finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, Velocity, Amex, KrisFlyer
8 bonus points deals to give your rewards balance a boost this week.
Whether you’re planning a holiday, shopping online, booking an Uber or going to the movies, this week’s Rewards Roundup is packed with eight bonus points offers from some of Australia’s favourite frequent flyer and loyalty programs.
Book an Uber for your chance to win 1 million Qantas Points this month
Jumping in an Uber is about to get more rewarding! If you book an Uber ride to or from any eligible Australian airport by 28 September 2018, you’ll go into the running to win 1 million Qantas Points. Qantas will draw one winner every week for the month of September.
As usual, you’ll also continue to earn Qantas Points per $1 you spend on your Uber trip. The number of points you’ll earn will depend on your Qantas status.
|Qantas tier||Uber earn rate|
|Bronze members||1 Qantas Point per $1 spent|
|Silver members||2 Qantas Points per $1 spent|
|Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members||3 Qantas Points per $1 spent|
If you haven’t already, you can also earn 2,000 points when you link your Qantas and Uber accounts. You can see our guide to earning Qantas Points on Uber trips for more information.
Collect 500 Qantas Points when you spend $40 or more at Hoyts
Qantas Frequent Flyers have another reason to relax at the cinemas this weekend. Until 16 September 2018, you’ll earn 500 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $40 or more in a single transaction. This is on top of the 1 Qantas Point per $2 you’ll earn if you’re a HOYTS Rewards Bronze member or the 2 Qantas Points per $1 you’ll earn if you’re a HOYTS Rewards Silver member.
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to link your Qantas and HOYTS Rewards accounts to get the points. When you log into your HOYTS Rewards online account, just select “Add Qantas Membership” and enter your frequent flyer membership number to start earning points at the movies.
Win 1 million Velocity Points with Virgin Money
Virgin Money is rewarding one lucky frequent flyer with 1 million Velocity Points! The points giveaway is open to customers who apply for an eligible Virgin Money product by 31 October 2018.
This includes the Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer credit card, the Velocity Flyer credit card and the Reward Me Home Loan. Eligible Virgin Money insurance covers also include Virgin Income Protection, Life Insurance and Home and Contents insurance. You must be approved by 23 November 2018 and include your Velocity Frequent Flyer number in the application to be in the running.
Only one frequent flyer will score 1 million points, so it’s not worth applying for these products just for the sake of throwing your hat in the ring. However, each of these products come with competitive bonus points offers as well. As always, make sure to compare your options and read the competition terms and conditions before you apply.
Earn up to 3,000 bonus Velocity Points with Global Wallet
If you activate your Velocity Global Wallet card in September and use the promo code "GW_SEP", you can earn 1,000 bonus Velocity Points each month you load AUD$1,000 or more into a foreign currency wallet. This offer is available for up to 3 months, so you could pocket 3,000 Velocity Points in total.
The Velocity Global Wallet supports 11 currencies, including EUR, USD, GBP and NZD. You’ll earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent overseas and 1 point per $3 spent in Australia. The bonus points offer is only available if you activate your Global Wallet by 30 September 2018, so don’t miss out!
Collect 3,000 bonus Velocity Points on your next international holiday
Your next holiday could be even more rewarding with Velocity’s latest bonus points offer. If you book an international Virgin Australia Holidays package before midnight 10 September 2018 and travel anytime by 31 March 2019, you’ll earn 3,000 bonus Velocity Points. This is in addition to the Velocity Points you’d usually earn when you book a trip with Virgin Australia Holidays.
If you’re a Silver, Gold or Platinum Velocity member, you’ll also earn the bonus points on top of the standard base points earned per $1 spent.
4 ways to earn bonus Velocity Points on your next hotel stay
Now that you’ve got your travel money organised, why not earn bonus points on your accommodation too? Velocity is rewarding frequent flyers with bonus points when they book hotel stays with partners including Novotel, Sofitel and Pan Pacific this Spring. You can compare the different bonus points offers in the table below:
|Hotel||Bonus points offer||Offer end dates and conditions|
|Novotel hotels||Triple Velocity Points when you select Velocity as your automatic points conversion option within your Le Club AccorHotels account and book your stay at a participating Novotel worldwide.||For bookings and travel until 15 November 2018.|
|Sofitel Hotels||Double Velocity Points when you select Velocity Frequent Flyer as your automatic Points conversion option within your Le Club AccorHotels account, and book your stay with a participating Sofitel hotel worldwide.||For bookings and travel until 15 November 2018.|
|Next Hotels & Resorts||1,000 Velocity Points when you stay with Next Hotels & Resorts in Australia (including Next Hotels, Sage Hotels, Chifley Hotels, Country Comfort and Sundowner).||Book by 9 September 2018 for travel until 9 February 2019. Minimum 2 night stay applies.|
|Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL||1,000 bonus Velocity Points with Pan Pacific and PARKROYAL hotels in Australia.||Book by 9 September 2018 for travel until 9 February 2019. Minimum 2 night stay applies.|
If you’re redeeming your points for hotel bookings, Velocity has also reduced the number of points required to book accommodation from 4,000 to 2,000 points until 17 September 2018.
Transfer your Amex Membership Rewards to Hilton Honors and get a 50% bonus
Want to turn your hard-earned credit cards rewards into luxury hotel stays? Until 30 September 2018, you’ll earn 50% extra points when you transfer your Membership Rewards to your Hilton Honors account.
Membership Rewards transfer to Hilton Honors at a 1:1 exchange rate, so this offer is an easy way to get more value from your credit card rewards.
You can transfer a minimum of 1,000 Membership Rewards and it can take around 3 business days for the points to appear in your Hilton Honors account. Then you can use your points to redeem hotel stays at more than 4,700 hotels and resorts around the world.
Shop online to earn 40% bonus KrisFlyer Miles this month
You can score some extra KrisFlyer Miles when you shop at the KrisFlyer Spree online mall this month. If you make a purchase by 9 September 2018, you’ll earn 40% more KrisFlyer Miles.
You can browse the partnered merchants on the KrisFlyer Spree site, but popular brands include eBay, iTunes, Sephora, Apple, Menulog and Microsoft. To get the bonus points, log into your KrisFlyer account and shop with your preferred retailers through the KrisFlyer Spree website.
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.