Rewards Roundup: Velocity, Qantas and Amex

Sally McMullen 2 June 2017

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Maximise your points with two of Australia’s favourite frequent flyer programs.

Want to redeem rewards faster? Check out these three bonus points offers that will boost your Velocity or Qantas Frequent Flyer rewards balance.

Collect over 1,200 bonus Velocity Points through CrownBet

If you join CrownBet Rewards by 30 June 2017, you can collect 2,500 bonus Reward points. Plus, because CrownBet is partnered with Velocity, you can trade your rewards points for Velocity Points at an exchange rate of 2:1. This means you can give your Velocity balance a lift of 1,250 bonus points just for signing up. And while it’s not a massive bonus bounty, it’s an easy way to pick up points for taking two minutes to fill in an online form.

Earn 5,000 bonus Qantas Points when you buy a select Galaxy A smartphone

If you’re looking to upgrade your smartphone, Samsung has just dropped 5,000 reasons why you might want to choose a Galaxy A. If you purchase a Galaxy A5 or A7 smartphone by 30 July 2017, you’ll snag a bonus 5,000 Qantas Points as well. To celebrate their newly-formed partnership, Samsung is also offering 5 Qantas Points per $1 spent on Samsung QLED TVs as well as 3 points per $1 spent on the rest of the eligible Samsung range.

Plus, if you’re not already a Qantas Frequent Flyer or Qantas Business Rewards Member, Samsung will waive the $89.50 joining fee when you sign up.

Apply for the Qantas Amex Premium card and score 50,000 Qantas Points with this exclusive offer with finder.com.au

While the Qantas American Express Premium card regularly offers 30,000 bonus Qantas Points to new cardholders, finder.com.au has an exclusive deal that gives you a little extra bang for your buck. If you sign up for the card through finder by 30 June 2017, receive approval and meet the standard spend requirement of $1,500 in the first three months, you’ll score 50,000 bonus Qantas Points.

How you spend the points is up to you, but 50,000 Qantas Points could currently get you a Business Class flight from Sydney to Denpasar or a one-way Economy ticket from Sydney to Las Vegas, just to give you a few ideas!

Plus, your points potential doesn’t end here. You’ll also continue to earn 1.25 Qantas Points for every dollar spent on eligible purchases with the card. You can collect an additional 1 point and earn 2.25 Qantas Points per $1 when you use the card to pay for selected Qantas products and services in Australia. The Qantas Amex Premium card is also one of the few cards that rewards cardholders for paying ATO bills, giving you 0.5 Qantas Points per dollar spent.

The card comes at the cost of a $249 annual fee and your purchases will also attract a purchase rate of 20.74% p.a. if you don't pay off any outstanding balance during the interest-free period. For a full list of the card’s features, fees and rates, make sure to check out our full review of the Qantas American Express Premium credit card before you apply.


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