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.

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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.

Earn bonus CommBank Awards points with hotel bookings via Kaligo

Earn 15 CommBank Awards points on Kaligo hotel bookings with your CommBank Awards card in addition to your regular points earn.  

Kaligo can be a great way to pick up frequent flyer miles for programs that reside outside of Australia, such as Singapore Airlines and Etihad, which are generally difficult to earn domestically. A relatively new option is the ability to earn CommBank Awards points from your Kaligo bookings, instead of frequent flyer points. These can be later converted to Velocity Points or used in the CommBank Awards store. 

The current earn rate is 15 CommBank Awards points per dollar spent on Kaligo with your CommBank credit card, in addition to the regular earn rate from your card (depending on its type).

This option may be useful for people looking to top up their CommBank Awards balances.

My very first credit card and rewards credit card was with CommBank, however I have since moved away from the program finding alternatives that offer much better value.

Velocity reaches 7 million members and is giving away points

Velocity Frequent Flyer has reached 7 million members and to celebrate they’re giving away 7 million Velocity Points

Velocity Frequent Flyer has reached 7 million members and to celebrate they’re giving away 7 million Velocity Points to be shared amongst all those who register for the giveaway before 3 pm AEDT 23 February 2017.

It’s difficult to say how many points this promotion will yield members as it depends on how many discover and register for it, but hopefully we’ll see at least a couple of hundred.

I think it’s a great idea to divide up the prize pool rather than having a couple of really high value awards. Good luck everyone; it’s not often you’re guaranteed a prize!

Join OnMarket for 250 Velocity Points for free

OnMarket and Velocity Frequent Flyer have teamed up to offer Velocity Points for those making investments on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and capital raising through the service.

OnMarket and Velocity Frequent Flyer have teamed up to offer Velocity Points for those making investments on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and capital raising efforts through the service.

 

 

Investors can earn 1 Velocity Point per $4 spent, or 0.25 Velocity Points per dollar. A bonus 3,000 Velocity Points are on offer for your first investment.

Joining OnMarket is free and you’ll get 250 Velocity Points just for signing up.

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Double SPG Starpoints for stays until 15 April 2017

Starwood Preferred Guest’s Double Take promotion is offering double Starpoints for members’ first three stays between 16 January and 15 April 2017 after registration on the website.

Starwood Preferred Guest’s Double Take promotion is offering double Starpoints for members’ first three stays between 16 January and 15 April 2017 after registration on the website. SPG is a popular loyalty program and has an ever growing presence of hotels in Australia, with the recently announced W Melbourne coming in 2020 alongside the W Brisbane in 2017.

For SPG Gold and Platinum members, this offer equates to an impressive 6 Starpoints per USD spent. As one of the most valuable loyalty currencies available, this is a solid earn rate. Base level SPG Preferred members will earn 4 Starpoints per USD.

Register for the offer on the SPG website and start booking.

Midas offers triple Velocity Points on car servicing

For a limited time until 28 February 2017, Midas are offering triple Velocity Points on car maintenance and vehicle servicing; that’s 6 points per dollar spent.

As a Velocity partner, Midas usually offers 2 Velocity Points per dollar spent on eligible car maintenance and vehicle servicing. For a limited time until 28 February 2017, they are offering triple Velocity Points; that’s 6 points per dollar spent.

If you’ve been planning to get your car serviced, now may be a good time to take advantage of the additional points earn opportunity. As always, I’d recommend shopping around with a couple of different reputable providers to ensure you are getting a good deal. Six points per dollar equates roughly to a 6% discount.

For more information, visit the Midas website.

80k sign up bonus on American Express Explorer credit card

American Express have launched a new sign up bonus on the Explorer card to replace the existing 110,000 sign up bonus promotion that ended on 31 January 2017.

American Express have launched a new sign up bonus on the Explorer card to replace the existing 110,000 sign up bonus promotion that ended on 31 January 2017. The new referral bonus offers new American Express customers 80,000 points if they spend $1500 within the first 90 days of card approval on their Explorer card.

Sign up here through our referral link to get the bonus

American Express Explorer card features

  • 80,000 bonus points.
  • 2 Membership Reward Gateway points per dollar spent (except spend with government bodies).
  • Conversion to most airline programs at 4:3 and 2:1 to SPG Starpoints.
  • Travel and smartphone screen insurance.
  • $400 travel credit each year.
  • $395 annual fee.

I have this card personally and find it to offer great value. The effective earn rate is 1.5 points per dollar when transferring to airlines, among the best on the market for American Express cards. The $400 travel credit nicely offsets the annual fee, making this a great value card in my opinion.

Sign up here through our referral link to get the bonus

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