollar spent. This offer excludes corporate rates. Simply enter your frequent flyer number during booking to secure the points.

Outside of Australia, eligible rentals will yield a fixed 700 Qantas Points per rental. 

As always, check the car rental competition to see if you’re getting a good deal. It’s always worth making sure you’re not spending too much to acquire the points.

If you’d prefer Velocity Points, checkout our summary of earning Velocity Points on rental car hire. The earn rate between both programs is very similar with Velocity’s status bonus being the main differentiator. 

Earn Velocity Points on rental car hire

A summary of earning Velocity Points with Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar in Australia and overseas.

Rental car bookings with Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar are eligible to earn Velocity Points both in Australia and overseas, excluding corporate rates.

 

 Earning Velocity Points on rental car spend
Earning Velocity Points on rental car spend

 

For rentals in Australia, car hire spend will yield 3 Velocity Points per dollar spent. In addition to this, there is also a status bonus based on your tier in the Velocity Frequent Flyer program. Silver member will get a 50% points bonus, Gold members 75% and Platinum 100%. For example, Platinum members taking out a Hertz/Thrify/Europcar rental car in Australia will earn 6 Velocity Points per dollar spent.

Outside of Australia rentals with Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar will generate a fixed 800 Velocity Points per rental.

For details on rental car corporate earn rates, head to the Velocity Frequent Flyer website.