How to transfer your flybuys and receive bonus Velocity Points

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Flybuys points are commonly earned by shopping at Coles and its stable of partners including Kmart, Liquorland and Target. Collecting flybuys points gives you access to a number of travel rewards options, one of which is the ability to transfer your points into Virgin Australia's Velocity program.

The conversion rate for this transfer is usually 870 Velocity Points for every 2,000 flybuys points, meaning your flybuys points are worth 0.435 Velocity Points.

If you wait for one of the regular transfer bonus promotions instead of transferring at this rate, you can score as many as 15 - 20% bonus Velocity Points. If you transferred during a 20% bonus period you could earn 1,044 Velocity Points in exchange for 2,000 flybuys points, or a transfer rate of 0.522 versus the regular 0.435.

What should I be aware of when transferring flybuys points to the Velocity program with a bonus promotion?

When transferring points from the flybuys program to Velocity, there are a few things to be aware of:

  • You must transfer a minimum of 2,000 flybuys points per transfer.
  • Transfers must be made in multiples of 2,000.
  • You can transfer a maximum of 138,000 flybuys points per household, per calendar year.
  • No fractions of points are given, only whole points.
  • You will need a Velocity membership (membership is free).
  • You will need to link your Velocity membership number to your flybuys account first.
  • Transfers are immediate, although bonus points may take a number of extra days to arrive in your account.
  • You cannot refund or cancel the transfer once it's been completed.

Another reason to linking your Velocity Points account to your flybuys account is that you can earn 1 Status Credit for every $100 spent at Coles, Liquorland or First Choice Liquor, up to 10 status credits per month.

How many Velocity Points could you earn?

Below is a table showing the number of Velocity Points you could earn as part of a bonus transfer promotion.

Flybuys Velocity Points (regular transfer) Velocity Points (20% bonus transfer)
2,000 (minimum) 870 1,044
10,000 4,350 5,220
20,000 8,700 10,440
30,000 13,050 15,660
40,000 17,400 20,880
50,000 21,750 26,100
60,000 26,100 31,320
138,000 (maximum) 60,030 72,036

THE POINTS FINDER TAKE

Bonus transfer promotions for transferring flybuys points to Velocity Points come fairly frequently throughout the year, so it's worth holding off until one of these promotions comes around to maximise the number of Velocity Points you get.

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    RobertMay 16, 2019

    Can I choose my airline to fly within Australia?

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      JeniMay 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Robert,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      If you’re considering to use your Velocity points, you can use them to book a domestic or international Reward Seat or an Any Seat with Virgin Airlines and its partner airlines.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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