Plus, you can be rewarded in the process.
It’s good for you and good for the world.
Living more ethically and sustainably is something that we should all aspire to do. Collectively, small changes can make a big difference – and, as Captain Planet says, the power is yours. But what if you could do the right thing and be rewarded in the process? Read on, and we’ll show you how you can put the Velocity Frequent Flyer program to good use (for you, the community and the environment).
Earn Velocity Points via our sustainable partners
Envirobank is an innovative environmentally-focussed organisation that specialises in rewarding recyclers for their efforts. Their Crunch program allows you to rack up Crunch credits for every eligible bottle and can that you recycle at one of their locations.
What's better, transfer your Crunch credits to Velocity Points whenever you want. Each recycled item is worth 15 Crunch credits, which can be redeemed for five Velocity Points1. It’s a win for the environment and a win for you. That means if your household consumes beer, soft drink, bottled water, and other recyclables – you could potentially be missing out on thousands of Velocity Points a year. In fact, just one can a day represents nearly 2,000 Velocity Points over the course of a year. Trust us, the math checks out.
If you’re a small business (or just someone who spends a lot of time in the post office), you should look into Sendle. Sendle collects parcels directly from your door and will get them to where they need to go, saving you time and money in the process. Most importantly, Sendle is Australia’s very first 100% carbon neutral delivery service (who took out top spot at the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards). Just link your Velocity membership with your Sendle account, and you’ll earn one Velocity Point per dollar spent as an Easy or Premium account holder2. What are you waiting for?
Spend your money with ethical businesses (and boost your Velocity balance)
You can also earn Velocity Points for shopping with ethically-minded businesses. Voting with your wallet is a direct show of support for ethical companies, and it’s super simple to do with the Velocity eStore. Just log on, ensure your cookies are enabled and start shopping with over 200 global brands - plus earn Velocity Points in the process3 – it couldn’t be easier.
Look for companies like Kathmandu, whose EarthColors range converts agricultural waste to fabric dyes, or Bonds, who are committed to reducing their carbon emissions by 40 per cent as well as diverting 100 per cent of their landfill material by 2020. Alternatively, shop with online retailers like The Iconic or Mr Porter that stock sustainable brands like Patagonia or Arc’teryx. Despite Kermit’s protests, it’s actually pretty easy to be green (and look good doing it).
Make donations (and be rewarded for it)
If you’d prefer to make a difference directly, you can still do so via the Velocity eStore (and earn Velocity Points in the process). Donate to the Starlight Children’s Foundation to make a difference in the lives of ill children, or to Points4Purpose – a social exchange program that allows you to support a cause of your choice. For every dollar that you donate to either charity, Velocity will give you one Velocity Point3. It’s a feel-good circle of giving where everyone wins. If only everything in life could be as simple.
- Velocity Frequent Flyer members must link their Velocity membership to their Crunch account to enable the transfer of their Crunch credits to Velocity Points. Once set up, each month your Crunch balance will be transferred to your nominated Velocity Frequent Flyer Account on the 1st (first) of every month. Linked members may transfer a minimum of 15 Crunch credits (equivalent to 5 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points) per redemption. Crunch credits can only be transferred in increments of 15. Visit envirobank.com.au/crunch to transfer Crunch credits. Crunch credits transferred for Velocity Frequent Flyer Points will be credited to the linked Velocity account . To earn and redeem Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member. Standard Crunch Terms and Conditions apply to the collection of Crunch credits. Standard Velocity Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions apply once Points are transferred to Velocity Frequent Flyer.