finder Rewards Roundup: Amex, Velocity, flybuys, Qantas and Citi

Sally McMullen 22 September 2017 NEWS

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Reach your rewards goals faster with these bonus points offers and rewards program perks!

Whether you're in the market for a new credit card, want to get more value from your next holiday or are looking for more ways to earn points on everyday expenses, you'll want to check out these rewards promotions. This week's Rewards Roundup has the latest rewards offers and bonus points perks from the likes of American Express, Velocity, flybuys, Qantas, Woolworths Rewards and Citi. Happy points hunting!

Get three months of Stan with American Express

Do you want three months of free streaming? Who are we kidding, of course you do.

Well, if you have an American Express credit card, you can enjoy three months of Stan for free. If you haven’t already signed up, you’ll score three months of the Stan Standard plan for free. If you’re an existing Stan customer, you’ll get bumped up to the premium plan for the three months.

The offer is available to cardholders who link their Stan account to their American Express by 31 December 2017. At the end of the promotional period, the standard fees will kick in. But considering Stan is home to 10 seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, you don't really have an excuse for not signing up. You can check out the streaming service’s full line-up with our guide to Stan.

Link your Velocity and flybuys accounts for 200 bonus points

If you link your Velocity Frequent Flyer and flybuys accounts by 30 September 2017, you’ll get 200 bonus Velocity Points as a gift! Plus, once you’ve linked your accounts, you have the choice of exchanging your flybuys for Velocity Points and you can earn Velocity Status Credits when you shop at Coles, Coles online, Liquorland and First Choice Liquor.

See our guide on how to earn Velocity Points with Coles and flybuys for more info.

Earn 1,000 Velocity Points on your next Travelodge hotel booking

With the October long weekend coming up, this could be the perfect time to book your next hotel stay if you’re a Velocity Frequent Flyer.

Travelodge Hotels has partnered with Velocity to reward frequent flyers with 500 Velocity Points for a night’s stay or 1,000 Velocity Points for stays of two or more nights! These bonus points are on top of the standard 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent you’d usually enjoy.

To qualify, you just have to make your booking by 1 October 2017 for stays before 25 January 2018.

Convert your Woolworths Rewards to get 1,000 bonus Qantas Points

Rewarding loyalty members for linking their frequent flyer and supermarket loyalty accounts is a bit of a trend this week. But Qantas has an upper hand with its bonus points bounty. If you convert your Woolworths Rewards to Qantas Points by 11:59pm on 22 September 2017 (tonight!), you’ll be rewarded with 1,000 bonus Qantas Points.

If you haven’t already linked your Qantas Frequent Flyer account with your Woolworths Rewards, you can do this via your Woolworths Rewards online account. Check out our coverage of the bonus points offer for more details.

Collect triple Qantas Points on cruises

Final call, people! You've got one more week to collect triple Qantas Points on your next cruise. If you book via Qantas Cruises by 30 September 2017, you'll earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent. With over 15,000 itineraries, 18 international cruise lines and 178 ships to choose from, there are plenty of ways for you to pick up extra points on your next cruise vacation.

Up to 150,000 bonus points up for grabs with Citi’s new credit card offers

Holy mother of points! Citi has launched three new massive bonus points offers this week. You can collect 150,000 bonus Citi Rewards on the Citi Prestige card, 120,000 bonus points on the Citi Signature card and 100,000 points with the Citi Platinum card if you apply by 31 January 2018. You have to spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first 90 days to bag the points, but we can’t imagine that’ll be too difficult with Christmas coming up.

Depending on your rewards goals, you can redeem your points on anything from products from the Citi Rewards store to purchases at Amazon. If you’ve got your sights set on travel, you can also exchange them for frequent flyer points with Velocity, Emirates Skywards and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer.

You can also use points to book flights directly via the Citi Rewards travel portal. To give you a few ideas, 100,000 bonus points could get you a one-way economy flight from Sydney to Hanoi, 120,000 bonus points could help you travel from Sydney to Tokyo or you can redeem the 150,000 bonus points for a free flight from Sydney to London!

For a full round-up of the cards’ bonus points offers, rewards schemes, extra features and costs, check out our coverage of Citi’s latest rewards promo for more details.

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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