finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, Velocity, Qatar, Accor Hotels

Sally McMullen 13 January 2017 NEWS


Book your next holiday for less while boosting your reward points this weekend.

Travelling season is upon us and some of Australia's favourite reward programs are giving travellers even more motivation to book their next trip. In this week's Rewards Roundup, you can earn twice as many Qantas Points on accommodation in Europe and up to 20,000 bonus Velocity Points on your next cruise. You can also save on travel costs with 15% off flights with Qatar Airways and up to 50% off hotel bookings around the world with AccorHotels. Discover the discounts and bonus points deals below.

Double your points in Europe with Qantas

Do you have a European getaway on your 2017 bucket list? Qantas is giving you more reason to cross it off your list with this week’s deal. If you book your accommodation through the Qantas website, you’ll pick up 6 Qantas Points per AUD$1 spent until 15 January 2017. This is double the number of points you’d regularly earn on accommodation with Qantas! To ensure you collect the extra Qantas Points, just make sure to quote your membership number at the time of booking. If you’d prefer to Airbnb it, you can still look forward to earning the regular 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent while the promotion is in place and beyond.

Book a cruise and sail away with up to 20,000 bonus Velocity Points

If you’ve got your sights set on a holiday at sea, you could give your points balance a boost in the process with Velocity’s latest offer. In a promotion with Cruisepilot, eligible cruise bookings made by 31 January 2017 will get you up to 20,000 Velocity Points. Cruises in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific will get you the maximum bonus points. Otherwise, if you take a cruise in Australia, the South Pacific, Hawaii or Alaska, you’ll earn up to 10,000 bonus points. Not bad!

The bonus points offer means that you could be gearing yourself for your next holiday before you’ve even stepped on the cruise. 20,000 Velocity Points could take you from Sydney to Auckland (17,800 points), Sydney to Fiji (17,800 points) and Brisbane to Melbourne (11,800 points) with points to spare.

All you need to do is book your Cruisepilot getaway online and quote your Velocity membership number at the time of the booking to score the points.

Get 15% off flights with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has got 2017 off to a flying start with the Qatar Airways Travel Festival. In addition to sale airfares, you’ll also enjoy further discounts and bonus points if you book your flight with Qatar Airways this week. Purchase your plane ticket by 16 January 2017 using your Visa card and you’ll save on Economy and Business fares for all travel between 11 January and 15 December 2017. If you belong to the Qatar Airways Privilege Club, you’ll also earn double points on all flights booked during the Travel Festival period. Plus, you can enjoy discounts of up to 10% when booking accommodation with AccorHotels. You’ll also pick up a 10% discount if you book car rental through the Qatar Airways website and use the promo code FESTIVAL2017.

With only a few days left in the Qatar Airways Travel Festival promotion, you’d better get booking if you want to save some money while picking up extra points on your next holiday. Pick up more discounts on flight discounts on our Qatar Airways deals page.

Save up to 50% off Accor Hotel stays around the world.

Accor Plus and Le Club members can look forward to massive savings on their next hotel booking thanks to Accor Hotels’ Private Sale. If you’re planning a hotel stay in Australia, Accor Plus members will receive 50% off and Le Club members will enjoy 40% off accommodation bookings.

If you have an international trip on the cards, you can enjoy up to 40% off your stay in France, Asia and North American, three nights for the price of two in the UK and up to 50% off stays in the Middle East and Africa. Whether you want to relax in Southern Europe or seek adventure in South Africa, you can see the full range of sales that are on offer and the eligible booking dates on the AccorHotels website. Similar to other Accor sale deals, your booking must be for at least two nights.

Regardless of where you want to travel, though, make sure you book by 20 January to get a discount off your next hotel stay. You can compare more deals and discounts on our Accor Hotels promo deals page.

finder Rewards Roundup lists and compares the best* credit card, airline and frequent flyer rewards 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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