Get 15% bonus when you transfer Flybuys to Velocity

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Flybuys points are commonly earned by shopping at Coles and its stable of partners, including Kmart, Liquorland and Target. Collecting Flybuys points gives you access to a number of travel rewards options, one of which is the ability to transfer your points into Virgin Australia's Velocity program.

In January 2021, Flybuys increased the transfer rate to Velocity Points by 15% bringing it into line with competitor Woolworths’ Everyday Rewards.

What is the new rate for transferring Flybuys into Velocity Points?

The new rate sees 2,000 Flybuys points = 1,000 Velocity Points, making every Flybuys point worth 0.5 Velocity Points. Before the change, the rate was less generous at 2,000 Flybuys points for just 870 Velocity Points, with every Flybuys point worth 0.435.

Instead of transferring points manually, you can turn on Auto Transfer to convert every 1,000 Flybuys points to 500 Velocity Points every time you reach 1,000 Flybuys points. People with Auto Transfer on sometimes get bonus points in promotions.

What does this mean for Velocity transfer bonus promotions?

Prior to the rate change, Flybuys and Velocity would run transfer bonus promotions many times a year. While the bonus was sometimes as much as 40%, it was commonly 15%. Since this change, we haven't seen another 15% bonus transfer promotion, but we have seen other types of promotions (see below).

Flybuys is not the only partner you can transfer points from – you can also transfer membership points from certain credit cards to Velocity Points.

Previous Velocity transfer bonus promotions

To give you an idea of what kinds of bonus transfer promotions Velocity runs, here are some of the promotions it's run in the last 12 months:

  • June 2021: Opt in to Velocity Auto Transfer to receive 300 bonus Velocity points.
  • April to May 2021: Velocity held a competition to win 1 of 50 Virgin Australia flights or 1 of 1,000 prizes of 1,000 Velocity Points (Auto Transfer users had double entries).
  • March 2021: Competition to claim a share of 5 million Velocity Points (Auto Transfer users had double entries).
  • December 2020 to January 2021: Triple status credits for those who use Auto Transfers.
  • November 2020: 15% bonus points.
  • July 2020: 15% bonus points (20% bonus points on any transfers above 100,000 Flybuys points).

What should I be aware of when transferring Flybuys points to the Velocity program with a bonus promotion?

When transferring points from the Flybuys program to Velocity, there are a few things to be aware of:

  • You must transfer a minimum of 1,000 Flybuys points per transfer.
  • Transfers must be made in multiples of 1,000.
  • From 1 November 2020, there is no maximum limit to how many points you can transfer (it used to be 138,000 Flybuys points per household, per calendar year).
  • No fractions of points are given, only whole points.
  • You will need a Velocity membership (membership is free).
  • You will need to link your Velocity membership number to your Flybuys account first.
  • Transfers are immediate, although bonus points may take a number of extra days to arrive in your account.
  • You cannot refund or cancel the transfer once it's been completed.

Another reason to link your Velocity Points account to your Flybuys account is that you can earn 1 Status Credit for every $100 spent at Coles, Liquorland or First Choice Liquor, up to 10 Status Credits per month.

How many Velocity Points could you earn?

The table below shows the number of Velocity Points you could earn as part of a 15% or 30% bonus transfer promotion.

FlybuysVelocity Points (regular transfer)Velocity Points (15% bonus transfer)Velocity Points (30% bonus transfer)
1,000 (minimum)500575650

Looking for more ways to earn Velocity points?

Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate Annual fee
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
$0 annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Get 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 28 months (with no BT fee). Plus, $0 annual fee in the first year. Ends 31 January 2022.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
Earn 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, a complimentary return domestic flight per year.
American Express Velocity Escape Card
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
Get 0.75 points on your everyday purchases, uncapped, and a $0 annual fee for the life of the card.
American Express Velocity Business Card
Velocity Frequent Flyer
0% p.a.
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Receive 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 2 months.

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    RobertMay 16, 2019

    Can I choose my airline to fly within Australia?

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      JeniMay 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Robert,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      If you’re considering to use your Velocity points, you can use them to book a domestic or international Reward Seat or an Any Seat with Virgin Airlines and its partner airlines.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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