finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, Velocity and flybuys

Sally McMullen 21 April 2017 NEWS


From bonus points to exclusive competitions, there are plenty of ways that you can get more value from your frequent flyer and loyalty programs this week.

Three of Australia's most popular rewards and frequent flyer programs are delivering the goods in this week's Rewards Roundup. You can double your Status Credits with Qantas Business Rewards, win $2,000 worth of flights and up to 1 million bonus points with Velocity or collect up to 70,000 extra flybuys points when you apply for health insurance. Read on for your carefully curated mixed bag of rewards goodies below.

Double your Status Credits with Qantas Business Rewards

It’s time to check your email inbox. Qantas has been inviting Business Rewards members to double their Status Credits until the end of June with its latest offer. As long as you’re enrolled in the Business Rewards program, you could earn extra Status Credits on flights booked by 27 April 2017 for travel until the end of June for you and your employees.

Eligible flights must be:

  • Domestic or international flights purchased in Australia that have a Qantas "QF" flight number on the ticket.
  • Flights operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines.
  • Those with ticket numbers starting with "081".
  • Flights booked for business travel on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards.

If you received the email, you can register for the promotion using the unique link sent to you. Just make sure you quote your ABN and the traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer number when making the booking.

Join Velocity for your chance to win $2,000 worth of flights

There’s never been a better time to join the Velocity frequent flyer fam! If you sign up online before 31 August 2017, not only will you earn points with Virgin and its frequent flyer partners, you could also win a $2,000 Virgin Australia flight voucher! There are 20 vouchers up for grabs and the winners will be drawn on 30 September 2017. You’ll have 12 months to use the voucher for anything from Virgin Australia flights to holiday packages.

The Velocity loyalty program is free to join, so there’s nothing to lose even if you’re not a frequent flyer with Virgin Australia. If you do join Velocity, check out our guide on everywhere that you can collect Velocity Points for more ideas to help you kickstart your points balance.

Win 1 million Velocity Points with Hertz

Take your next road trip courtesy of Hertz vehicle hire for your chance to win 1 million Velocity Points.

As long as you hire a car and quote your Velocity membership number when booking with Hertz by 30 May 2017, you’ll automatically be entered into the competition for your chance to win. It’s as easy as that! Each Velocity frequent flyer is allowed one entry and the winner will be announced on 14 June 2017. As usual, you’ll also collect 3 Velocity Points per $1 spent on bookings in Australia and New Zealand and 800 points per hire everywhere else.

While there is only one prize to give away, you may as well throw your hat in the ring if you already need to rent a car at some point during the next month.

Squeezing every penny could score you more rewards too. If you book your car hire and find a lower price somewhere else, Hertz will match the price and reward you with a bonus 1,000 Velocity Points.

See our Hertz promo codes page for 30% off your next car hire.

Collect up to 70,000 bonus flybuys points when you take out private health insurance

flybuys is rewarding members for getting their health insurance sorted this month. As we reported earlier this week, if you sign up for a Medibank health insurance policy by 30 April 2017, you could collect up to 70,000 bonus flybuys points. Exactly how many points you’ll collect will depend on the cover you choose. Compare the potential bonus points you could collect below:

Families, couples and single parents

Hospital and extras Hospital only Extras only
70,000 bonus points 35,000 bonus points 17,500 bonus points


Hospital and extras Hospital only Extras only
35,000 bonus points 17,500 bonus points 10,000 bonus points

Similarly, if you sign up for cover with ahm health insurance by 27 April 2017, you could collect between 5,000 and 50,000 bonus flybuys points! Plus, you’ll enjoy a bonus $200 when you take out a hospital and extras policy. Again, how many points you’ll collect will depend on the cover you choose.

Families, couples and single parents

Hospital and extras Hospital only Extras only
50,000 points 25,000 points 12,000 points


Hospital and extras Hospital only Extras only
25,000 points 12,000 points 5,000 points

As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, apply before the promo ends and use the promo code “flybuys” at the time of application, you can enjoy a bounty of bonus points on top of the peace of mind you’ll feel with your new insurance policy.

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 this week.

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