Want to be rewarded for paying your bills? Use your frequent flyer membership to earn points when you pay.
The Velocity and Qantas Frequent Flyer programs allow you to earn points simply by paying your bills. Each of the frequent flyer programs have partnered with companies that reward you with points when you sign up with them as well as each time you pay your bill. With these programs, paying a bill can be an opportunity to turn your payments into points that can be used for your next holiday or reward.
Compare Qantas Frequent Flyer Credit Cards
Rates last updated October 28th, 2016.
- NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card
Bonus points, purchase and balance transfer offer have been extended until 22 January 2017.
October 3rd, 2016
- American Express Qantas Discovery Card
The spend criteria for the bonus points has been changed from $300 to $750.
October 4th, 2016
- Westpac Altitude Black - Exclusive Offer
New exclusive offer of 100,000 bonus Altitude or Qantas Points which is valid until 5 January 2017
October 18th, 2016
Earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points on utilities
Qantas Frequent Flyer points can be earned through changing your current providers to a Qantas-partnered company. Participating companies that offer the chance to earn points include:
- Vodafone mobile plan. This new partnership lets Qantas Frequent Flyer members and Aquire members enjoy a one-time reward of Qantas Points or Aquire Points across three Vodafone 24-month Qantas Red plans or Qantas Business Red plans.
You will earn the following Qantas Points when you sign up for the Qantas Plans.
|Vodafone plan type||Qantas Points earned|
|$80 per month||4,000 points|
|$100 per month||5,000 points|
|$130 per month||7,500 points|
If you sign up for your Vodafone plan online, you can earn double the points:
|Vodafone plan type||Qantas Points earned|
|$80 per month||8,000 points|
|$100 per month||10,000 points|
|$130 per month||15,000 points|
Plan information is current as of 10th March 2016.
Earn Velocity Frequent Flyer points on energy
Lumo Energy and Virgin’s Velocity Frequent Flyer program have partnered together for the Lumo Velocity Package. By signing up to Lumo Velocity, you will receive 10,000 Velocity Points as well as six points for every dollar you spend. Lumo energy is only available in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.
Earn Velocity Frequent Flyer points on utilities
You can also earn points through switching your other bill providers to a partner of the Velocity Frequent Flyer program. Opportunities to earn points include:
- Virgin Money - comprehensive car insurance. Save 25% and earn 5,000 bonus Velocity Points when you buy Virgin car insurance.
Before going ahead, what else do I need to know?
- Pay with a co-branded Velocity or Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card. By using your Velocity credit card or Qantas Frequent Flyer card you can double the number of points you earn. Not only will you receive the points outlined through the provider, but you will also get bonus points by using your credit card.
- Improve your credit score. Considering you’ll already have to fork out cash to pay your bills, using your credit card could be a good way to earn points and improve your credit score at the same time. So long as you’re making timely repayments, paying your bills on your credit card could help strengthen your credit history.
- How long until the points go into my account? It can take up to three months for the points to be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. Velocity Points from third parties usually take up to 30 days to appear in your account.
- Spending on credit. While spending on credit and earning rewards is beneficial to cardholders, high-rewarding credit cards do come with high fees and interest rates. Make sure the benefit outweighs the cons before signing up.
- Temptation to spend. Rewards are exciting and it would be an easy mistake to spend more than you have just to earn points. Remember to only spend what you can afford to repay.
- Terms and conditions. While the idea of earning points through paying bills sounds good, check that the energy or utility provider you’re with can earn you points.
By paying your bills with your frequent flyer credit card, you can get extra value back from dreaded monthly liabilities. Earning points on everyday purchases can help you redeem rewards more quickly. Compare the terms and conditions to make sure you understand what you’ll be earning before you sign up.Back to top