Money Hack: Earn 300 Velocity Points every time you go to dinner

Elizabeth Barry 7 February 2018

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OpenTable wants to reward you for leaving the house and getting food.

Increasing your frequent flyer points balance can sometimes be a tricky process. While the travel plans of frequent flyer fanatics are indeed envious, I simply find myself unable to employ the majority of their strategies. Because I am lazy.

But, for anyone like me who wants a super simple way to increase their Velocity Points balance (or if you aren't lazy and want the points anyway), OpenTable is giving you a way to earn Velocity Points simply by heading out to dinner.

The hack

Make a reservation through OpenTable and enter your Velocity frequent flyer number. If you show up to the booking, you will receive 300 Velocity Points. And it's that easy. If you were heading out to dinner anyway, why not guarantee yourself and your party (2+ people) a table and earn Velocity Points to boot?

The OpenTable booking platform lets you search hundreds of restaurants and your booking is confirmed instantly. Keep in mind you need to enter your Velocity number when you book and the restaurant needs to honour the booking for you to earn your points.

The booking name also needs to match the name of the Velocity number and if you modify the booking your points won't be honoured – so confirm everything before you book!

You can search for restaurants and make bookings at www.bookarestaurant.com/velocity

Want more ways to earn points? Check out our full list of places to earn Velocity Points.


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