Pay for your holiday with Points. No joke.
The best part is they’re probably things you already do.
You’ve probably joined Velocity Frequent Flyer because someone told you it involved being rewarded with flights, upgrades or gift vouchers for the things you’re already doing … and we’re here to deliver!
Here are five simple things you can do – in fact, most of them are things you probably already do – that can go towards “paying” for your next holiday, from the fun stuff (online shopping) to the ever-present life admin tasks (like paying bills).
1. Check your Velocity number, then check it again
It sounds obvious, but we’re all guilty of getting a little distracted while we check our name’s spelt right on our flight booking for the umpteenth time, aren’t we? If you’ve had a bit of a memory lapse (re. your Velocity membership number, not how to spell your name), it’s not too late. You can always go back and claim Velocity Points for eligible flights you’ve taken with Virgin Australia and our global airline partners in the past three months. But we suggest you download your digital card (find out how in this article) to make sure you always have your Velocity membership number with you.
2. Apply for the right credit card
Credit cards can be the frequent and non-frequent flyer’s secret weapon when it comes to bolstering your Velocity Points balance. Depending on the card, you could find yourself an introductory offer that will hook you up with thousands of bonus Velocity Points. Velocity Point earning credit cards* also allow you to earn Velocity Points per $1 spent and again, depending on the card, give you extras like complimentary flights and Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge passes.
Use them to pay for recurring bills, like your electricity, your TV streaming subscriptions and that gym membership you use to undo the damage of an all-inclusive holiday. You’ll be surprised how quickly the Velocity Points build up.
3. Put all your Points in one place
Most credit cards offer a rewards program. But if it’s travel you seek, you can transfer your rewards points from any of these cards to Velocity and convert them to Velocity Points instead.
It’s also worth checking you don’t have forgotten points sitting with other loyalty programs – check out how you can transfer your points from Singapore Airline’s KrisFlyer or hotel reward programs like Shangri-La’s Golden Circle Awards, Starwood Preferred Guest, Choice Privileges, Le Club AccorHotels, Hilton Honors or IHG Rewards Club to your Velocity account.
4. Don’t forget your flybuys
You know that flybuys card sitting in your wallet? Well, link it to your Velocity membership and use it whenever you do your grocery shopping at Coles, stock up at Kmart or a bunch of other stores, and you can put any flybuys points you earn towards actual flights when you transfer them to Velocity^.
If you want to “double dip” and get rewarded with two lots of Velocity Points for a single purchase – a completely ripper idea, to be fair, and one you can read more about in this article – simply swipe your flybuys card and use a Velocity Points-earning credit card to pay for your haul, and then transfer your flybuys points to your Velocity account to be doubly rewarded.
So, forget about giving up those avos so you can afford to buy a house. Buy them by the bucket load and let them pay for a holiday instead.
5. Get Velocity Points for your online shopping habit
Likewise, turn your new wardrobe into your next getaway by logging onto the Velocity eStore whenever you want to do a spot of online shopping. You can earn Velocity Points at over 200 retailers on the stuff you were going to buy anyway just by navigating to the eStore first, logging in and searching for your online store there so we can track your purchase. So, if you’re asking yourself whether that’s a legitimate reason to add a couple more pairs of jeans, tops or that new sound system you were eyeing off to your basket – yes. Yes it is.
And here’s one final bonus tip – bookmark the Member Offers page on the Velocity website and see how to boost your Velocity Points balance in a hurry. It’s your one stop shop for our biggest and best partner offers – all about getting you more Velocity Points and onto that next reward faster.
Here’s the legal stuff you might want to know: The Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions apply.
*Velocity is not a credit provider. Visit velocityfrequentflyer.com/creditcards find out more about Velocity Point earning credit cards and the credit providers.
^Velocity members must link their Velocity membership to their flybuys household to transfer points. Transfer limits apply. View the full terms and conditions at flybuys.com.au/velocity.