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How to buy Velocity Frequent Flyer Points

Get reward flights faster by purchasing Velocity Points - here's what you need to know.

Have you ever missed out on a reward or a flight because you didn't have enough points to redeem it? Velocity Frequent Flyer members can buy Velocity Points to top up their balance.

How can I buy Velocity Points?

You can buy Velocity Points online by following these three steps:

  1. Visit the Velocity website and nominate how you think you'll redeem your points.
  2. Log in to your Velocity account.
  3. Select how many Velocity Points you want to buy and complete your transaction.

You will need to have an existing points balance in order to buy points.

How many Velocity Points can I buy?

You can use the Velocity Points Booster to buy between 1,000 and 250,000 Velocity Points per calendar year, with a maximum of 150,000 in any one transaction. You can purchase 1,000 to 30,000 points in 1,000 points increments, 30,000 to 50,000 points in 5,000 points increments and 50,000 to 150,000 points in 10,000 points increments.

Finder survey: What is the main frequent flyer program Australians earn points on with their credit card at different ages?

ResponseGen ZGen YGen XBaby Boomers
Qantas Frequent Flyer11.24%18.48%17.11%15.63%
Velocity Frequent Flyer3.37%4.62%1.64%4.26%
Emirates Skywards1.12%0.54%0.28%
Asia Miles0.82%
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer0.82%1.32%
Air New Zealand Airpoints0.54%
Other0.54%0.66%1.99%
Source: Finder survey by Pure Profile of 1113 Australians, December 2023

How much does it cost to purchase Velocity Points?

Pricing for Velocity Points varies depending on how many you buy. The more you purchase, the cheaper they get. Prices range from $36 per 1,000 Velocity Points for a single 1,000 Velocity Point purchase to $23.40 per 1,000 Velocity Points if you buy 60,000 or more. Velocity also sometimes stages bonus sales where you earn extra points.

The table below shows current points pricing, and the effective cost you'll pay per 1,000 Velocity Points.

PointsCostCost/1,000
1,000$36$36.00
1,500$51$34.00
2,000$68$34.00
2,500$85$34.00
3,000$101$33.67
3,500$118$33.71
4,000$135$33.75
4,500$152$33.78
5,000$168$33.60
6,000$201$33.50
7,000$233$33.29
8,000$264$33.00
9,000$296$32.89
10,000$325$32.50
12,000$375$31.25
13,000$399$30.69
14,000$427$30.50
15,000$452$30.13
16,000$469$29.31
17,000$492$28.94
18,000$512$28.44
19,000$535$28.16
20,000$555$27.75
21,000$580$27.62
22,000$605$27.50
23,000$629$27.35
24,000$653$27.21
25,000$677$27.08
27,000$720$26.67
28,000$743$26.54
29,000$765$26.38
30,000$787$26.23
35,000$894$25.54
40,000$994$24.85
45,000$1,086$24.13
50,000$1,172$23.44
60,000$1,404$23.40
70,000$1,638$23.40
80,000$1,872$23.40
90,000$2,106$23.40
100,000$2,340$23.40
150,000$3,510$23.40

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4 Responses

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    RobertFebruary 12, 2019

    Is 250,000 the maximum or is it 50,000? The article states both in consecutive paragraphs.

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      NikkiFebruary 14, 2019

      Hi Robert,

      Thanks for getting in touch! The maximum points you can buy in a year is 250,000 and we have updated the page as well. Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    RodSeptember 23, 2016

    You say that 21,800 points will purchase a business class seat sydney to la.
    I think it is more like 91,000.
    Please check and confirm.
    Rod.

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      JonathanSeptember 27, 2016Finder

      Hi Rod,

      Thanks for the flag. You are correct a one-way business class flight from Sydney to LA requires 95,500 points.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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