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.


American Express is offering 100,000 Velocity Points for new Card Members of the American Express Velocity Platinum Card until 12 February 2020. The card includes one free domestic flight on Virgin Australia and two complimentary lounge invitations each cardholder year.

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 $139 first year annual fee for new cardholders until 12 February 2020.

Virgin Money is offering up to 100,000 Velocity Point offer for new cardholders of the Virgin High Flyer Visa until 24 February 2020, along with travel credits and lounge passes. Ongoing, it earns 1 Velocity Point per $ across all spend up to $8,000 per month.

Westpac is offering up to 100,000 bonus Velocity Points and a discounted first year annual card fee for new cardholders of the American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle until 31 March 2020.

The American Express Westpac Altitude Black bundle also comes with lounge access, insurance, World Mastercard benefits and access to Amex Invites.

The ANZ Rewards Black has 150,000 bonus ANZ Rewards Points on offer for new cardholders – equivalent to 75,000 Velocity Points when transferred.

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 80,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points on offer for new Card Members – equivalent to 40,000 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 11 March 2020 – equivalent to 75,000 Velocity Points when converted at a ratio of 2:1.


Offer snapshot

CardBonus PointsAnnual FeeOffer end date
Velocity Points
American Express Velocity Platinum100,000 Velocity Points$37512 February 2020
St.George Amplify Signature Visa100,000 Velocity Points*$139 first year,
$279 p.a. ongoing
12 February 2020
Virgin Money High Flyer VisaUp to 100,000 Velocity Points$28924 February 2020
American Express Westpac Altitude Black BundleUp to 100,000 Velocity Points$250 p.a. + $50 for Velocity opt-in fee for the Mastercard
$99 for the first year with the Amex Black card ($199 p.a. ongoing)
31 March 2020
ANZ Rewards Black75,000 Velocity Points*$375No current offer end date
American Express Membership Rewards
American Express Platinum ChargeUp to 40,000 Velocity Points*$1,450No current offer end date
American Express Business Platinum Charge75,000 Velocity Points*$1,75011 March 2020
* Equivalent Velocity Points when transferred

You can also check out our full list of credit card offers as well as our best uses of points series.

Our roundup of credit cards with Velocity Point bonus offers to know about this month was last modified: January 14th, 2020 by Daniel Sciberras