finder Reward Roundup: Qantas, Velocity, flybuys, KrisFlyer
Boost your rewards with bonus points and travel in style with complimentary airport lounge passes.
This week was massive for frequent flyers in Australia, so this Rewards Roundup is bursting with bonus points offers and deals.
We’ll show you how to get the most bonus points out of Velocity’s latest transfer offer as well as how you can get 2,000 bonus flybuys points for almost nothing. Find out how you can enjoy complimentary Virgin Australia lounge passes when travelling to Vivid and discover a new way to earn and redeem your KrisFlyer miles with Scoot. If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer, you could earn your share of 30 million Qantas Points, reward yourself with bonus points on mum’s Mother’s Day gift and pick up extra points on your next business trip.
Get up to 40% bonus points with Velocity’s latest transfer deal
If you transfer points from flybuys, partnered hotels or credit card programs this month, you can collect up to 40% more Velocity Points!
Under the awkwardly-named "Record Breaking Up To 40% Bonus Points Transfer Bonanza Deal", Velocity is offering between 15% and 40% bonus points for transfers of points from credit card partners until 31 May 2018. It's also promising 20% for transfers from flybuys, ANZ Rewards, ANZ Business Rewards and hotel partners.
The size of the bonus points you’ll get will depend on the number of points you are transferring:
The full list of partnered programs taking part in this promotion include:
This is Velocity’s biggest bonus points transfer deal, so this could be a great way to maximise the value of your flybuys and credit card or hotel rewards. If you want to know how to maximise your points transfer, check out our in-depth feature about this Velocity transfer offer.
Receive complimentary Virgin Australia Lounge passes when you book a Vivid Sydney track package
The bright lights of Vivid are returning to Sydney this month! And Virgin Australia is rewarding its Velocity frequent flyers with complimentary lounge access for travel packages booked by 15 May 2018. These lounge passes usually set you back $65 a visit, so it’s an easy way to add some luxury to your trip without paying any extra.
The Vivid packages include flights and accommodation (although some also come with cruises and dinner deals). When you book one of these Virgin Australia packages, you’ll receive one single-entry Virgin Australia Lounge pass per guest for each leg of your trip.
There are more than 10 Virgin Australia Lounges at domestic airports around Australia and most of them boast complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary food and drinks (including buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as comfortable seats and private workstations.
You can read our comprehensive coverage of this offer for a full list of the lounges and more details about what you can expect from your lounge visit!
2,000 bonus flybuys points with Uber or Coles Gift Mastercard
Coles is giving away 2,000 bonus flybuys points when you buy a $100 Coles Gift Mastercard or Uber gift card this week.
Available until 8 May 2018, the gift card that offers the best value will depend on your spending habits. You can use the Coles Gift Mastercard wherever Mastercard is accepted, meaning you can spend those funds on almost anything you want and get the bonus points for close to nothing. Note that there is a $5 service fee to use the Gift Mastercard, but 2,000 bonus points for 5 bucks isn’t a bad trade off.
Whereas if you’re a regular Uber passenger, you could find more value from spending your $100 and getting the bonus points with your ride share voucher. Considering you’d usually have to spend $2,000 at Coles or one of its partner retailers to earn 2,000 flybuys points, both are pretty pain-free ways to pick up your points. Plus, if you’re a Velocity Frequent Flyer, you can exchange your 2,000 flybuys for 870 Velocity Points!
Flybuys has promoted similar bonus points offers pretty regularly over the last few weeks, so make sure to keep an eye out for more ways to pick up bonus points on gift cards.
Exchange your Woolworths Rewards for Qantas Points and get your share of 30 million Qantas Points
If you haven’t already, you could snap up a few bonus points when you opt to convert your Woolworths Rewards for Qantas Points this month. If you do this by 31 May 2018, you’ll automatically score your share of 30 million Qantas Points.
Unfortunately, this offer is only available to rewards members who haven’t already opted to exchange their Woolworths Rewards for Qantas Points. Plus, the bonus points you’ll receive are unlikely to be life changing. Considering there are 10.5 million Woolworths Rewards members, even if just 10% took advantage of this offer, each frequent flyer would only get 30 Qantas Points.
But even if the bonus points are small, you’ve got nothing to lose if you're already considering converting your supermarket rewards to frequent flyer points and you take advantage of this offer. Want to know more? See our in-depth coverage of this offer. You can also use our Woolworths Rewards and Qantas Points calculator to see how many Qantas Points you can earn on your average supermarket shop.
Earn bonus Qantas Points on gifts for mum this Mother’s Day
When you shop at the Online Mall, you can pick up Qantas Points on purchases with some of your favourite brands. And with Mother’s Day coming, you can reward your generosity and earn bonus points on gifts for mum this month.
Whether you’re sending mum flowers, treating her with some goodies from David Jones or pampering her with skincare products, you can earn bonus points with the following brands:
|Brand||Bonus points earn rate||Regular earn rate|
|Adidas||6 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|AVEDA||9 points per $1||5 points per $1|
|Bobbi Brown||6 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|Bockers & Pony Hampers||8 points per $1||7 points per $1|
|The Body Shop||6 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|Bonds||5 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|Booktopia||5 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|Colette||6 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|Cotton On Body||6 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|Country Road||5 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|David Jones||7 points per $1||5 points per $1|
|Esprit||6 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|Fossil||8 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|Freedom||4 points per $1||3 points per $1|
|French Connection||4 points per $1||3 points per $1|
|THE ICONIC||6 points per $1||5 points per $1|
|Interflora||7 points per $1||5 points per $1|
|Jurlique||7 points per $1||6 points per $1|
|Kathmandu||4 points per $1||3 points per $1|
|L’Occitane||6 points per $1||3 points per $1|
|Lorna Jane||4 points per $1||2 points per $1|
|lululemon||6 points per $1||5 points per $1|
|Mon Purse||4 points per $1||3 points per $1|
|rebel||5 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|RedBalloon||6 points per $1||4 points per $1|
|Samantha Wills||7 points per $1||6 points per $1|
|Seafolly||6 points per $1||3 points per $1|
|Sportitude||4 points per $1||3 points per $1|
|Swarovski||4 points per $1||3 points per $1|
|Temple & Webster||3 points per $1||2 points per $1|
|Tiffany & Co||5 points per $1||4 points per $1|
There are also a bunch of free shipping deals on offer, so hit up the Qantas Online Mall website to check them out and earn points for every $1 you spend on mum this Mother’s Day.
Earn 500 bonus Qantas Points on flights with Qantas Business Rewards
If you have a business trip coming up, you could score a nice little bounty of points if you register and book your flights by 8 May 2018. If you belong to Qantas Business Rewards, you’ll earn 500 bonus Qantas Points on every eligible flight travelled by 30 June 2018. You can take advantage of this offer as many times as you like during the promotional period, so it could be a good way to maximise your points if you have several flights coming up.
Just make sure to register for the offer, add your business’ ABN and the traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer number to every flight booking. If you’re not already a Qantas Business Rewards member, you can sign up and save on the $89.50 joining fee by 8 May 2018.
You can now earn KrisFlyer miles on Scoot flights
Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer members have a new way to earn and redeem miles on Scoot flights. From this week, you can now earn 1 KrisFlyer mile per SGD$1 spent on your Scoot base fare and add-ons. You can also use your KrisFlyer miles to pay for all or part of a flight with Scoot. Previously you could only redeem your KrisFlyer miles for Scoot flight vouchers, so this will make it easier for frequent flyers to use their miles to book flight rewards.
Check out our in-depth coverage of this new partnership to learn more about earning and redeeming KrisFlyer miles with Scoot.
finder Rewards Round-up lists and compares the best* credit card, airline and frequent flyer reward offers of the week. Check back every Friday for the latest rewards deals and to find out how you can get more out of your points each week.
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