Not everyone’s a frequent flyer, but there’s plenty of Points to be found on the ground.

Figuratively speaking, that is.

Hopping on a plane can give your Velocity account a healthy dose of Points, it’s true. But, you might not have realised that there are loads of ways to earn Velocity Points without ever booking a flight. In fact, you can earn Points for simply going about your daily business.

Whether you’re making everyday purchases, like buying groceries, paying bills and topping up on fuel, , or something more fun, like shopping online or meeting up with friends for dinner, you can be earning Points on every purchase you make. Then, of course, what you put your Points towards is completely up to you. Might we suggest booking that much-needed holiday? Here’s how to earn without flying …


The essentials in life aren’t free, so you might as well be rewarded with Points for the payments you make. Velocity Frequent Flyer’s partners cover health insurance (with Bupa), travel insurance (with Cover-More),  your phone (with Virgin Mobile), In a nutshell, you can earn Velocity Points for doing normal life activities like browsing the web or paying bills.

Even your car can earn you Velocity Points with partners Autobarn and Midas catering to your car parts and servicing needs. You can also fuel up your car and your Points balance at the same time at BP where you can earn for filling up as well as any purchases you make in store. The list of things you can’t earn Velocity Points on would probably be a shorter one, really.

Swipe your way to more Points

One great way to earn Points without boarding a plane is with a Velocity Points earning credit card. Depending on which card you go for, you could be eligible for a bunch of Points with a sign-up bonus – then, after making purchases (be it the fun kind or just your everyday spends), you can enjoy watching the Points pour into your account each month.

If you’re signed up to flybuys, you can earn flybuys points on the things you buy then transfer those points into your Velocity account. And if you do your grocery shop at Coles or shop at Kmart or Target, you can double up by using your Velocity Points earning credit card and earning flybuys points all in one go. You might feel like you’re cheating the system, but it really is allowed. 

Peruse our eStore

Whether you’re dressing up your home décor, selecting new wardrobe items, seeking the latest gadgets, picking up new luggage for the next holiday or buying everyday necessities, log in to your Velocity account on your computer or device before searching your favourite shops (did someone say eBay, Apple, David Jones and THE ICONIC…) in our eStore. Then, the purchases you make at these stores will come with a nice side serve of Velocity Points.

Balance the naughty with the nice

Whether you’re a gym junkie or a wine aficionado, or manage to straddle a line between the two, you can earn Points by doing what you love most. Stock up on Virgin Wines and Laithwaite’s Wines for extra Points. Or, try a different fit and work up a sweat in style at a Virgin Active health club and get rewarded too.

Check out the full list of Velocity Frequent Flyer partners, and find out where you could be earning more Points while you’re on the ground. And for our biggest and best partner offers, make sure you bookmark the Member Offers page on the Velocity website. That way, you’ll never miss out on a chance to boost your Velocity Points balance, fast.