finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, Velocity, flybuys, Amex, KrisFlyer

Sally McMullen 4 August 2017 NEWS


Bonus points, savings and exclusive perks from your favourite rewards programs.

This week’s Rewards Roundup is wall to wall with the latest offers from your fave Aussie loyalty programs.

We’ll show you how you can score bonus Status Credits from Qantas, get the chance to win 1 million bonus points from flybuys and Velocity and earn 50% more KrisFlyer miles when shopping online. We’ve also highlighted how you can get more value from your Virgin Australia phone plan and how you can snag reserved tickets to The Chainsmokers’ Aussie tour with Amex.

Happy points hunting!

Collect 50% more Qantas Status Credits

You can climb up the Qantas Status tiers faster with the airline’s latest bonus offer. If you have a business trip coming up, you’ll collect 50% extra Qantas Status Credits if you book an eligible Qantas flight by 14 August 2017 for travel until 30 September 2017. You just need to book via Qantas Business Rewards and remember to add your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number and business’ ABN to the booking.

If multiple colleagues are going on the trip, they’ll all receive the bonus Status Credits if they’re registered. This means more rewards for your employees and more points for your Qantas Business Rewards account!

If you’re looking for more ways to earn Qantas Points, you may be happy to know that you can now earn points when paying Qantas Club membership fees. The costs have also gone up, but at least that means you’ll earn more Qantas Points per dollar. You can compare the new membership fees here.

Save and earn Velocity Points with a Virgin Mobile phone plan

Are you in the market for a new phone plan? Well, Virgin Mobile has a nice little incentive for Velocity frequent flyers who sign up for a prepaid plan this month. If you sign up for a 12-month SIM plan by 30 August 2017, you’ll get 10% off your plan fee every month. Plus, you’ll also continue to earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 you spend on your phone plan.

You can compare billed monthly and SIM only Virgin Money phone plans on finder, but visit the Virgin Money website for more details on the Velocity offer.

Transfer your flybuys to Velocity Points for your chance to win 1 million bonus points

Do you want your flybuys points to help you get your next free holiday faster? If you link your flybuys and Velocity accounts, you’ll automatically get 1,000 entries in a draw to win 1 of 10 bonus points prizes! Plus, you’ll get another entry for every flybuys point you transfer to Velocity with a minimum transfer of 2,000 points and then in increments of 200.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll have at least 1,000 chances to win either one of five prizes of 1,000,000 Velocity Points (worth $37,000 each) or one of five 1,000,000 flybuys bonus points (valued at 5,000 flybuys dollars each).

According to the Velocity Points calculator, you’d need 190,000 Velocity Points to get a return business flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. So 1 million Velocity Points would give you enough points to take at least five of those trips.

It’s easy to enter, but make sure to read the full terms and conditions on the flybuys website before entering. You have until 3 September 2017 to enter, so start transferring those points!

Use our Velocity Points and flybuys calculator to see how many frequent flyer points you could get from your average grocery shop.

Score reserved tickets to The Chainsmokers’ Australian tour with American Express

One of the many perks of belonging to American Express Invites is securing reserved tickets to upcoming gigs and events. If you’re a fan of The Chainsmokers and own an American Express credit card, you could snap up reserved tickets to their upcoming Australian tour.

The Grammy Award-winning duo are heading down under for four shows this October and tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 4 August 2017 (aka today!). You can book the tickets via the American Express Invites website. It’s first come, first served though and Amex only has access to a select number of reserved seats, so you’ll need to get in fast!

Check out the Amex Invites websites for more details and see the tour dates below:

  • Adelaide. Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
  • Melbourne. Friday 20 October 2016 - Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
  • Sydney. Saturday 21 October - Sydney Showground.
  • Brisbane. Sunday 22 October - Riverstage.

Earn 50% more KrisFlyer miles on online purchases this month

Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer Spree online rewards store is turning three this year! And to celebrate its 3rd birthday, KrisFlyer is rewarding members with 50% bonus miles when they shop online this month.

All you need to do is visit the KrisFlyer Spree website by 28 August, make a purchase with one of the partnered brands (including Apple, Microsoft, THE ICONIC, Topshop and Expedia) and you’ll be rewarded with 50% more KrisFlyer Miles. Just make sure you’ve logged into your KrisFlyer account before making the purchase to ensure the miles are credited to your account. Check out our KrisFlyer frequent flyer guide for more ways to pick up miles.

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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