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Qantas vs Velocity: Which offers better fuel rewards?

Which frequent flyer program offers you the most points when filling up at the petrol station?

Qantas and Velocity are Australia’s largest frequent flyer programs. As well as flying with the airline or using a frequent flyer credit card, you could earn frequent flyer points with your preferred airline when you fill up at the petrol station.

The verdict

While the Qantas Frequent Flyer program initially had a competitive offer with Caltex for earning points at the petrol pump thanks to the ability to earn Woolworths Rewards which they could then exchange for Qantas Points. However, following the news that BP is buying out Woolworths petrol stations in 2017, Qantas customers are awaiting a new partnership to be rewarded at the pump. Woolworths' strategic partnership with BP is expected to commence no earlier than 1 January 2018. In the mean time, Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to earn points at Caltex if they belong to the Qantas Business Rewards program and use the Caltex StarCard to pay for fuel.

However, even before the Woolworths alliance changed, Velocity had the upper hand when it came to petrol points. Not only can you earn Velocity Frequent Flyer points at more locations, you can earn them directly by swiping your card at the checkout. On the other hand, Qantas Frequent Flyer customers had to join the Woolworths Rewards program and opt to earn Qantas points to start collecting points for petrol.

Velocity is the winner for now but when Qantas and BP join forces they could face some competition in the new year.
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Velocity-logo-200x100Velocity Frequent Flyers can earn rewards points on fuel when they fill up with BP service stations. If you're not yet a member, you can learn how to sign up and join the Velocity Frequent Flyer Program for free here.

How do I earn points?

All you have to do is swipe your Velocity membership card at the counter before you pay. You earn 2 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points for every litre of fuel purchased up to 150 litres of fuel, and 2 Velocity Points for every dollar spent in-store up to $100.

Are there any restrictions?

You can’t earn Velocity points on tobacco, lottery tickets, prepaid mobile phone cards and gift cards when shopping at BP service stations. The capped earning of up to 150 litres or $100 at BP could also restrict your potential to collect points.

Where can I earn points?

Velocity frequent flyers can earn points any time they fill up or make an in-store purchase at any participating BP service station in Australia.

Velocity Frequent Flyers can earn points at over 1,400 BP stations around Australia.

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Rates last updated May 25th, 2018
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Bonus Points Offer
60,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer


0.66
20.74% p.a.
$64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Earn up to 60,000 bonus Velocity Points in the first 3 months and enjoy a discounted annual fee of $64 for the first year.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
50,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer


1.5
20.74% p.a.
$375 p.a.
Receive 50,000 bonus Velocity Points, a complimentary Virgin Australia return Economy domestic flight each anniversary year, plus, 2 lounge passes.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - 0% Interest Offer
Velocity Frequent Flyer


0.66
0% p.a. for 14 months (reverts to 20.74% p.a.)
$129 p.a.
Buy now and pay later with 0% p.a. interest on purchases for 14 months. Plus, 0% p.a. on balance transfers for up to 6 months.
American Express Velocity Escape Card
Velocity Frequent Flyer


1
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a.
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.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
Velocity Frequent Flyer


0.66
20.74% p.a.
$64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Take advantage of 0% p.a. on balance transfers for up to 18 months. $64 in the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter), plus, bonus Velocity Points.
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card
40,000 bonus points
ANZ Rewards Program


1.5
20.24% p.a.
$225 p.a.
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
80,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer


1
20.74% p.a.
$289 p.a.
Take off sooner with up to 80,000 bonus Velocity Points and earn up to 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent. Plus, a 15 month balance transfer offer.
American Express Velocity Business Card
Velocity Frequent Flyer


1
$249 p.a.
Download all your card expenses in a format readable by Quicken, MYOB, and more, helping you simplify your quarterly BAS reporting.

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QFF-logo250x73Qantas Frequent Flyers who belonged to the Woolworths Rewards program could previously earn Qantas points at Woolworths-Caltex branded petrol stations in Australia.

How do I earn points?

Previously, Qantas Frequent Flyers had to join the Woolworths Rewards program to earn fuel points. They were required to link the two programs and opt to earn two Qantas points per litre instead of a four cent per litre discount when they filled up and swiped their card at Caltex-Woolworths stations. Similar to Velocity, there was also a cap of 150 litres of fuel per transaction. With the new Woolworths, BP partnership announced we assume the structure will be similar, however, until the full details are released Qantas Frequent Flyers will have to wait to find out.

As mentioned earlier, if your business belongs to the Qantas Business Rewards, you can still earn Qantas Points on petrol with a Caltex StarCard. You’ll collect 1 Qantas Point per 1 litre of Vortex Premium fuels and per 2 litres of regular petrol and diesel. You can also pick up 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible products in-store and per $1 spent on services, repairs and parts. If you get the Caltex StarCard, you won't have to pay the usual Qantas Business Rewards program fee of $89.50.

Are there any restrictions?

As the details of the new partnership with BP have not been announced, we will have to wait to see what the restrictions will be.

Where can I earn points?

When the Woolworths Rewards program and Caltex alliance was still in place, you could earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you linked the two programs and swiped your Woolies rewards card at the petrol station. A Woolworths Group media release has indicated that Woolworths Rewards Members will be able to earn Rewards Points on both fuel and in-store purchases, and be able to redeem Rewards Points on purchases across BP branded sites.

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Rates last updated May 25th, 2018
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card
60,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


1
19.99% p.a.
$199 p.a.
Receive 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 within 3 months of card approval, plus enjoy complimentary travel insurance.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
75,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


1
19.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($425 p.a. thereafter)
Get 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the spend requirement, a $0 first year annual fee & 2 yearly complimentary Qantas Club invitations.
St.George Amplify Signature - Qantas
90,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.75
19.49% p.a.
$279 p.a.
Receive 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 within 90 days and receive two complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
65,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.75
19.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($295 p.a. thereafter)
Receive 65,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,500 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, a $0 annual fee for the first year.
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
55,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


1.5
20.74% p.a.
$450 p.a.
Receive 55,000 bonus Qantas Points, a $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year and 2 yearly complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations.
Qantas American Express Discovery Card
Qantas Frequent Flyer


1
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Earn uncapped Qantas Points on purchases, pay $0 annual fee for life and take advantage of a 0% p.a. for 12 months balance transfer offer.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum
50,000 bonus points
Amplify Rewards / Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.5
19.49% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Earn 50,000 bonus Amplify or Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn 0.5 Qantas Points or 1 Amplify Point per $1 spent.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature
90,000 bonus points
Amplify Rewards / Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.75
19.49% p.a.
$279 p.a.
Get 90,000 bonus Amplify or Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 within 90 days and earn up to 1.5 Amplify or 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
ANZ Frequent Flyer
25,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.5
19.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($95 p.a. thereafter)
Get 25,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the offer criteria and save with a $0 first year annual fee. Plus, uncapped Qantas Points potential.
St.George Amplify Card
Amplify Rewards / Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.5
19.49% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($79 p.a. thereafter)
Take advantage of 3% p.a. interest on balance transfers for 36 months. Plus, a $0 first year annual fee and Amplify or Qantas Points per $1 spent.
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
100,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


1
19.99% p.a.
$395 p.a.
Collect 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 within 60 days of account opening. Plus, earn up to 12,500 points per statement period.
St.George Amplify Platinum
50,000 bonus points
Amplify Rewards / Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.5
19.49% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Receive 50,000 bonus Amplify or Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn 0.5 Qantas Points or 1 Amplify Point per $1 spent.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Card
Amplify Rewards / Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.5
19.49% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($79 p.a. thereafter)
Take advantage of a 3% p.a. for 36 months balance transfer offer, Amplify or Qantas points per $1 spent and enjoy a $0 annual fee for the first year.
David Jones American Express - Qantas Frequent Flyer
15,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.75
20.74% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Fly faster with 15,000 bonus Qantas Points, up to 2.25 points per $1 spent and access a range of exclusive, in-store benefits at David Jones.
Qantas American Express Premium Card
30,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


1.25
20.74% p.a.
$249 p.a.
Enjoy 30,000 bonus Qantas Points, 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year and the protection of complimentary insurance covers.
NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card
60,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.66
19.99% p.a.
$250 p.a.
Offers 60,000 bonus points when you meet the spend requirements and Qantas Points for your everyday spending. Plus a 24/7 personal concierge.
Bendigo Bank Qantas Platinum Mastercard
Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.6
19.99% p.a.
$149 p.a.
Earn 0.6 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases, get 180 days of comprehensive travel insurance and extended warranty on purchases.
BankSA Amplify Platinum
50,000 bonus points
Amplify Rewards / Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.5
19.49% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Receive 50,000 bonus Amplify or Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn 1 Amplify or 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
BankSA Amplify Signature
90,000 bonus points
Amplify Rewards / Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.75
19.49% p.a.
$279 p.a.
Receive 90,000 bonus Amplify or Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 within 90 days and earn up to 1.5 Amplify or 0.75 Qantas points per $1 spent.
BankSA Amplify Card
Amplify Rewards / Qantas Frequent Flyer


0.5
19.49% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($79 p.a. thereafter)
Receive a 3% p.a. for 36 months balance transfer and earn Qantas or Amplify Points per $1 spent. Plus, enjoy a $0 annual fee for the first year.

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Sally McMullen is an editor at finder.com.au who is a credit cards, frequent flyer and travel money expert by day and music maven by night.

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