finder Rewards Roundup: American Express, Qantas, Velocity, KrisFlyer

Sally McMullen 18 May 2018 NEWS

Score cash back on your Amex card, bonus points with Qantas and Velocity, and discover new ways to spend your KrisFlyer miles.

Whether you prefer your rewards in cash or points, this week's Rewards Roundup has you covered. We'll show you how you can save on your next meal out with American Express, earn bonus Qantas Points on your next getaway or nab up to 40% more Velocity Points just for moving partnered points into your frequent flyer account. And if you're a fan of Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer, there's a new way for you to spend your points on hotels and car rentals!

Pay with your Amex and get a $20 cashback when you dine out

You can reward yourself with more than a delicious meal the next time you eat out! When you book your next meal out through Dimmi and use your American Express credit card to cover the bill, you can treat yourself to $20 back on your account.

As long as you sync your Amex card to your Dimmi account, book at a participating restaurant and spend at least $50 by 30 June 2018, you’ll get the 20 bucks back! This offer is only valid for the first 25,000 bookings, so get in quick!

This deal is just one of many discounts and perks American Express is offering to celebrate Vivid Sydney! Check out our coverage of the benefits to find out how you can view Vivid from Amex’s VIP lounge and get cash back when shopping at David Jones, travelling to and from Vivid or visiting Taronga Zoo!

Last chance to earn up to 6,000 bonus points with your Qantas Cash card

Calling all Qantas Frequent Flyers: There's never been a better time to top up your travel card. If you load your Qantas Cash with $2,000 or more in foreign currency by 20 May 2018, you’ll collect 1,500 bonus Qantas Points. If you load it with $6,000 or more, you’ll get 6,000 Qantas Points. If you spend your foreign currency overseas, you’ll also pick up 1.5 Qantas Points per $1.

Combined with the bonus points and the standard earn rate, you could get 15,000 Qantas Points altogether when you spend overseas! And if you haven’t already, you’ll earn 500 bonus Qantas Points just for activating your Qantas Cash card as well! With 20,000 Qantas Points altogether, that’s enough for an economy flight from Sydney to Christchurch or a business trip to Brisbane!

Double your Qantas Points on hotels for your winter getaway

Whether you want to escape the cold with a beach getaway on the Gold Coast or whisk away to a winery in the Barossa Valley, you can double your Qantas Points on eligible hotel bookings in Australia this month. Book your stay through the Qantas Hotels site and you’ll score 6 points per $1 spent. There are also a bunch of discounts on offer, so you can save on your accommodation booking while also boosting your points balance.

Don't forget to transfer your hotel, flybuys and card rewards for up to 40% bonus Velocity Points

Until the end of the May, you can help yourself to 40% bonus Velocity Points when you transfer points from flybuys, partnered hotels or credit card programs to your frequent flyer account.

As part of the "Record Breaking Up To 40% Bonus Points Transfer Bonanza Deal", Velocity is handing out between 15% and 40% bonus points when you transfer points from credit card partners, hotel partners and flybuys accounts. It's also promising 20% bonus points 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:

Points Bonus
1-100,000 15%
100,001-250,000 20%
250,001-500,000 25%
500,001-750,000 30%
750,000+ 40%

The full list of partnered programs taking part in this promotion include:

Card partners
Retail partners
Hotel partners

This is Velocity’s largest bonus points transfer deal, so it could be a great way to increase the value of your flybuys, credit card or hotel rewards. You have less than two weeks to boost your points with this offer, so check out our in-depth feature about this Velocity transfer promo for more details.

You can now redeem your KrisFlyer miles for hotels and cars with KrisFlyer vRoom

KrisFlyer frequent flyers have even more ways to redeem their miles! This week, Singapore Airlines’ loyalty program launched KrisFlyer vRoom, allowing frequent flyers to spend their miles on car hire and hotel stays.

You can redeem as few as 1,500 miles on car rentals with partners like Avis, Budget and Hertz or accommodation at international hotels including Rydges, Sofitel, Hilton and Crowne Plaza (just to name a few!). You can opt to cover the entire cost with miles or use a combination of miles and cash to pay for your reward.

Previously, you could only use your KrisFlyer miles for hotel stays if you were transferring them to a partnered rewards program. So vRoom gives frequent flyers even more potential when deciding how to spend their hard-earned miles!

Want to learn more about redeeming your KrisFlyer miles? Check out our guide to Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer frequent flyer program.

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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