finder Rewards Roundup: flybuys, Velocity and Qantas

Sally McMullen 18 August 2017 NEWS

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Reward yourself with the latest bonus points offers from three of Australia’s favourite loyalty programs.

Whether you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer, a Velocity lover or a fan of flybuys, there are plenty of bonus points offers to take advantage of in this week’s Rewards Roundup.

Win your share of 10 million flybuys points when you use Android Pay at Coles

Do you want to be 1 million points richer? Well, here’s your chance. If you use Android Pay to tap and go at Coles, Coles Express, Liquorland or First Choice Liquor, you could win 1 of 10 shares of 10 million flybuys points. Or in other words, 1 million bonus flybuys points all to yourself!

That could get you $5,000 worth of savings at the Coles checkout. If you’re a Velocity Frequent Flyer, you could also exchange these 1 million bonus flybuys points for 43,000 Velocity Points. That’s almost enough points to redeem a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles (roughly 44,800 points).

The competition is available to customers who use Android Pay loaded with their Westpac Mastercard, Westpac Visa, ANZ Mastercard or ANZ Visa credit or debit card or their ING debit card by 18 October 2017. flybuys will draw the winners and shower 10 lucky customers with 1 million points each on 24 October 2017.

Join Accor Plus this weekend and collect 7,500 Velocity Points

If you’re a regular traveller for work or play, Accor Hotels’ loyalty program Accor Plus can help you earn points on your accommodation costs. If you’re a Velocity Frequent Flyer, you can link the loyalty programs to turn your hotel stays into free flights, and if you sign up for an Accor Plus Primary membership by 20 August 2017, you’ll also score 7,500 bonus Velocity Points!

The rewards don’t end here either. You’ll also earn an additional 7,500 Velocity Points on the subsequent annual renewal of your membership if you take advantage of this offer.

As well as these bonus perks, you’ll also enjoy all the regular benefits such as a complimentary night of accommodation, special accommodation discounts and a guaranteed 10% off the lowest advertised hotel rates. You’ll also enjoy up to 50% off your dining bill in over 800 restaurants across Accor’s range of hotels including The Sebel, Novotel and Mercure. This perk is uncapped, so you can take advantage of the savings as many times as your dinner plans allow.

See our guide for more ways to earn Velocity Points on hotel bookings. You can also check out our Accor discount codes for more savings on your upcoming hotel stay.

Get $10 back when you redeem your Velocity Points for a $100 gift card

Father’s Day is coming up and giving your dad a thoughtful gift is all the reward you need, right? Wrong. If you’re a Velocity Frequent Flyer, you can also enjoy a $10 bonus from Velocity when you redeem your points for a $100 BCF, Rebel or Supercheap Auto gift card via the Velocity online store by 31 August 2017. And what a coincidence, all of these could make great gifts for dad.

Just a heads up though, a $100 gift card will set you back 18,000 Velocity Points.

Collect 10,000 bonus Qantas Points and get the chance to win free fuel for a year with Qantas Business Rewards

If you belong to the Qantas Business Rewards program, you can collect Qantas Points every time you fill up on fuel with a Caltex StarCard. While you’d usually earn 1 point for every litre of Vortex Premium fuel, every two litres of regular petrol or diesel or every $1 spent in store, new members can also treat themselves to 10,000 bonus Qantas Points if they sign up before 30 September 2017.

You’ll just need to make sure you’ve linked your Caltex StarCard and Qantas Business Rewards accounts and spent a minimum of $300 on your StarCard within the first three months of it being opened. Unfortunately, this means that the offer isn’t available to existing Caltex StarCard account holders.

If you needed any more of an incentive to join, Caltex is also rewarding new members with the chance to win a year’s worth of free fuel when they sign up and link their StarCard and Qantas Business Rewards accounts by 14 October 2017. Usually you'd have to pay a one-off joining fee of $89.50 to sign up to Qantas Business Rewards, but this is also waived for Caltex customers!

ANZ has extended its bonus Qantas Status Credits offer

You now have a little longer to take advantage of the bonus Status Credits offer with the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black card. If you apply by 30 September 2017 and get approved and fly return with Qantas by 31 January 2018, you’ll receive 75 bonus Qantas Status Credits.

While you can use points to redeem rewards with the frequent flyer program, you can use Status Credits to move up the Qantas Frequent Flyer tiers. The perks vary depending on the tier you’re in, but some of the benefits include higher earn rates, airline lounge access and flight seat upgrades.

You need 300 Status Credits to reach Silver status, 700 for Gold and 1,400 for Platinum. So, while the bonus isn’t enough to cover the requirement for each tier, it could help you climb the Qantas status ladder quicker.

The ANZ Frequent Flyer Black credit card also offers a bonus 75,000 Qantas Points for new cardholders who spend $2,500 within the first three months.

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 reward deals and to find out how you can get more out of your points each week.

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