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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 October 21st, 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 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
75,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
1.5
20.74% p.a.
$375 p.a.
Receive 75,000 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
Velocity Frequent Flyer
0.66
0% p.a. for 14 months (reverts to 20.74% p.a.)
$129 p.a.
Enjoy 0% p.a. interest on purchases for 14 months. Plus, the chance to earn 1 million Velocity Points. Ends 31 Oct 2018.
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)
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.
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.
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
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 October 21st, 2018
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
Qantas Premier Everyday
40,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
19.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($49 p.a. thereafter)
Take advantage of up to 40,000 bonus Qantas Points, a $0 first year annual fee plus complimentary overseas travel insurance.
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
90,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$295 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Collect 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 within 60 days of account opening. Plus, a $295 annual fee in the first year.
Qantas Premier Platinum
60,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$299 p.a.
Get 60,000 bonus Qantas points and a $300 Qantas Flight Voucher when you spend $4,000 in 90 days. Plus, complimentary lounge passes.
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.
Westpac Altitude Platinum Card - Qantas
60,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
20.24% p.a.
$50 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($200 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days of card approval. Plus, a $50 first year annual fee.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
120,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$425 p.a.
Earn 120,000 bonus Qantas Points and $150 back when you spend $7,500 in the first 3 months. Plus, 75 Status Credits.
St.George Amplify Signature - Qantas
80,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
19.49% p.a.
$179 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 within 90 days and 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle - Qantas
75,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
0.5
20.24% p.a.
$50 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($249 p.a. thereafter)
Up to 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the criteria with this dual Visa (issued & serviced by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex).
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.
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 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
St.George Amplify Platinum - Qantas
50,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.49% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Earn 50,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn 0.5 Qantas points per $1 spent.
Bendigo Bank Qantas Platinum Mastercard
80,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.6
19.99% p.a.
$149 p.a.
Earn 80,000 bonus Qantas Points on eligible spend, plus enjoy 180 days of comprehensive travel insurance and extended warranty on purchases.
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle - Qantas
120,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1.25
0.75
20.24% p.a.
$300 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($499 p.a. thereafter)
Score up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the T&C with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex).
BankSA Amplify Signature - Qantas
80,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
19.49% p.a.
$179 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Receive 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 within 90 days. Plus, a discounted first year annual fee and lounge passes.
St.George Amplify
Amplify Rewards
1
0% p.a. for 14 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.)
$79 p.a.
Take advantage of 0% p.a. interest on purchases for the first 14 months. Plus, earn 1 Amplify Point per $1 spent on eligible purchases, uncapped.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas
50,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.49% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Receive 50,000 bonus Qantas or Amplify Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn up to 0.5 Qantas points per $1 spent.
BankSA Amplify Platinum - Qantas
50,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.49% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Receive 50,000 bonus Qantas or Amplify Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn up to 0.5 Qantas points per $1 spent.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature - Qantas
80,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
19.49% p.a.
$179 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Offers 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 in 90 days, 2 Qantas lounge passes per year plus a reduced first year annual fee.

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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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