finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, Velocity and American Express

Sally McMullen 23 June 2017 NEWS


Book your next holiday for less and stay on top of the latest bonus points deals.

Check out these exclusive bonus points and savings for Qantas and Velocity frequent flyers. Plus, stay on top of the latest changes to credit card rewards with the interchange fee regulations coming up next week.

Get 50% more Qantas Points on your next flight

If you’re suffering from the winter blues, there’s no time like the present to book your next flight. Until 27 June 2017, Qantas is rewarding frequent flyers with 50% more points for eligible flights with a QF flight number.

So, if you booked a flight in Flexible Economy from Sydney to London, you’d regularly earn 12,400 points. This would increase to 18,600 points if you booked by next Tuesday. That’s enough points to get you another Economy flight from Sydney to Auckland (with points to spare at 18,000 points).

You just need to register via the Qantas website and book your flight for travel between now and 19 October 2017. Don’t forget to quote your Qantas Frequent Flyer number at the time of booking too.

Last chance to earn 50,000 Qantas Points with the Qantas American Express Premium credit card

Want to give your Qantas Points balance a boost of 50,000 bonus points? Apply for the Qantas American Express Premium credit card via by 30 June 2017 and you could enjoy just that. You’ll need to be approved and spend the $1,500 on eligible purchases with your new card in the first three months to enjoy the points.

If it aligns with your budget, the points could outweigh the costs. 50,000 points could get you an Economy flight from Sydney to Dubai (45,000 points) or a Business flight to Denpasar (50,000 points). The card comes at the cost of a $249 p.a. annual fee, so make sure to compare your options before you apply.

You can compare other Qantas Frequent Flyer credit cards for more options.

Calling all sports fans: Get 40% off Velocity Live

If you consider yourself a sports buff, the latest Velocity Live deals could be right up your alley. Fans of College Football can book tickets to the NCAA Division One College Football Championship game between Stanford and Rice for 40% less! Taking place on 27 August 2017, you’ll also earn 1 point per $1 spent on the tickets.

If you’re more a soccer fan, you could watch the Sydney F.C. battle the English Premier League giants Arsenal F.C. at ANZ Stadium on 13 July for 40% of the regular price too! Restricted for A Reserve and B Reserve tickets, you’ll earn 1 Velocity Point per dollar spent on the tickets for this match too.

Visit the Velocity Live website to book your tickets and save.

One week until the interchange fee regulations kick in

You’ve probably heard a lot about changing rewards programs over the last few months. That’s because the interchange fee regulations are kicking in from 1 July 2017 and many card issuers are cutting the value of their reward points to prepare for the costs. While some banks have already implemented new earn rates and rewards T&Cs, you can check out our complete list of all of the banks that have announced changes to their rewards programs to make sure you’re still getting bang for your buck with your rewards credit card.

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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