finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, Velocity, KrisFlyer & IHG Hotels

Sally McMullen 5 May 2017 NEWS


Six ways to earn bonus points with Qantas, Velocity, KrisFlyer and IHG Hotels.

From hotel stays and online shopping to transferring your credit card rewards to frequent flyer points and signing up for a new energy plan, there are plenty of ways to pick up bonus points in this week's Rewards Roundup.

Quadruple your Qantas Points with Hilton Honors

Plan a trip somewhere in the Asia Pacific this winter and you could score up to 4 Qantas Points per $1 you spend on accommodation with Hilton Hotels. You just need to log in to your Hilton Honors account (or join for free if you haven’t already), set your MyWay Earning Style to "Points & Miles" and opt for your preferred travel partner to be Qantas Airways. Then, when you book and stay by 31 July 2017, you’ll collect 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent on accommodation. You’ll also collect 10 Hilton Honors Base Points per dollar spent, which you can then transfer to Qantas Points if you’d prefer.

Earn 20% bonus KrisFlyer miles when you shop online in June

KrisFlyer Spree is Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer online store. Here, you can earn miles and redeem rewards with some of the world’s most popular brands including Menulog, ASOS, The Body Shop and eBay to name a few. If you sign up to the online shopping newsletter by 31 May 2017, you’ll receive a promotional code to receive 20% bonus KrisFlyer miles on online purchases made via KrisFlyer Spree for the month of June. It’s not a massive bonus, but it’s an easy way to get more value for your points just for signing up to a newsletter.

Transfer your credit card rewards and score up to 50% bonus Velocity Points

If you have a rewards credit card that is linked to your Velocity frequent flyer account, you can enjoy more bang for your buck this month. If you transfer your credit card reward points to your Velocity frequent flyer account by 31 May 2017, you’ll receive a bonus of at least 15% Velocity Points.

Velocity has a lot of banking partners, so you can look forward to bonus points if you have an eligible rewards credit card with American Express, ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB, Westpac, Citi, St.George, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA, HSBC, Diners Club, Card Services, Suncorp Bank, Bank of Queensland, Coles and flybuys.

If you’re with ANZ and you move your points during May, you’ll collect 50% bonus Velocity Points. That’s 35% more points than what everyone else can earn. If you own the American Express Platinum, Business Platinum or Centurion card, you’ll receive a 10% booster, which will bring your total bonus points to 25%!

Please note that all Westpac cards (including St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA) will only earn the bonus points if you opt for auto-redemption to your Velocity account.

See our guide on how to transfer credit card rewards points to your Velocity account to take advantage of this offer.

Collect up to 36,500 Accelerate points with IHG hotels

Want to earn bonus points for relaxing in a hotel? If you sign up for the Accelerate rewards program and stay at an IHG hotel, you can collect up to 36,500 bonus points on stays before 31 August. The points you can receive will vary; you can receive bonus points for your first stay or for when you book a room for multiple nights. You can calculate how many points you can earn for different stays below:

Bonus points Offer description
1,000 Stay once and earn 1,000 bonus points.
2,500 Early stay bonus: Receive 2,500 bonus points if you stay once before 30 June 2017.
6,000 Receive an additional 6,000 bonus points if you stay three more nights after night three.
3,000 You’ll receive an additional 3,000 bonus points if you stay three more nights after night six.
3,000 You’ll receive an additional 3,000 bonus points if you stay three more nights after night nine.
3,000 After your 12th night, you’ll receive an additional 3,000 bonus points if you stay three more nights.
3,000 Stay three more nights and you’ll collect another 3,000 bonus points after your 15th night.
15,000 Stay another three nights and you’ll receive an extra 15,000 bonus points after night 18.

The IHG Rewards program includes Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Candlewood hotels, so you won’t be strapped for choice when comparing ways to earn more points on your next hotel stay.

See our IHG Hotels vouchers and coupons guide for 20% off the best flexible rate.

Brighten up your points balance with 10,000 Velocity Points when you sign up with EnergyAustralia

If you’re in the market for a new electricity or gas plan, EnergyAustralia’s bonus points offer could help you make your decision. If you sign up for an eligible plan by 31 May 2017, you’ll receive 10,000 bonus Velocity Points. If you sign up for multiple accounts, you can collect up to 20,000 extra points. Plus, you can also look forward to another 2,000 bonus points on the anniversary of your account each year. Just make sure you’ve linked your Velocity frequent flyer account to your EnergyAustralia account to pick up the points. Also, it’s important to note that this offer is only available for residential customers in NSW, VIC, ACT, SA (electricity and gas) and QLD (electricity only).

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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