finder Rewards Roundup: Qantas, American Express, Velocity

Sally McMullen 16 September 2016


Reap extra rewards on your next shopping trip with American Express, Qantas and Velocity.

Whether you're buying a gift or looking to treat yourself, find out how you can enjoy bonus points and cash back offers with American Express and Qantas Frequent Flyer with this week's Rewards Roundup.

Enjoy up to $30 cashback with American Express’ Shop Small Promotion

As we reported in a Rewards Roundup earlier this month, American Express is bringing back its popular Shop Small Promotion this weekend. In case you missed it, American Express cardholders can earn up to $10 cash back on in-store purchases of at least $20 between 16-18 September 2016. Designed to help support small businesses and debunk the myth that your Amex isn’t accepted at your local stores, the cash back offer is available with many small businesses. You can use the Shop Small map to browse where you can earn your cash back rewards this weekend.

All you have to do is register your American Express credit card for the offer, make an eligible purchase with a partnered retailer and you could enjoy the reward up to three times. This means you could collect up to $30 cash back over the weekend. As the offer is only available to the first 60,000 cards to register, you won’t want to miss this one.

You can now earn Qantas Points shopping at Oroton

Qantas Frequent Flyers now have more ways to earn extra benefits on luxury design and fashion with the airline’s latest retail partnership. You can now earn 2 points per $1 spent on the handbags, wallets, clutches and accessories for women and men available at Oroton. So say you were picking up an Estate Crossbody Bag at a retail price of AUD$225, you could earn 450 Qantas Points!

You can earn points for both online and in-store purchases with Oroton:

  • In-store. You can scan your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card at the register when you’re making a purchase at over 30 Oroton boutiques across Australia. You’ll then need to visit the Qantas Points website and log in to access your unique barcode to earn your points.
  • Online. When shopping on the Oroton website, you’ll just need to enter your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number at the checkout to collect your points.

While a visit to Oroton probably isn’t an everyday expense, it’s another easy way to pick up some extra points when buying a new accessory or a gift for a loved one.

You can get 36,000 Velocity points for Samsung SUHD TVs

Velocity Frequent Flyer has partnered with Samsung to offer members 36,000 Velocity points with the purchase of smart TV from Samsung's new SUHD range. That's enough points for a return economy flight from Perth to Sydney (35,600 Points + $35.66 (AUD) taxes, and fees), or from Perth to Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide.

To get these points, you'll need to purchase one of 12 different SUHD models from a participating retailer between 14 September and 31 October 2016. You'll then need to fill in an online claim form within 14 days of your purchase date. Purchases can be made in-store or online, and participating retailers include The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Myer. If you're in the market for a new smart TV, this could be a way to sweeten the deal.

finder Rewards Roundup highlights and compares the latest credit card, airline and frequent flyer rewards offers. Check back every Friday for the latest rewards deals and to find out how you can get more out of your points this week.

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