Points Finder Rewards Deals: Virgin Australia, Bupa and Vivid Sydney Festival
Score bonus points attending Sydney's annual winter festival, buying up rewards points and scouring Airbnb.
Whether you're shopping online or thinking of booking an exciting trip away, we've got bonus points for you.
Earn double Status Credits on eligible Virgin Australia flight bookings
Simply activate this offer and book an eligible Virgin Australia flight by 27 May 2019 and you will receive double Status Credits. The designated travel period is between now and 14 April 2020. Hurry this offer ends soon.
Take out Bupa cover and earn up to 120,000 bonus Velocity Points
If you join Bupa and take out combined Hospital and Extras cover before 17 July 2019, you'll be eligible to receive up to 120,000 Velocity Points on selected families and couples health cover. Singles can also score up to 60,000 Velocity Points on selected health cover packages. Plus, Bupa will waive any 2 and 6 month waiting periods on selected Extras. However, check the website as other waiting periods, fund and policy rules apply.
American Express cardholder bonuses at Vivid Sydney festival
Australia's premier winter festival, Vivid Sydney, runs from 24 May to 15 June 2019. This year, American Express card members are being offered a range of travel and hotel deals in conjunction with the city's festivities.
Check out the exclusive deals on offer below:
|TheFork||Sync, book and dine on TheFork and get $20 back when you spend $50 or more at a TheFork participating restaurant between 14 May and 16 June.|
|Rydo Taxi App||Get 10% off every ride between 23 May and 15 June.|
|Europcar||Spend $200 or more and get $30 back up to 2 times between 23 May and 28 June.|
|Sydney public transport||Get 30% back up to $15 on Sydney trains, ferries or light rail between 21 May and 16 June.|
|RedBalloon||Spend $240 or more and get $40 back between 15 May and 16 June.|
|Taronga Zoo||Spend $20 or more and get $5 back between 23 May and 16 June.|
|BridgeClimb||Spend $300 or more and get $50 back between 15 May and 16 June.|
|Captain Cook Cruises||Spend $300 or more and get $60 back between 23 May and 30 June.|
|David Jones||Spend $75 or more and get $10 back at participating stores between 23 May and 16 June.|
Register to visit the American Express Lounge for a drink and to soak up all the fascinating lights around the harbour. The Lounge is open to cardholders only from 24 May to 15 June, Monday to Sunday 5:30pm - 10:30pm.
Score up to a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points
Hilton Honors is one of the largest hotel reward programs in the world. There are exclusive benefits when you stay, hundreds of ways to earn and redeem points, and even opportunities to earn frequent flyer rewards.
Depending on your membership account, you'll earn an 80-100% bonus after buying a minimum of 5,000 points. Achieving the maximum bonus will reduce purchase costs to 0.5 US cents per point.
This offer is best suited for members who have specific travel plans. You can check the paid rate of a Hilton Hotel property at your destination and then compare it to the cost of buying and redeeming Honors points.
The maximum amount of points available for purchase is 80,000. This offer expires 28 May 2019.
Qantas is hiding cheap first-class points flights on Airbnb
Qantas has announced the follow-up to its first Points Plane. For the next fortnight, international Classic Rewards seats will be "hidden" as $20 Airbnb accommodation listings. These listings will be described in a discreet, humorous and playful fashion. Qantas has offered the ability to earn points on Airbnb since 2016, but this is a fresh twist. Destinations including Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Santiago will be featured as part of the offering. Learn more about this deal in Angus Kidman's latest Findings Column.
Hilton Honors will match competing rewards programs' status
If you are a member of any hotel rewards program, Hilton Honors will match your status there (Gold or above) at the equivalent level within its own program. Members of Choice Privileges, IHG Rewards Club, Le Club AccorHotels, Marriott Bonvoy, World of Hyatt and others will receive complimentary matched status for a period of 90 days. This status can be extended until March 2021 if you purchase four stays (Gold) or eight stays (Diamond) within this period. For a breakdown of status benefits, see our Hilton Honors guide.
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