Velocity Points and Flybuys Calculator

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If you're a Velocity Frequent Flyer, you can exchange your Flybuys for frequent flyer points thanks to the alliance between Coles and Virgin Australia. After you collect Flybuys points when shopping at Coles and other partners including Target, Kmart, Liquorland and eBay, you can then exchange them for Velocity Points. You can transfer 1,000 Flybuys points for 500 Velocity Points. By our calculation, that's an exchange rate of 0.5 Velocity Points for every 1 Flybuys point you earn.

Flybuys and Velocity Points calculator

To calculate how many Velocity Points you can earn on your usual grocery spend simply take the cost of your shop, let's say $150, you earn 1 Flybuys point for every $1 spent so you now have 150 Flybuys points, times that by 0.5 and you'll have 75 Velocity Points ($150 = 150 points x 0.5 = 75 Velocity Points). You earn $2 for every dollar point spent at Coles Express including your fuel so remember to adjust for that.

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What are my Flybuys points and Velocity Points worth?

Once you've used a calculator to work out how many Flybuys or Velocity Points you’ll earn per year, what are these points actually worth?

What are my points worth in Flybuys dollars?

To determine the dollar value of your Flybuys points, let’s look at how much can redeem in shopping discounts with your points. Currently, you can redeem 2,000 Flybuys points for $10 off your shop at Coles, Liquorland or Kmart Tyre and Auto Services. So, while you’ll have to spend $2,000 Coles (or other Flybuys partners) to earn 2,000 Flybuys points, this equals a $10 discount. So, in this instance, your Flybuys points are worth $0.005 each.

What are my points worth in Velocity rewards?

Looking at domestic flights, an economy one-way flight from Sydney to Melbourne costs 7,800 Velocity Points. Your 2,000 Flybuys points (or 1000 Velocity Points) would make up just over one-eighth of the number of points you'd require for this economy domestic flights. While 1000 Velocity Points won't get you very far, it's an easy way to add to your frequent flyer balance from your everyday expenses.

Other ways to earn more points at the supermarket

From bonus points offers to shopping with a rewards credit card, here are some more ways you can earn more frequent flyer points at the supermarket checkout and beyond.

Bonus point offers on transfers

A few times a year, Flybuys or Velocity offer bonus points deals for members who transfer their supermarket rewards to their frequent flyer account. For example, if you transfer your Flybuys points to your Velocity account by a set date, you’ll earn 15% bonus Velocity Points. You should get notifications about these offers, so make sure to keep an eye on your inbox or check Finder's guide on these bonus points promotions for the latest offers.

Bonus point partners

While you'll earn 1 Flybuys point per $1 spent at Coles, you can earn more points with some other retailers. For example, you can earn 3 points per $1 spent with Budget and 2 points per $1 spent with Discovery Parks and Gday Parks. See our Flybuys guide for a full list of how many points you can earn with each partner.

Velocity or Flybuys Rewards credit card

If you're paying with a rewards credit card that will earn Flybuys points or a Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card at the supermarket, you'll earn points once with your card and again with your Flybuys card. You'll also earn points on all other eligible purchases made with your card. Some of these cards also offer new customers thousands of bonus points on sign up.

See Finder's guide to the Velocity Frequent Flyer program for more ways to earn and redeem your Velocity Points.

The Flybuys and Velocity alliance has undoubtedly expanded the ways loyal customers can redeem their supermarket rewards. However, given the low exchange rate, not-so-competitive dollar values and restrictions on points transfers, you should only be using this partnership as an opportunity to boost your balance on everyday purchases, rather than your sole means of earning points.

Prefer Qantas Points? Use our calculator to see how many Qantas Points you can earn at Woolworths.

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    PeterFebruary 25, 2019

    Can you turn velocity points to fly buys and if so how?

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      NikkiFebruary 26, 2019

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      Transferring flybuys to Velocity is allowed but not vice versa. When you link the two programs together, this will allow you to earn Velocity Status Credits for spending at Coles, First Choice Liquor, and Liquorland, which can help you achieve a higher membership level in the frequent flyer program. More information on this can be found in our Flybuys rewards program guide. Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    BradMarch 18, 2017

    Hi, If I purchase goods at Coles I get flybuys. Can I get the extra 1 point for every $2 spent if I use my velocity frequent flyer Visa prepaid card on top of the flybuys? In other words do I get the flybuys points plus the extra 1 point per every $2 spent if I use my Velocity Visa?

    Krgds
    Brad

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      MayMarch 24, 2017Staff

      Hi Brad,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Basically, if your prepaid card is earning Velocity points and you used that card to pay for eligible purchases, you will earn Velocity points for that transaction. And if you also swiped/quoted your flybuys card number for that same purchases, you will also get flybuys points. So that means, in one transaction on eligible purchases, you will earn separate points for flybuys and Velocity. The rates will differ, though. So please check flybuys rates and Velocity rates to learn more.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      May

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    CarmelJanuary 10, 2017

    How many velocity points are needed to fly Sydney/Brisbane/Return

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      DeeJanuary 11, 2017Staff

      Hi Carmel,

      Thanks for your question.

      Minimum Velocity points to book a seat from Sydney to Brisbane and back are as follows:
      Economy – 15,600
      Premium Economy – 23,400
      Business – 31,000

      These are points needed if you are booking a seat with Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Samoa, Air New Zealand (Trans Tasman services), Alitalia, Delta Air Lines and Virgin America. Please note that the actual points you will need to book a flight maybe higher.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    KenNovember 30, 2016

    I think convert Flybuy pts to Velocity pts is not worth to do it.

    In Flybuy program, 2000 points can redeem ~$10 of value;
    In Velocity program, 1800 point can redeem ~$10 of value;

    If we convert 2000 flybuy pts to Velocity pts, we only can get 870 pts, which mean the $10 of value become less than $5.

    Am I right?

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      MayDecember 1, 2016Staff

      Hi Ken,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, the 2000 flybuys points are equivalent to 870 Velocity points. To determine the real deal and face value of the points conversion, you will need to look at what you can actually redeem your Velocity points for. A wide range of options from flight tickets with Virgin Australia and its partner airlines, fuel discounts, gift cards, shopping, etc.

      Nonetheless, at the end of the day, converting your flybuys to velocity or vice versa will still depend on if there is really a need for you to do so especially when you intend to redeem a reward from both programs.

      Cheers,
      May

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    EndraNovember 4, 2016

    Can I redeem flybuy points for Velocity Frequent Flyer points? How do I go about getting the flights booked?

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      JasonNovember 6, 2016Staff

      Hi Endra,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Yes, you can trade your flybuys points for Velocity Points and you can book flights using those converted points. Please read through our flybuys frequent flyer guide for more information and steps on how to do those.

      Cheers,
      Jason

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