finder Rewards Roundup: Velocity, Woolworths and American Express

Sally McMullen 9 December 2016

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Get half-price Guns N' Roses tickets, bonus Velocity Points, Woolworths Rewards and flybuys points plus cashback with American Express this week.

Whether you're looking for bonus points, ways to save or strategies to amplify your rewards, this week's Rewards Roundup has got you covered. Discover and compare the latest reward points deals with Velocity Frequent Flyer, Woolworths Rewards and American Express below.

Get 50% off Guns N’ Roses concert tickets

Guns N’ Roses are returning down under for their highly anticipated "Not in this Lifetime" tour in February 2017. As the first time that founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan have played together for Australian fans since 1993, it’s no wonder that tickets have been selling out fast.

They’re not going cheap though, with regular ticket prices starting at $91 and going for as high as $764.65. If you’re a Velocity frequent flyer though, you could grab your Gunners tickets for 50% off for a limited time. If you purchase Diamond, Premium or Gold tickets for any of the available shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide via Velocity Live, you’ll get them for half the price. Plus, you’ll be rewarded with 1 Velocity Point per $1 splurged on the tickets! Available until 24 December 2016, this offer could be a great way to treat yourself or surprise a fellow GNR fan and save this Christmas.

Double your Velocity Points with SkyBus

Virgin Australia has added to the ways frequent flyers can earn Velocity Points on the ground this week. Velocity members can now pick up points on Melbourne SkyBus trips to and from the airport and CBD. While you’ll regularly earn between 100 and 2,000 Velocity Points depending on the ticket you purchase, Velocity is offering double the points on all tickets purchased by 28 February 2017. All you need to do is quote your Velocity Frequent Flyer membership number when you purchase tickets via the SkyBus website. Otherwise, you can swipe your Velocity card when buying them at the SkyBus ticket booth at Melbourne Tullamarine airport.

Earn bonus Woolworths Rewards Points on gift cards

Gift cards can be an easy win this Christmas and Woolworths’ latest offer will give you even more reason to buy them for your loved ones these holidays. Woolworths is offering bonus points on select gift cards purchased at the supermarket. If you purchase a $30 Village/Event Cinema gift card, you’ll earn 600 points. Meanwhile, a $50 Village/Event Cinema, Endota Spa or AirTasker gift voucher will get you 1,000 points. A $100 gift card with Village/Event Cinema, Endota Spa, TicketMaster and Accor Hotels will reward you with a whopping 2,000 bonus points.

Considering you usually earn 1 Woolworths Reward Point per $1 spent on gift cards and items at Woolworths, this could be an easy way to top up your balance before the new year. Currently, 2,000 Woolworths Reward Points will get you $100 of your shop or 870 Qantas Points. Available until 13 December and limited to 10 gift cards per customer, it’s time to start shopping!

Spend $50 and get $20 back on your American Express at Dimmi restaurants

Thanks to American Express’ new partnership with Dimmi, Australia’s leading restaurant booking site, you can enjoy more than a good meal on your next night out. When you spend $50 or more at participating restaurants booked through dimmi.com.au/amex, you’ll receive $20 cashback on your American Express credit card account. All you need to do is sync your card to your Dimmi account or join as a new member if you haven’t already. Then book your restaurant reservation through Dimmi and spend on your synced card to receive the cashback. Only available to the first 25,000 reservations made before 31 December, you better get booking!

Earn up to 20,000 flybuys points when you sign up for a new Optus phone plan

If you're on the lookout for a new phone plan, Optus' latest offer might sway you if you're a flybuys points chaser. As we reported this week, flybuys and Optus have partnered to offer cardholders up to 20,000 bonus flybuys points on new signups. If you sign up for a new My Prepaid Ultimate Service and recharge $30, you can earn 3,000 flybuys points. Otherwise, if you take out a 12-month SIM Only Plan or a 24-month My Plan Plus contract with a handset included, you'll earn a bonus 10,000 and 20,000 bonus points respectively.

Currently, you can redeem 2,000 flybuys points for $10 off at Coles or with partnered retailers such as Kmart and Target. So if you receive the 20,000 bonus points, you could enjoy $100 off your next shopping total. You also have the choice to exchange your flybuys for Velocity Points or Etihad Guest Miles. With an exchange rate of 1,000 flybuys points for 870 Velocity Points and 10,000 flybuys points for 4,000 Etihad Guest miles, you could collect up to 8,7000 Velocity Points or 8,000 Etihad Guest Miles with the 20,000 bonus points offer. Unfortunately, the bonus points offer is only available to new Optus customers and new members won't earn flybuys points on any future Optus spend thereafter.

finder Rewards Roundup highlights and compares the latest credit card, airline and frequent flyer rewards offers. 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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