With six out of every ten frequent flyer points coming from sources other than actually flying—and with credit cards earning the bulk of those— we round up some Velocity Point earning cards with noteworthy bonus offers to know about this month.
The St.George Amplify Signature – Amplify Rewards variant has up to 200,000 Amplify Rewards Points (equivalent to 100,000 Velocity Points when transferred) plus a discounted $179 first year annual fee for new cardholders until 2 October 2019.
Virgin Money has extended their 90,000 Velocity Point offer for new cardholders of the Virgin High Flyer Visa until 31 August 2019, along with travel credits and lounge passes. Ongoing, it earns 1 Velocity Point per $ across all spend up to $8,000 per month.
Virgin Money are also offering 75,000 bonus Velocity Points with the entry-level Flyer Visa until 31 August 2019. With a minimum annual income requirement of $35,000 and a relatively low annual fee of $129 p.a., it is ideal for those on lower incomes.
American Express are offering 50,000 Velocity Points for new Card Members of the American Express Velocity Platinum Card. The card includes one free domestic flight on Virgin Australia and two complimentary lounge invitations each cardholder year.
The ANZ Rewards Black is offering new cardholders 100,000 bonus ANZ Rewards Points – equivalent to 50,000 Velocity Points when transferred plus $100 back.
ANZ are offering 40,000 Velocity Points with the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa. The card includes a complimentary Virgin Australia domestic return flight, two single-entry Virgin Australia domestic lounge passes each cardholder year and no overseas transaction fees on purchases.
American Express Membership Rewards
American Express Membership Rewards points are amongst the most flexible out there, with the ability to be transferred to key frequent flyer programs like Velocity, KrisFlyer and Asia Miles, as well as Qantas for Platinum and Business Platinum Charge cardholders.
The American Express Platinum Charge has up to 150,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points on offer for new Card Members until 28 August 2019 – equivalent to 75,000 Velocity Points when converted at a ratio of 2:1. The card also includes a $450 travel credit, unlimited access to certain airline lounges and a number of other useful perks including a smartphone screen insurance.
Business owners can also pick up 150,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points as a new Card Members of the Platinum Business Charge card until 28 August 2019 – equivalent to 75,000 Velocity Points when converted at a ratio of 2:1.
|Card||Bonus Points||Annual Fee||Offer end date|
|St.George Amplify Signature Visa||100,000 Velocity Points*||$179 first year, |
$279 p.a. ongoing
|2 October 2019|
|Virgin Money High Flyer Visa||90,000 Velocity Points||$289||31 August 2019|
|Virgin Money Flyer Visa||75,000 Velocity Points||$129||31 August 2019|
|American Express Velocity Platinum||50,000 Velocity Points||$375||No current offer end date|
|ANZ Rewards Black||50,000 Velocity Points*||$375||No current offer end date|
|ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa||40,000 Velocity Points||$225||No current offer end date|
|American Express Membership Rewards|
|American Express Platinum Charge||Up to 75,000 Velocity Points*||$1,450||28 August 2019|
|American Express Business Platinum Charge||75,000 Velocity Points*||$1,750||28 August 2019|
|* Equivalent Velocity Points when transferred|