finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, Velocity and Woolworths Rewards

Sally McMullen 12 January 2018 NEWS

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From free vacations to 1 million bonus points, here are the latest rewards offers from your favourite loyalty programs.

Kick off 2018 by giving your points balance a boost with this week's Rewards Roundup! We'll show you how you can win a free holiday from Virgin Australia, score 1 million Velocity Points with your Global Wallet plus how you can earn 20,000 bonus Velocity Points with Cruisepilot. If you're a Qantas Frequent Flyer, you could get up to 50% off products at the Qantas Store and Woolworths Rewards members now have a new way to earn points.

Win a free holiday courtesy of Virgin Australia

If you’ve been hoarding your flybuys points, now might be the right time to exchange them for Velocity Points! If you move your flybuys points to Velocity until the end of January, you’ll go into the draw to win 1 of 31 flight prizes. Virgin is giving away return flights for four from any Australian capital city to anywhere on the Virgin Australia domestic network! Plus, 500 runners-up will also win 2,000 bonus flybuys points!

If you haven’t already, you’ll receive 1,000 entries into the draw when you link your flybuys and Velocity accounts plus one entry for every flybuys point you transfer (up to 138,000 entries).

Win 1 million Velocity Points with your Global Wallet card

Do you want to be a points millionaire? Well, you’ll have the chance to win 1 million Velocity Points if you use your Velocity Global Wallet card for purchases overseas until 31 January 2018. That’s enough points to fly from Melbourne to Hong Kong return 17 times or Sydney to Los Angeles return 11 times!

As well as the usual 2 points per dollar spent overseas, you’ll receive one entry into the draw for every AUD$1 equivalent spent internationally until the end of January. Plus, if you load more funds onto your card, every AUD$1 transferred into a supported foreign currency will get you another entry.

Earn up to 20,000 bonus Velocity Points with Cruisepilot

If you book a cruise with Cruisepilot by 17 February 2018, you could get up to 20,000 bonus Velocity Points! That’s in addition to the 3 Velocity Points per $1 you’d usually earn on Cruisepilot bookings.

The number of bonus points you’ll get will depend on where you’re travelling and which cruise liner you choose, but some of the bonus points destinations include the South Pacific, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

You can earn Woolworths Rewards points at Big W (again)

For a limited time, Woolworths Rewards members can once again pick up points when they shop at Big W. Until 30 June 2018, you'll earn 1 Woolworths Rewards point per $1 spent at Big W. Just scan your Woolworths Rewards card when you're shopping in-store or enter your membership number when you're shopping online at bigw.com.au. Unfortunately, you won't be able to get money off your shop through Woolworths Rewards when shopping at Big W.

Redeem more for less with 50% off at the Qantas Store

You can make your Qantas Frequent Flyer Points go further at the Qantas Store this month with the latest sale and bonus offers. Boasting products from some of Australia’s favourite brands, the offers range from a bonus $20 Myer Gift Card with every $200 gift card redeemed, 50% off the Garmin Vivomove Classic activity tracker, to 30% off the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Multi Floor vacuum.

While redeeming your frequent flyer points for products from the Qantas Store isn’t usually the best way to spend your points, you’ll get more value for your points if you shop while the sale lasts. The different offers vary between products, but you’ll find that most of the clearance sale prices last until 31 January 2018.


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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