finder Rewards Roundup: KrisFlyer, Velocity, Qantas and flybuys

Sally McMullen 16 June 2017 NEWS


Give your reward points balance a boost with these bonus points offers from KrisFlyer, Velocity, Qantas and flybuys.

This week's Rewards Roundup is packed with offers to help you get more value from your rewards program. You can redeem half-price flights with KrisFlyer and SilkAir, collect 20% bonus Velocity Points when you transfer your hotel rewards, triple your Qantas Points with Epiqure and win a year's worth of fruit and veges with Coles and flybuys. Read on and start chasing those points!

Book with KrisFlyer Miles and get 50% off a SilkAir flight

If you fancy a getaway to Southeast Asia, you can get there for half the price with KrisFlyer’s latest offer. If you use your KrisFlyer Miles to book a flight with SilkAir, you’ll enjoy a 50% discount on the cost.

Available until 31 October 2017, this promotion is only for online bookings made for Saver Awards in Business and Economy Class on selected SilkAir operated flights. Popular destinations in the SilkAir network include Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Phuket, but the available flights are subject to availability.

Jump on the Singapore Air website to book and save.

Transfer your hotel rewards to Velocity Points for a 20% bonus

When you stay with one of Velocity’s six partnered hotels, you can turn your next hotel stay into frequent flyer points. Plus, if you transfer your hotel points to your Velocity account by 30 June 2017, you’ll get a 20% bonus on top of your transfer.

Check out the participating hotels, how to transfer your points and the rewards you can enjoy below.

Partnered hotel program Transfer instructions Exchange rates and bonus points
Starwood Preferred Guest
  1. Log in to your Starpoints account
  2. Go to ‘Travel’
  3. Select ‘Transfer Air Miles’
  4. Choose Velocity Frequent Flyer as your transfer partner, enter your details and transfer
1 Starpoint = 1 Velocity Point + 20% bonus
Le Club AccorHotels
  1. Log in to your Le Club AccorHotels account
  2. Choose Velocity Frequent Flyer as your transfer partner, confirm your details and transfer
1 Le Club AccorHotels point = 1 Velocity Point + 20% bonus
Hilton Honors
  1. Log in to your Hilton Honors account
  2. Go to ‘Exchange’
  3. Choose Velocity Frequent Flyer as your transfer partner, enter your details and transfer
10,000 Hilton Honors points = 1,500 Velocity Points + 20% bonus
IHG Rewards Club Call +612 9935 8362 to transfer your IHG Rewards Club points to Velocity Frequent Flyer 10,000 IHG Rewards Club points = 2,000 Velocity Points + 20% bonus
Choice Privileges Call 1800 806 644 to transfer your Choice Privileges points to Velocity Frequent Flyer 20,000 Choice Privileges points = 3,000 Velocity Points + 20% bonus
Shangri-La Golden Circle Awards
  1. Log in to your Golden Circle account
  2. Select ‘Convert’ Golden Circle Awards points
  3. Choose Velocity Frequent Flyer as your transfer partner, select ‘transfer’ and follow the prompts
1 Golden Circle Award point = 1 Velocity Point + 20% bonus

Check out our guide on how to transfer your hotel points to Velocity Points for more information.

Triple your Qantas Points on gourmet food and spirits in June

As if you needed another reason to splurge on food and drinks, Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn bonus points per $1 spent through Qantas Epiqure this month. If you purchase wine, spirits or gourmet food via the Qantas online store by 30 June 2017, you’ll collect 3 points per $1 spent at the checkout. Plus, if you’re a Premium Member, you’ll enjoy a bonus 9 points per $1. Check out the Qantas Epiqure website to pamper yourself with a trifecta of food, bevs and points.

Win a year’s worth of fresh fruit and veges at Coles

Do you like the idea of not having to shell out for fresh groceries for the rest of the year? Well, linking your Medibank account with your flybuys program could make that dream a reality. As long as you link the two accounts by 30 June 2017, you’ll automatically be entered into the draw to win 1 of 200 prize packs of 12-months worth of fresh fruit and vegetables valued at $1,200 each (in other words, $100 off your grocery shop each month). Winners will be announced on 28 July 2017, so jump on the flybuys website to link your accounts for your chance to win.

Plus, even if you don’t win, there are perks to enjoy when you link your flybuys and Medibank accounts. You can look forward to triple points every time you buy fresh fruit and vegetables or frozen veges at Coles. Or if you have a Fitbit tracking device, you’ll collect 10 flybuys points every day you reach your 10,000 steps.

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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