finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas and Velocity Frequent Flyer

Sally McMullen 15 September 2017 NEWS

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Redeem your dream reward faster with these bonus points offers from Qantas and Velocity.

This week, we've hand picked the latest bonus points offers and competitions you'll want to pay attention to from two of Australia's favourite airline loyalty programs: Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity.

Take the plunge to earn more Qantas Points

Summer’s fast approaching, which means that there are lots of dips in the pool and swims at the beach on the horizon. And as if you’ll need another incentive to cool off, you’ll now be rewarded with Qantas Points as you swim laps, catch a wave or do aquarobics classes if you have the Qantas Assure App. Plus, if you need to invest in some new swimming gear this summer, you can use the promo code QAswim20 at the checkout on the Speedo website for 20% off your next purchase.

American Express launches new Qantas Business Rewards card with 100,000 bonus points

You’ve now got another way to earn points on your business expenses! American Express dropped its new Qantas Business Rewards charge card yesterday and it’s packed full of points perks. If you sign up by 31 December 2017 and spend $3,000 in the first two months, you could rack up 100,000 Qantas Points! That’s enough points to fly economy return from Sydney to Dubai or one way in first class to Hong Kong (both 90,000 points).

You can also earn 1.25 points per $1 spent on everyday purchases, triple points on eligible Qantas flights booked through Qantas Business Rewards and 0.5 points per $1 spent on utilities, non-American Express insurance policies and government transactions. Other travel perks include two complimentary domestic Qantas Club lounge passes each year and complimentary international travel insurance. As a business charge card, the card is linked to the Qantas Business Rewards program, meaning you can earn points on your individual account and your organisation’s Business Rewards account.

The card has a $450 annual fee though, so make sure that the perks outweigh the costs before you apply. For more details, check out our review of the Amex Qantas Business Rewards card.

Last chance to score 10,000 bonus Qantas Points and win a year’s worth of fuel with Caltex

Speaking of Qantas Business Rewards, there are only two weeks left for members to sign up for the Caltex StarCard to earn 10,000 bonus Qantas Points and just under a month left to score your chance to win a year’s worth of fuel.

On top of the 1 Qantas Point for every litre of Vortex Premium fuel, for every two litres of regular petrol or diesel and for every $1 spent in store, new members can treat themselves to 10,000 bonus Qantas Points if they sign up before 30 September 2017. You’ll just need to link your Caltex StarCard and Qantas Business Rewards accounts and spend a minimum of $300 on your StarCard in the first three months to qualify for the bonus points.

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. The usual $89.50 Qantas Business Rewards joining fee is also waived for Caltex customers!

Sign up to Velocity to win 1 of 5 flight vouchers worth $5,000

If you’re not already a Velocity Frequent Flyer, the loyalty program is offering you the chance to win $5,000 worth of flights with Virgin Australia when you sign up by 25 February 2018. To be eligible to enter, you must be at least 18 years old and you’ll need to sign up via this form. Virgin will pick five winners, and since it’s free to sign up to the Velocity program, you don’t really have a reason not to join for your chance to win!

Earn 15 Velocity Points per $1 spent at Onsport this weekend

Are you in need of some new active wear? Well, you can earn 15 Velocity Points per $1 spent at online sports store onsport.com.au this weekend. This is 10 extra points on top of the usual 5 Velocity Points per $1 spent that you’d usually earn. Available until Sunday 17 September 2017, you could earn bonus points on everything from fitness wear and sports tech to equipment and gear.

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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