How to buy Velocity Frequent Flyer Points

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

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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 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 points can I buy?

You can use the Velocity Points Booster to buy between 1,000 and 250,000 Velocity Points per calendar year. You can purchase 1,000 to 5,000 points in 1,000 points increments, 5,000 to 50,000 points in 5,000 points increments and 50,000 to 250,000 points in 10,000 points increments.

How much does it cost to purchase Velocity Points?

At regular rates, It will cost you $36 to buy 1,000 Velocity Points (or 0.036 cents per point) and $1,172 (or 0.023 cents each) for 50,000 points. The table below shows points pricing, and the effective cost you'll pay per 1,000 Velocity Points.

Velocity PointsPriceCost/1,000 points
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
11,000$353$32.09
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
26,000$698$26.85
27,000$720$26.67
28,000$743$26.54
29,000$765$26.38
30,000$787$26.23
31,000$809$26.10
32,000$831$25.97
33,000$852$25.82
34,000$873$25.68
35,000$894$25.54
36,000$914$25.39
37,000$935$25.27
38,000$955$25.13
39,000$974$24.97
40,000$994$24.85
41,000$1,013$24.71
42,000$1,032$24.57
43,000$1,050$24.42
44,000$1,068$24.27
45,000$1,086$24.13
46,000$1,104$24.00
47,000$1,121$23.85
48,000$1,139$23.73
49,000$1,155$23.57
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
110,000$2,574$23.40
120,000$2,808$23.40
130,000$3,042$23.40
140,000$3,276$23.40
150,000$3,510$23.40
160,000$3,744$23.40
170,000$3,978$23.40
180,000$4,212$23.40
190,000$4,446$23.40
200,000$4,680$23.40
250,000$5,850$23.40

Other ways to boost your 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.

Velocity frequent flyer program guide

Looking for ways to earn more Velocity points? Compare bonus points offers:

Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate Annual fee
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
N/A
Velocity Frequent Flyer
0.66
20.74% p.a.
$64 annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Get 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 26 months, a reduced 1st year annual fee & $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher yearly.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
120,000
Velocity Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$375
Get 120,000 bonus Velocity Points and 120 Velocity Status Credits when you spend $4,500 in the first 3 months. Plus a complimentary domestic flight each year.
American Express Velocity Escape Card
N/A
Velocity Frequent Flyer
0.75
20.74% p.a.
$0
Earn 0.75 Velocity Points on your everyday purchases, uncapped, and pay $0 annual fee for the life of the card with this no-frills frequent flyer card.
American Express Velocity Business Card
100,000
Velocity Frequent Flyer
1
N/A
$249
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Receive 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 within the first 2 months from card approval.
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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, 2016Staff

      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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