Points for you! And presents for everyone!

(Yes, even odd Uncle Glen).

Christmas shopping. Love it or loathe it, the hours of internally debating endless gift choices for your nearest and dearest always pays off in the end. But did you know there’s a way to make gift giving even more rewarding? (Well, for you anyway.)

Christmas is, in fact, prime time to earn Velocity Points1 when you shop via the hundreds of retailers on our e-Store. There’s even Points bonuses2 to be had on selected brands, so you can treat your partner, your parents, your puppy – whoever – and treat yourself, too. After all, who said the season of giving can’t give something back to you?

Here are our top stores to shop (and earn) this festive season.  
 

APPLE

The perfect place to shop for: Dad
Velocity Points earned: 4 per $1 spent (bonus until 18 December). Usually 2 per $1 spent.

Owning an outdated iPod, watching YouTube fail videos without headphones, renting DVDs from the video store. They’re all classic dad moves. If it’s time to up dad’s tech game a notch, choose some select accessories or go for major creds with an all singing, all dancing new iPhone. Or just get a couple of gift cards as emergency back-up gifts for those people you invariably forget.

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Booktopia 

The perfect place to shop for: Anyone
Velocity Points earned: 8 per $1 spent (until 23 December). Usually 2 per $1 spent.

Unless you get creative with the wrapping, you can spot a book a mile off. But you can add some mystique by adding a ‘do not open until’ stipulation. Set the big reveal for the next time they go on holiday/need a good lol/want to channel their inner chef depending on the genre. And you’ll find every possible category at Booktopia – so if you know anyone into ‘paranormal romance’, you’re golden.

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T2

The perfect place to shop for: The work Kris Kringle
Velocity Points earned: 10 per $1 spent (bonus until 23 December). Usually 2 per $1 spent.

Picked someone you’ve never spoken to out of the hat? No problem. T2’s the place for you for three reasons.

  1. No reasonable person dislikes a good brew.
  2. It’s easy enough to casually observe said Kris Kringle’s tea preference while you’re waiting for the office kettle to boil.
  3. There are plenty of options under $15.
     

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Net-A-Porter

The perfect place to shop for: The gal who dresses to impress
Velocity Points earned: 2 per $1

Doesn’t matter if it’s your sister, your daughter, your mum or your partner, if they’ve got first-rate taste, the designer collections on Net-A-Porter promise to please label lovers everywhere. Browse designs fresh off the runway, ultra-luxe makeup, high fine jewellery and designer kicks – or check if your loved one already has an online wish list they can share with you to save you wondering whether they’d prefer the Fendi mules or the Gucci slides.

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Kathmandu

The perfect place to shop for: The whole family
Velocity Points earned: 8 per $1 spent (bonus until 23 December). Usually 2 per $1 spent.

Providing they’re the outdoorsy type, treating the fam to some hiking gear is likely to be the gift that keeps on giving. A tent becomes the perfect excuse for making memories, whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a longer trip exploring new terrain. Alternatively, if your gang’s already set up, some new hiking gear never goes amiss.

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eBay

The perfect place to shop for: The kids
Velocity Points earned: 1 per $1 spent

With a mix of techy toys and classic games, eBay’s got the monopoly (sorry) on gifts to delight the kids this Christmas. There are plenty of smaller stocking stuffers to choose from, or try and nab a bargain, big ticket item by bidding on auctions.

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The Iconic

The perfect place for: Your BFF, siblings
Velocity Points earned: 6 per $1 spent (until 23 December). Usually 2 per $1 spent.

We all know someone who has a summer event every weekend from the beginning of November through to the end of January. Stop by The Iconic to pick up the perfect party ensemble or statement piece for them – you know they’ll get the wear out of it.

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Sheridan

The perfect place to shop for: Your partner
Velocity Points earned: 2 per $1 spent

Fed up of your other half confusing your bath towels? Commandeering all of the pillows? Borrowing your dressing gown? Get them their own version from Sheridan and take advantage of their monogramming service to add a personal touch. It’s only $15 (or priceless when you think about all the arguments it’ll save you having).

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David Jones

The perfect place to shop for: The in-laws
Velocity Points earned: 8 per $1 spent (bonus until 23 December). Usually 2 per $1 spent.

Parents are notorious feeders. So if you’re forever being offered another biscuit or second helping when you’re round at the in-laws, the David Jones food hall sounds like it could help you assemble the perfect gift. Choose from pre-prepared luxury hampers or create your own from the huge range of delicacies available.

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Appliances Online

The perfect place to shop for: Older kids
Velocity Points earned: 2 per $1 spent

You can’t go wrong with a gadget for teenagers. Try a portable speaker for music lovers or let mini Masterchefs take their bakes next level with some swish kitchen kit. If you’re buying for kids heading off to uni or getting their own place things like juicers, coffee machines and slow cookers make great practical presents.

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Now you’ve got the gift ideas, head over to our e-store and start checking off those presents from your list!

 

    1. To earn Velocity Points, the Velocity member must be logged into the Velocity eStore website (using their Velocity membership number and password) and access the retailer's website via the links from the Velocity eStore. In using the Velocity eStore the Velocity member agrees to the use of cookies to track and record purchases made by the Velocity member via the Velocity eStore. It is the Velocity member's responsibility to ensure that cookies are turned on in their browser and that the security settings in their browser allow the use of cookies. Not all items purchased through the Velocity eStore are eligible for Points earn. See the individual retailer purchase conditions available on the individual retailers' page on the Velocity eStore website for full details of any exclusions. Once you enter the retailer's online store, the retailer's Terms and Conditions will apply. View Velocity eStore full Terms and Conditions.
    2. Velocity eStore bonus Points: Velocity members that shop via the Velocity Frequent Flyer eStore between 5 November and 23 December 2018 have the opportunity to earn bonus Points with selected retailers on the outlined dates and Points rates:
    • David Jones: 12 November - 23 December 2018: 8 Points per $1 spent
    • Kathmandu: 19 November - 23 December 2018: 8 Points per $1 spent
    • Apple: 27 November – 18 December 2018: 4 Points per $1 spent 
    • The Iconic: 3 – 23 December 2018: 6 Points per $1 spent
    • T2: 26 November – 23 December: 10 Points per $1 spent
    • Booktopia: 1 November – 23 December: 8 Points per $1 spent