How to buy Velocity Frequent Flyer Points

Information verified correct on December 6th, 2016

Maximise your rewards by purchasing Velocity Frequent Flyer Points

Have you ever missed out on a reward or flight because you didn’t have enough points? Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now purchase frequent flyer points from Virgin Australia to top up their Velocity balance and redeem the rewards they want.

How many points can I purchase?

Velocity members can purchase up to 20% of the points required for their preferred reward, so long as they already have at least 80% of the points they need in their balance. You can purchase points in blocks starting at 500 and peaking at 50,000. You can purchase points regardless of your tier, but you can only do so twice a year, so use them wisely!

How much does it cost to purchase points?

It will cost you $18 to purchase 500 Velocity Points (or 3.6 cents per point) and up to $1,172 (or 2.43 cents each) for the maximum 50,000 Points.
You can see exactly how much the points will set you back below:

PointsPricePointsPricePointsPricePointsPrice
500$1813,000$39925,500$68738,000$955
1,000$3613,500$41326,000$69838,500$964
1,500$5114,000$42726,500$70939,000$974
2,000$6814,500$43927,000$72039,500$984
2,500$8515,000$45227,500$73140,000$994
3,000$10115,500$46128,000$74340,500$1,003
3,500$11816,000$46928,500$75441,000$1,013
4,000$13516,500$48229,000$76541,500$1,022
4,500$15217,000$49229,500$77642,000$1,032
5,000$16817,500$50230,000$78742,500$1,041
5,500$18518,000$51230,500$79843,000$1,050
6,000$20118,500$52531,000$80943,500$1,059
6,500$21819,000$53531,500$82044,000$1,068
7,000$23319,500$54532,000$83144,500$1,077
7,500$24820,000$55532,500$84145,000$1,086
8,000$26420,500$56833,000$85245,500$1,095
8,500$28121,000$58033,500$86346,000$1,104
9,000$29621,500$59234,000$87346,500$1,113
9,500$31022,000$60534,500$88447,000$1,121
10,000$32522,500$61735,000$89447,500$1,130
10,500$34023,000$62935,500$90448,000$1,139
11,000$35323,500$64136,000$91448,500$1,147
11,500$36724,000$65336,500$92549,000$1,155
12,000$37524,500$66537,000$93549,500$1,165
12,500$38725,000$67737,500$94550,000$1,172

How can I purchase Velocity Points?

You can buy Velocity Points and top up your balance by contacting the Virgin Australia customer service team on 13 18 75. Before you call, make sure that you’ve met the requirement of having at least 80% of your costs covered by points already.

How topping up your Velocity Points can take you further

If you wanted to book a one-way business class trip from Sydney to Los Angeles, you would need at least 21,800 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points. Say you only had 18,000 points (80% being 17,440 points), you could purchase 4,000 points for $135 to make up the difference. Considering one-way business class seats from Sydney to Los Angeles can cost between $4,000 and $5,000, purchasing the difference in points could help you save on your travel costs.

If you have a reward in mind and don’t have the time to rack up more Velocity Points the regular way, purchasing your points is a simple and cost-effective way to give your balance a boost.

Other ways to boost your Velocity Points

Velocity credit cards provide bonus points for a quick boost to your next points goal and allow you to earn Velocity Points per $1 spent on everyday purchases. Additional perks include complimentary flights, lounge access and competitive interest rate promotions to improve your daily lifestyle. Start comparing Velocity credit cards today and see how they can benefit you.

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