Points Finder Reward Deals: Singapore Airlines, Kaligo, Quandoo and American Express
Score bonus points when booking flights, hotels, rental cars, restaurants and buying up rewards points.
Whether you're shopping online or thinking of booking an exciting trip away, we've got bonus points for you.
Gain 50% bonus Velocity Points booking Singapore Airlines flights
Singapore Airlines is currently advertising it's annual sale on global airfares. In addition to offering up cheap fares, targeted KrisFlyer members will have received an email informing them that they can earn 50% bonus Velocity Points by booking an eligible flight by 5 September 2019. Valid for travel until 26 September 2020.
In order to receive the bonus points members must register for this promotion before buying tickets. Simply book your fares via the Singapore Airlines website and enter your Velocity Frequent Flyer number.
Earn double miles on all hotel bookings with Kaligo
Hotel bookings website Kaligo is offering customers the opportunity to score twice the regular amount of frequent flyer miles when you book a stay before 19 August 2019 for travel from 14 August 2019 - 31 March 2020.
Kaligo is partnered with over 40 frequent flyer programs and list over 550,000 hotel properties. Register for this promotion on the summer flash sale page. Both new and existing Kaligo customers are eligible for this offer. The bonus miles/points that you have earned during this particular promotion will be credited to your loyalty programme membership account within 4-6 weeks after the completion of the required hotel stay.
Earn bonus Qantas Points dining at restaurants with Quandoo
Qantas just relaunched its Qantas Restaurants scheme, which allows frequent flyer members to earn Qantas Points for restaurant bookings. Qantas' new dining partner is Quandoo, which offers online and app bookings for 18,000 restaurants across a dozen countries. Listing vary from cheap eats to Michelin-starred dining rooms.
For every booking made through Qantas Restaurants you'll earn 100 Qantas Points per diner, per booking.
Receive a 40% bonus when you purchase World of Hyatt hotel points
World of Hyatt, the global hotelier's loyalty program, is offering members a 40% bonus on points bought before 27 August 2019. There are three properties in Melbourne, two in Sydney and one each in Perth and Canberra.
The bonus is applied to purchases of 5,000 points or more. You can buy a maximum of 77,000 points, including the 40% bonus. This will set you back US$1,320 and is equivalent to approximately 1.71 US cents per point.
American Express cardholders afforded exclusive travel deals
As an American Express card member you can take advantage of a number of impressive travel offers.
- Singapore Airlines - 10% off flights
- Tigerair - Spend $125, get $25 back
- 13Cabs - 10% off Silver Service fares
- Etihad Airways - Save up to 10% on flights.
- Preferred Hotels & Resorts - Receive a free night's accommodation on consecutive nights bookings
- Alila - Save 20% on stays purchased by 12 December 2019
- The Peninsula Hotels - Spend $500, get $100 back
- Agoda.com - Save 10% on accommodation
- Avis - Spend $250, get $50 back
For full terms and conditions relating to these exclusive member offers, see American Express' website.
Make a Europcar booking and score 1,000 bonus Velocity Points
All you need to do is book and rent a car for four days or more between 1 August 2019 to 28 February 2020. Bonus points promotional code number 54329076 must be quoted at the time of reservation at a Europcar counter or by calling 1300 136 737 to redeem the offer. The maximum length of rental must not exceed 28 days. Alternatively, any bookings made via Virgin Australia's cartrawler page does not require the promotional code.
Rent with Hertz and earn bonus points on weekend bookings
Receive a bonus 1 point per dollar spent for weekend rentals until 31 August 2019. This offer is in addition to the standard earn rate. Promotional code 205209 must be quoted at the time of reservation. There's a minimum rental period of one day and a maximum of six days, which must also include a Saturday night.
Can you earn frequent flyer points on your credit card annual fee?
Unfortunately, there are no cards that allow you to earn points for paying an annual fee or for paying any other account fees. These fees help credit card companies offset the cost of providing a rewards program or frequent flyer partnership, so offering points would be counterproductive. If your goal is to justify the cost of a credit card's annual fee, you can weigh it against the value of the rewards earned over the course of a year. For more information and to discover other ways to earn points, see our Ask Finder column.
Which frequent flyer schemes do Australians use most?
You would expect Qantas and Velocity to have the highest number of members but who comes in at first place? Are there other contenders? Earlier this year, we highlighted figures from Budget Direct about the most popular schemes. Recent data from Roy Morgan suggests Qantas has the largest member base but Virgin's program is growing at a higher pace. For more details see Angus Kidman's latest Findings column.
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