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How to earn or use Velocity Points at BP

Top up your car and your frequent flyer balance, or use points to pay for your spending at BP service stations.

The Velocity and BP partnership gives you a way to earn 2 Velocity Points per litre of fuel and 2 points per $1 spent in-store at participating BP service stations. You also have the option of using your Velocity Points to pay for your spending at BP, with a minimum of 1,667 points giving you $10 value.

If you’re new to Velocity or haven’t made use of this partnership yet, here you’ll find steps on how to earn and redeem your points at participating BP service stations – as well as the key offer details to keep in mind.

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How to earn Velocity Points at BP

With this option, you can earn 2 points per litre of fuel, up to 150 litres per transaction. You can also earn 2 points per $1 on eligible spending instore at BP.

To start earning points on your fuel and instore purchases at participating BP service stations in Australia, follow these steps:

  1. Fill up your car and pick up any items instore.
  2. Swipe your Velocity Frequent Flyer membership card at the checkout before you pay.
  3. Pay for your purchases.

The points will then be credited to your Velocity account within 72 hours of the purchase.

Tip: Earn more points by paying with a Velocity credit card

If you use a Velocity credit card at BP, you can earn points twice: once through this partnership and once through your card. Just make sure you swipe your Velocity membership card before you pay with your credit card so that you’re eligible to earn points in both ways.

Compare Velocity credit cards

Rates last updated October 23rd, 2018
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Minimum Income Product Description
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Bonus Points Offer
20.74% p.a.
$64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
$35,000
Earn up to 60,000 bonus points in the first 3 months with a $64 first year annual fee. Plus, the chance to win 1 million Velocity Points.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card - Online Offer
20.74% p.a.
$375 p.a.
$65,000
Receive 90,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months. Plus, Status Credits & lounge passes.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - 0% Interest Offer
0% p.a. for 14 months (reverts to 20.74% p.a.)
$129 p.a.
$35,000
Enjoy 0% p.a. interest on purchases for 14 months. Plus, the chance to earn 1 million Velocity Points. Ends 31 Oct 2018.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
20.74% p.a.
$64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
$35,000
Save with $64 first year annual fee and 0% p.a. balance transfer offer. Plus, the chance to earn 1 million Velocity Points. Ends 31 Oct 2018.
American Express Velocity Escape Card
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a.
$40,000
Earn uncapped Velocity Points on purchases, pay $0 annual fee for life and take advantage of a 0% p.a. for 12 months balance transfer offer.
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card
20.24% p.a.
$225 p.a.
$35,000
Receive 40,000 bonus Velocity Points, 2 yearly Virgin Australia lounge passes, plus enjoy $0 overseas purchase transaction fees.
Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card - 80k Bonus Points offer
20.74% p.a.
$289 p.a.
$75,000
Get the chance to earn 1 million Velocity Points and earn up to 80,000 bonus points. Plus, a 15 month balance transfer offer. Ends 31 Oct 2018.
American Express Velocity Business Card
$249 p.a.
$24,000
Take advantage of Velocity Points per $1 spent, no pre-set spending limit, data that feeds into MYOB and up to 51 days interest-free on purchases.
American Express Explorer Credit Card
20.74% p.a.
$395 p.a.
$65,000
Get 50,000 bonus Membership Rewards points, a yearly $400 Travel Credit and 2 entries per year to the American Express Lounge.
Citi Prestige Card
20.99% p.a.
$700 p.a.
$150,000
Receive 20,000 bonus reward Points per month for 20 months. This adds up to 400,000 points, which can be converted to 200,000 Velocity Points.

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How to pay with Velocity Points at BP

You also have the option of using points to pay for between $10 and $60 worth of spending each time you visit a participating BP service station. To activate this option, you need to set up a PIN by going to the security section of your Velocity account and clicking on “Change Velocity PIN”.

This opts you in to automatically redeem a minimum $10 value at BP when you have at least 1,667 points available. You can also choose to redeem a higher value – up to $60 for 10,000 points – by going to the Pay with Points In-Store section of the Velocity website. After that, you can follow the steps below to redeem points at BP:

  1. Fill up your car and pick up any items instore at participating BP service stations.
  2. Swipe your Velocity Frequent Flyer membership card at the checkout.
  3. Select the “Pay with Points” option.

Keep in mind that this option can only be used when your spending is worth the same amount or more than your instore redemption value. For example, if you had opted to redeem the maximum of $60 and only spent $50 in a transaction, you wouldn’t be able to pay with points.

Another point to be aware of: if you need to pay for the remainder of a purchase using an everyday credit card, debit card or cash, you’ll also be eligible to earn Velocity Points for the transaction.

Other important details

While it’s ideal to read the full terms and conditions for the Velocity and BP partnership, if you don’t have time right now, here’s a summary of the key details to keep in mind:

  • Participating BP service stations. This offer is only available at participating BP service stations in Australia. You can use the Velocity and BP map to find the nearest participating service station, or ask at your local BP.
  • Eligible purchases for points. You can earn points per litre of fuel at the pump, but won’t earn points on pre-packaged fuel products. Instore, you’ll earn points per $1 on most items you buy at BP. But excluded items include smoking/tobacco products and accessories, lottery tickets, prepaid mobile phone cards and gift cards.
  • Payment methods. You’ll be able to earn Velocity Points when you pay with most credit cards, debit cards or cash. However, you won’t be eligible for points if you pay using a fuel card. This includes BP Plus Cards, Motor Pass Cards, Motor Charge Cards, Fleet Cards, Distributor / Reseller Fuel Cards and the On The Run App ("OTR App").
  • No retro claims. If you forget to swipe your Velocity membership card or a temporary card at the time of your transaction, you won’t earn any points for your spending at a participating BP service station.
  • Virtual Velocity cards. Even if you have set up a virtual membership card through the Velocity app, you’ll still need to swipe your physical membership card to earn points.
  • Velocity Global Wallet. If you have a Velocity Global Wallet card, you can swipe the membership side to earn points at BP. You could also use it to pay for your purchases by preloading Australian dollars onto your Velocity Global Wallet account. You’d just need to swipe the membership side first, and then insert the card to make your payment.
  • BP temporary cards. If you don’t have a Velocity membership card, or you forget it, you can earn points by picking up a BP temporary card at a participating service station. Note that these cards need to be linked to a new or current Velocity account within 30 days, and will expire 3 months after first use.

How to link a BP temporary card to your Velocity membership account

BP temporary cards must be linked to a Velocity account within 30 days of first use. Here’s how to do it:

  • If you’re not currently a Velocity member: Enter the temporary BP card number when you join Velocity via the dedicated BP sign-up page. Note that Velocity is free to join and a permanent Velocity membership card should be sent to you within three weeks of joining. Until then, you can continue using the temporary BP card to earn points.
  • If you’re an existing Velocity member: Log in to your Velocity account and go to the Link a BP temporary card page, then enter the details of your temporary card.

If you want to earn more points, or if the cost of fuel is hurting your bank balance, the Velocity-BP partnership gives you a way to get more benefits from being a frequent flyer member. Just make sure you keep your physical membership card on you and swipe it before you pay at a participating BP service station, so that you can earn or use your points.

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Amy Bradney-George

Amy is a senior writer at finder.com.au with more than 10 years experience covering credit cards, personal finance and various lifestyle topics. When she’s not sharing her knowledge on money matters, Amy spends her time as an actress.

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    March 21, 2018

    how can i set up a pin with velocity at bp i have forgotten my old pin number

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniMarch 21, 2018Staff

      Hi Theona,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder. As you have mentioned that you have forgotten your old pin, I suggest that you contact your provider to assist you on setting up your new pin. Just a friendly reminder, we are finder.com.au, a comparison website that we are not affiliated to any company we feature on our site.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    October 19, 2017

    I no longer use this scam or shop at BP because I not only payed for my fuel but I was scammed for 1667 points twice how can that be? Asked the BP at Newman road and they don’t want to know about it, try and call their call centre which is overseas, and you will be given the run around, send an email and no response. it is a scam like all so called loyal cards, which is designed to trap you as a loyal customer. Shop around has and will always be the best way if you want to save.

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      LiezlOctober 19, 2017

      Hi Jo,

      Thanks for reaching our and I’m sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience using BP fuel card.

      With this pay with points with BP, your Velocity points get deducted with 1667 points when your BP In-Store Redemption Option of $10 has been activated. The $10 which equates to 1,667 Velocity Points, is the minimum equivalent dollar value which can be set as a Pay With Points In-Store Redemption Option. However, you would have an option to either Pay with Points or proceed with an alternative form of payment when you swipe your Velocity card at the BP Pin Pad. You can simply select the ‘CLR’ button if you don’t want to accept for that transaction.

      You can check the status of this option by logging in to your Velocity account. Same way if you want to remove the option of redeeming your Points at BP, simply log in to your Velocity account, select ‘Pay with Points In-Store’ and select ‘Deactivate’.

      I hope this has helped in a way.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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    DavidApril 28, 2017

    I recently registered for your BP frequent flyer card. I rang about two weeks ago and was told the card would be sent out to date I have received nothing! I regularly by fuel at BP but so far all the money I spend gives me no joy! I was given a member number but i cannot remember it. Is there anyway of solving this problem?
    Kind Regards
    David

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      LiezlApril 29, 2017

      Hi David,

      Thank you for your question. Just to confirm, though, you have come through finder.com.au, not actually Velocity.

      Velocity membership cards are usually delivered within 3 weeks from ordering. If you still haven’t received it, please call their Membership Contact Centre on 13 18 75. In the meantime, you can pick up a BP temporary card in-store. You register and link it to your Velocity Account and swipe your registered temporary card to continue earning points.

      To retrieve your member number, please visit the Velocity website and select ‘Forgot Member Number’ under the login panel, or alternatively you can ask assistance from their contact centre.

      I hope this has helped.

      Best regards,
      Liezl

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    November 12, 2016

    I have a velocity card would like to try it as well please

    • finder Customer Care
      SallyNovember 14, 2016Staff

      Hi Murray,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      If you’d like to start paying for fuel with your Velocity Points, you can do this by creating a four-digit PIN via your Velocity online account, swiping your Velocity card at the checkout before making the payment and request that your purchase is paid for with points.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    leanneOctober 22, 2016

    Hi there I work at BP one of my new staff members has a customer that wants to redeem $60 of his points but the system that’s we use won’t let us take more than $10 off do you no who this is done on the system

    • finder Customer Care
      SallyOctober 24, 2016Staff

      Hi Leanne,

      Thanks for your question.

      When you redeem your Velocity Points for fuel discounts at BP, you have the choice of an in-store redemption option ranging between $10 and $60. When you create your PIN, you will be automatically opted into a $10 minimum BP in-store redemption option. So if the customer would like to redeem more than $10, they will need to sign into their online Velocity account and update the settings on the Pay with Points page.

      Once they’ve done this, they should be able to redeem $60 worth of fuel with their Velocity Points.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    AdrianSeptember 20, 2016

    So I have truck that takes diesel so am I better off with she’ll or bp to redeem points

    • finder Customer Care
      SallySeptember 21, 2016Staff

      Hi Adrian,

      Thanks for your question.

      As a comparison service, we’re unable to suggest any specific brand to our users and the right option will depend on your individual needs.

      Consider where you usually fill up for fuel and which rewards program would offer you the most value and start comparing based on those factors.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    AnnetteAugust 24, 2016

    I’m buying a holden vehicle worth 75,000 velocity points just wondering how much this would be to spend on fuel I’ve been told that I would use my velocity card to actually pay for my fuel is this correct thanks Annette

    • finder Customer Care
      SallyAugust 25, 2016Staff

      Hi Annette,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm your question, are you asking how much fuel you could purchase with 75,000 Velocity Points?

      BP only allows you to redeem Velocity points for petrol costs between $10 and $60. It’ll cost 1,667 Velocity Points to redeem $10 worth of fuel.

      How many litres of fuel you’d get from $10 to $60 would depend on your vehicle, so you should also consider this before you start redeeming your rewards points for fuel discounts.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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