Go forth and reward yourself
Here are five ways to spend all those Velocity Points you’ve been sitting on.
10,000 Velocity Points. It sounds like a lot because it is (well, a lot in terms of getting you places but it’s not hard to earn). Let’s look at how to get there, and what to do when you arrive.
Earning 10,000 Points
Firstly, here’s a quick Velocity Points-gathering refresher: you’ll earn 5 Velocity Points for every $1 you spend flying domestically with Virgin Australia. So, your stack of Velocity Points adds up fast, especially if you’ve pooled your partner’s or kids’ accounts with Family Points Pooling. You could also score yourself a Velocity Points bonus thanks to a Velocity Points earning credit card, or when you earn with our program partners, like EnergyAustralia who’ll give you up to 10,000 bonus Velocity Points when you switch to an eligible electricity and gas plan.
If you’re looking for more Velocity Points earning inspiration, here are five other ways to quickly grow your Velocity Points balance.
Redeeming 10,000 Points
If the zero Points club is a distant memory and you’re now a proud member of the 10,000 Points club, well done and welcome. Now, what’s better than basking in the glory of a healthy Velocity Points balance? Reaping the rewards, obviously. Check out five things you can get your hands on if you’ve hit the big 10K.
1. Ditch the east coast rivalry and book yourself an Economy Reward Seat
You might poke fun at Melbourne’s coffee culture or think the harbour city is too shiny for its own good, but you’ll definitely toss that competition aside when you’re kicking back on a free flight between these cities. Yep, with your 10,000 Points, you can fly between Sydney and Melbourne or Sydney and Brisbane using the Velocity Points you’ve clocked up (from 7,800 Velocity Points + taxes and fees).
2. Get some new threads. They’re on us.
If you’re due to upgrade your wardrobe, need some new homewares or you’re just in the mood to spend, then trade some Velocity Points for a Myer or David Jones gift voucher – 9,000 Velocity Points will get you a $50 voucher to spend. Treat yourself or, better yet, treat someone else and they won’t know it didn’t cost you a cent. Don’t worry, our lips are sealed.
3. Go on, live a little
Know what feels good? Flying Business Class. It’s the ‘I’ll try a bit of everything’ buffet meal in the Virgin Australia Lounge before you board, the free glasses of champagne onboard, being one of the first people to get off the plane when you arrive, all that good stuff. Better yet, if you’ve stockpiled 10K Velocity Points, you can upgrade to Business Class on flights between Sydney and Melbourne, or Sydney and Brisbane, if you buy a Getaway or Elevate fare**. Or if you’ve bought a Freedom fare, 10,000 Points should get you an upgrade between most destinations on the Virgin Australia Domestic network. For more info about treating yourself to an upgrade, head to our website.
4. Stock up on good karma
Hey, you’re getting something for nothing effectively, so consider paying your good fortune forward and trade your Velocity Points for a donation to a good cause. We’ll take care of it for you, just head to the Velocity Rewards Store, select your preferred charity and – for as little as 3,600 Points – we’ll send them your donation.
5. Fuel up
Earning Points in the sky can help you get further when you hit the ground. Use the BP in-Store Redemption Option and redeem 1,667 Points to get $10 off your next tank of fuel^. No car? No worries. Once you save up 12,000 Velocity Points, we can foot the bill for your next luxurious chauffeur ride to the airport instead. (Yes, really.)
Here’s the legal stuff you might want to know: The Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions apply. *Offer only for new residential customers in NSW, VIC, ACT, SA (electricity and gas) and QLD (electricity only) with a Velocity Frequent Flyer membership who sign up directly for an Anytime Saver electricity or gas service, agree to receive bills and correspondence by email and agree to pay bills by direct debit. Customers will receive 5,000 Velocity Points for an electricity service, 5,000 Velocity Points for a gas service, or 10,000 Velocity Points for both electricity and gas services. **The Points prices displayed are correct as at 25 November 2017 and are subject to change. Fares are subject to availability, and seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Redemption bookings are based on a one-way Economy Reward Seat and must be booked via the Velocity website. Taxes, fees and surcharges are payable at the time of booking and will vary depending on carrier, city pair, fare class date and time of booking. All payments made on the internet or on the phone via debit/credit card are subject to a payment surcharge between 0.6% to 1.3% of the total value of the card transaction (capped at $40 for domestic and $70 for international, per passenger per booking). Full terms and conditions at velocityfrequentflyer.com. ^Available at participating BP service stations. Conditions and exclusions apply. View the full list of exclusions.