Wilson Parking is dropping Velocity Points
No more chances to earn points after May.
So an option for boosting your Velocity Points total is about to disappear.
From the end of May, Wilson Parking will no longer offer the option of earning Velocity Points whenever you book parking online.
The parking company confirmed the news in an email to customers today.
"Our partnership with Velocity Frequent Flyer is coming to an end," the email said. "From Thursday 30th May, 2019, you will no longer be able to earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points on your parking purchases."
The email confirms that parking during May will continue to be eligible for the current earn rate of 5 Velocity Points per $1 spent. Monthly parking subscription members will earn points on their May invoice, but not on any subsequent invoices.
Changes in frequent flyer scheme earning options are a fact of life. Virgin still has one parking partner offering points, Looking4Parking, though its basic earn rate is a little less generous at 3 Velocity Points per $1 spent. Silver, gold and platinum Velocity members will earn higher rates, however.
As well, Velocity offers rental car points through Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty. You can also earn points on SkyBus tickets, though that doesn't apply for every city where SkyBus operates.
As always, getting a credit card that earns Velocity Points and offers a sign-up bonus is the easiest way to get a big boost to your points. Check out our guide to currently available Velocity card offers to learn more.
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