finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas and Velocity

Sally McMullen 25 January 2018 NEWS

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The rewards offers that'll give your points balance a boost this long weekend.

From $5,000 Virgin Australia flight vouchers and 1,000 bonus Qantas Points to the frequent flyer credit cards you should pay attention to, here are the latest rewards offers to check out this week.

Earn 1,000 bonus Qantas Points with Avis or Budget

Do you have a road trip coming up? Need to hire a car while yours is having repairs done? Well, if you rent a car for at least three days with Avis or Budget in Australia or New Zealand by 28 February 2018, you’ll score 1,000 bonus Qantas Points. This is in addition to the regular 4 points per $1 you’d earn in Australia and the standard 700 points per $1 spent on car rentals in New Zealand.

As well as the bonus points, you could also get a free car upgrade at your pick-up location. The upgrade is subject to availability, though. Make sure you book through qantas.com/cars, use the coupon code UPNA001 and include your Qantas Frequent Flyer account information to nab the points.

Check out our guide on how to earn Qantas Points on car rentals for more points tips.

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Last chance to save up to 50% at the Qantas Store

It’s your last week to redeem more for less at the Qantas Store. The frequent flyer program is hosting a massive post-Christmas sale, so you can redeem your points for rewards and save up to 50%. The Qantas Store is home to some of Australia’s favourite brands, and the deals range from up to 40% off Fitbit products, 45% off Bose QuietComfort acoustic noise cancelling headphones and a bonus $20 Myer Gift Card with every $200 gift card redeemed.

Using your Qantas Frequent Flyer Points to redeem products from the Qantas Store isn’t usually the most valuable way to spend your points. But if you're determined to cash your points in for products, now is the best time to do it. The offers vary between products, but most of the clearance sale prices last until 31 January 2018.

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Join Velocity to win 1 of 4 $5,000 flight vouchers

If you’re not already a Velocity Frequent Flyer, now might be the best time to sign up. That’s because Velocity is rewarding new members with the chance to win flight vouchers when they join.

If you join Velocity using the competition form by 28 February 2018, you’ll automatically go in the running to win 1 of 4 $5,000 Virgin Australia vouchers! And even if you don’t win, it’s free to sign up and you can look forward to earning Velocity Points to redeem for free flights in the future!

If you’re new to Velocity, check out our guide to the frequent flyer program to discover how you can earn and redeem your hard-earned points.

Double your Qantas Points on hotel bookings

Has the long weekend got you dreaming of your next vacation? Well, you could double your rewards if you book through Qantas Hotel until Friday. This is because you'll earn 6 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent on hotels across Australia, which is twice as many as you'd usually earn.

There are thousands of locations to choose from and you won't have to pay any booking fees or surcharges when you book online with Qantas Hotels. Unfortunately, this deal excludes Airbnb bookings and is only available until 11.59pm this Friday 26 January 2018.

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Earn up to 100,000 bonus points with a new frequent flyer credit card

If you’re looking to reward your spending in 2018, it might be time to invest in a new frequent flyer or rewards credit card.

In this month’s roundup of the best frequent flyer and rewards credit cards, we compared the cards with the most competitive bonus points offers available through finder. So, whether you're a Qantas Frequent Flyer, Velocity lover or prefer credit card rewards, there are plenty of cards boasting competitive bonus points offers on the market right now. With up to 100,000 bonus points up for grabs when you meet the spend requirements, that's enough points to redeem an international business class flight.

You can check out the roundup for the specific card details and features, but some of the highlighted cards included the Westpac Altitude Black Qantas card, American Express Velocity Platinum card and the Citi Platinum credit card. You can also see our guides to frequent flyer and rewards credit cards to compare more offers.


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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