finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, Velocity, SPG, KrisFlyer, Amex

Sally McMullen 9 February 2018 NEWS


The latest rewards perks from bonus points and discounts to pre-sale concert tickets.

This week's Rewards Roundup is a miscellaneous mixed bag of perks from some of Australia's favourite loyalty programs. We'll show you how you can get more Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints for less and pick up 1,000 KrisFlyer miles just for signing up! You'll also discover how to earn 6,000 points on your next AccorHotels stay and up to 400,000 Qantas Points with Qantas Business Rewards. If you have some gigs coming up, we'll even show you how you can get some discounts with Velocity Live and snag your tickets early with American Express Invites.

Save 35% when you buy SPG Starpoints

Want to give your Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints balance a boost? You can purchase 500 Starpoints for $17.50 USD. But if you buy 5,000 or more Starpoints by 16 March 2018, you’ll get 35% off the regular price. This means you can redeem your next hotel reward sooner and for less.

5,000 Starpoints usually costs $175, but this would be reduced to $114 during the promotional period. Purchasing points isn't usually the most cost-effective way to bolster your points balance, but taking advantage of this offer can definitely help you get more value for your money if you want to increase your points balance.

This means that while 5,000 Starpoints would usually cost $175, you’d only have to pay approximately $114 during this promotion. While purchasing points isn’t usually the most cost-effective way to bolster your points balance, you can get more bang for your buck with this deal.


Join KrisFlyer and earn 1,000 bonus miles

Here are 1,000 more reasons to join Singapore Airline’s KrisFlyer program this month. If you’re not already a member and sign up by 31 March 2018, you’ll be rewarded with 1,000 KrisFlyer miles.

You can sign up via the Singapore Airlines website and need to include the promo code JOINKFSQ to qualify for the points. You can expect the points to land in your account within four to six weeks. While you can’t redeem much with 1,000 miles, it’s an easy way to give your KrisFlyer balance a little boost while you’re getting started!


Earn up to 400,000 bonus Qantas Points with Business Rewards

Qantas Business Rewards is giving its members a bunch of ways to earn up to 400,000 points this month!

The specific bonus points offers range between 500 to as many as 100,000 points, but you can earn up to 400,000 Qantas Points altogether by 28 February 2018. That’s enough points to redeem four business class flights from Sydney to San Francisco!

You can register for the specific offers on the Qantas Business Rewards website and collect the following bonus points per transaction.

Partner Bonus points offer Other earn rate and T&Cs
Qantas 500 bonus Qantas Points on flights 4 points for every 10 points the traveller earns
American Express 100,000 bonus Qantas Points with the American Express Qantas Business Rewards card Must meet spend criteria to earn bonus points
Caltex 20,000 Qantas Points 1 Qantas Point per litre
Dell 20,000 bonus Qantas Points on new XPS 13 laptop 3 Qantas Points per $1
Samsung 20,000 Qantas Points on Galaxy S8 and S8+ OR 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent
Vodafone Up to 25,000 Qantas Points on phone plans N/A
Deloitte Private 30,000 Qantas Points on cloud accounting 1 Qantas Point per $1
Live eftpos Up to 70,000 Qantas Points per transaction Up to 1 Qantas Point per $1 transacted
Remondis 20,000 Qantas Points on waste services 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent
Coca Cola Amatil 20,000 Qantas Points on beverages 1 Qantas Point per $1
Macquarie 50,000 Qantas Points on asset finance 1 Qantas Point per $1
True local 10,000 Qantas Points on digital marketing 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent

Check out our coverage of this Qantas Business Rewards promotion for more information about how you can reward your business spending.

Earn up to 6,000 bonus points on your next three stays with AccorHotels

If you belong to the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program and are at Classic status, you can usually earn between 5 and 25 points per stay spent at partnered hotels. But until 6 March 2018, you could score up to 6,000 points on your next three stays with AccorHotels.

On your first stay of two nights or more, you’ll earn 500 reward points. On your second stay of two nights or more, you’ll pick up another 2,500 reward points. And on your third stay of two nights or more, you’ll score 3,000 bonus reward points. That adds up to 6,000 points in total! These points are also awarded in addition to the ones you’d usually earn on your stay.

The catch is that the bonus points offer only applies to stays between 20 February and 2 September 2018. If you prefer to collect frequent flyer points over hotel rewards, remember that you can exchange your Le Club points 1:1 with Qantas Points or Velocity Points.


Save up to 40% on concert tickets with Velocity Live

Good news, Velocity Frequent Flyers. You can reward yourself and save if you book your concerts through Velocity Live this week.

If you book through Velocity Live by midnight 16 February, you’ll score a 40% discount on Lionel Richie’s upcoming All The Hits tour. If synth goth-rock is more your jam, you can also get 28% off B Reserve tickets for Evanescence's upcoming Melbourne show if you book by midnight on 15 February 2018.

These discounts are also in addition to the 1 Velocity Point per $1 you’ll pick up when you book through Velocity Live. Check out the Velocity Live website for more discounts on upcoming concerts and events.

Secure pre-sale Celine Dion concert tickets with American Express Invites

Speaking of upcoming gigs, American Express has a bunch of pre-sale tickets available for its customers this week. If you’re an Amex cardholder, you can get early access to tickets to Celine Dion’s highly anticipated LIVE 2018 TOUR this winter.

The Amex Invites pre-sale is open from 12pm Monday 12 February 2018 until 5pm Tuesday 13 February 2018 (or until sold out). You don’t need a code to access the pre-sale, but you are required to purchase the tickets with your Amex card.

The Canadian treasure will be visiting Australia in late July and August and her tour will consist of dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. This is Celine’s first visit to Australia in a decade, so it could be your chance to snag tickets first for this much-anticipated date.

Plus, if you’re attending the Sydney or Brisbane gigs, you can also relax before the show in the luxury of the American Express entertainment lounges if you present your Amex card at the entry.


finder Rewards Roundup 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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