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Dollar Saver Tip #24


Save: $3,200+

Tip overview:

Spending your Virgin Velocity Points on flights offers amazing value for money.

Angus here, Finder's editor-at-large and dedicated frequent flyer. The only thing I like more than earning frequent flyer points is spending them on free flights.

Did you know?

Finder research shows 21% of Australians collect points through the Velocity Frequent Flyer program.

In tough times, that free travel can really help you get more value for money.

Here's an example. Booking a return Business Reward flight from Melbourne to Sydney on Virgin will cost you 81,800 Velocity Points. That total includes paying carrier fees and charges, so there's nothing extra you have to pay.

Flying Business gives you a roomy seat at the front of the cabin, full meal and drinks service and extra baggage.

If you bought those seats, you'd pay at least $3,200 (based on typical Virgin fares for the route).

So it's a great value use of your points.

And it's easier to get Velocity Points than you might think.

Credit card bonus points offers can get you 100,000 Velocity Points or more through Finder right now.

And you can keep your Velocity Points topped up by converting Flybuys points - which you can earn at Coles, Bunnings and Officeworks - into Velocity Points.

All up, that's a great way to make your precious dollars go further and still afford a holiday.

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