finder Rewards Roundup: Velocity, Qantas, flybuys and KrisFlyer

Sally McMullen 29 September 2017

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Earn bonus points, get more out of your rewards and score a chance to win free flights with this week’s Rewards Roundup.

This week’s round-up is packed with bonus points offers from Velocity, new ways to redeem your Qantas Points or KrisFlyer Miles and the chance for flybuys members to win free Virgin Australia flights.

Earn 3,000 bonus Velocity Points on your next hotel booking

With the long weekend upon us and the summer holidays not far ahead, now might be the perfect time to book your accommodation. This is because Velocity Frequent Flyer is offering members 3,000 bonus points when they book a stay at Crown Towers or Crown Metropol. This is on top of the standard 3 points per $1 spent you’d usually enjoy when you book a domestic stay at the hotel chain! Just make sure that you book before 6 October 2017 for stays until 31 December 2017 to score the bonus points.

Collect up to 20,000 bonus Velocity Points on cruise bookings

Now that the weather is getting warmer, many Aussies are gearing up for cruise holidays. If you’re planning a trip on the open ocean, you could earn up to 20,000 bonus Velocity Points if you book through Cruisepilot. This is in addition to the 3 points per $1 spent you usually collect with Cruisepilot.

Cruise destinations vary from Australia and New Zealand to the South Pacific and Asia just to name a few. You just have to make your booking by 13 October 2017 and look out for eligible offers when comparing your bookings because the promotion is subject to availability.

If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer, you can also earn triple points on cruise bookings made through Qantas Cruises by 30 September 2017. Check out last week’s Rewards Roundup for more details.

Qantas launches new interactive map for redeeming points

Qantas Frequent Flyers have a new way to redeem their points for flights. You can now use the “Where Can I Go?” interactive map to see how far your points can take you. This makes it a lot easier to see where you could fly using Classic Flight Rewards, Points Plus Pay or cash. To narrow down your search, you can also filter based on your budget, points balance, cabin preference, length of trip and travel dates.

The map is currently available through the Qantas website, but the airline also has plans to build it into the app later this year. Want to know more? Check out our coverage of the new interactive map.

Last chance to win your share of 5,000 Virgin Australia flights

Earlier this month, we reported that flybuys and Virgin Australia had teamed up to offer members a chance to win their share of 5,000 return domestic flights. Well, the competition closes on 3 October 2017 so this week is your last chance to throw your hat in the ring!

There are a few ways to enter. You’ll get one entry for every $50 you spend when you scan your flybuys card. Plus, you can score an entry when you buy selected products from competition partners including Coca Cola, Cadbury, Mars, Smiths and Shapes.

If you haven’t already, you can also receive a bonus entry if you link your flybuys and Velocity Frequent Flyer accounts.

You’ll also earn flybuys points along the way, so you can reward your spending regardless of whether you score the free flights. You can enter as many times as you’d like before the competition closes, so get shopping!

You can now earn and redeem KrisFlyer Miles with Alaska Airlines

KrisFlyer has given frequent flyers a new way to collect and spend their points this week. You can now collect and redeem your miles with Alaska Airlines. Just make sure that you include your KrisFlyer membership number when you book if you want to earn KrisFlyer Miles when you fly with Alaska Airlines.

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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