finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, Velocity, AMEX, Star Alliance

Sally McMullen 19 May 2017 NEWS


Book your next holiday for less with these bonus points and rewards offers.

This week's Rewards Roundup is packed with plenty of ways for you to save when booking your next holiday. There are flight vouchers up for grabs from Qantas, bonus points with Star Alliance and Velocity, plus a chance to get some money back when you book flights with American Express.

Win a $1,000 Qantas flight voucher at Woolworths

Your next grocery shop could land you a free holiday with Qantas and Woolworths’ latest competition. Since midnight on Wednesday, the airline and grocery store giants have been rewarding frequent flyers with $1,000 Qantas flight vouchers every 30 minutes.

So, what’s the catch? Log in to your Woolworths Rewards account, head to "redemption settings" and opt to "convert to Qantas Points". Not only does this mean the Woolworths Rewards you earn as you shop will be exchanged for Qantas Points, but you’ll also go into the running to win one of many flight vouchers.

The competition ends tonight at midnight, so you’ll need to be quick if you want to win.

Use our rewards calculator to learn how many Qantas Points you can earn when you shop at Woolworths.

Score 21 million frequent flyer miles with Star Alliance

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Star Alliance is giving away 21 million frequent flyer miles to a select group of members. 21 winners will receive one million miles with one of Star Alliance's loyalty schemes.

To enter, upload a selfie from your favourite holiday or cultural experience, explain where it was taken and what made it so special. You’ll also need to provide your contact details and the details of the partnered frequent flyer program you belong to. The winners will be announced and contacted 28 September 2017.

11 airlines in the Star Alliance currently fly to Australia, including Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Air Canada, United and Thai Airways. You can check out the competition on the Star Alliance website.

Collect 100,000 bonus Velocity Points with the American Express Velocity Platinum card

Good news, Velocity lovers! The American Express Velocity Platinum now boasts the best bonus points offer on the market with 100,000 Velocity Points available for the taking. As long as you apply for the card by 31 July 2017, are approved and spend $1,500 in the first three months, the points will be yours. This is more than enough points to get you a return Business Reward flight from Sydney to Perth!

As well as the bonus points, cardholders can also look forward to collecting 1.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases. Designed for frequent flyers, the card also offers a complimentary domestic return flight with Virgin Australia each year, two annual single entry passes to Virgin Australia lounges and discount business class companion fares.

This card comes with an annual fee of $375, though, so you’d need to make full use of the extra features and rewards to justify the cost.

Book a Qantas flight with American Express and enjoy a $50 credit

Until 9 June 2017, American Express is giving registered card members a gift for booking flights with Qantas. If you book a flight and spend $400 or more with the airline by the offer end date, you can look forward to $50 credit in your account. This offer was targeted at AMEX cardholders, so you might’ve already received an email with the instructions to register for the offer and use your card to book the flights by 9 June to take advantage of the exclusive offer.

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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