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 $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.
ANZ is offering 75,000 Velocity Points with the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card. The card includes a complimentary return economy domestic flight operated by Virgin Australia, two Single Entry Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge passes each cardholder year and no overseas transaction fees on purchases.
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 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.
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 120,000 Ascent Premium Membership Rewards points as a new Card Members of the Platinum Business Charge card until 15 January 2020 – equivalent to 60,000 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*||$139 first year, |
$279 p.a. ongoing
|12 February 2020|
|Virgin Money High Flyer Visa||Up to 100,000 Velocity Points||$289||24 February 2020|
|American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle||Up 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 Travel Adventures card||75,000 Velocity Points||$225||No current offer end date|
|ANZ Rewards Black||75,000 Velocity Points*||$375||No current offer end date|
|American Express Velocity Platinum||50,000 Velocity Points||$375||No current offer end date|
|American Express Membership Rewards|
|American Express Platinum Charge||Up to 40,000 Velocity Points*||$1,450||No current offer end date|
|American Express Business Platinum Charge||60,000 Velocity Points*||$1,750||15 January 2020|
|* Equivalent Velocity Points when transferred|